Mt. Hood In Need of Heavy Snow

By Rod Hill on 26-Jan-15 20:53.

If February on Mt. Hood gets off to a warm and dry start, the lack of snow at resorts will become an increasingly large story, not to mention unusual for this time of year.

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Valley water year in good shape, Mt. Hood needs snow

By Rod Hill on 19-Jan-15 11:46.

Weekend rainfall sets daily record at PDX and keeps Portland on track for a normal water year. Saturday's rainfall of 1.80" was the 2nd wettest day of this water year, only behind the 1.88" that fell on October 22nd.

Of course precipitation news is not as good on Mt. Hood.

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Heavy Rain Across Washington

By Rod Hill on 04-Jan-15 10:18.

A tropical plume of moisture will push inland Sunday Jan. 4th and Sunday night, dumping heavy rain across much of western Washington.  Heaviest rainfall will likely be north toward Seattle, but inches of rain could fall over the Willapa Hills near the Columbia River and across much of Cowlitz county.

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Bitter Wind Chill Expected

By Rod Hill on 29-Dec-14 08:43.

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Mt. Hood Snowpack at Record Low for Mid-December

By Rod Hill on 17-Dec-14 08:57.

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Strongest Portland Wind Since 1981

By Rod Hill on 15-Dec-14 21:00.

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Possible Thursday Strong Winds

By Rod Hill on 10-Dec-14 09:59.

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Dry November wipes out October surplus

By Rod Hill on 02-Dec-14 20:31.

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Strong East Winds To Set Up Possible Freezing Rain

By Rod Hill on 29-Nov-14 19:41.

Sunday's strong east winds, gusting 40-50 mph near the gorge and along the Columbia and possibly blowing to 70 mph at Crown Point will bring in dry air, allowing cold, freezing temperatures Sunday night.

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High Snow Levels, Good News for Holiday Travel

By Rod Hill on 25-Nov-14 09:27.

A warm front has brought mild temperatures and high snow levels near 8,000 feet to our region! The news is good for holiday travelers who will find mountain passes with bare pavement and above freezing temperatures even at night through Thanksgiving morning.

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