Friday: excellent corn snow. excellent dirt for mtb. west wind for Saturday.

The best wind forecast for the Gorge. The best snow forecast for Mt. Hood. The best weather forecast for the Gorge.

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
Snow level 4a-8a 8a-12p 12p-4p 4p-8p 8p-4a

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast

Good morning skiers and riders! It’s another gorgeous day of spring skiing today. Timberline will be closed today (Friday) due to a fire in the lodge’s attic last night. The fire was contained, and everyone was evacuated safely, but the resort will not be open today. If you do go up to ski somewhere, you’ll find frozen granular conditions in the morning and corn snow later thanks to a hard freeze and radiational cooling last night. Sunshine sticks around through midday Saturday, after which we’ll pick up a little bit of snain then snow. Sunshine returns by Sunday afternoon and sticks around through the middle of next week.

For Friday, we’ll have sun all day. Temps are in the upper 20s on the slopes this morning and will rise to 40 or so this afternoon. The free air freezing level will be 4000′ early, 5500′ in the afternoon, and 8000′ after midnight. Wind will be E 25 this morning, E 15 this afternoon, and variable to 15 overnight.

Saturday starts clear and warmer, probably above freezing. Clouds move in mid afternoon, and drop some precip into the night. The free air freezing level will be 8000′ in the morning and around 6000′ when the precip arrives. Even so, the snow should refreeze by Saturday morning thanks to clear sky. Overnight Saturday, the snow level drops to 2000′. About 0.15” water equivalent is forecast. That starts as very wet snow and switches to slightly less wet snow for half an inch to an inch of accumulation at 5000′ Wind: variable to 15 in the morning, SW 25-40 in the afternoon, W 35 in the evening, and WNW 20-25 after midnight. Sunday will be cloudy below 6000′ to start and then clear. A few snow flurries are possible, even likely, in the morning. The snow level will be 2000′ in the morning and 3500′ from mid-afternoon on. Wind: WNW 20-30 in the morning, NW 10-20 in the afternoon, and SE 10 overnight. Sunny, warmer weather returns on Monday and sticks around through the middle of next week. Have fun in the corn!  

A poem: Was that forecast helpful?
Did it save you time or gas money?
Did it make your life more fun?
Then please make a contribution.
Writing this takes me an hour or two a day.
Without your support, I can’t keep it up.
Keep the forecast going.
Subscribe or donate.
And share my forecast with your friends!
Auto-renewing subscription. Easy. Awesome. Set and forget!
Make a one-time contribution to support the forecast
USPS Venmo

Thank you for contributing and keeping this forecast going!
Not ready to subscribe? No problem – please share this forecast with all your friends too!
Or try a month for free!


Gorge Wind Forecast

Hi friends! Moderate easterlies today give way to frontally-driven westerlies tomorrow and leftovers on Sunday. We’ll be back to east wind on Monday and probably see westerlies Tuesday. Friday starts with pressures of 30.11/30.24/30.26 for a PDX-DLS east gradient of 0.13. Expect 20ish at Stevenson and 25-30 at Iwash (Rooster) Rock for a few hours this morning. Stevenson then slowly fades to 15, and Iwash slowly fades to 15-20. In a fun twist, easterlies pick up to 5-15 east of Viento to Arlington this afternoon. River flow Thursday was 149-222kcfs, river temp is 51.4F, and high temp forecast is 67F under sunny sky.

Saturday starts with E 15-20 at Iwash, Stevenson, and Viento. The wind goes calm by noon and then switches to westerlies. This starts with 11-14 from Stevenson to The Dalles early afternoon. Models have been all over the place about the late afternoon. As of this morning, they predict a few hours of gusty, unreliable 25ish average with big gusts between Stevenson and Avery. In the evening, they’re currently calling for 26-30 from Avery to Threemile. Frontal passages tend to bring lesser winds than models predict, and the wind tends to be very gusty (and the “wrong” direction at Rufus). That said, let’s see how the models play out in tomorrow morning’s run. High temp: 66F with drizzle as far east as Hood River after 2pm.

Sunday starts with less than 10mph west of The Dalles and 12-15 form The Dalles to Boardman. Strong high pressure builds offshore and starts to build inland. Models call for mid-teens near Rowena and 17-20 from The Dalles to Arlington. I suspect, if the high pressure forecast pans out, that areas east of The Dalles will overperform. High temp: 59F and mostly clear. It’s back to east wind on Monday (30mph or so) as high pressure shifts inland. Hopefully you get some time on the river between all this east wind and west wind!  


Jones, Sauvie’s, Coast Forecast – On vacation ‘til summer unless otherwise noted


Very basic Hood River weather forecast. Don’t plan your life around this. You really should read Temira’s Awesome Travel Advisory Service on Facebook

Clear sky sticks around all day Friday. Temps start in the mid 30s and rise to the upper 60s. Light easterlies early. Moderate easterlies later. No rainbows. Saturday starts mostly clear with a few high clouds. Drizzle moves in late afternoon and sticks around on and off all night. Total rainfall: 0.1” or so. Temps start in the upper 30s and rise to the mid 60s. Light easterlies early. Moderately strong westerlies later. 18% chance of rainbows. Sunday starts with some light drizzle and turns mostly clear. Temps start in the low 40s and rise to the upper 50s. Light westerlies. 98% chance of rainbows.  

Local-ish Events

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

The White Salmon – Bingen community-wide yard sale is April 19th and 20th.. The HRATS fundraiser is 4/20 at the Ruins. 4/20 is also a cleanup day at Jetty Island.

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.  


Cows are out on Hospital Hill. NO DOGS. That means you, all of you, even your dog that’s [insert adjective]. No dogs. Do not risk access for everyone. No parking at the corral. HRATS have a fundraiser on 4/20. Raffle tickets are on sale now. Buy some and support your trails organization. Definitely got a Tack Alert going on out there right now – lots of good dirt. Some areas of Post are still muddy (shady, cool areas), so consider choosing a different spot to ride. You’ll have Post all summer long! Sisterwives and Kleeway in Post Canyon are currently closed for rebuilding. It’s trail-building season. Get on the HRATS mailing list if you’d like to help out. If you’re parking at Post Canyon, you will need a parking pass. Those can be purchased at many local shops or online.  

Sprinter Van of the Week!

  Click here for the Sprinter Van map of the world!!!  

Have an awesome day!

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.