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It’s another windy day in the Gorge. A .16 east gradient to start the day will drive winds in the low 40’s at Rooster and mid to upper twenties at Stevenson. The earlier you go, the better, as an approaching front will turn gradients onshore (or at least less offshore) by late afternoon.
Your next best chance for wind is Sunday, after a wet cold front passes Saturday night. Keep an eye on Maryhill and Arlington Sunday morning.
If you’re interested in doing some skiing, there’s still plenty of snow on the hill, although it’s a bit beat up due to continual above-freezing temperatures. In an interesting weather twist, it’s currently 41 degrees in Hood River and 50 degrees at the base of Meadows.
The chances of an early ski season on Mt. Hood are looking better and better. Of course, I am not speaking as a resort employee here, but the 10-day models (which tend to be incredibly incorrect) are showing lots of precipitation and low snow levels starting Saturday afternoon. Keep your fingers crossed, and we may just get to ride some lifts long before Thanksgiving. It all comes down to you wishing hard…
In “what’s coming up” land, tomorrow is your chance to see a telemark ski movie. They’re really boring. People hike uphill a really long ways in a snowstorm, eat some sort of hippie vegetarian or vegan snack at the top, comb the snow out of their beards, and ski down for about 2 minutes. Okay, okay, I’m kidding. The movie is Freeheel Life II. Freeheel Life I was great, so you should show up and watch Josh Madsen’s new film. Dog River Coffee. Friday night.
Have an awesome day today!
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