10/18 forecast

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 October 18, 2010

Good morning!

Being a bit on the spacey side, I sometimes forget to do important things. For example, this month I forgot to pay my internet bill, so Gorge.net shut me off over the weekend. I haven’t had an internet-free day for a very long time, so I didn’t turn the internet back on yet. You’re getting this forecast courtesy of the free internet at Dog River Coffee.

It doesn’t look like we’ll see much in the way of wind between now and Thursday, either here or at the coast, with the exception of today at Pistol River. Wednesday look like a good day for surfing, with zero wind at the coast.

If you like doing anything outdoors, pile it in during the next few days. Starting Thursday night, the heavens will open up. If models are correct, we’ll see up to a quarter inch of rain Friday, but then Mt. Hood and Adams will see 2-3” of rain on Saturday, 2” or so on Sunday and another inch or so on Monday. Expect totals in the 1” rain each day in Hood River. That’s wet!

The snow level will be 5-6k on Saturday, 4-5k on Sunday, and 5-6k on Monday. That’s probably not quite low enough to get Meadows open, and definitely not low enough to open up Skibowl, but Timberline will see a lot of new Cascade Concrete this weekend.

More importantly, we’re going to see the rivers come up a lot this weekend. Expect the Hood to come in, expect the Klickitat to get over 1000cfs, and expect the White Salmon to get over 2 ¼ feet, possibly over 2 ½ feet. Yes, I know these are bold predictions, but the models are predicting bold rainfall. Cross your fingers that it holds!


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