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I am sure everyone has heard this by now, but I’ll repeat it since I forgot yesterday: The Kreps are putting the cows out on their land. No parking at the Spring Street Corral through 4/27 or so. No dogs on Hospital Hill until the cows are gone. Even you, yes you. You cannot bring your dog to Hospital Hill until the cows are gone, sometime around July 4th. The Kreps are very kind to let us ride on their land. Be kind to them and respect their wishes. If you see someone out there with a dog, let them know the rules. Thank you. And thank the Kreps if you see them. And thank Kay and Melissa and Clint and anyone else who cleared trails.
In snow news, Mt. Hood sees the freezing level at 4500’ this morning, dropping to 3000’ midday and rising to 4000’ this afternoon. Wind will be SW 15-20, rising to 25-30 and then backing off to 10-15 by afternoon. We’ll see a mix of partly cloudy skies and flurries today with no significant snow accumulation (sorry NOAA, but I don’t agree with your 2-4”) as the weather stays mostly to the west. There is a slight chance of thunderstorms late in the afternoon.
Friday starts off partly cloudy, becoming clear midday with clouds moving in again late. The freezing level will be 4000’ in the morning, 3000’ midday and 5000’ in the afternoon. Wind will be light all day: S 10 early, SE 5-10 midday and light and variable in the afternoon. No significant precip.
Saturday starts off clear with high clouds midday and a chance of flurries in the afternoon. The freezing level will be 4000’ early, dropping to 2000’ in the afternoon as a front passes. Wind will be NW 20 early, rising to 20-25 midday and 25-30 early afternoon. No accumulation of snow.
Sunday looks clear, with periods of high clouds caused by an upper level low off the coast. The freezing level will be 3500’ early, rising to 5000’ in the afternoon with NW wind at 10-15 all day.
The next chance for precip on Mt. Hood comes Monday with a round of mixed precipitation.
In the wind forecast, we’ll see light easterlies today as an upper low sits off the coast. Tomorrow looks light. On Saturday, high pressure over the Pacific combines with some other nice weather features for 17-20 early in the central and near east Gorge with 23-26 midday from Hood River to Maryhill. In the afternoon, the wind becomes gusty as it becomes more northerly. Sunday looks light, as yet another low pressures system parks off the coast.
In events, the HRATS have a meeting at 10 Speed at 6pm tonight. Dirty Fingers Bikes hosts an Ellsworth demo day at Syncline 10-4 on Saturday. Sunday is Hood River Appreciation Day at Meadows. Timberline has cheap tickets and fun stuff going on all week for their 75th anniversary.
Have a great day today!
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