Friday: awesome snow conditions continue for Mt. Hood. Not much wind for the Gorge.

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast

Hey everyone! Snow keeps on coming for a couple more days. After that, we move into a cool and unstable environment with the snowpack staying in excellent shape. Groomers will be awesome Saturday through Monday, at least. Actually, there’s little enough snow in the forecast that the groom will be great on Friday too. And we all know it’s good off piste! For Thursday night, the snow level will be around 1000′ with temps in the mid teens to low 20’s on the mountain. About 0.4” to 0.5” water equivalent (WE) is forecast by Friday morning for 4-6” dry powder. Wind: SW 25-40 overnight. Friday starts with a little snow, turns mostly clear, and then turns snowy again overnight. The snow level will be 0-1000′ early, 2500′ in the afternoon, and back down to 0-1000′ overnight. About 0.1” WE is forecast prior to sunrise for an inch of new. That’s it for the daytime. Overnight, another 0.4” WE is on the table for 5-6” dry powder. Wind: SW 20-35 in the morning, S 10-15 in the afternoon, SE 30 in the evening, and SW 15-30 overnight.

Saturday adds a few more inches of snow in the morning before the sun pops out in the afternoon. But wait! Instability could trigger some flurries in the afternoon, so it won’t be totally sunny by any means. The snow level will be 0-1000′ early, 1500′ in the afternoon, and 0-1000′ overnight. About 0.3” WE falls in the morning for 3-4” powder. Flurries could drop an inch or two in the afternoon and evening, but they also might now. That’s instability for you. Wind: SW 20-30 all morning, WSW 25-30 in the afternoon, and SSW 10-20 overnight.

Intermittent flurries are forecast on Sunday with interspersed sunbreaks. Given that the precip is driven by instability, it’s hard to say how much snow will fall. Less than a 2” is probably a safe call. Snow level: 0′ early, 1000′ in the afternoon, and back to 0′ overnight. Wind: SSW 10-20 early, NW 10-20 in the afternoon, and NW 15-20 overnight. Monday looks mostly clear with some instability-driven flurries in the afternoon. Snow level: 0-1000′. Wind: NW 10-20. Cool weather continues through the extended forecast, probably. After Thursday, model agreement really breaks down. All-in-all, it looks like a great week of skiing!  

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Gorge Wind Forecast

Hi friends! Light east wind on Friday morning switches to westerlies in the afternoon. The western Gorge should pick up to 11-14 from Stevenson to Swell. Central: 7-10. Eastern Gorge wind, Amayah’s to Boardman, rises to gusty 21-24 for a few hours late morning. You’d better be preemptive about it, because it’ll fall to 14-17 after 1pm. River flow Friday was 81-132kcfs, river temp is 42.2F, and high temp forecast is 44F. Expect intermittent rain near Hood River. Saturday starts with less than 10mph. By late morning, the wind picks up to 10-13 from Stevenson to Doug’s. You should find gusty 20-23 from Avery to Boardman from late morning to mid-afternoon. The wind drops to 10-13 after that. Also in play: unstable air in the afternoon. Possible light snow in the morning. Rain showers after. High temp: 43F. Sunday’s wind will be light and variable. High temp: 43F and mostly cloudy.  

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Very basic Hood River weather forecast. Don’t plan your life around this. You really should read TATAS

Snow mixed with rain Friday morning gives way to intermittent rain and probably turns back to wet snow overnight. Temps start in the low-mid 30’s and rise to the mid 40’s. Light easterlies early. Then light westerlies. 89% chance of rainbows. Saturday probably starts with snow, but maybe with snain. Dry weather late morning gives way to showers with hail in the afternoon. Temps start in the upper 20’s and rise to the low 40’s. Light westerlies. 99% chance of rainbows. Sunday starts mostly dry with Nothing or maybe even a little light snow. Mostly dry weather midday adds showers and hail later. Light and variable wind. 84% chance of rainbows. Read Temira’s Awesome Travel Advisory Service on Facebook for a detailed forecast that may help you plan your day.  

Local-ish Events

Please let me know of outdoor-related local-ish events. If you don’t tell me, I don’t know!

On Thursday, March 21st, you can watch the BEST MOVIE EVER, The Neverending Story, at the Trout Lake Hall at 5pm (free). On Thursday, March 21st, you can watch the BEST MOVIE EVER, The Neverending Story, at the Trout Lake Hall at 5pm (free). March 23rd is the Glides of March Nordic race at Teacup. Skibowl has their spring party March 23rd and 24th.

Regular weekly events:. NK Studio’s by-donation Tuesday morning yoga class is back. Ferment’s Tuesday night 4-mile walk/run is at 6pm. There’s meditation with monks at 5:15pm (an hour) and 6:30pm (30 minutes plus a talk) at Yoga Samadhi in White Salmon. The Tri Club is done for the season. 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 Fridays at 2:30pm, there’s a free meditation and stretching class at Yoga Samadhi. On Saturday at 9am, there’s a by-donation outdoor group fitness on the 2rd floor deck about Ferment Brewing.  


Sisterwives and Kleeway in Post Canyon are closed until further notice for rebuilding. Regarding the trails in general: don’t ride in the mud. You’ll damage the trails. Don’t ride trails if it was below freezing the previous night and is above freezing when you want to ride. Ride gravel. Ride your trainer. Build trails. There are trail builders seeking extra hands on seven additional miles of trail on Whoopdee. Contact HRATS for more information. 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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By Temira

Temira Lital is a recreation and travel weather forecaster based in Hood River, Oregon. Temira uses they/them pronouns. They're also a mental health counselor. Temira bikes, skis, windsurfs, paddles a SUP, swims in mountain lakes, and loves gardening. Most recently they've taken up SUP foiling. Temira is powered by La Croix, protein, and beets.