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Mt. Hood Weather Forecast
Snowfall continues on Mt. Hood for the next few days before dry weather moves in next week. Good thing, cuz that makes for a good week for me to be gone. I’ll see you next Saturday! For Friday, expect snow all day. Snow level 2000′ early, 2500′ in the afternoon, 1500′ overnight. Daytime precip: about 0.2” water value (WV), for a couple inches of powder. Overnight: 0.3”, for 3-4” of powder. Wind: W 25 early, SW 15 in the afternoon, W 15 overnight.
Saturday looks more snowy than Friday. Snow level 1500′ during the day and 500′ (near Mt. Hood) overnight. Precip: 0.5” during the day, for 5-7” of powder. 0.1” overnight, for and inch or two of additional powder. Wind Saturday: W 15 early and NW 10-15 in the afternoon and evening.
A few flurries continue Sunday morning before a transition to mostly cloudy sky in the afternoon and clear sky overnight. Snow level 500-1000′ falling to 0′ overnight. An inch or so of snow will fall before the sky clears. Wind: NW 10 becoming light and variable. After that, we’re looking at dry weather for the rest of next week.
Gorge Wind Forecast
For Friday, we’ll have light and variable wind this morning, except near Stevenson, where the wind will be W 13-16. We’ll see W 12-15 from Stevenson to Arlington midday with light westerlies in the afternoon. Saturday starts with light westerlies. The wind picks up to W 13-16 midday from Stevenson to Doug’s before fading to light westerly in the afternoon. Sunday looks calm. Easterlies look to build to 30-35 on Monday and then 50+ for Tuesday through Friday.
JONES, SAUVIE’S, COAST: now on vacation for the fall and winter. Will return in spring.
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Gorge Weather Forecast
It’s a cloudy and showery start to Thursday, and that will be the day. Temps will be in the mid 40’s. Light west wind. 56% chance of rainbows. Saturday looks rainy with wet snow mixed in early in the day. Temps will be in the mid 30’s early and low 40’s later. Light west wind. 66% chance of rainbows. Expect icy roads overnight with scattered snow flurries. Sunday starts with scattered flurries and turns mostly cloudy. Temps will be in the upper 20’s early and low 40’s later. Calm wind. No rainbows.
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Road and Mountain Biking
Post is too wet to ride without damaging it. Some areas of Whoopdee and Hospital will also be too wet. Syncline is your best bet at this point, or you could try gravel roads or pavement. We’ll also see temps drop into the 20’s this upcoming week, which will shut down all trails exposed to open air due to freeze-thaw conditions. We’re starting to get snow above 4000′, so those upper elevation trails are closed unless you have a snowy-fat bike.
At 7am on Friday, there’s the Kickstand Coffee Run, where jogging or walking 4 miles gets you a free cup of coffee and a donut. There’s a by-donation yoga class at Yoga Samadhi at 4:15 on Friday afternoons.
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Have an awesome day today!