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The Forecast

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

With the exception of Saturday morning and Monday daytime, the forecast for Mt. Hood is mostly dry for the next ten days or so. Meadows opens Monday, but it’s only open for current passholders and people who had passes last year. Timberline is open – reservations are no longer required, but capacity is limited. Teacup is open and groomed. Meadows Nordic opens on Monday.

Friday’s weather starts clear and stays clear. The free air freezing level will be 10,000′ all day and 6500′ overnight. Lower elevations will likely stay below freezing due to cold air drainage; expect mixed conditions out there. No precip. Wind: WSW 15-20 in the morning, SW 15-30 in the afternoon, and W 30 overnight.

Saturday will be clear before sunrise. Very light snowfall is the story during the day, at least in the morning. Clear sky returns above 7000′ overnight. The snow level will be 6500′ early falling to 5000′ when the precip arrives. As the precip ends, the snow level falls to 4500′ and then rebounds to 5500′ overnight. About 0.1” water equivalent (WE) falls, for 1/2” to 1” of snow above 5000′. Wind: W 30 early slowly fades to W 15 in the afternoon and SW 5-15 overnight.

Sunday looks partly cloudy to start with more clouds below 5000′. Clouds of some sort stick around all day. The free air freezing level will be 5500-6500′ during the day. It drops to 3500′ overnight. No precip. Wind: S 5-15 during the day. After sunset, the wind builds to SW 20-50. After midnight: WSW 35-50.

Snow starts up around 8am on Monday. At that time, the snow level will be 3500′. It falls to 2000′ in the afternoon. About 0.8” WE is forecast, for 8-9” of new. Wind: WSW 30-50 before sunrise. WNW 50 (enough to disrupt lifts somewhat) for a few hours in the morning, and NW 30-40 in the afternoon. After Monday, we’re looking at 5-7 days of dry weather that comes with above-freezing temperatures for areas above the inversion.  

Gorge Wind Forecast

Light and variable wind starts the day today. It’ll pick up to E 10-15, just near Stevenson, this afternoon. River flow is 103kcfs, water temp is 49, and high temp forecast is 46. Saturday starts with W 5-10 through the whole Gorge and turns calm in the afternoon. Sunday starts with E 30-35 near Rooster, 25-30 near Stevenson, and 20-25 near Viento. The wind drops to E 20-25 near Rooster and Stevenson in the afternoon with 10-15 near Viento. Monday brings westerlies in the mid 20’s east of The Dalles. Stronger easterlies are forecast starting Tuesday.  

Coast, Jones, Sauvie’s

As needed until next spring and summer.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Nothing this morning gives way to clear sky this afternoon. Temps will be in the mid 30’s early and mid 40’s later. Calm wind. No rainbows. Saturday starts with clouds and maybe some sprinkles or light rain. That stops after noon. Temps will be in the mid 30’s early and upper 40’s later. Light west wind turns calm in the afternoon. 68% chance of rainbows. Sunday starts with Nothing and ends mostly cloudy. Temps will be near freezing early and in the mid 40’s later. Light easterlies. No rainbows. Rain is in the forecast Monday morning.   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.  


11/8: GP will be closed through December for upgrades. Contact HRATS if you’d like to help. Motorized use is open on ALL Hood River County Land now. Do be aware of the possibility of freeze-thaw (muddy) conditions\. 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.  

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Local Events

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!


By Temira

Temira Lital is a recreation and travel weather forecaster based in Hood River, Oregon. She's also a mental health counselor. Temira bikes, skis, windsurfs, paddles a SUP, swims in mountain lakes, and has a giant garden. Most recently she's taken up SUP foiling. Temira is powered by La Croix, steak, and beets.