Friday. 12/6. Gorge wind. Gorge weather. Mt. Hood forecast

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 December 6, 2013

It’s winter now, and that means it’s time for the snow forecast!

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Random Morning Thoughts

People keep asking me to ask Meadows to run a bus from Hood River. Okay, people. There’s a bus on Saturday for Brewfest. $10. Leaves the Hood River News parking lot at 10am. Returns at 5pm. You do not have to attend Brewfest to ride the bus.

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast

Today brings a few light flurries to Mt. Hood, with less than 1” of accumulation. Much less than 1”, most likely. Temps will be in the single digits. The wind will be light this morning, picking up to E 20 in the afternoon.

Tomorrow looks very, very cold on Mt. Hood, with temps at or below zero in the morning under sunny skies. Wind will be E 10 early, NE 15 midday and NE 30+ in the afternoon.

Sunday looks warmer, with temps in the teens under mostly clear sky. Wind will be N 20-30 in the morning, rising to N 30+ by midday.

Temps moderate through the week, but the next real system doesn’t arrive until late Wednesday. At this point, snow levels look better than Pineapple-style, but they still look borderline, with 5000′ temps around 34 degrees. Maybe that will change as we get closer. At this point, it’s looking like we’ll see significant ski resort snow at the end of next week, but again, we all know how little faith we should put in those long-range models.

Plain Old Local Weather

Today will be cloudy, with a chance of flurries and temps in the 20’s. Tomorrow will be very, very cold, but likely sunny. Sunday will be very cold with a chance of a few high clouds. It’s now looking like we’ll go above freezing on Monday during the day, dropping back below freezing Tuesday and Wednesday, and then rapidly warming up.

Models are no longer showing any sort of horrendous ice event, but they are showing the possibility of some frozen rain Wednesday night before this cold snap breaks for good.

Gorge Wind Forecast

Apparently there were people out kiteboarding two days ago. People, have you not heard of hypothermia? It’s a deadly illness caused by cold. Hypothermia potential continues today, with east wind picking up to the 40+ category at Rooster. Tomorrow starts at 40ish, fading during the day. Sunday brings easterlies in the 20’s.

Road and Mountain Biking

A friend of mine rode Post Canyon yesterday and said it was “frigid”. So I guess that means it’s good to go: hard, fast and fun.

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Events – email me if I’ve missed any outdoor-related events

I know there has to be stuff going on this weekend. You tell me!

Have an awesome day today!