Great Mountain Snow

Photo by Richard Hallman - Mt. Hood Meadows

Now that looks like some fine skiing.  Mt. Hood Meadows sent this and a few other pictures in earlier today.

A chilly trough passing overhead this evening along with a solid band of heavy precipitation dragged the sticking snow level down to about 1,000 ft. briefly.  My friend up at 1,800′ on Larch Mt. had about 1/2″, I had a dusting on the deck at home (phoned in via mini-Mark).  And I think one of you here on the blog saw all snow in the air up at Council Crest.  The last band of showers is moving towards the north coast right now, then it looks real quiet after daybreak tomorrow.

I see low level moisture goes away tomorrow night through Monday night as our low level flow turns easterly or southeasterly.  That combined with a much warmer atmosphere holds the promise of a dramatic warming trend.  The reason it won’t get insanely warm (65-70) is all the cloud cover both Sunday and Monday.  We’re a little too close to systems traveling north along the coastline.

The 2nd half of next week will either be mostly sunny and mild (60-65 on the ECMWF) or mostly sunny and a bit cool (50s on the GFS).  For now we’re taking the cooler temps route with chilly high pressure at the surface coming down from the north.  00z GFS is quite cold again with 850mb temps below zero the entire period beyond Tuesday.

I spent a LOT of time staring at fonts and graphics today…so that’s it.  Have a good weekend!

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

148 Responses to Great Mountain Snow

  1. W7ENK says:

    I had a high of 64.4 today, breezy winds peaked at 17.0 from the ENE late morning, and it’s still 58.something!

    I really don’t want it to rain tomorrow, I’m ready for warm sunshine now… I really am.

    Can I put my avocado out for the season yet?

  2. Jesse-Orchards says:

    Looks like PDX hit 64 today, just 13 degrees short of the record!

    Yesterday morning was just five short of a record low, fwiw.

    Hit 65 here. Still a balmy 60 out with East winds persisting.

    • Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

      Blame that on the Weather channel, not PDX Weathernut. As they did forecast us around 70F.

    • Jesse-Orchards says:

      Fox 12 had us around 65. Pretty close…

    • Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

      I trust Mark just a tad more than The Weather Channel, but no offense their Local Forecast music is great especially in the past….

    • Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

      I know Mark had a more correct forecast, but I was pointing out what PDX Weathernut said earlier. He mentioned the record high for today because of the Weather Channels rediculously high temperature..

    • dabears (Hillsboro-Tanasbourne) says:

      I’m a little amazed that people on here actually listen to The Weather Channel.

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      I’m with dabears on this one.

  3. ..finally coming indoors…had a high here of 72….thats right!!!!!!

  4. Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

    A ridiculously warm 59.7 with gusty E winds persisting.

    • Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

      Still 59? Lucky you 😉

    • Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

      I’m up to 59.9 F now. Not sure what you mean by that as everyone is in the upper 50’s to low 60’s as of 8 PM.

    • Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

      KHIO reads 58F but my area feels cooler than that. Like 52-53F or something.

    • Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

      I would say you’re in the upper 50’s every reporting station around you is. Cloudy warm night… T-storms later? Nah Just joking… I know that was harsh of me. 😐

    • Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

      No problem wishcasting. I think about last June every day, I often dream about it!

  5. Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

    Interesting sunsets:

    This cam is at the Columbia River –

    This cam is taken from the University of Washington –

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