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Clouds, rain and wind continue in the Gorge today, and heavy snow and strong winds keep hammering the Cascades. We’ll see a break in the weather tomorrow (with a good chance of the Nothing cloud over the Gorge) with building east winds, and a return to showery weather on Thursday.
As of 6am, there were 31” on the ground at the base of Meadows, with 8” of new snow overnight. If you are planning on going hiking today, be prepared for deep snow, avalanche danger, and limited visibility due to high winds. In the next week, we’re going to see varying snow levels in the mountains, which alternating rain and snow episodes.
The mountain isn’t the only windy place today. The eastern desert sees another round of gusty westerlies, with 24-28 at Maryhill and Arlington.
On the rivers, the White Salmon is holding around 2.25 feet, the Hood has dropped down to 3.6 feet (but was a fun ride yesterday from Tucker Bridge down at 3.9ft), and the Klickitat’s at 827cfs.
Coming up this week, The Rocky Horror Picture Show plays at Columbia Center for the Arts on Wednesday (7pm pre-party, show at 8pm, no food throwing allowed), the new Poor Boyz ski movie plays at Andrew’s on Thursday (Poor Boyz put out the best movie last year, so come check out this year’s flick), and the Cooper Spur Ski Patrol ski swap is at the Hood River Saddle Club on Saturday.
Have an awesome day today!
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