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Tuesday: winter returns later this week…

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The Forecast

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
4a-8a 8a-12p 12p-4p 4p-8p 8p-4a
Tuesday
0′->9000′->7000′
Wednesday
7000′->2000′
Thursday
2000′->0′

Mt. Hood Forecast

Dry weather for a couple days leads to a bit of snow on Thursday, dry weather Saturday, and heavier snow Sunday through Monday. After that, it appears we transition out of this warm/dry period into a week or so of colder, wetter weather.

Tuesday will be clear as a bell on the mountain. The freezing level will be 0′ early, 9000′ in the afternoon, and 7000′ after midnight. Wind: E 15-20 early, SW 5-10 in the afternoon, and WNW 15-20 overnight.

Wednesday also looks clear, but not quite as warm. Mid-level clouds move in during the afternoon and build overnight. Snow starts up around 4am. The free air freezing level will be 7000′ early, 4000′ in the afternoon, and will fall to 500-1000′ overnight. Wind: WNW 15-20 early turning to NW 10-20 in the afternoon and W 5-10 overnight.

Depending on the track of a weak low moving inland somewhere along the central Oregon coast, we could see light snowfall all day. The snow level will be about 2000′ in the morning, 1000′ in the afternoon, and 0-500′ overnight. About 0.3” water equivalent is forecast for the daylight hours. That’s 3-4” of new snow. Overnight: 0.1” WE additional, for another inch. Wind: Light and variable during the day becoming E 10-5 in the afternoon and NE 10-15 overnight.

Friday starts with snow flurries and turns clear and cold with the freezing level at 500′ or so and light wind. Saturday: clear and cold. Sunday: snowy! The mountain’s about to get refreshed and ready for you!

Note on wind speeds. Different wind directions are experienced in different ways on Mt. Hood. For example, west wind at 50mph will hit the slopes and exposed ridges at W 50. SW 50 may hit the ridges at SW 50, but will likely only be SW 20 below tree line. Hence the ranges for wind. Depends where you are on the mountain. Hopefully that helps clarify.  

Gorge Wind Forecast

Easterlies on Tuesday start with 30-40 near Rooster and 20-25 at Stevenson and Viento. Afternoon wind drops to 20-25 near Rooster, 15-20 near Stevenson, and 10-15 near Viento. River flow is 175kcfs, river temp is 41, and forecast high temp is 44. Wednesday starts with very light easterlies, turns calm midday, and reverses to westerlies at 5mph or so from Stevenson to Hood River in the afternoon. Forecast high: 45. Thursday starts with light easterlies and builds to 20-25 at Rooster and Stevenson. It may be snowing or raining along with the wind. Forecast high: 39.  

Coast, Jones, Sauvie’s

As needed until next spring and summer.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Mostly clear sky Tuesday morning turns perfectly clear in the afternoon. Temps will be in the upper 20’s early and mid 40’s later. Easterlies. No rainbows. Wednesday starts with a partial Nothing, probably turns clear briefly, and then picks up some mid-level clouds. Temps will be in the low 30’s early and mid 40’s later. Light and variable wind ending with light westerlies. NO rainbows. It’ll be a close call between rain and snow on Thursday. Probably light snow to start and light rain to finish, but maybe just wet snow all day. 1-2” is possible, especially above 500′. Temps will be in the low/mid 30’s early and mid/upper 30’s later (maybe). Easterlies. 2% chance of rainbows. Saturday looks dry and cold. Snow is likely Sunday.

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Cycling

Partly cloudy sky Monday morning gives way to sunshine in the afternoon. Temps will be in the low 30’s early and upper 40’s later. Light easterlies. No rainbows. Tuesday looks Nothing in the morning and sunny later. Temps will be in the low 30’s early and mid 40’s in the afternoon. Easterlies. NO rainbows. Wednesday starts partly cloudy and ends cloudy with scattered sprinkles possible overnight. Temps will be in the low 30’s early and upper 40’s later. Light westerlies. No rainbows.  

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Local Events

Weekly events: The Kainos Coffee run happens in The Dalles every Tuesday morning at 6am. There are sailboat races at the Hood River Marina every Wednesday evening. Dirty Fingers has a group mountain bike ride (bring lights) Wednesday nights at 5:30pm. Cheno has an outdoor HIIT workout at Griffin House in Hood River at 6pm on Wednesday nights. There is a BLM rally every Tuesday evening at 5:30 at the Salmon Fountain in Hood River, and there’s a White Coats for BLM rally every Thursday at noon at 12th and May in Hood River.   Have an awesome day!

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Monday: patience is a virtue… lots of snow next week!

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The Forecast

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
4a-8a 8a-12p 12p-4p 4p-8p 8p-4a
Monday
2000′->4500′->1500′
Tuesday
1500′->8000′->5500′
Wednesday
5500′->1000′

Mt. Hood Forecast

Sunshine is the call on the mountain for Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday. Clouds return on Friday, but the first chance of significant new snowfall, enough to change the surface conditions, doesn’t happen until next Monday. Sharpen your edges if you’re going up!

Monday brings an other sunny day on the mountain, but it probably won’t be warm enough to turn the very hard snow surface to corn. The free air freezing level will be 2000′ in the morning, 4500′ in the afternoon, and 1500′ overnight. Wind: NE 15-20 early, NE 10 in the afternoon, and E 15-20 overnight.

Tuesday will be sunny and a bit warmer by afternoon. The free air freezing level will be 1500′ early, 8000′ in the afternoon, and 5500′ overnight. That might be just enough warmth for corn snow during the day. Wind: E 15-20 early, W 10 in the afternoon, and WNW 20-25 overnight.

Wednesday will be sunny on the slopes and cloudy below 4500′ or so. High clouds move in overnight, and some light flurries start up after midnight. No accumulation. Freezing level: 5500′ early, 3500′ in the afternoon, and 1000′ overnight. Wind: WNW 20-25 early, W 15 in the afternoon, and SW 5-10 overnight.

Scattered flurries continue Thursday and Friday with the snow level between 500′ and 1000′. The weekend currently looks dry and cold, but a stronger, wetter system is in about 85% of the model ensemble members for Monday. After that, we head into a colder, wetter pattern with the potential for lots of mountain snow and even a bit of snow for the lowlands!

Note on wind speeds. Different wind directions are experienced in different ways on Mt. Hood. For example, west wind at 50mph will hit the slopes and exposed ridges at W 50. SW 50 may hit the ridges at SW 50, but will likely only be SW 20 below tree line. Hence the ranges for wind. Depends where you are on the mountain. Hopefully that helps clarify.  

Gorge Wind Forecast

Westerlies start the day on Sunday at 10-14ish all through the Gorge. We’ll see the wind pick up to 12-15 near Stevenson and gusty 21-24 from Viento to Biggs mid-morning. After noon, the wind fades to 13-16. River flow is 136kcfs, river temp is 41 degrees, and forecast high temp is 49. Monday starts calm. Easterlies pick up to 10-15 at Rooster and Stevenson in the afternoon. Forecast high: 47. Tuesday brings easterlies at 25-30 at Rooster and 20-25 at Stevenson. They hold all day. Forecast high: 44.  

Coast, Jones, Sauvie’s

As needed until next spring and summer.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Easterlies stick around all day Monday at 15-20 at Stevenson and Rooster. River flow is 180kcfs, river temp is 41, and high temp forecast is 48. Tuesday sees morning easterlies at 25-30 at Rooster and 20-25 at Stevenson. High temp: 44. The wind fades to 10-15 in the afternoon. Wednesday brings light westerlies, 5-8mph or less, all day long. High temp: 47.

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Cycling

Partly cloudy sky Monday morning gives way to sunshine in the afternoon. Temps will be in the low 30’s early and upper 40’s later. Light easterlies. No rainbows. Tuesday looks Nothing in the morning and sunny later. Temps will be in the low 30’s early and mid 40’s in the afternoon. Easterlies. NO rainbows. Wednesday starts partly cloudy and ends cloudy with scattered sprinkles possible overnight. Temps will be in the low 30’s early and upper 40’s later. Light westerlies. No rainbows.  

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Local Events

Weekly events: The Kainos Coffee run happens in The Dalles every Tuesday morning at 6am. There are sailboat races at the Hood River Marina every Wednesday evening. Dirty Fingers has a group mountain bike ride (bring lights) Wednesday nights at 5:30pm. Cheno has an outdoor HIIT workout at Griffin House in Hood River at 6pm on Wednesday nights. There is a BLM rally every Tuesday evening at 5:30 at the Salmon Fountain in Hood River, and there’s a White Coats for BLM rally every Thursday at noon at 12th and May in Hood River.   Have an awesome day!