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Mt. Hood Forecast
Dry weather sticks around on the mountain through Wednesday. After that, models aren’t really in agreement, but the chance of precipitation rises on Thursday. The extended forecast hints at colder, possibly snowier weather, but time will tell!
For Sunday, drizzle ends before sunrise and clouds dissipate as the day progresses. The freezing level will be 6000′ early, 5000′ in the afternoon, and 3500′ overnight. Wind: NW 35-40 in the morning fading to N 20 in the afternoon and N 10 overnight.
Monday looks clear and dry. The free air freezing level will be 3500′ early, 3000′ in the afternoon, and will fall to 0′ overnight. NO precipitation. Wind: N 10 early, NE 15 in the afternoon, and E 15 after midnight. Wednesday looks sunny and warmer. The free air freezing level will be 8500′ in the morning and 6500′ in the afternoon with WNW wind at 10-15mph.
Looking at the extended forecast, we see a pattern shift late in the week. The weather turns colder and wetter with a good chance of accumulating snow starting a week or so out. Fingers crossed!
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
Cloudy sky and sprinkles this morning give way to partly cloudy sky this afternoon. Temps will be in the mid 40’s early and upper 40’s later. Light to moderate westerlies. 43% chance of rainbows. Monday will be partly cloudy to start and sunny later. Temps will be in the mid 30’s early and upper 40’s in the afternoon. Light wind. No rainbows. Tuesday starts with Nothing and ends clear. Temps will be in the low to mid 30’s early and mid 40’s later. Easterlies. No rainbows.
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Volunteers needed! Columbia Area Mountain Bike Advocate (CAMBA) is doing small projects at the Syncline this winter: treadwork and trail maintenance. Show that we care and want to protect it! Due to COVID restrictions, work party numbers are limited, so if you can help, contact Ann 509-637-three seven one three. Hikers, runners, mountain bikers, and sightseers all welcome! Do be aware of the possibility of freeze-thaw (muddy) conditions, especially on trails that are not under a tree canopy. Do not ride if it was below freezing last night and is above freezing when you want to ride. The soil structure will be liquefied, and you will do permanent damage to trails. Consider riding gravel roads instead.
Sprinter Van of the Week!
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!