4/28 Gorge wind, Mt. Hood mist, bike races and trail work parties.

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 April 28, 2013

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Good morning,

Looks like the perfect weather is going to go on a short vacation, with clouds today and a chance of sprinkles and heavier rain tomorrow morning. It’s actually misting up at Meadows, where I’m headed to spend the day working. But don’t worry – we’ll be back to sunny and warm on Tuesday afternoon. However, the freezing level is going to drop under 1000′ Monday night into Tuesday morning, so if you’ve got sensitive plants outside, it would behoove you to protect them.

That said, it looks windy through Tuesday. We’ll start with 15-18 under the clouds and 22-25 east of Mosier this morning. In the afternoon, the wind will pick up to 28-32 east of Lyle. Strongest wind today will be at Maryhill.

Tomorrow, Monday looks super windy. Expect dawn patrol (probably at Doug’s/Mosier, but possibly near HR) at 30-35, probably dropping a bit mid-morning, and then filling in all the way to Arlington at 28-32.

Tuesday starts with light west wind (which might actually protect your plants from the cold weather) in the 10-15 range, picking up to 23-26 in the afternoon. On Wednesday and Thursday, we’ll have easterlies.

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If you’d like to build trail, WTA has a work party at Syncline today at 8:30 and going all day. If you’d rather just ride, the Columbia Gorge Tri Club is headed to Lost Lake and Cooper Spur for 6 hours in the saddle today. Meet at 8:30am at 10 Speed Roastery to join this ride. Also, there’s a rumor of people clearing trail on Surveyor’s Ridge. No guarantees, but the first 4 miles, at least, was clear as of last week, and if you combine it with Kitchen Sink, you’ll have a nice ride, even if you can’t get to the 44 Road.

In race news, today is the Bear Springs Trap mountain bike race at McCubbin’s Gulch, and it’s also the continuation of the Deschutes River Time Trial Festival. This after at 3pm, there’s pickup touch rugby in Mosier.

As for Mt. Hood weather, we’ll have mist this morning, and maybe some light rain through the morning, for a total of .1-.3” water value with the snow level at 6000′ early, dropping to 5000′ midday, when the sky will become partly cloudy. Wind will be W 25-30 early, swinging to WNW 25-35 early in the afternoon. And that’s it for Mt. Hood forecasting until next weekend. Ha. Take that. I’m sleeping in tomorrow!

Have an awesome day today!