5/6 Forecast

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 May 6, 2011

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Good morning,

Hopefully all of you got out and enjoyed the beautiful weather yesterday. The best weather today will be in the morning, when we’ll have light wind with cloudy skies. As a weather system moves into the Gorge this afternoon, more clouds and showers move in and the west wind picks up, but not really enough for much entertainment on the river. We’ll see westerlies in the 14-17 range this afternoon from Hood River to Arlington.

Tomorrow looks light and gusty, with winds at 5-10 in the morning, building to 17-20 in the afternoon from Hood River eastward. Sunday starts off fairly light, but the wind will pick up quickly on Sunday as high pressure builds at the coast. We’ll see 17-21 by midday and 23-26 in the afternoon, with the strongest, steadiest wind east of The Dalles.
At this point Monday looks like another westerly day in the Gorge with low to mid-twenties very likely as high pressure holds off the coast.

If you’d rather go to Meadows or T-line and ski this weekend, there will be a couple inches of new snow by tomorrow morning, with snow flurries during the day tomorrow. There should be another 4-5” of new snow by Sunday morning, with another 2-3” during the day on Sunday. The snow level will be around 5000’ on Saturday, meaning it’s going to be pretty wet, but the snow level will drop to 2500’ or so on Sunday, for a decent day on the slopes.

If you’re looking for something to do this evening, it’s First Friday in Hood River, so head to town for art, drinks and music.

Have a great day today!


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