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Thursday: lots of sun. Temira will be on vacation through 4/24.

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The Forecast

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
4a-8a 8a-12p 12p-4p 4p-8p 8p-4a
Thursday
6000′->9000′
Friday
9000′->11,000′
Saturday
11,000′

Mt. Hood Forecast

Mountain weather will be the same as the valley weather: sunny and warm with easterlies. Looking at Thursday more closely, we see exactly that: sunshine all day. The free air freezing level (FAF) will be 6000′ in the morning and will slowly rise to 9000′ overnight. Wind: NE 15 in the morning, NE 20 in the afternoon, and NE 30 after midnight. Wind and sunshine is your forecast for Friday. The FAF will be 9000′ in the morning, 10,000′ in the afternoon, and 11,000′ after midnight. Wind: NE 30, enough to affect some lift ops, in the morning, E 25 in the afternoon, and SE 25 after midnight.

Saturday: sunny. FAF: 11,000′. Wind: SE 25 in the morning, S 5-10 in the afternoon, and W 5 overnight. Sunday will be similar: FAF of 10,000′ in the morning and 12,000′ in the afternoon. Wind: there’s your big change! Westerlies at 5mph in the morning and 20mph in the afternoon. High clouds swing through on Monday, and then it’s back to sunshine. The precipitation in the long-range models for next week is diminishing and moving further into the future. The weather looks dry through at least Wednesday. Spring skiing. That’s what you’ve got!

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 continue through Saturday. Models then hint at a burst of westerlies on Sunday followed by a return to offshore flow. Thursday brings E 5-15 all across the land this morning with 15-20 at Rooster. In the afternoon, we’ll see widespread E 10-15 all the way from Rooster to Arlington. River flow is 129kcfs, river temp is 47F, and high temp forecast is 72F. Friday starts with E 20-25 at Rooster, 15-20 at Cascade Locks, and light easterlies east of Viento. Afternoon: 15-20 from Rooster to Viento with 10-15 east to Arlington. High temp: 73F. Saturday brings easterlies at 10-15 at Stevenson and 15-20 at Rooster early. Afternoon: 10-15 from Rooster to Viento with light easterlies or calm wind to the east.  

Coast, Jones, Sauvie’s

On vacation until the end of snowsports season. Will return in April or May.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Sunshine and dry weather for the extended forecast… Thursday starts with temps in the upper 30’s and rises to the low 70’s. Light to moderate easterlies. No rainbows. Friday starts near 40 anad climbs to the low 70’s. Moderate easterlies. No rainbows. Saturday will also be sunny and warm. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and upper 70’s later. Light easterlies. No rainbows.

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Cycling

Brown Pow alert everywhere! Cows are out on Hospital Hill. No parking at the corral. No dogs on the trails. No exceptions. Please respect the wishes of the landowners – they let us use their land, and in return, we respect their rules! Post Canyon: clear of snow to the top of Eldorado, perhaps to top of 140. New Whoopdee: open. Other news: Mountain View Cycles women’s ride is every Thursday, bottom of Post at 5:30pm. Dirty Fingers has Sunday gravel rides. Contact the shop for details.  

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Tuesday-Wednesday: sunshine, widespread easterlies, fire danger…

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The Forecast

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
4a-8a 8a-12p 12p-4p 4p-8p 8p-4a
Tuesday
1500′->4000′->2500′
Wednesday
2500′->6000′
Thursday
6000′->10,000′

Mt. Hood Forecast

Very strong easterlies are the big story on Mt. Hood this morning. Those tend to affect Timberline more than they do Meadows, but with speeds like they are at the time of this report (31-50 top of Mt. Hood Express), any or all lifts could be shut down. Diminished easterlies and sunshine stick around for the rest of the week. Next possible chance of any precip at all is Tuesday, but don’t get too excited.

Tuesday’s details include some lift shutdowns thanks to very strong easterlies driven by a 1042mb high in Canada. The freezing level today will be all over the place; approximately 4000′ during the day and 2500′ overnight with extremely efficient radiational cooling that’s mitigated by the wind: NE 40 in the morning, NE 20-25 in the afternoon, and NE 25 overnight.

Wednesday also looks sunny and windy, but less windy than today. The freezing level will be 2500′ in the morning and will rise to about 6500′ in the afternoon and evening. Wind: NE 25 in the morning, NE 15 in the afternoon, and NE 20 overnight.

Thursday and Friday both look warmer: the freezing level will top out near 9000′ on Thursday and 10,000′ on Friday with slopeside temps approaching 50 on Friday. Wind will be in the 15-25 range both days out of the NE. Warm, sunny weather continues through Monday, after which about 50% of the ensemble members are hinting at some precip.

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 are what it’s about through the weekend as a very strong Canadian high pressure system overpowers the northeast Pacific high pressure system. 1042Mb in Canada. 1033Mb offshore. Canada wins. Expect widespread E 20-25 this morning with a brief period of 20-30 possible at Cascade Locks. Afternoon wind settles down to 15-20 from Rooster to Hood River, 10-15 to The Dalles, and NE 20-30 east of The Dalles. River flow is 128kcfs, river temp is 47F, and high temp forecast is 62F.

Wednesday brings another round of easterlies. Rooster starts with 5-10 and Stevenson starts with 20-25. East of there: 10-15 at Viento and 5-10 elsewhere. Afternoon wind evens out to 10-15 from Stevenson all the way to Arlington with light and variable wind at Rooster. High temp: 65F. Thursday starts with E 15-20 at Rooster and Stevenson with 10-15 at Viento. Every launch in the Gorge from Rooster to Arlington gets afternoon easterlies at 10-13. High temp: 71. Easterlies continue through the weekend with temps approaching 80.  

Coast, Jones, Sauvie’s

On vacation until the end of snowsports season. Will return in April or May.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Sunshine, easterlies, and mild temps all the way through the weekend. Tuesday: sunny. Temps will be in the upper 40’s early and low 60’s later. Moderate easterlies. No rainbows. Wednesday: sunny. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and mid 60’s later. Light to moderate easterlies. No rainbows. Thursday: sunny. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and low 70’s later. Light easterlies. No rainbows.

Looking for a complete Columbia Gorge forecast? Looking for more humor in your weather? Obscenities? You’re looking for my TATAS: Temira’s Awesome Travel Advisory Service on Facebook.  

Cycling

Brown Pow alert everywhere! Cows are out on Hospital Hill. No parking at the corral. No dogs on the trails. No exceptions. Please respect the wishes of the landowners – they let us use their land, and in return, we respect their rules! Post Canyon: clear of snow to the top of Eldorado, perhaps to top of 140. New Whoopdee: open. Other news: Mountain View Cycles women’s ride is every Thursday, bottom of Post at 5:30pm. Dirty Fingers has Sunday gravel rides. Contact the shop for details.  

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