Cold air mass definitely not as cold as models were showing in the past 24-48 hours. So I raised 7 Day forecast numbers again…to 35/37/38 degree highs the next 3 days. That might be too low. I could see a 37 degree high at PDX tomorrow.
Wind isn’t too wild this evening, as models showed. They have nailed that part of the forecast well. I see PDX just peaked at 41 mph but just about all other locations are much weaker. I expect most gusts will stay below 35 mph. Interesting to note that PDX is stronger than Corbett AND Vista House at this hour! That’s very rare. I’ve been watching the snow blow around on our Skibowl Camera this evening…Brrr! Check out the temps:
Because of the cold temps and wind, the NWS has a Wind Chill Warning out for the higher parts of the Cascades, this includes Tuesday so be careful and cover all your exposed skin if you’re headed up around 5,000′ or so on the open slopes.
Other than the cold and breezy wind, some great sunshine now looking likely through Friday. Beyond that ridging seems to stick around off/on through the middle of next week.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen