11/26 Gorge wind, Mt. Hood rain and events

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 November 26, 2012

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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If I were living in the Gorge, I would attempt to get outside today, despite the chill. I probably wouldn’t go windsurfing in 32 degree weather, although this morning’s E .21 gradient will give us easterlies at 35+ today. I might go for a bike ride today. As a matter of fact, I will go for a bike ride, because Mitchell insists the trails are in great shape. Maybe you should ride too? Tomorrow looks cloudier, but still dry, and you’ll still have a chance at east wind at 26-30 if that’s your thing. Rain starts back up in the Gorge midday Wednesday.

In events this week, there’s kayak polo and rugby under the light on Tuesday. Wednesday is the Hood River County Trails Committee meeting at 5pm at the OSU extension office. There’s a Syncline work party on Saturday (that’s for hikers and bikers and runners), and there’s a night mountain bike ride with the DimWits in Cascade Locks from 6-8pm on Saturday.

Today looks downright lovely on Mt. Hood, with sunshine (and maybe some high clouds) and temps warming above freezing. By mid-morning, it should be in the upper thirties or low forties between 5,000′ and 10,000′ or so. Wind will be SW 10-15 this morning, rising to 20-25 in the evening. No precip today.

Tuesday brings high clouds. The freezing level will be around 9000′ all day. Wind will be SW 20 in the morning, rising to 20-30 in the afternoon. No precipitation.

Wednesday starts off cloudy, with the freezing level at 8000′. It will lower to 7000′ by 1pm, to 6000′ briefly around 4pm, before rising to 6500′ overnight. Rain will start around 1pm, with .3” or so falling by 10pm when the rain should taper off. Wind on Wednesday will be S 15-20 early, 35-40 early afternoon, and 40-45 around 4pm before dropping to 20-30 overnight.

Thursday starts with cloudy skies and rain. The snow level will be 6000′ early, rising to 6500′ around 7am and holding all day. Approximately .4-.5” rain will fall between 4am and 4pm, with most of the rain happening early. Another .3” or so falls overnight Thursday into Friday morning. Wind Thursday will be SW 30-35 early, rising to SW 45-50 by 7am and slowly fading during the day.

Friday sees the snow level at 6-7,000′ with rain. Saturday sees the snow level at 5-6,000’+ with more rain. The snow level drops down to 3-4,000′ Sunday.

Have an awesome day today!