Friday: Gorgeous!

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The Forecast

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

Friday’s going to be another gorgeous day on the mountain, and Saturday will be the same. Believe it or not, we’re back into a cool, wet period starting on Sunday and lasting for a good long while. After Saturday, you’ll have a brief shot at mountain sunshine on Tuesday and Wednesday before we plunge back into the cool-wet pattern.

Friday will be neither cool nor wet. The free air freezing level (FAF) starts at 0′ and rises to 6000′. Temps rise into the low-mid 30’s at 5000′. Light south or SW wind completes the picture. Clear sky sticks around until midnight on Saturday. Add high clouds overnight. The FAF will be 6000′ for the 24 hour period, but temps will rise to the mid-upper 30’s at 5000′. Wind: variable to 10mph.

Sunday starts cloudy and adds snow mid-afternoon. Snowfall picks up in the evening. The snow level will be 5000′ when the flurries start, 4000′ in the evening, and 3000′ overnight. About 0.05”-0.1” water equivalent (WE) is forecast for the afternoon. That’s a trace to an inch of snow. Overnight, 0.3” to 0.4” WE adds 3-4” new snow to the snowpack. Wind will be variable to 10mph.

A few more inches of snow are forecast on Monday as the snow level falls from 3000′ to 1000′-1500′. Wind will be SW 10 in the morning, W 25-30 in the afternoon, and W 25 overnight. Cool, sunny weather is forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday with the free air freezing level at 3500-4000′ or less. After that: back to light snowfall day after day. Winter is still here, apparently, despite the warm sunshine today and tomorrow. Get it before it’s gone!  


Gorge Wind Forecast

Easterlies stick around for much of the next three days, and there’s a shot at westerlies on Monday. Friday kicks off with 30ish at Rooster, 20-25 at Stevenson, and 15-20 at Viento. Afternoon wind drops to 15mph for all three. River flow readings are 82-87 kcfs, river temp is 40F, and high temp forecast is 57F. Saturday starts with 15-20 at Rooster and 20-25 at Stevenson. They both hold at 20-25 for a few hours midday. Afternoon wind goes calm at Rooster (which will make for epic beach time), and drops to E 10 at Stevenson. High temp: 59F!!!!! Sunday starts calm. The wind picks up briefly to 20 at Stevenson and 15 at Rooster before going calm and then turning to W 12-15 from Stevenson to Rufus. Strong westerlies, 21-24 or so, are forecast for Monday afternoon. Models hint at additional rounds of west wind this upcoming week, but the weather will be chilly with drizzles.  

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Hood River Weather Forecast

Brilliant sunshine is in the cards all day today. Temps will be in the upper 20’s early and upper 540’s later. Light easterlies go calm later. NO rainbows. Saturday will be sunny all day with high clouds overnight. Temps start in the mid 30’s and rise to the upper 50’s. Light easterlies early. Calm conditions later. No rainbows. Sunday starts cloudy and adds drizzle in the evening. Temps will be in the upper 30’s early and low 50’s later. Calm wind turns light westerly in the evening. 12% chance of rainbows.

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Local-ish Events

Please let me know of outdoor-related local-ish events. If you don’t tell me, I don’t know!
The John Craig Memorial Ski takes place Saturday, 3/18 on McKenzie Pass. There’s a seed swap and plant sale at Rockford Grange at 2pm on Sunday the 19th. April 2nd is an end-of-season party at Meadows Nordic. April 15th at 10am is the “Run with the Wild 5k” fun run to support the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.

Regular weekly events: NK Studios in Bingen has a donation-based yoga class at 7:30am every Tuesday. 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. 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. There’s a weekly group paddle to the Event Site on Sunday at 11 am followed by a free pint at the fire pit at Ferment. That’s the “Paddle n’ Pint”. Also: Wednesday Paddle Sprints at the Event Site at Noon.  


Many of the trails will be muddy. Please avoid them. You might be able to ride the Deschutes or Klickitat trails or Syncline, but you’ll be most successful on gravel. If it was below freezing the night before your ride, don’t ride trails that are exposed to the open air. Those trails will have freeze-thaw conditions, and you’ll do major damage. Consider gravel riding! 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.