Rain closes Mount Hood Meadows Tuesday - KPTV - FOX 12

Rain closes Mount Hood Meadows Tuesday

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MT. HOOD NATIONAL FOREST, OR (KPTV) -

A super soaker storm swept through the mountains Monday night. 

Ski lifts on Mount Hood Meadows were forced to close.

Meadow officials say the rain had a minimal effect on their snow pack, but playing in Tuesday's rain wouldn't have been much fun.

With Temperatures still well above freezing, some skiers and snowboarders are getting worried.

"It's kind of getting slow," Timberline worker Nathan Monroe said. "It's scaring us. It's December. You wouldn't even be able to see the highway right now if it was last season."

Rising snow levels with Monday night's storm brought about 2.5 inches of rain to the mountain in just five hours.

At Skibowl, there is more green than white. Officials say 24 inches are needed for it to open.

Myle Jupp told Fox 12 she was just laid off from the resort and needs snow, or else she won't have job.

More snow is expected during the rest of the week.

As for Meadows, they are expected to be back open at 9 in the morning on Wednesday.

Skibowl hopes new snow this week will allow them to open their lifts by next weekend.

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