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First off this morning, thank you to all of you who voted for me in Grant’s photo contest. I went from being in not in contention to winning April’s contest 12 hours later! So, now we’re in the finals. Think of this as a way to say thank you for the free forecasts! Please go to Grant’s website, scroll over the photo of me (red helmet, brown gloves, big smile), and click on the green thumbs up. You can do it once from each of your web-enabled devices. If you don’t mind sharing via Facebook and other social media, I’d much appreciate it. I really want a brand new pair of Icelantic skis! (Shane, no offense intended).
Today’s highlight is definitely the thunderstorm potential. Make sure you have camera in hand this morning, this evening, and tomorrow morning. Thunderstorm clouds make for great sunsets!
In the wind forecast, you have no wind this morning, picking up to west 21-23 near Hood River this afternoon. However, don’t count on great wind, as thunderstorm conditions make for sucky kiting and windsurfing. Tomorrow brings westerlies at 15-18 near Hood River. Wednesday looks light and rainy. Thursday is a long ways out, but could be windy.
Not much going on up at Mt. Hood: Thunderstorms this afternoon with the freezing level at 12,000′. SW wind increasing to 15-25 this afternoon. Ok, I guess thunderstorms are something! Tomorrow starts off with the freezing level at 12,000′, dropping to 9000′ mid-morning, with rain showers during the morning and overnight into Wednesday. Wind will be W 15 early, swinging to SW 15-20 at 11am and SW 20-25 at 5pm. Wednesday will see light rain in the morning with heavy rain overnight into Thursday. The freezing level will be 8500′ all day. Wind will be SW 20-25 in the morning, going to S 20-25 in the afternoon. Thursday looks rainy early, with the snow level dropping to 2500′ by 8am with flurries and WSW wind at 30-40.
In events, lots going on: The movie Garbage Warrior tonight at Andrew’s. Bike racing on the tele coupled with beer drinking at Dirty Fingers Bar and Bike Shop. Pedal Driven, the bike documentary, as an HRATS fundraiser on Thursday night at Springhouse Cellars.
Have a great day today, and enjoy the thunderstorms!
Have a great day today!
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