Meadows opening forecast! 11/8

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 November 8, 2009

Good morning!

Top news of the day is, as you’ve probably heard, the likely opening of Mount Hood Meadows on Wednesday! There’s approximately 25 inches of snow on the ground with 12 inches in the last 24 hours. It’s worth noting that there are 1.3 inches of moisture in that foot of new, making for good, wet, heavy base snow.

Don’t freak out, but it looks like we’re going to get a little rain on top of all that snow tomorrow before snow levels drop again. Rain at this point is a good thing, helping Cascade Concrete become Cascade base snow. Anyway, after that little bit of rain, snow returns, setting up a happy, happy, happy opening day on Wednesday!

This is a 100% awesome start to an El Nino year. Maybe we’re going to get lucky with an outlier, cold and wet, El Nino. I would be 100% okay with that.

If you’re still set on chasing wind, you can take at least the next couple of days off. At the coast, strong southerlies hit overnight on Monday, making for a restless night for speed sailors.

I’m going up to play in the snow. We’ll see if I remember to put on chains.

Have an awesome day today!