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GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. -- Forecast models aren t showing any more big snow storms hitting Mt. Hood until at least the end of the month, so ski areas will have to take advantage of last weekend s big dump as long as they can.

That storm boosted Mt. Hood s snowpack up to 56 percent of normal, from the previous 44 percent.

Background: Snowpack on Mt. Hood

KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill predicted the mountain would get one more burst of flurries Monday, then conditions will stay dry for weeks.

Showers are expected over the mountains into early Monday afternoon, with snow levels near and above 5,000 feet, Hill said. But forecast models show a quick return to a dry weather pattern. At present, no big storms are showing up through the end of January, meaning below normal precipitation is expected.

The base atTimberline Lodge was 68 inches Monday, while Mt. Hood Meadows was reporting 53 inches.At the lower elevation, Skibowl had 16-22 inches covering its front slope.

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