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The last few days were beautiful, and hopefully you had some time to enjoy the sunshine. I know I find myself panicking this time of year; when I see a warm, sunny day in the forecast, I rearrange my schedule and shift everything around to take advantage of the weather. That makes today a work day for me, a day to play catch-up after working on my tan on Mt. Hood yesterday. Ah yes, it’s toilet scrubbing time!
Hopefully you can do something more active today.
Most likely we won’t see much sun today. Less east gradient (it’s blowing about 15mph at Stevenson and Rooster) means more inversion clouds this morning. Above low clouds is a layer of frontal clouds, so even if the TTLitG burns off, we’ll still have cloudy skies. Fortunately for you – if you want to play outside, anyway – rainfall totals will be insignificant with this system… just sprinkles. So, you can still ride Post (it’s a little wet, but rideable) or your road bike today. Tomorrow looks relatively dry as well.
More rain marches in Saturday night, and by Sunday morning, it should be cool and showery in the Gorge with snow levels dropping to 3500-4000 feet by midday Sunday.
Next chance for wind is Sunday afternoon from Maryhill eastward to Port Kelley and Boardman. 25-30ish looks likely after the front passes mid-morning. Drive pre-emptively, as the wind will be gusty and will likely only last a few hours.
When I looked at the snow models yesterday, I was pretty optimistic about the chances of the ski areas opening within a couple of weeks, but the extended forecast is looking pretty weak (in terms of snowfall) now, so I’d say you still have plenty of time to shop for gear. Speaking of shopping, November 7th is your last chance to pick up a Fusion Pass or Meadows pass for $449. I’m not sure what is the last day to pick up a Skibowl Super Save pass (every day but Saturday) for $199.
Coming up this weekend, it’s the Ski Fever show in Portland, where you can mingle with a zillion P-town skiers and check out all sorts of ski/ride gear. More importantly, tonight is your chance to see Freeheel Life II at Dog River Coffee. It’s a tele movie, so hopefully you haven’t showered or shaved in the last week. Bring a bowl of granola, some roasted soy nuts or hemp seeds, and a block of tofu to share. 8pm, $6.
Have an awesome day today!
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