Greetings friends, worshipers and enemies (there are probably more of you in the latter than former huh?)
Welcome to the SNow Curmudgeon Sno Report for Saturday and SUnday February 12 and 13, 2005. First let me say happy lent, or maybe that isn't suposed to be a happy time? I want to let you all know that I gave up skiing on a decent snow pack for lent, what have you done to show appreciation for all Jesus sacrificed for our sins? Like the new skis I bought, talk about a sin this year!!!
Oh yeah the snow report, well I am going on a guess today, I am sure you have all seen the forcasts for up to 5 inches on Saturday and another 2-3 Saturday night, well I have a bad feeling about this one. For starters I just finished watching the Satellite images and there isn't a lot of moisture out there immediately, so I would not count on much coming in tonight. If you have been followign the forcast you will have noticed how a week ago it was supposed to rain today and tonight, now it is a slight chance of showers after Midnight. My money is on no precip before mid day tomorrow. As for tomorrow night, they seem to be backing off that storm a little each day, so I would not count on this one over producing. All in all by Sunday morning I would say nothing more than 3-4 inches total for Friday, Saturday and Saturday night. To make matters worse, I think the place will be a zoo, everyone is going up there. Oh yeah, the Slight Chance of SNow Showers for Tues-Thursday in the forcast, I think will be eliminated all together in a day or two to just partly cloudy, free air freezing level 11000 feet. so sad.
Sorry I know this isn't what you want to hear, but I am not the Snow CURMUDGEON for nothing. I do think the best snow will be outside the resort, especially on some N facing slopes, can we say Heather Canyon? So if you are on Shooting Star on Sunday you just might find SC hiking up and down Heather doing some laps. Who knows....If you want to hear good news call the meadows sno-fone, 503-227-7669. But what happened to Bart, I haven't heard him in weeks. They must have fired him. So sad.....we miss you Bart, RIP (Rip In Peace). ANd now the "official" forcast....
NORTH OREGON CASCADES-CASCADES OF LANE COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GOVERNMENT CAMP...PARKDALE...DETROIT...
SANTIAM PASS...MCKENZIE PASS...MCKENZIE BRIDGE...WILLAMETTE PASS...
938 AM PST FRI FEB 11 2005
.TODAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. FREE AIR FREEZING LEVEL 9000 FEET LOWERING TO
8000 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. PASS WINDS SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH BECOMING
SOUTHWEST 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY EARLY...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW LEVEL 5000 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
PASS WINDS SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...SHOWERS EARLY...THEN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON. COOLER. SNOW LEVEL 4000 FEET LOWERING TO 3500 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION 2 TO 5 INCHES. PASS WINDS SOUTHWEST 10
TO 15 MPH BECOMING WEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL 2500 FEET. PASS WINDS SOUTHWEST 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 3000 FEET. PASS WINDS NORTHEAST
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN. SNOW LEVEL 5000 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL 4000 FEET.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL
.TUESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL 5000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL 5000 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SNOW LEVEL 5000 FEET.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL