Monday. 1/13. Gorge wind. Mt. Hood sunshine. Plenty of great biking opportunities this week!

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 January 13, 2014

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Random Morning Thoughts

I feel a nice bike ride coming on today. Not sure what kind, but a bike ride after a long weekend of work sounds great!

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

The Mt. Hood snow is done for a while. The forecast now returns to its regularly scheduled boring-you-to-tears programming. Expect freezing rain and rain this morning with the freezing level around 3000′. Total precip will be .1-.2” water value. As the sky clears this afternoon, the freezing level will rise to 8000′ this afternoon/evening. Wind will be WNW 30ish pretty much all day.

Tomorrow brings clear sky. The free air freezing level (FAF) rises to 10,000′ by 4am, holding all day, with 5000′ temps in the upper 40’s early and low 50’s in the afternoon. Wind tomorrow will be W 20 early, rising to WNW 30 in the afternoon.

Wednesday looks clear and warm on Mt. Hood, with the FAF around 11,000′ and temps at 5000′ nearing 50 degrees. Wind will be W 20-30. Thursday looks even warmer, with the FAF at 12,000 and temps at 5000′ around 55 degrees.

There is no precip in the extended GFS run at this time.

Gorge Weather

It’s 49 degrees at my house this morning, and that’s a nice start to the day. The temp should hold right around there all day, with decreasing clouds this afternoon. The next couple of days bring us a temperature inversion, and with the ground so wet, we should see inversion clouds. However, the models seem to think we won’t. I dunno. I tend to err on the side of gloom, so I think it’ll be cloudy, with temps in the upper 30’s in the morning and mid-40’s in the afternoon with light wind both Tuesday and Wednesday. But I could be totally wrong, and that would be nice.

Gorge Wind Forecast

Hope y’all had fun on the river in the westerlies this weekend. It’s still blowing hard this morning, with .16/.12 to start the day. The wind will keep blowing for much of the day, driven by a building offshore high. Expect 28-32 east of Mosier this morning, fading a bit to 24-28 this afternoon, but possibly filling in near Hood River too.

Tuesday and Wednesday look light. East wind kicks in at Steven’s Locks and Rooster’s Rocks at 26-30 on Thursday.

Road and Mountain Biking

I am crossing my fingers that the wind is drying out Syncline as I write this. If not, well, the next couple of days will be nice for road riding, with temps in the 40’s and light wind.

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Events – email me if I’ve missed any outdoor-related events

There’s indoor Ultimate tonight at Horizon Christian School at 8pm.

Have an awesome day today!