Friday: spring skiing on Mt. Hood. Big wind for the Gorge Sunday-Monday.

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

Hi shredders! Spring is definitely here, but that doesn’t mean that we’ve seen the last of the snow. There’s a bit forecast next week in the Monday-Tuesday time period. Between now and then: mostly spring (other than a bit of precip Friday). If you’re seeking sunshine and corn, you should find it this weekend. Thursday night will be cloudy with the freezing level dropping to 5000′ and SW wind at 15-20. This weekend is the last for Meadows Nordic this year.

Friday starts with a bit of wet snow or snain and turns clear by mid-afternoon. The snow level will be 5000′ early (temps around 32-33), and the free air freezing level will rise to 8500′ overnight. About 0.1” water equivalent is forecast during the day for a trace to a half inch of wet snow at 5000′. Wind: SW 10-20 in the morning, SE 15 in the afternoon, and variable to 10 from the evening on through the night.

Saturday looks partly cloudy, then high cloudy then increasingly cloudy overnight. The free air freezing level will be 8500′ in the morning, 9500′ in the afternoon, and 8500′ overnight. Hard to tell what the snow conditions will be – it kinda depends on what happens on Friday. Probably slushy. Temps max out in the mid to upper 40s. Wind: variable to 10mph.

Sunday looks cloudy in the morning, clear and windy in the afternoon, and partly cloudy overnight. The free air freezing level will be 8500-9000′ during the day. It falls to 1500′ or less overnight. As of the latest model run, there’s no precip in the forecast Sunday into Monday, but there might be some Monday. Conditions Sunday: spring skiing. Wind: N 10 early builds to W 30 in the afternoon and NW 35-45 overnight. Light snow is in the forecast on Monday as the snow level falls to 2000′ or less for a couple of days. Total snowfall for the period is maybe half a foot. So there ya go. Spring skiing. A return to winter. Enjoy!  

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Gorge Wind Forecast

Thursday’s wind exceeded expectations for about 40-60 minutes. Bumps (aka swell/waves) also exceeded expectations. All of a sudden the waves are big! You’ll have a couple rest days coming up (mostly) and then at least two big days on the river. Two potentially very big days. Which will result in me blazing down the river with my eyes really big!

Friday starts calm, turns to east 10 at Stevenson/Iwash, and then turns light/variable again. You’ll have better luck at Sauvie Island. It’s expecting 15-18 in the afternoon. Speaking of… the chat group says the Jetty Island cleanup day is 4/20. River flow Thursday was 137-167kcfs, river temp is 49.64F, and high temp forecast for Friday is 65F with drizzle early and sun later. Saturday starts with light easterlies and turns calm midday. If the heat low in the desert can do its thing (namely, heat up), we’ll add 17-20+ from Stevenson to Arlington late in the day. Maybe. Let’s revisit that tomorrow. High temp on Saturday: 73F. Hey, that’s nice even if you’re not in the river!

Wind speeds heat up on Sunday. Very strong offshore high pressure keeps clouds on the west side. East side: warm, with a big heat low way out in Montana. Models have been shifting strong wind earlier and earlier, and they’ve also been upping the max. As of the last run, we have dawn patrol at 24-27 from Viento to Mosier. Midday: 28-32 from Stevenson to Avery. Afternoon: 30-35 form Stevenson to Rufus. That said, there’s widespread instability in the picture too. That usually does two things: makes it gusty and knocks down max speed. Even so… it looks very windy. High temp: 64F with decreasing clouds. Monday: head to the eastern Gorge for 28-32+. Stay west for gusty 20-23. Tuesday: looks a bit weird, but 24-27 is possible. After that, models are hinting at inland high pressure and light east wind. But you’ll be wanting a rest day by then.


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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

Clouds and light drizzle Friday morning give way to a sunny afternoon. Temps start in the mid 40s and rise to the mid 60s. Calm wind. No rainbows. Saturday starts mostly clear then adds high clouds. Temps start in the mid 40s and rise to the low 70s. Light easterlies in the morning, calm wind midday, light westerlies in the evening. NO rainbows. Sunday starts cloudy then turns partly cloudy. Temps start in the upper 40s and rise to the mid 60’s. Strong westerlies No rainbows.  

Local-ish Events

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

Indian Bowl and Roll (the baby sis to Amayah’s) opens April 5th in Hood River. Fuchsia Saturday is April 13th at Fred Meyer. The White Salmon – Bingen community-wide yard sale is April 19th and 20th. On April 16th at 6pm, Master Gardener Denis Carlson gives a talk at the Hood River Library on controlling rodents in your garden.

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.  

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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.