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First off this morning, yet another gentle reminder to support your forecaster in her bid to win a new pair of Icelantic skis and a ride in a Subaru Rally Car. Click through here, scroll over the photo of the happy gal in the red helmet, and click on the green thumbs up. Thank you for the votes (from all your computers and devices), and please share the link with friends and ask them to vote, if you feel comfortable. Thank you so much!
As a reward for your votes, here’s your morning’s entertainment.Talk about being in the wrong/right place at the wrong/right time!
The wind forecast today starts off with light east wind. Late this afternoon, we’ll see the wind switch around to W 10-15 Tomorrow starts with west wind at 21-24 early, east of Hood River. In the afternoon the wind will pick up east of Hood River to 24-28+. Friday brings west wind in the upper teens to low twenties, most likely east of Hood River with gusty, light wind in town.
Your Mt. Hood forecast today contains partly to mostly cloudy skies, maybe a few rain sprinkles, and heavy rain after 8pm. That rain will switch to snow tomorrow morning, but with most of the moisture pre-frontal, we’ll only see a couple inches of snow, at best, at the 5000′ level. Another shot of rain Friday night, with the snow level at 3000′, dropping to 1500′, gives us maybe 3-4” of new snow for some fun fresh tracks on Friday. Saturday morning brings snow flurries, with sun in the afternoon, and Sunday looks warm and sunny on Mt. Hood.
In events, tonight is the kayak shed’s shop paddle. They’ve been running the Lower Hood, but in case you were wondering, there is now a takeout at the former Northwestern Lake. If you’re a beginning boater, make sure you scout it. If you want to go rafting, no worries. Your guide will handle it. The White Salmon is currently at 5′, meaning a rafting trip would be a lot of fun.
Coming up tomorrow night at 6pm it’s the bike documentary Pedal Driven at Springhouse cellars, benefiting your local bike trails and your local 501(c)(3) bike group, the HRATS. Please make sure you attend this film. It’s going to be a good film, for sure, but more importantly, come make a donation to your local bike charity. Tickets are not tax-deductible, but donations are! There will also be great raffle prizes.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday bring free skiing for Firefighters, police, military and medical field personnel at Skibowl. Also those days, the Banff Mountain Film Festival plays at the Skylight Theater. Same films play every day.
This weekend, WTA hosts a work party at 8:30 both days at Syncline and there’s mountain bike racing at the Bear Springs Trap.
Have a great day today!
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