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Sunday: chilly and windy on the slopes. Lots of lifts on standby this morning.

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Sunday
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Monday
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Tuesday
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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast

It’s Sunday morning, and east wind is blasting the slopes to start the day. The wind will slowly fade, but definitely not die off completely. A much calmer, still sunny day is forecast on Monday followed by high clouds and near-freezing temps through Thursday. Our next snowstorm is forecast for Thursday night; models currently call for about half a foot of new snow.

Sunday starts off windy enough to shut down lifts. All lifts are currently on standby at Timberline (6:55am). About half the lifts at Meadows are on standby as of the time of this report. Fun fact: the wind gusted to 94mph at the top of Cascade last night and was gusting to 60+ at the top of Mt. Hood Express as I was writing this. The wind slowly fades today going from E 40+ this morning to E 30+ this afternoon to E 10-15 overnight. Sunshine sticks around all day. Temps will be in the single digits all day with wind chill readings below zero. Bundle up to avoid frostbite.

Sunshine and calmer weather is planned all day Monday. The free air freezing level will be 0′ all day with temps in the low teens early (or less) and upper 20’s later. Wind: E 10-15 in the morning, W 10 in the afternoon, and W 20 overnight.

Tuesday will be high overcast with a period of sun likely mid-morning. The free air freezing level will be 0′ in the morning with temps in the upper 20’s, and the free air freezing level will rise to 5000′ in the evening. Wind: W 20 in the morning, W 15 in the afternoon, and WSW 10 overnight. Wednesday looks just a touch warmer with temps in the upper 20’s to low 30’s and light SW wind. Cloudy weather Thursday morning gives way to up to half a foot of snow overnight. The snow level will be around 2000′. Models hint at continued snow through Friday, but there’s quite a bit of model spread through the weekend. Stay warm today!  

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Gorge Wind Forecast

It’s Sunday morning, and we start with an east gradient of 0.11. While the wind isn’t nuking down here, it’s nuking up in the mountains! Rooster starts in the low 20’s and rises to 30-40mph this afternoon. Stevenson starts at 15-20ish and rises to 20-25. River flow reading are 102-129kcfs, river temp is 40F, and high temp forecast is 31F. Monday starts with 35-40 at Rooster and 20-25 at Stevenson. The wind drops to 20-25 at Rooster and 15-20 at Stevenson. High temp: 31F under sunny sky. Tuesday brings light westerlies, perhaps 10-13, west of Swell. East of there: light easterlies. High temp: 38F.  

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Hood River Weather Forecast

Clear, cold weather is the plan today. Temps will be in the low 20’s early and low 30’s later. Easterlies. No rainbows. Monday will be sunny and dry. Temps start in the mid teens and rise to the low 30’s. Easterlies. No rainbows. Tuesday will be high overcast. Temps start in the low 20’s and rise to the upper 30’s. Calm wind. No rainbows.

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Local-ish Events


Please let me know of outdoor-related local-ish events. If you don’t tell me, I don’t know!
There’s a giant, all-hands-on-deck HRATS Family Man cleanup happening on Feb 4th. Please bring wheelbarrows and snacks. Regular weekly events: Ferment’s Tuesday night 4-mile walk/run is at 6pm. At 7:15am on Wednesdays, there’s a run from the White Salmon Bakery. At 7am on Friday morning, there’s a run from Pine Street Bakery. On Friday’s at 2:30pm, there’s a free meditation and stretching class (brand new) at Yoga Samadhi. There’s a weekly group paddle to the Event Site on Sunday at 11 am followed by a free pint at the fire pit at Ferment. That’s the “Paddle n’ Pint”. Also: Wednesday Paddle Sprints at the Event Site at Noon. The sprint course is 2 two laps around the sailing buoy near Wells Island and back – 3.5 miles.  

Cycling

Be thoughtful about your riding choices as we enter this dry period. If it was below freezing the night before your ride, don’t ride trails that are exposed to the open air. Those trails will have freeze-thaw conditions, and you’ll do major damage. Consider gravel riding! If you’re parking at Post Canyon, you will need a parking pass. Those can be purchased at many local shops or online.  

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Saturday: big change in the weather today…

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The Forecast

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Saturday
1500′->0′
Sunday
0′
Monday
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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast

It’s Saturday, and slopeside fun starts under clear sky. Cold air moving in from the NE quickly creates some orographic clouds and snowfall midday, just for a few hours. Once the cold, dry Continental air fully arrives, we’ll be back to sunshine through Monday. The next chance of snow is next Friday morning, but models don’t agree on the amounts yet.

Saturday is starting off clear as a bell. Snow arrives mid-morning with the arctic air. Expect temps to drop during the day and fall to the single digits for night skiing tonight. The snow level will be 1500′ this morning and 0′ in the afternoon with the free air freezing level falling to 0′ all across the land tonight. Models do not predict this setup well, so let’s go with 0.1” to 0.4” water equivalent today. That’s 1-4” new snow. Wind: S 10-15 (unexpected!) this morning, NE 10 this afternoon, and building to E 40 overnight.

Expect a shutdown or near-shutdown at Timberline on Sunday thanks to the easterlies. Lifts at other resorts could be affected too, but Timberline takes the brunt of east wind. Check before you go. The weather will be clear and frigid with bitterly cold wind chill. Expect temps to hold in the single digits all day. The wind will be E 40 knots in the morning, E 30 in the afternoon, and E 10-15 overnight. If you do head up, cover exposed skin to protect yourself from frostbite. Wear windproof undies so you don’t freeze your todger.

Monday starts out clear and cold and ends warmer and sunny. The free air freezing level will be 0′ near Mt. Hood all day with temps in the teens in the morning and 20’s in the afternoon. Wind: E 10-15 in the morning, SW 5-10 in the afternoon, and NW 10-15 overnight.

High clouds move in and out through Thursday, and temps warm above freezing at 5000′. Models hint at the next weather system (snow) arriving on Friday with additional snow through the weekend. Have a fabulous Saturday on the slopes!  

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Gorge Wind Forecast

The fun mid-winter westerly streak is over, and we’re going back to frigid, ripping east wind. Saturday starts with westerlies but quickly switches to easterlies as cold air swings in from Canada. The wind builds to 30-35 at Rooster, 20-25 at Stevenson, 5-15 near Hood River, and 15-20 east of The Dalles. High temp: 44F and falling during the day. River flow is 110-142kcfs, and river temp is 40F. Sunday starts with strong easterlies at all elevations which makes the wind strength on the river tricky to predict. Temps will be below freezing all day, so maybe it’s not super important? Anyway, Expect 30ish at Stevenson all day with 30-50 (probably the low end) at Rooster and 10-15 east of Swell. High temp: 31F. Monday starts with 30-40 at Rooster and 20-30 at Stevenson. Afternoon: 20-25 at Stevenson and 25-35 at Rooster. East of Swell: light and variable all day. High temp: 28F under sunny sky.  

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Hood River Weather Forecast

Clouds and sprinkles this morning give way to light snow in the afternoon and clear, cold weather with icy roads overnight. Temps will be in the mid 40’s to start the day and will drop as the day goes on. Moderate easterlies. No rainbows. Sunday will be sunny. Temps start in the low 20’s and rise to the low 30’s. Easterlies. No rainbows. Monday will be cold and sunny. Temps start in the low teens and rise to the upper 20’s. Light and variable wind. No rainbows.

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Local-ish Events


Please let me know of outdoor-related local-ish events. If you don’t tell me, I don’t know!
There’s a giant, all-hands-on-deck HRATS Family Man cleanup happening on Saturday, 1/28 from 10am-3pm. Second chance: Feb 4th. Please bring wheelbarrows and snacks. Regular weekly events: Ferment’s Tuesday night 4-mile walk/run is at 6pm. At 7:15am on Wednesdays, there’s a run from the White Salmon Bakery. At 7am on Friday morning, there’s a run from Pine Street Bakery. On Friday’s at 2:30pm, there’s a free meditation and stretching class (brand new) at Yoga Samadhi. There’s a weekly group paddle to the Event Site on Sunday at 11 am followed by a free pint at the fire pit at Ferment. That’s the “Paddle n’ Pint”. Also: Wednesday Paddle Sprints at the Event Site at Noon. The sprint course is 2 two laps around the sailing buoy near Wells Island and back – 3.5 miles.  

Cycling

Be thoughtful about your riding choices as we enter this dry period. If it was below freezing the night before your ride, don’t ride trails that are exposed to the open air. Those trails will have freeze-thaw conditions, and you’ll do major damage. Consider gravel riding! If you’re parking at Post Canyon, you will need a parking pass. Those can be purchased at many local shops or online.  

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