4/1 Forecast

Posted by
 April 1, 2010

Good morning!

This forecast is a powder alert, but you probably knew this was coming and didn’t need a forecast.

It’s also a Thai restaurant alert. There’s a new place to eat in The Dalles. Montira Thai just opened on the west end of the city center, on 2nd street, at the point where it goes from two-way to one-way. The food is decent and reasonably priced. I’ll let you guys post reviews in the “food” section of this website. FYI, they do not yet have a liquor license, but plan to soon.

A few inches of snow fall between now and tomorrow in the mountains and then… Then the heavens open, dumping their bounty upon Mt. Hood. Models call for the snow level to start around 4k and drop to 2k, meaning this is going to be yet another true powder dump. How much snow? I think 16-22″ is reasonable between Friday morning and Saturday morning. It’s going to be windy with this storm, so upper chairlifts are not going to run on Friday. Best bets? Skibowl for night skiing on Friday and anywhere for day skiing on Saturday.

I’m a little biased, so I think you should ski at Meadows with me on Saturday, but you can go wherever you like. =)

There will be a bit of a break in the weather on Saturday before another storm hits on Sunday, bringing more snow through Tuesday. Theoretically, HRM closes on Sunday, but it may (no promises) continue to run if we get tons of low-elevation powder. Meadows does understand that you want to ski Private Reserve if we get lots of new snow.

In other news, we’ll see some light west wind today, perhaps, 16-19, followed by strong and gusty SW wind in the eastern desert tomorrow. I suggest you ski rather than making that drive, as the wind direction won’t be great and rain will be falling. Post-frontal winds look a bit better, more westerly, less rainy, but that won’t happen until after dark tomorrow night.

So, wax your skis or board, because you’re headed to the mountain for the next few days.

If you’re a mountain biker, please stop riding the muddy trails. Post does not need the abuse. And… don’t forget that the cows are out on Hospital Hill, so no dogs are allowed. Bring your dog and you’ll lose access to the trail for everyone. Not to be a downer, or anything…

One last thing for the gardeners, the Gorge Grown seed swap is this Saturday in White Salmon from noon ’til three.

Make it a great day today!