WEATHER SUMMARY AND FORECAST DETAILS
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FOR 1/23/2020 - from Rogueweather
It was always known that we would see active weather coming at us. But, over the course of the last 24 to 36 hours, the nature of that has changed. It has always been thought we would see warmer than average temps and some lighter amounts of rain coming. Snow levels would be going up to over 6000 to 7000 feet. The temps and the snow levels are staying right about where we thought they would be. But, the amounts of rain we are going to see are going to be significantly higher than what they had been expected to be.
For the ski areas, this is going to be a wait to see what happens situation. At least for Mt. Ashland. Mt. Shasta Ski ParK, and the lower slopes of Mt. Bachelor. Right now the forecasts look to be on the rainy side. But, with a snow level of around 6000 to 7000 feet we could see it be lower. And, heavier precipitation could lower it too. If the snow levels were expected to be up above 8000 feet then this would be a for sure bad news event. But they are not getting that high. So it opens up a possibility that the ski areas may see snow. At least those three. Willamette Pass and Hoodoo are looking to be in the really warm air and will be far more likely to see rain. When we get to Monday and Tuesday next week, colder air will be coming in and snow levels will be lowering down to 4000 to 5000 feet. That will really cause the snowpacks to set up. And, there will be new snow for all of the ski areas in our paert of the world. Not sure yet on amounts to expect. That is still be worked out. But, it is going to be snowing. I wish I could say for sure that will last.
In the middle of next week, we will see more storms coming in. As they do....snow levels move back up. Expect them to be 5500 to 6500 feet. The big question right now is what happens after Thursday. There is a lot of questions that need to be resolved. But, the one thing for sure is that we are going to remain active. I believe I have said previously that it is expected we will be seeing above average chances for precipitation through the end of the month. Which is less than two weeks away now. One group of people that will be smiling reading this is going to be anybody with travel plans through the middle of next week. I am just not seeing anything that looks like trouble for travel. Especially on I 5 at any point in Southern Oregon and Northern California.
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