4/16 Forecast

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 April 16, 2010

Good morning!

This morning on Mt Hood, it’s clear skies everywhere. At Timberline, it’s 42 degrees, with no new snow and a 160” base. At Meadows, it’s 38 degrees, with no new and a 130” base. It is 36 degrees at Skibowl, with a 62” base, and they are open from 9am to 10pm today. Don’t forget that Sunday is ski free customer appreciation day at Skibowl! That’s always a fun day… it’s not super crowded, and you can use Skibowl’s lifts to access the backcountry skiing off Tom, Dick and Harry peaks. Plus, they have the best nachos in the world (you knew that was coming, didn’t you?) Super fun stuff. Make sure you ski with a partner if the lift-serve BC is your plan. Best chance for new snow is Monday… cross your fingers…

In mountain bike land, yesterday’s Post and Pint was called off due to muddy conditions in Post, so let Post dry out for a couple of days or Ranger Jimmy T will have your head. Coming up this weekend in bike world, it’s Charley LaVenture trail day in Post and the supercommuter bike race in Hood River on Saturday, and on Sunday, get your road bike out for the Cherry of a Ride road ride in the Dalles to benefit St. Mary’s Academy. There are routes from 30 to 100 miles (strangely enough, I was asked to promote this as a fun, recreational, family ride…) through the orchards in The Dalles.

Best chance for wind in the next couple of days is this afternoon after a shortwave crosses the Gorge. We’ll see gusty 17-20 in the corridor in the late afternoon for a couple of hours, and then the wind will shift out to Arlington late in the evening. As of now, the weekend looks light. Don’t forget the all-sports swap meet at Windance on Sunday.

That’s it for today for more information about the events, check out the calendar at TheGorgeismyGym.com (shameless self-promotion).

Have a great day today!