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Mt. Hood Weather Forecast
It’s Monday morning, and there’s still some uncertainty in the weather forecast for the next week or so. Fortunately, the uncertainty lies around relatively low-impact weather scenarios, so this is all going to work out okay!
For Monday, Mt. Hood will be cloudy with occasional mist or sprinkles. Snow level: 10,000′ falling to 8500′ after midnight. Wind: SW 15 early, SW 30 in the afternoon, and WSW 40 after midnight. Tuesday starts off with a round of heavy rain. That may turn to wet snow in the afternoon, but by then, most of the precip will have moved on through. Snow level: 8500′ early, 6000′ around 4pm, falling to 4000′ after midnight. Precip: 0.8” water value (WV) during the day. That falls as rain, maybe with wet snow mixed in at the end. Overnight precip: just a trace. That falls as snow. Wind: WSW 40 in the morning, WSW 30 in the afternoon, W 25 after midnight.
Looking at Wednesday, models disagree on the snow level with an incoming weather system. Predictions range from 4000′ to 6000′. Fortunately, there’s not a lot of precip associated with the incoming system. Daytime precip: 0.2” WV, for up to 2” of Cascade Concrete. Overnight precip: just a trace. Wind: W 25 early, SSW 15 in the afternoon, SW 5-10 overnight.
Model disagreement continues on Thursday morning, but there’s more agreement on Thursday night as flow becomes more westerly. Snow level: unclear Thursday morning, 4000′ Thursday afternoon, 2500′ overnight. Precip: 0.2” daytime, for an unclear amount of snow due to model disagreement on the snow level. Call it “up to 2 inches”. Overnight precip: 1.0” WV, for 9-11” of new snow at 5000′ that becomes increasingly powdery. As the snow level drops to 2500′, even skibowl will pick up 4-6”. Models disagree on the weekend weather, but it does appear the mountain will pick up another foot of snow followed by cold, dry weather.
Gorge Wind Forecast
Monday starts off with easterlies at 40-45 near Rooster and 15-20 near Viento and Stevenson. As rain moves in today, the wind will drop to 30-35 near Rooster and stay at 15-20 near Stevenson. Tuesday starts off with 10-15 of of the east near Cascade Locks. The wind in most locations will turn calm in the afternoon with a slight chance of gusty 18-22 from Avery to Rufus in the afternoon. Wednesday looks light and variable all day.
JONES, SAUVIE’S, COAST: now on vacation for the fall and winter. Will return in spring.
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Gorge Weather Forecast
Monday morning is cloudy, and the clouds won’t go anywhere today. We’ll see occasional light rain or mist or sprinkles during the day with heavier rain after 10pm. Temps will be in the upper 30’s early and mid 40’s later. East wind. 5% chance of rainbows. Tuesday looks cloudy all day with a chance of sunbreaks in the afternoon. Heavy rain early gives way to showers in the afternoon. Temps will be near 40 in the morning and near 50 in the afternoon. Light wind. 75% chance of rainbows. Wednesday looks mostly cloudy early (Nothing) and cloudy and rainy in the afternoon. Temps will be near 40 early and near 50 later. Light and variable wind. 50% chance of 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.
Our Monday community events start with by donation yoga at Flow at 8;30. There’s meditation at Trinity Natural Medicine at noon, $5 Tai Chi at the Hood River Adult Center at 2:30, free stress reduction class at HAVEN in The Dalles at 5:30, yoga at Samadhi at 6, and Zumba at Mid-Valley Elementary at 6:30. There’s also pickup kickball at Bingen’s Daubenspeck Park at 6.
Random Morning Thoughts
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Have an awesome day today!