Awesome local business – please support it
Come by Riverside Grill, Cebu Lounge and the Best Western Hood River Inn over the holidays. Excellent multi-day Meadows ski packages, or affordable guest rooms (it’s off-season, and prices are totally reasonable) — plus heated outdoor pool, spas, sauna. Great bands at Cebu, plus New Year’s Eve with Lolo Motion. And don’t forget Cebu’s awesome Happy Hours from 4-6 pm, Monday through Friday and $12 prime rib on Tuesday nights (except 12/31) Happy Holidays!
Random Morning Thoughts
Mt. Hood Snow Forecast
No, there is no snow in the forecast. As of this morning, there’s not even any precipitation in the forecast through next weekend.
Today sees clear sky with the free air freezing level at 3500′ early, rising to 9000′ in the afternoon, with high temps at 5000′ in the mid 30’s. Wind will be NW 10-15 today.
Christmas day and Thursday look clear and warm on Mt. Hood, with the free air freezing level around 10,000′, high temps in the low 50’s and light and variable wind. We may see some high clouds move in on Friday.
Plain Old Local Weather
Today is our best chance for sunbreaks in the Gorge. Temps will be in the mid-40’s. Tomrorow starts off near freezing, with the inversion cloudy likely. Temps will rise to the low 40’s in the afternoon. Repeat this forecast through Friday.
Gorge Wind Forecast
Yesterday looked mighty windy out there, but I wasn’t able to man up for 50/40 air/water. Today starts with westerlies at 10-15, but they’ll fade to nothing by the afternoon, swinging to easterly overnight. Tomorrow brings easterlies at 26-30. Thursday brings easterlies at 22-25.
Road and Mountain Biking
Sounds like Syncline has dried out quite a bit from the west wind the last few days. Post is likely too muddy after yesterday’s rain. Whoopdee remains closed due to trail conditions. Petersburg Loop in The Dalles should be nice today, with light wind on the schedule.
The Clymb: free membership. Cheap gear. Temira approves. Click to join.
Events – email me if I’ve missed any outdoor-related events
It’s Christmas Eve, duh.
Have an awesome day today!