3/7 Mt. Hood sun, Gorge 50 degree weather and a bunch of events

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 March 7, 2013

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning,

Yesterday was my second day off in a month. I slept in, and when I woke up, I decided to take a day off from the forecast. I hope that didn’t inconvenience you. I just couldn’t bear to start my day off with an hour of work. But the forecast is back today, and it contains good news if you like riding bikes or gardening. The news isn’t so great if you like powder skiing, so you’d better go to the mountain today!

First off, some events and news: Our friends at (insert government department that spreads gravel), in the interest of safety, graveled State Road and Seven Mile in Mosier/The Dalles yesterday. If you were driving in the snow, that was very helpful. If you’re trying to ride your bike up there, forget it. Snow, ice and gravel…

Next, on Saturday night, as you see above, there’s a great show at Columbia Center for the Arts. Don’t miss it. There’s another show 3/20: National Geographic explorer (and my buddy) Charlie Munsey will be at Columbia Center for the Arts. His photos will blow your mind, so don’t miss it! Don’t forget to set your clocks on Saturday night, because you’ll miss the work party on Syncline Sunday morning if you don’t: HRATS and CAMBA are teaming up for a 9am-noon trail building session at Jeff’s Trail. Meet at the bottom of Courtney Road.

The Clymb: free membership. Cheap gear. Temira approves. Click to join.

In Gorge weather, expect partly cloudy sky today, with temps in the mid-30’s early and low 40’s later. Tomorrow starts off cold and clear, with temps rising to the low 50’s in the afternoon. Saturday starts off cold and clear, with temps in the mid-50’s in the afternoon. Sunday starts off clear and cold, becoming cloudy and warm late. Wind will be light through the whole period. Ride your road bike!

Up on the mountain, it’ll be partly cloudy today. The free air freezing level (FAF) will be 1000′ early and 3000′ in the afternoon. Wind will be W 15-25 early, going to S 10-15 midday and light and variable in the evening. No precip.

Tomorrow looks sunny on Mt. Hood. The FAF will be 2000′ early and 4000′ in the afternoon. Wind will be E 10. Saturday looks clear and dry. The FAF will be 3000′ early and 4500′ in the evening. Sunday starts off clear, becoming cloudy. The snow level will be 5500-6000′, with snow flurries (or more likely rain sprinkles) starting around 4pm. It’s not going to be a downpour, but we’ll likely see .1-.3” of a rain/snow mix overnight into Monday morning. The Mon-Wed time period looks warm and wet.

Now, another reminder for Interesting Gorge. It’s the TED talks of the Mid-Columbia. 3-minute talks on any topic, presented by YOU to a sold-out crowd (every time so far). We need your speaker applications now, or it’s not going to happen. Fill ’em out and get ’em in! You know there’s a topic you’d like to talk about!

Have an awesome day today!