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Today starts off with a mix of rain and snow on Mt. Hood, becoming light snow, becoming clear, and then snowing again tonight. The freezing level, around 6000′ this morning, will drop to 2500′ or so by midday, and briefly rise to 3500′ this afternoon. We’ll see .1-.2” water value this morning, for 1-2” of new, followed by .4-.8” water value tonight, for 3-7” of new snow by Friday morning. Wind today will be SW 25-30, picking up to 35-40 mid-morning and dropping to 20-25 in the afternoon.
Friday starts off with snow flurries and the snow level less than 2000′. Depending on when the sky clears, we may see frost in the upper valley on Friday. That said, expect flurries early, followed by clear sky, becoming cloudy late in the afternoon. Wind will be WNW 30-35 early, dropping to NW 20-30 by 11am and 10-15 in the afternoon.
We’ll see more snow Friday night into Saturday, .2-.3” water value or so, for 2-3” new by morning with continuing flurries through 11am or so. When we’ll either see partly cloudy skies or sunshine. Models aren’t really agreeing. Anyway, the freezing level will be 2500′ early, rising to 5500′ by 2pm and 6000′ by 5pm. Wind will be SW 15-20 early, dropping to 5-10 in the afternoon. Sunday, at this point, looks sunny, with some low clouds. The freezing level will be 6000′ with W wind at 10-15.
If you want to ski, take advantage of $25 lift tickets at Meadows today and tomorrow and free skiing at Skibowl on Friday, Saturday and Sunday if you’re a firefighter, a cop, in the service, or in a medical profession.
In the wind forecast today, we start off with westerlies at 10-15 near Hood River, picking up to 14-18 near Hood River in the afternoon and 23-27 east of The Dalles. Tomorrow starts off with westerlies at 22-24 in the eastern Gorge, fading to 17-21 from Hood River eastward in the afternoon.
That’s enough weather, because there are a ton of events going on. Tonight is the mountain bike fundraiser movie Pedal Driven at Springhouse Cellars at 6pm. The list of raffle prizes is way too long to read on the radio, but you can visit HRATS.org for more informaiton. Let’s just say you want to be at this one. Speaking of movies, the Banff Mountain Film Festival runs Friday thorugh Sunday at the Skylight theatre.
Also this weekend, There’s the bear springs trap mountain bike race, Syncline work parties, World Tai Chi Day at Hood River Middle School on Saturday at 10am, the Cherry Blosson Duathlon on Sunday and a CGORA dirt bike ride.
Have an awesome day today!
Have a great day today!
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