Heavy Rain, Wet Mountain Snow

By Rod Hill on 2019-12-18

A rainy Thursday will be followed by the heaviest rain rates Friday and Friday night.  Total rainfall projections at Portland show up to 2.75" of total rain Wednesday night through Friday night.  Saturday will see a cold front pass, breaking rain into showers and dropping an additional .40" of rainfall. 

Mt Hood Resorts look to be unlucky with snow levels Friday during the heaviest moisture, warming above 5,000 and possibly to 6,000 feet.  36" of heavy wet snow will fall on the upper mountain, but pass level at Skibowl will see inches of rain.  

Other headlines include a period of possible high winds at the coast Thursday night, Friday morning when peak south wind gusts may reach 60 mph. 

Travelers Thursday morning into the Cascades and the upper Hood River Valley may find areas of freezing rain leading to dangerous ice coated roadways below 3,000 feet. 

Rod Hill