Several ski resorts in both Washington and Oregon closed yesterday as an atmospheric river hit the PNW bringing rain with it.
The National Weather Service forecasted heavy rain, between 1 and 2 inches of precipitation possible, at Timberline Lodge, OR. The snow level on Mount Hood was 9,200 feet, well above the mountain’s top ski area elevation.
Mt. Hood Meadows, Timberline Ski Area, and Mt. Hood Ski Bowl all called off daily operations due to the rain, and Cooper Spur Mountain Resort and Summit Ski Area had already planned to not open Tuesday.
Mount Baker ski area, WA also suspended operations for the day, as did Summit at Snoqualmie.
While Mt. Baker was closed today due to rain and wind, the forecast is looking promising for tonight and tomorrow and the ski area we will be REOPENING WEDNESDAY, January 13th. Forecasts are predicting that snow levels will drop back down to around 2,500 feet tonight with potentially a good amount of snowfall into tomorrow morning.
All resorts expect to be open today, Wednesday the 13th, with snow returning to the mountains.