May 1st forecast

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 May 1, 2010

Good morning!

On the slopes today, Meadows is open from 9am – 2pm with limited chairs. Right now, it’s 29 degrees, with no new and a 117 inch base. At Timberline, it’s 26 degrees with no new and a 159 inch base.

If you’re planning on windsurfing or kiting in the Columbia today, you may have heard that there was a little problem at The Dalles wastewater plant yesterday. Since there’s E.Coli in the water, they (and I!!!) are recommending you stay out of the Columbia between Dallesport and Lyle, so Doug’s, Rowena and Lyle are out until Monday.

If you want to hit the water, we’re starting off with low teens in the corridor, and mid twenties out east, but as a warm front pushes in and combines with high pressure at the coast, winds pick up to 27-30 (maybe more) from Mosier to Arlington. My pick would be Maryhill or Arlington. Tomorrow looks like a light west corridor day. Monday looks big in the corridor. Big and gusty. Gnarly and gusty if the models are correct. Cross your fingers.

If you’re a mountain biker, today is your chance to ride the 7 mile Columbia Hills trail. If you’d like to ride, meet at the trailhead at 10am. It’s ½ mile past Horsethief butte on the left side of the road at a gate and cattle guard. You’ll see a few cars parked there. Otherwise, if you’d like to spectate, today is the first day of the Fluidride Enduro on the Dog River Trail. Otherwise… sounds like Post is still pretty muddy, so go ride something else until tomorrow… hopefully today’s wind will dry out Postie.

Boaters, the Hood’s at 4.1 feet, the White Salmon’s at 4 feet, and the Little White’s at 706 cfs.

And finally, if you need something to do tonight, the Hood River Saddle Club has a fundraising spaghetti feed and the Banff Mountain Film Festival plays at Andrews.

Have an awesome day today!