4/2 Mt. Hood snow forecast and Gorge wind forecast

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 April 2, 2012

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning,

Oh yay! A break in the weather! We’ll see high overcast/partly cloudy/sunny weather today, with no precipitation, warming temps, and increasing wind. The freezing level today will be 3000’ early, rising to 5500’ by 11am, 6000’ by 2pm and 7500’ by 5pm. Wind will be SW 15-20 early, 20-25 at 11am, 25-30 at 2pm and 30-35 at 5pm as a deep low pressure system off the coast heads our way. Increasing clouds will join the increasing wind.

Tuesday starts off cloudy and relatively warm on Mt Hood. The freezing level will be 7500’ early, 6000’ at 5am, 3000’ at 8am (when snow starts falling) and 2500’ for the rest of the day. Wind will be SW 40-45 early, slowly and steadily dropping to 15-20 at 5pm. We’ll see .3” water value in the morning for 2-3” new snow, followed by flurries and partly cloudy skies overnight for .1-.2” WV and an inch or two of new snow.

Wednesday brings more of the flurries/partly cloudy mix for .2-.3” WV during the day and 2-4” of new. The freezing level early will be 1500’, rising to 2000’ in the evening. Wind will be W 20-25 early, SW 15-20 midday and NW 15-20 after 5pm. There’s a chance of thunderstorms on Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday brings more flurries/sunbreaks with limited accumulation and the snow level around 2000’ with NW wind at 10-15. The rest of the week and weekend looks pretty dry, with a few flurries/showers and plenty of sunbreaks.

In the wind forecast, we’ll have east wind picking up today as that low pressure system off the coast moves closer, pulling air through the Gorge. Tomorrow afternoon we’ll see 23-26 in the eastern Gorge. Not much wind on Wednesday. On Thursday, we’ll have high-pressure-driven westerlies at 17-21 from Hood River to The Dalles.

Have an awesome day today!


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