Friday: mostly dry…

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The Forecast

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

Clear sky sticks around Friday and most of Saturday. A period of light precip arrives on Saturday evening, and clear sky returns by Sunday afternoon. Deets for Friday: sunshine all day. The free air freezing level will be 10,000′ in the morning and 12,000′ in the afternoon. Don’t let that dissuade you – the low sun angle means much of the groom remains hardpack or packed powder (confirmed by me yesterday!). Wind today will be NE 5-10 in the morning, E 20-25 in the afternoon, and SE 20 overnight.

Saturday starts clear. Clouds and wet snow or mixed precip move in around 4pm. The snow level will be 12,000′ early, 8000′ in the afternoon, 5500′ in the evening, and 3500′ overnight. Just 0.1” water equivalent (WE) falls overnight. That’s not much, is it? We’ll call it up to 1/2” snow overnight. Wind: SE 20 in the morning, SW 15-25 in the afternoon and evening, and W 25 after midnight.

By Sunday morning, the snow level will be down to 3000′. It’ll rise to 3500′ in the afternoon, and 10,000′ under clear sky overnight. About 0.3” water equivalent falls as snow in the morning for 2-4” at 5000′ That snow ends by midday, with clear sky above 5500′. Wind: W 25 early. W 15 mid-morning, W 5 overnight, and NW 5 Monday morning.

Monday looks clear in the morning with high clouds in the afternoon. The freezing level will be 10,000′ to 11,000′. Wind will be NW 5 in the morning and SW 15-25 in the evening. Models don’t agree about next week’s weather; about half the ensembles bring us snow. The other half keep things dry. Fingers crossed for snow!  

Gorge Wind Forecast

Easterlies on Friday will be 40-50 near Rooster 25-30 near Stevenson, and 20-25 near Viento. Saturday starts with easterlies at 50-60 near Rooster and 40-45 near Stevenson. Afternoon wind backs off to E 30-35 at Rooster and 20-25 at Stevenson. Sunday will be light easterly early and light westerly later. River flow Friday: 127kcfs. River temp: 47. Air temp: 45.  

Coast, Jones, Sauvie’s

As needed until next spring and summer.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Nothing sky this morning should clear up this afternoon. Temps will be in the upper 20’s early and mid 40’s later. Light east wind. No rainbows. Saturday starts with Nothing, turns clear, and ends with some light drizzle or freezing rain. Temps will be in the upper 20’s early and low 40’s later. Light easterlies. No rainbows. Sunday looks cloudy all day with a chance of freezing drizzle or sprinkles early and then sprinkles later. Temps will be near 30 early and in the upper 30’s in the afternoon. Light east wind early. Light west wind later. 38% chance of rainbows.   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.  


Do be aware of the possibility of freeze-thaw (muddy) conditions this week, especially on trails that are not under a tree canopy. 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. Consider riding gravel roads instead. GP will be closed through December for upgrades. Contact HRATS if you’d like to help.  

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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.