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It’s still dark outside as I write this, but I am thinking it’s a gardening day today. Finally! A chance to spend some time playing in the dirt and getting a start on the summer veggies!
On Mt. Hood today, it’ll be high overcast with filtered sun for much of the day. The freezing level will be at 8000’ this morning, dropping to 6500’ in the afternoon and rising to 9000’ tonight. Wind will be fairly light: S 20ish, becoming more SW in the afternoon, and swinging to E/SE overnight.
Tuesday starts off clear, becoming cloudier as the day goes on. The freezing level will be 9000’ early, 8000’ in the morning, 7000’ in the afternoon, and 6000’ in the evening. Wind will be ESE 20-30 early, swinging to SSW 20ish mid-morning and more SW in the afternoon. We’ll see very light mixed precip start around 8pm.
Light mixed precip (or maybe just wet snow, if we’re really lucky), continues all day Wednesday, with the snow level around 6000’ all day, dropping to 5500’ late in the evening, and falling to 4000’ by Thursday morning. Wind will be S 10-20 on Wednesday.
Light flurries continue on Thursday, with the snow level around 4000’ and SW wind around 20mph.
Winds through the Gorge look light today, going to E 17-20 tomorrow. Light wind returns for Wednesday and Thursday.
In events, tonight is the Columbia Gorge Offroad Association meeting at Watson Performance at 7pm. Tomorrow is the Hood River County Trails meeting at six-oh-one State street at 4pm. Coming up this weekend, there’s another mountain bike trail work party. If you’re interested, check out the HRATS Facebook page. The Columbia Gorge Fat Tire Festival, scheduled for this weekend, has been cancelled due to permitting issues. Hood River Appreciation Days at Meadows, is still on for Sunday.
Speaking of ski resorts, remember that this week Timberline celebrates 75 years. $10 lift tickets if you dress retro. $19.37 if you don’t. Discounts on lodging. Drink specials. What more could you want?
Have a great day today!
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