Saturday: plenty of snow on the way!

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 January 5, 2019

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Mt. Hood Weather Forecast

Saturday’s starting out clear on Mt. Hood, but the weather will most definitely turn stormy tonight. Snow continues Sunday and Monday, and then we move into a warmer period of weather on Tuesday.

For Saturday, expect sunshine through midday followed by clouds. Models disagree on the snow level this afternoon. Based on the track of an offshore low pressure system associated with incoming precipitation, I’m going to bump up the snow level this afternoon. Let’s call it 4500′ this morning, 6000′ this afternoon, 2500′ late tonight, and 1500′ after midnight. We’ll see a trace of precip this afternoon, probably wet snow or drizzle. We’ll then see 0.5” to 1.0” water value (WV) tonight, for 5-10” of new snow; this really depends on where the heaviest precip sets up. Very strong wind overnight will make for deep powder stashes and windpack and sastrugi Sunday morning: S 10-15 early, SSW 30+ this afternoon, WSW 40-60 overnight, and WSW 30-35 after midnight.

Sunday starts off stormy and ends up as just another excellent powder day on Mt. Hood. Snow level 1500′ all day. About 0.4” WV falls during the day, for 4-5” of powder. Another 0.6” WV falls overnight for 6-8” of powder. Dry, fluffy powder. Yay! Wind Sunday will be WSW 30-35 early, SW 10 mid-morning through evening, and W 30 after midnight.

Monday sees snow early and partly cloudy sky in the afternoon with clouds from an approaching system after midnight. Snow level 1000′ early, 1500′ in the afternoon, and 7000′ after midnight. About 0.2” WV falls Monday morning, for a couple inches of new snow before the sun comes out. Wind will be W 30 early, SW 15 in the afternoon and evening.

Tuesday looks warm and wet, possibly starting with snow, but quickly switching to rain. The next couple days after that look relatively warm, but the details aren’t quite sorted out yet.

Gorge Wind Forecast

It’s Saturday, and we’ll have up-and-down easterlies at 25-35 today at Rooster with a bit less at Stevenson and 15-20 at Viento. After 11pm, the wind will switch around to strong westerly. Sunday starts out with W 10-13 everywhere and goes light and variable in the afternoon. Another round of overnight westerlies hits the Gorge: 23-27. Monday starts with W 7-10 in the west and 20-23 out east. The westerlies die off quickly and turn around to E 30-40 in the evening as a strong low pressure systems arrives offshore.

JONES, SAUVIE’S, COAST: now on vacation for the fall and winter. Will return in spring.

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Gorge Weather Forecast

The Nothing is out there this morning, but if you go up, you’ll break into the sunshine! Hopefully the nothing breaks up. We’ll have rain after 1pm or so, becoming heavier after 4pm. Temps will be in the upper 30’s early and mid 40’s later. East wind. No rainbows. Sunday looks showery with heavier rain after 1pm. Temps will be in the mid 30’s early and upper 30’s in the afternoon. Light west wind early turns light and variable later. 99% chance of rainbows. Monday looks partly cloudy. Temps will be just above freezing early and in the low 40’s later. West wind early turns into east wind in the afternoon. 89% chance of morning rainbows.

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Road and Mountain Biking

It’s muddy out there on the trails. Riding them will damage them. Please don’t. Remember, if you damage the trails, volunteers have to spend timing fixing them rather than building new trails. There are lots of other options: gravel grinding, road biking, trainer biking. Don’t knock ’em ’til you try ’em!

Upcoming Events

There’s generally a trail run in Post Canyon at 8am on Saturdays. There’s a bootcamp workout in Sorosis Park at 10am. The Seahawks play the Cowboys tonight at 5:15pm.

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Have an awesome day today!