April 14, 2011
When We Should Have White Blossoms…
By: Mary Pellegrini
…we have big white snow flakes. It is snowing pretty hard this morning. Whether it will stick much here in Parkdale and the Upper Hood River Valley, probably not. But it sure is piling up on Mt Hood. Mt Hood Meadows, Mt Hood’s largest ski resort is only 19 miles from the Old Parkdale Inn. It was presented with a certificate yesterday for having received the most snowfall in the western world in the first week of April, 121 cm, over 4 feet of snow. This morning report shows over 6 inches in the last 24 hours. Snow is light and fluffy, very much un-spring like. Winter is holding on and spring skiing and XC should be great for our guests this weekend and the next month, maybe two! And as I finish this post the snow is sticking a bit in Parkdale!
Will this be our last snow of the season? In the last few years our last snow has been this week. I really like winter. Springs pretty nice, too. It really does need to warm up though so the bees are ready to go when the blossoms open next week.