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Sunday: let’s talk about a week of sunshine…

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The Forecast

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
4a-8a 8a-12p 12p-4p 4p-8p 8p-4a
Sunday
0′->3500′
Monday
3000′->4000′
Tuesday
3500′-4500′

Mt. Hood Forecast

Yesterday sure didn’t turn out as forecast – the wind kept at it all day and made a big mess of things for the ski areas. Today is a different day. The weather is clear, calm, and cold. Sunshine will stick around all day. Heck, sunshine will stick around all week!

Sunday’s details include a chilly start with slope-side temps in the teens. The freezing level will slowly rise to 3500′ today. No precip. Wind, thankfully, will be light: E 5 in the morning, NE 5 in the afternoon, and E 25 overnight.

Strong easterlies on Monday could swing some lifts around. They’ll also help keep the snow colder and perhaps not-sticky during the day. The free air freezing level will be 3000′ in the morning and 4000′ in the afternoon and evening. Wind: E 25-35 in the morning, NE 15 in the afternoon, and NE 30-40 overnight.

That wind could affect lift ops, especially at T-Line, on Tuesday. Sunshine is the plan all day with the freezing level at 4000′ in the morning, 4500′ in the afternoon, and 3500′ after midnight. Wind: NE 30-40 in the morning, NE 20-30 in the afternoon and overnight. Sunshine continues for the extended forecast period, likely through the weekend. Enjoy!

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

Strong offshore high pressure this morning is really complicating the river-level wind forecast. Models suggest easterlies, but the early gradient is west .05 (pdx-dls). I suspect we’ll see westerlies at 10-13 from Stevenson to Hood River today with light easterlies east of there, but heck, it’s really anyone’s guess. River flow is 124kcfs, river temp is 47F, and high temp forecast is 56F.

Monday sees widespread easterlies. In the morning, Rooster has 30-35 and Stevenson 20-25. Afternoon wind drops to 10-15 between Rooster and Viento and fills in at E 10-15 all the way to Arlington. Stronger widespread easterlies are in the picture on Tuesday. Expect morning wind at 15-20 at Rooster Rock and 20-30 at Cascade Locks. Afternoon: 10-15 in the western Gorge. Rest of the Gorge: widespread E 20-30 in the morning and 15-25 in the afternoon. Those widespread easterlies back off a bit but likely continue for a couple more days. As a matter of fact, there’s not much hint of westerlies in the next week!  

Coast, Jones, Sauvie’s

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

Hood River Weather Forecast

Sunshine sticks around most of the week. For Sunday, we have sun all day. Temps will be near 30 early and in the mid 50’s later. Light westerlies. No rainbows. Monday starts out in the low 30’s and rises to the low 60’s. Sun all day. Moderate easterlies. No rainbows. Tuesday also brings sunshine. Temps will be in the upper 30’s early and low 60’s later. Moderate 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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Saturday: oops, where did all the ski lifts go this morning? WIND!

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The Forecast

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
4a-8a 8a-12p 12p-4p 4p-8p 8p-4a
Saturday
2500′->1500′
Sunday
0′->3000′
Monday
3000′->4500′->2000′

Mt. Hood Forecast

Nuking wind has lifts on hold this morning on Mt. Hood, but the weather should calm enough for slope-shredding this afternoon. Following today, it’s all sun, all the time, for at least a week. Diving deeper into Saturday’s details, we see disruptive morning wind and light snowfall that lasts through mid-afternoon. The snow level will start around 2500′ and will drop to 1500′ by afternoon. About 0.1” to 0.2” water equivalent (WE) is forecast, for an inch or two of new snow. Wind: WNW 45-55 in the morning fades to NW 15-25 in the afternoon and light-and-variable overnight.

Sunday starts clear and sunny and stays that way. The free air freezing level will be 0′ in the morning and 3000′ from afternoon on through the evening. NO precip. Wind: light and variable early, E 10 in the afternoon, and E 15-25 overnight.

Monday will be sunny. The freezing level will be 3000′ in the morning, 4500′ in the afternoon, and 2000′ after midnight. Wind: E 15-20 in the morning, NE 15-20 in the afternoon, and NE 40-50 overnight. Lift ops Tuesday morning will likely be affected by the easterlies, especially at Timberline which always seems to bear the brunt of that wind direction. Rest of the week: sunny with moderate east wind. Enjoy the spring skiing!

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

Offshore high pressure at 1034mb on Saturday morning combines with a cold front swinging through the area for strong, gusty westerlies. Morning wind will be in the 10-15 range in the west (exception Viento: 20-30) with gusty 20-27 in the eastern gorge. Give it a few hours, and the wind will rise to gusty 14-17 in the west and gusty 25-29 from The Dalles to Arlington. River flow is 143kcfs. River temp is 47F. High temp forecast is 54F.

Sunday starts calm and sub-freezing. Afternoon wind rises to E 10-15 from Rooster to Viento with E5 east of Hood River. Monday starts with E 20-25 at Stevenson and 25-30 at Rooster. Afternoon wind drops to 10-15 in the western Gorge and picks up to NE 10-15 from Hood River eastward to Arlington. Easterlies will probably continue through at least midday Friday.  

Coast, Jones, Sauvie’s

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

Hood River Weather Forecast

Partly to mostly cloudy sky this morning stays that way with occasional sprinkles in the morning. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and mid 50’s later. Moderate westerlies. 72% chance of rainbows. Sunday will be sunny with a frosty morning. Temps will be near 30 early and in the mid-upper 50’s later. Light wind early. Light easterlies later. No rainbows. Monday will also be sunny (as will the rest of the week). Temps will be right at freezing early and in the low 60’s later. Light to moderate 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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