4/21 Forecast

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 April 21, 2011

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Good morning!

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast

Heather Canyon was open yesterday!!!

The snow report today is snowy, with orographic snow showers, heavy at times, giving us up to 3” of new snow. Snow flurries continue all day, with the snow level at 500’ early, rising to 1500’ in the afternoon with NW wind at 25-35 all day.

Tomorrow looks sunny and dry, with the free air freezing level (FAF) at 500’ early, rising to 4000’ by 2pm, rising to 5500’ by 11pm. Winds will be light early, building to E 10-20 by 2pm.

The snow level will rise to 6000’ by Sunday morning. The day starts off dry, with light rain moving in sometime around noon. Winds will be s 10-15 early, gong to E 20-30 around 11am, switching to SW 15-20 as the front approaches around 4pm.

The snow level drops Saturday night, hitting 5000’ by 2am and 3500’ by 5am, with the rain switching to snow overnight for .3” water value or 1-3” of new by 5am. Moderate snow continues during the day for another .5” water value or 4-6” of new snow. The wind Sunday will be SW 35-40.

The snow continues flying Monday and Tuesday. Winter ain’t over yet.

Gorge Wind Forecast

The wind will be 23-26 from Mosier to Arlington this morning, picking up to 28-32 from Rowena to Arlington this afternoon. If you stay under the clouds in Hood River and Stevenson, you’ll have gusty 16-19.

This system moves through today and high pressure builds in tonight, setting up a glassy morning on the Columbia tomorrow. East winds will pick up in the afternoon, blowing 15-20 or so down at Stevenson and Rooster Rock. The wind looks light on Saturday.

Tonight is the first Post and Pint ride for the season. Meet at Dirty Fingers at 5:30 for a lap around Post Canyon. If you finish the ride, you’ll be rewarded with a pint afterwards. Also tonight is the Hood River Crit series down by the Event Site in Hood River. Head down there and watch some high speed bikeracing.

Coming up on Saturday, there’s a work party on Seven Streams trail in Post Canyon. Whether you run it, bike it, or hike it, come by from 9am – noon and help make it better.

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