5/17 Forecast

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 May 17, 2010

Good morning!

We’ve pretty much come to the end of the ski season, unless you’re one of the lucky few with a Timberline pass. However, I can still issue powder alerts, and I’m issuing one for Thursday and Friday, when snow levels are forecast to fall back to 3000 feet or so (which means you’ll have to say bye-bye to Surveyor’s Ridge until it melts out again.

Since Meadows is done, it’s officially summer, even though the Columbia’s at 55 degrees. The wind starts off light today, but a trough moving into California this afternoon bumps up the wind. We’ll see 16-19 by midday in the corridor, followed by 22-25 in the evening from Doug’s eastward. It’s kind of a funny setup, so it’s going to be gusty today. Also, there’s a good chance of thunderstorms this afternoon, and if they develop, all bets are off on the wind speeds.

Things steady out tomorrow, with 23-27 from Doug’s east late in the day, with the best wind at Arlington. In the western Gorge, under the clouds, we’ll have 15-18 tomorrow. Thursday looks like the next big day.

If the weather is dry this evening, it’s alternative bike ride night at Mountain View Cycles. Grab a headlamp and a helmet and leave the clips and spandex at home, cuz this is a just-for-fun trip to Mosier for dinner at the Thirsty Woman. Meet at Mountain View at 6:30.

Boaters, we’re looking at a total of an inch of precipitation over the next few days in the mountains, so that should help your rivers out a little. For now, the Hood’s at 4.1 feet, the White Salmon’s at 3.8 feet, and the Little White’s at 584 cfs.

Have a great day today!