4/20 Mt. Hood snow, Gorge wind, and Earth Day weekend events

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 April 20, 2013

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning,

Isn’t the weather nicer today? Nicer in the Gorge, nicer in Portland, nicer on the mountain. Aaaah. Get out and give back for Earth Day!

Here are your options in the Gorge: HRATS building a new mile of 8-Track – meet at Family Man at 8:30am. Waterfront Park weeding and other activities – 9am to noon. River cleanup with Riverkeepers – 10am, Discovery Center. CGKA beach improvement at Viento – 9am.

In weather news, today will be partly cloudy in the central Gorge with sun out east. It’ll be windy too: 21-24 early through the whole Gorge, picking up to 30-35 from Mosier east to Arlington this afternoon. Strongest wind will be from Lyle to Maryhill. Temps today will be in the low 50’s early and upper 50’s late.

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Tomorrow looks partly cloudy early and cloudy later. Wind will be gusty 23-26 in the morning and gusty 26-30 in the afternoon, with the steadiest wind at Stevenson and useable wind all the way east to Arlington. Temps will be in the mid 40’s early and upper 40’s late.

Monday looks clear. Although models suggest we’ll see temps in the low 40’s in the morning and low 60’s in the afternoon, I wouldn’t be surprised to see frost in the Hood River Valley Monday morning. Anyway, wind on Monday will be E 23-26 at Stevenson and Rooster and E 5-15 in the rest of the Gorge in the afternoon.

Tuesday looks very similar to Monday, but high temps will be in the 70’s It’s worth mentioning that the coast will be GOING OFF Monday through Wednesday, with north wind at 25+ from, say, Manzanita south (picking up to 40ish at Pistol). Unfortunately, there will just be a 3′ west swell.

On Mt. Hood, ski season continues, with flurries today, becoming more clear later. The snow level will be 4000′ early and 6500′ at 5pm. No accumulation. Wind NW 25 all day.

Tomorrow sees cloudy sky over Mt. Hood with a chance of flurries, but no accumulation. The snow level will be 5000′ early and 2000′ after 8am. Wind will be W 20-30 early and NW 20-30 after 8am. Monday starts clear and cold, with the free air freezing level at 1500′, rising to 4000′ or higher in the afternoon, with E/NE wind at 15mph. Tuesday through Thursday looks warm and springlike on the hill with N or NE wind.

Have an awesome day today!