1/31. Friday. Good snow on Hood. No wind in the Gorge. Superbowl Seahawks are just two days away!

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Temira
Date
 January 31, 2014
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Random Morning Thoughts

I’m really tired this morning, but I’m really glad I’m up here on the mountain. Looking forward to some turns on light, fluffy snow. And on packed powder groom.


Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast

The Mt. Hood snow today is officially powder outside my office, with temps in the upper teens to 20’s. We’ll see decreasing snowfall during the day, for .1.-3” water value (WV) for another 1-3”, mostly before noon, after which we’ll see way more sunshine. The snow level will be 1500-2000′ today and wind will be W 20 early and WNW 20 in the afternoon.

Saturday looks clear and sunny with the free air freezing level (FAF) under 1000′. Wind will be WNW 15 all day. All the ski resorts will park out on Saturday, so carpool and arrive early.

Sunday looks clear and cold with the FAF at the surface early, rising to somewhere under 1000′ in the afternoon. Wind will be light and variable. There may be a few flurries overnight Sunday as a weak system brushes the PNW, but there won’t be any significant accumulation. Monday starts off cloudy or partly cloudy, becoming clear, cold and sunny in the afternoon with northerly wind.

Gorge Weather

Morning weather check: mostly cloudy and damp with wet roads. My hands are cold from waiting for the bus. Temps today will be in the low 40’s all day under decreasingly cloudy sky with light west wind. Tomorrow will be colder with some low marine clouds giving partly cloudy sky. Temps will be in the mid 30’s early and upper 30’s late. Sunday looks clear and sub-freezing early, with temps rising to the upper 30’s in the afternoon. There’s a chance of a few flurries Sunday night into Monday morning.

Gorge Wind Forecast

Light westerlies at 10-15 today. Light westerlies to start Saturday, fading to no wind. East wind at 21-24 on Sunday. East wind at 30+ Monday. East wind at 40+ Tuesday.

Road and Mountain Biking

The road riding was nice yesterday until I broke a spoke and had to call someone for a ride home. I heard Syncline was good below the fence. Betcha anything Post Canyon is a mudbog.


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Events – email me if I’ve missed any outdoor-related events

There’s nothing going on tonight that I know of, but there’s the Cold Lap cyclocross ride at Dirty Fingers at 3pm on Saturday. On Sunday, there’s supposed to be ping pong at 3pm at the Armory ($5) and Pickup Rugby in Mosier (free), but there’s this thing called the Superbowl, featuring a team called the Seattle Seahawks, at 3:30. Watch it with BBQ at Dirty Fingers.

The aPorkalypse is on February 7th. It’s all about bacon, and it benefits a worthy cause., Helping Hands. We need people to cook bacon appetizers, we need people to eat bacon appetizers, and we need people to write bacon poetry. So, mark the date on your calendar, and prepare to eat bacon. Email aporkalypsenow1@yahoo.com for tickets.

Have an awesome day today!

Temira