Early Mt. Hood snow has skiers excited

Early Mt. Hood snow has skiers excited

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by KGW.com Staff

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Posted on October 2, 2013 at 5:46 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 3:40 AM

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. – Almost 19 inches of snow fell after a series of storms moved through the Willamette Valley Saturday and Sunday, turning to snow in the Cascades.

Things will be warming up on Mount Hood after a weekend of snow but KGW meteorologists say the outlook still looks good for this year’s ski season.

KGW Chief Meteorologist Matt Zaffino noted that there is no El Nino or La Nina this year, which means snowfall will be average to above average on the mountain.

Most of the snow that has fallen so far at 6,000 feet and below will disappear over the next several days and weeks, said Zaffino, but skiers need not worry. Typically, ski areas in Oregon don't expect to open until some time around Thanksgiving weekend. 

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