4/18 Mt. Hood snow and Gorge wind forecast

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 April 18, 2012

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning,

First off, some mountain biking news. An all-girl work party led by Erin B. yesterday cleared all the debris off Seven Streams trail from the trailhead to the bottom of Cardiac Hill. Paul J and Sam C are headed in today to buck the remaining 27 downed trees. Many thanks to Hood River County for paying for those two guys to come in and clear our trail so we have it for a few more months before the logging starts.

That brings me to the main point: there’s a Post Canyon work party on Saturday, and we need you big strong men (and women) to help roll the big bucked logs off the trail. There’s also a work party on Steve D’s eastside trail (name not to be mentioned, but you know what I’m talking about). Meet at 10 Speed on 13th and State at 8:30am.

Also in trail news, Coyote (at Syncline) is now closed. USFS officers have been out handing out $50 tickets to violators, so do not ride Coyote.

And also on Saturday, there’s a weeding party at Hood River’s Waterfront Park.

Huh? What? You want a weather forecast? Oh fine…

Today on Mt. Hood: snow showers in the morning with the snow level around 3000′. Decreasing snow after 11am, becoming clear by afternoon. SW wind at 25-30, falling to 15-20 by noon. No significant accumulation.

Tomorrow looks warm enough to break out the pineapples and grass skirts. The freezing level, at 4500′ early, rises to 9000′ by 2pm and 11,000′ by 5pm. It’ll rain. Not buckets of rain, but .5-1.0” water value between 2pm Thursday and 2am Friday. Wind will be SW 10-15 early, 20-25 midday and 30-40 in the afternoon.

Friday starts off clear, with on-and-off rain showers during the day. The freezing level will be at 10,000′ all day. Wind will be SW 35-40 in the morning, dropping a little bit in the afternoon. Total precip will be .1-.3” of rain.

Saturday looks clear, or possibly high overcast. The freezing level will be 11,000′ or so and the wind will be SW 15-20. Sunday looks similar.

In Gorge wind news, we’ll see west wind at 10-14 this afternoon near Hood River. Tomorrow we’ll see east wind as an upper level low rotates off the coast. On Friday afternoon, westerlies pick up to 10-15. No wind on Saturday or Sunday, but Monday, if nothing changes, looks like a classic Gorge day with 30+ from Hood River to Maryhill.

Have a great day today!


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