Random Morning Thoughts
Frozen waterfalls, people. Go look at them. They are cool.
Mt. Hood Snow Forecast
Today looks cold on Mt. Hood, with increasing high clouds. Temps will be in the single digits. Wind will be light in the morning, picking up to NW 20 in the afternoon.
Friday looks cloudy with a few flurries and temps in the upper single digits. The wind will be variable, depending on the depth of the cold pool. Let’s call it light and variable (LTV) at this point.
Saturday looks bitterly cold, with temps near zero in the morning and in the single digits in the afternoon. Wind will be strong out of the NE. Sunday looks somewhat warmer, with temps in the teens and strong north wind.
At this point, it looks like this cold snap is going to break with a Pineapple Express on Wednesday. But maybe that’ll change. Crazy weather so far this year…
Plain Old Local Weather
Cold, cold, cold. We’ll see increasing high clouds today. Maybe a few flurries under mostly cloudy sky tomorrow. No accumulation. Really, really cold temps on Saturday.
After all the excitement about ice in the forecast the last two days, models are now showing a more gradual warmup. There’s still a slight chance of ice Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, but unless something changes, we’re not going to have a crazy-awful ice storm. But we are possibly going to see another round of very heavy rain…
Gorge Wind Forecast
Could someone explain to me why I’m doing a wind forecast when it’s well below freezing? 30-35 today, 50+ tomorrow, 30+ Saturday.
Road and Mountain Biking
14 degrees this morning. That sounds cold. Syncline was a freeze-thaw mess yesterday because it’s in the sun, so please don’t ride there. Try Post Canyon. That should be frozen solid.
The Clymb: free membership. Cheap gear. Temira approves. Click to join.
Events – email me if I’ve missed any outdoor-related events
There are two cool events going on today. Caleb Trumball and his dad Jack have a challenge for you today: Meet at the Hood River high school track at 3:30pm for a 1 mile race. If you’re faster than Caleb, Jack’s donating $20 to a local family in need chosen by “Operation: Make a Difference” on your behalf. If Caleb is faster than you are, you are donating $20. I think this is an awesome idea, and a great excuse for a workout. I have an appointment at 4pm, or I’d be there, but I’d like to encourage you to participate.
At 5:30pm, head to Double Mountain for the MHM ski patrol’s annual avalanche dog fundraiser. This is always a great party, and there are awesome raffle prizes.
Have an awesome day today!