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Mt. Hood Weather Forecast
The weather system forecast to bring rain to Mt. Hood today has been delayed until this afternoon, but rain it shall! After that: dry weather for at least three days.
Friday starts off clear, turns cloudy mid-morning, and has light rain starting around 2pm. The snow level will be 10,000′ early, 8500′ in the afternoon, and 4500′ after midnight after the precip ends. A trace of rain falls in the afternoon, and another 0.2” rain falls tonight. Wind will be W 20-25 early, SW 20 midday and evening, and N 10 after midnight.
Saturday looks clear, with a few clouds possible in the afternoon. The free air freezing level (FAF) will be 4500′ in the morning and 6500′ in the afternoon and overnight. It’s possible we’ll see the snow snap, meaning there could be excellent spring skiing Saturday. No precip. Wind: N 10 all day and night. Sunday looks sunny. High clouds move in after midnight. The FAF will be 6500′ in the morning and 8000′ in the afternoon and evening. Wind: N 0 early, NW 10 in the afternoon, WNW 10 after midnight. Monday brings high clouds, warm temps, and increasing NW wind.
Offshore high pressure for the next few days drives Gorge westerlies of varying quality. Most of the wind will be in the western Gorge, meaning the possibility exists for a two or three sport day! Friday will be the gustiest of the next three, as a front moves through midday. Expect gusty westerlies at 13-19 this morning with lighter wind in various locations. After 2pm, we’ll see the wind steady out a bit: 17-21 from Stevenson to Mosier with 23-26 from Rowena to Arlington. That said, rain is likely east of The Dalles this evening, meaning the eastern Gorge wind could be unreliable.
Saturday sees offshore high pressure build. This sets up wind pretty in many locations across Oregon. The coast has 20-25 north and central with 35+ at Pistol. NW swell 6′ at 9 seconds. Sauvie’s: 16-19. Jones: 20-23. Gorge: 14-17 in the morning from Stevenson to Rufus. 20-23 in the afternoon from Stevenson to Mosier with 10-13 east of Mosier. There is a beach cleanup at Viento sponsored by CGW2 on Saturday morning at 9am. BBQ to follow.
Sunday sees a sunny day with continued offshore high pressure. Coast wind: 15-20 north and central. 30-35 in the south. Gorge: 16-19 to start the day from Stevenson to Rufus. Gusty 23-26 in the afternoon from Stevenson to Avery as a front disturbs the stability of the offshore situation. Monday’s long-range and not-reliable forecast is gusty 18-22. River flow Friday: 212kcfs. Temp: 48 degrees. Color: brown.
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Hood River Weather Forecast
Friday is starting off partly cloudy. Clouds increase during the day, and intermittent rain starts up around noon. Temps will be in the upper 50’s early and upper 60’s later. Moderate westerlies. 78% chance of rainbows. Saturday looks partly cloudy in the morning Temps will be in the mid 40’s early and mid 60’s later. Moderate west wind. No rainbows. Sunday looks sunny. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and mid 60’s later. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows.
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Road and Mountain Biking
Syncline is definitely awesome right now, and you’ll want to get it soon before the Oak takes over. Post is wonderful. Whoopdee is wonderful and has some wildflowers. If you’re riding Underwood, please do not park at the trailhead any more as per request by SDS. There is a parking area 0.5 miles farther down the road. The cows are out on Hospital Hill, which happens to be private land owned by the Kreps family. Do not take your dog or you 1) endanger the life of your dog and 2) endanger access to the land for everyone.
Friday morning is the donut and coffee run at Kickstand – jog or walk 4.1 miles and get a free cup of coffee and a donut. Other events: TKO has a trail work party on Wygant Peak Trail on Friday. On Saturday: Viento Beach Cleanup (CGW2) at 9, Trout Lake 5k/10k/half at 9, Riverfront Park Cleanup (SOLVE) at 10am. Mazotfest at Meadows. Sunday: Last day of Nordic at Meadows, Punchbowl Falls work party (TKO) – please sign up on EventBrite, Lyrids meteor shower, Westside Fire breakfast (7-11), and the Sunday Service ride at Dirty Fingers. Saturday, 4/20, at 4pm is the Greenlap dispensary tour from Dirty Fingers.
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Have an awesome day today!