We’re stuck in a fall-like pattern the next couple of days with cloudy skies, a chance of rain, and gusty west wind. As an upper level low makes its way east of the Cascades over the next couple of days, the westerlies will pick up.
Today looks very gusty, with 15-19 from Hood River out to The Dalles, and possibly as far east as Rufus. Winds pick up a little in the afternoon as the desert warms up a little, building into the gusty 19-24 range.
The upper level low moves east of the Cascades tomorrow, and high pressure slowly fills in behind. It’s still going to be pretty cloudy in the western Gorge, so we’ll see gusty 13-18 all day there. Doug’s, Maryhill, and Arlington see 23-26 in the afternoon.
Boaters, tonight’s the Kayak Shed’s shop paddle, and my friend Devin’s running the Midlde for the first time. Come on out and support him. The White Salmon’s still at 1 ¾ feet, and the Tieton, if you want to road trip, is at 1820 cfs and rising daily.
Finally, the snow level’s right around 7000 feet right now, I can see a ton of new snow on Adams, and Timberline and Skibowl announced the Fusion Pass pricing yesterday. It’s $449 this year, the same as a Meadows pass. You have until November 7th to purchase a ski pass somewhere at the discounted rates for this epic La Nina season! It wouldn’t surprise me if you could ski powder today!
Have a great day today!
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