Friday: nice day to spend on the mountain…

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

As I was writing this, Meadows and Timberline had picked up about 13” in the storm cycle. They’ll get some more snow tonight (Thursday night), although there’s a chance of some freezing rain mixed in. A mostly dry Friday and Friday night gives way to more snow on Saturday and into Sunday, although temps will be on the rise. We’ll talk more about that later.

For Thursday night, the snow level will be around 1500′, and it’ll drop to 500′ overnight. About 0.4” WE is expected, for 4-5” dry powder. Wind will be W 10 turning variable to 10 overnight. Friday starts with light snow and turns cloudy. The snow level will be 500′-1000′ early. About an inch of snow is expected early in the morning. In the afternoon, we see warm air moving in from the west and cold air entrenched in the east under cloudy sky with dry weather. The most common scenario with this is temps bouncing around a bit. It does seem like the slopes are likely to stay subfreezing, although temps will rise from 20ish in the morning to 30ish in the afternoon. A trace of mixed precip is possible after midnight. Wind: W 10 in the morning turning to SW 5-15 in the afternoon and SW 15-30 overnight.

Saturday sees a bit of struggle with competing air masses. Best precip guess is snow turning to wet snow. The snow level will be 0′ near Mt. Hood and the Gorge with temps at 850mb (5000′ or so) hovering right around freezing. About 0.3” to 0.4” water equivalent (WE) arrives during the day for 3-4” of dense snow. Another 0.2” WE is in the cards overnight for 1-2” more as temps rise just above freezing. Wind: S 15-30 during the day fades to SW 5-10 overnight. Sunday currently looks snowy, but the snow level will hover right around 5000′. Wind: light to moderate. We’ll dive in deeper tomorrow and see how the temp forecast for Sunday is faring. Models suggest warming weather Monday into Tuesday. All that said, Friday looks pretty darn good for anything you want to do on the mountain!  

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Gorge Wind Forecast

Hi friends. Easterlies continues for the next four days, at least. On Friday, we starts with 35 at Stevenson and 45ish at Iwash (Rooster) Rock. Afternoon wind rises to 35-40 at Stevenson and 55 at Iwash. River flow Thursday was 84-132kcfs, river temp is 40.46F, and high temp forecast is 38F under cloudy sky. Saturday starts with 35-40 at Stevenson and drops to 30. Iwash starts at 50+ and drops to 40ish. High temp: 37F with mixed wintry precip turning to cold rain. Sunday starts with 20-25 at Stevenson and 30-35 at Iwash. The wind drops to 15-20 in the afternoon. High temp: upper 30’s with drizzle in the morning and mostly cloudy sky in the afternoon.  

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Very basic Hood River weather forecast. Don’t plan your life around this. You really should read TATAS

Rain Thursday afternoon switches to light snow overnight into Friday morning. Friday will be cloudy after a few flurries. Temps start near 30 and rise to the upper 30’s. Easterlies. No rainbows. Saturday brings light snowfall. Temps start in the upper 20’s and rise to the upper 30’s. Easterlies. 5% chance of rainbows. Sunday brings light snow early and then mostly cloudy sky in the afternoon. Temps start in the low 30’s and rise to the upper 30’s. Easterlies. 10% chance of rainbows. Read Temira’s Awesome Travel Advisory Service on Facebook for a detailed forecast that may help you plan your day.  

Local-ish Events

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

Amayah’s Indian Cafe (Biggs) offers a free meal every first Thursday from 1-4pm.

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.  


Regarding the trails in general: don’t ride in the mud. You’ll damage the trails. Don’t ride trails if it was below freezing the previous night and is above freezing when you want to ride. Ride gravel. Ride your trainer. Build trails. There are trail builders seeking extra hands on seven additional miles of trail on Whoopdee. Contact HRATS for more information. 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.