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The mild weather continues today, as we sit on the south side of a tropically-inspired weather system. With the jet stream headed far north of us, we’ll stay mostly dry and warm over the next few days.
In the Gorge today, we’ll see light west wind picking up to 22-25 this afternoon. Temps will be in the upper 40’s early and upper 50’s in the afternoon under cloudy sky. Tomorrow looks cloudy, with a chance of light sprinkles late in the afternoon. Temps will be in the mid 40’s early and the low 60’s in the afternoon. Thursday also looks cloudy / high overcast, with temps in the upper 40’s early and the low 60’s in the afternoon. Hooray for warm weather!
On Mt. Hood, it’s cloudy this morning. There might be some intermittent sprinkles today, and maybe some filtered sun, but no measurable rain accumulation. The freezing level will be 8000′ all day, and the wind will be W 25-35.
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Tomorrow sees high clouds over Mt. Hood, filtered sun, and a chance of some not-measurable sprinkles in the afternoon. The freezing level will be 9000′ and the wind will be W 25-30 early and W 15-20 in the afternoon.
Thursday sees high overcast sky on the mountain, with rain overnight into Friday. This is the end of the tropical setup, but that doesn’t mean we’re suddenly going back to dumping snow! The freezing level will be 11,000′ early, 6000′ at 5pm and 7500′ overnight, falling back to 6000′ Friday morning. We’ll be .2-.4” water value overnight, for rain down low and a couple inches of snow up high. Wind Thursday will be SW 30 early, SW 40 in the evening and W 30 overnight.
Friday sees a few sprinkles or snow showers, with no measurable accumulation. The snow level will be 6000′ early and 4500′ late. Wind will be moderate out of the west.
In other news, Jason Wells did a ton of work on the upper section of GP yesterday, and he had a few helpers who followed him and did the fine raking work after the machine work was done. He’s requesting riders to pack it down. Apparently there are some pretty big berms now (overhead-style), so it should be pretty amazing. So if you were unable to rake yesterday, you can ride it today.
Also, the Girls Who Love Dirt have a work party at noon today on 8-Track. Park at the top of GP. Walk back down the double track road back south towards 8 track, continue by the middle section entry point and walk up the double track south until you enter back onto the upper 8 track single track. Just a short walk from there and you will notice pin flags to the right. You will find the GWLD there. Bring gloves, loppers and heavy rakes.
Have an awesome day today!