Afternoon skiers and snow boarders, thanks for reading the Snow Report, brought to you by the Snow Curmudgeon of Portland, dashing all your hopes and dreams of good snow.
A special Happy Birthday goes out to our faithful reader Daniel Sigman, he celebrates the completion of his 30th year today, and embarks on his 31st! So in Daniel's honor I will not poke any fun at him at all in todays report. Actually getting up at 7am for breakfast used all my humor, and now I really am curmudgeony. Grrrrrrr.
I wanted to share with you all that I bought some new ski tuning tools yesterday to sharpen my edges, and fill in my gouges. I may be starting a ski and board tuning service to raise funds for a snow curmudgeon website. Stay tuned (get it, tuned...)for the details. But it won't be my fault if I take the edge off your board and you can't go boarding ;)
Clear skies are gonna cloud up, put on a happy face!
I have to admit, I have never been happier to see gray clouds, and feel cold rain drops on my face, even if just a few, lets hope it is a harbringer of good news. This a little snippet wich doesn't make it look fantastic:
A SHORT WAVE DROPS SOUTH FROM THE ALASKA PANHANDLE FORMING A CLOSED LOW OFF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST COAST BY FRIDAY MORNING. ASSOCIATED ONSHORE
FLOW STREAMS PACIFIC MOISTURE INTO CALIFORNIA PRODUCING MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN ALONG THE COASTAL RANGE AND MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW OVER THE SIERRAS STARTING BY TOMORROW MORNING THROUGH TO THE END OF THE PERIOD. WHILE THE MOISTURE MOVES FARTHER INLAND ... UPPER LEVEL DYNAMICS AIDS IN PRODUCING LIGHT SNOW FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST COAST SOUTHEASTWARD TO THE CENTRAL GREAT BASIN AND CENTRAL ROCKIES.
But checking in with NOAA gives us this outlok for the next couple days and onward. Not bad it will help to build that base we have been hoping for. Saturday may be good, IF it snows, but we've been burned all winter long, so we shall see. Currently it is 24 degrees at meadows, reporting a trace of percipitation falling (.04") in the past hour.
...SNOW ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM FRIDAY FOR THE NORTH OREGON
.TODAY...CHANCE OF SNOW THIS MORNING. SNOW LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
SNOW LEVEL 1000 FEET NORTH TO 1500 FEET SOUTH BY AFTERNOON. PASS
WINDS SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
.TONIGHT...SNOW AT TIMES. SNOW LEVEL 1000 FEET NORTH TO 1500 FEET
SOUTH. SNOW ACCUMULATION 1 TO 3 INCHES AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS. PASS
WINDS SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...SNOW AT TIMES. ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATION 2 TO 3 INCHES
ABOVE 1000 FEET. PASS WINDS SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SNOW LIKELY. PASS WINDS SOUTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH.
.SATURDAY...SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. PASS WINDS SOUTHEAST 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
Well that is all I got. I will keep you posted to any changes.