4/21 Mt. Hood sun, Gorge wind, sick road biking, and a bunch of events.

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 April 21, 2013

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Good morning,

We have an emergency notice this morning: The HRATS weren’t quite able to finish 8-Track yesterday, despite 30 folks swinging tools. So, there’s another work party today. 9am. Family Man. Be there. Let’s get this thing done and get off that nasty old road (although there’s a beautiful view from that nasty old road…)

Next, there’s a swap meet at Windance this morning. Since I can’t be there, that means you have to put up with a list of my stuff for sale at some point this week. =)

Also today, the Cherry of a Ride, benefiting St. Mary’s in The Dalles (sounds windy), and the Ram’s Head Randonee (marketed as the ‘Rams Head Randonee’ – not sure whose head is being rammed) at Meadows. There’s pickup touch Rugby at the Mosier School at 3pm too.

In weather news, the west wind continues, once again, on the weekend, when you weekend warriors can get it and us weekend workers have to sit in the office sighing while looking at iWindsurf. With low clouds over the western Gorge today, we’ll see 15-18 here, but as a trough moves in this afternoon, westerlies pick up to 26-30, first at Stevenson (clouds be damned) and then from Lyle eastward to Arlington. Expect it to be gusty. Temps today will be in the upper 40’s early and upper 50’s later.

Tomorrow sees an abrupt shift to east wind under clear sky. Expect a quick build to 23-26 at Stevenson and Rooster, with 5-15 through the rest of the Gorge. Woot, woot. It’s totally going to be a day to head east on a long road ride early and come back with a tailwind midday. Temps will be in the upper 30’s early and low 60’s late.

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On Tuesday, we start with east wind at 23-26, becoming very light west wind late in the day. Sunny sky. Temps low 40’s early and upper 60’s late.

Mt. Hood sees partly sky this morning with high clouds later and maybe just maybe a few sprinkles. The freezing level (FAF) will be around 6500′ (dumb models say 4000 or less, but it’s already well above that). Wind will be NW 25 early, becoming W 20 mid-afternoon.

Tomorrow looks clear, with the FAF at 2000′ early and 4000’+ later with NE wind at 15mph. Tuesday sees the FAF at 6000′ with NE wind at 15 early, becoming NW at 20 by midday. Wednesday looks clear, with the FAF at 5000′ early and 10,000′ later with E wind at 5-15.

Have an awesome day today!