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Columbia Gorge Weather
Partly Cloudy
Currently
59°
Partly Cloudy
Overcast
Saturday 0%
High 59° / Low 37°
Overcast
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 10%
High 57° / Low 36°
Partly Cloudy
Chance of Rain
Monday 60%
High 49° / Low 33°
Chance of Rain

Snow Pack Levels Low

The latest figures for snowpack in the Lower Hood, Sandy, and Deschutes basin are not optimum for this part of the year.  Natural Resources Conservation Service Snow Survey Supervisor Scott Oviatt says we are currently at 61 percent of normal, and a forecasted dry weather pattern for the next seven to ten days won’t help.  There is still plenty of winter left for more snow to accumulate, but Oviatt adds every day that passes without snow in the mountain puts the snowpack further behind normal.  Oviatt says the snow currently on the mountain is of higher density and fairly wet, so it takes less for that kind of snow to melt.