Friday the 13th wind and snow forecast

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 April 13, 2012

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning,

First thing this morning is a shopping reminder. Trew is clearing out this year’s stuff at 40% off. Visit their website for shopping options. I’ve had my Trew pants and jacket for 3 seasons, and have never been wet, even during Pineapple Express. I highly recommend the stuff. Plus, it’s a local Hood River company and the gear is sewn in Nepal. What more could you want? Oh, a heli-skiing trip, of course. Buy gear now and you could win a heli-skiing trip next week. Then you can try out your new steezy pants and jacket and bibs!

Don’t forget this weekend’s events: Ski to defeat ALS at Mt. Hood Meadows and Hood River Appreciation Day at Meadows on Sunday. At Timberline, the 75th anniversary celebration continues. At Crystal Mountain, it’s the bikini and boardshort downhill.

Ah yes, sunshine! We’ll see a lovely day on Mt. Hood today, with a few periods of high clouds mixed in with blue skies. The freezing level will be 3500’ this morning, rising to 5000’ this afternoon and 6000’ overnight. Wind will be SE 10-15 becoming light and variable.

Tomorrow looks stunning, with clear skies and the freezing level at 6000’. Wind will be N 5-10 early and NW 15-20 for the rest of the day. No precip. Maybe not even any clouds.

Sunday starts off clear, with the freezing level at 6000’. We’ll see high clouds move in sometime in the afternoon. Wind will be WNW 10-15 early, dropping to W 5-10 midday and switching to SW 15-20 in the afternoon. No precip.

Monday starts off cloudy, with a rain/snow mix starting around 2am. The snow level will be 5500’ early, rising to 6000’ at 5am and 6500’ at 8am, falling back to 4000’ late in the afternoon. We’ll see .3” water value of rain/snow mix by 5am, followed by another .2-.4” WV during the day and flurries overnight into Tuesday. Total snow accumulation will be less than 1” down low and 4-7” up high. Wind on Monday will be SW 20-25 for much of the day, swinging to W 30 late in the afternoon.

Have a great day today!


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