Monday: Earth Day.

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 April 22, 2019

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

We’re coming to the end of the season where the Mt. Hood weather forecast no longer takes precedence over the wind forecast. Unfortunately, I’ve been too busy in my garden to switch the forecast around. So… Mt. Hood for the next three days will be well above freezing. For Monday, scattered high clouds in the morning increase to high overcast sky in the afternoon. A light drizzle starts up after midnight for a trace of rain. Snow level: 10,000′ early, 11,000′ in the afternoon, and 9000′ after midnight. Wind: W 10 early, W 20 in the afternoon, WSW 25 after midnight.

Tuesday looks cloudy and drizzly through early afternoon and then sunny. The snow level will be 9000′ early and 10,000′ in the afternoon. About 0.1” rain will fall during the day. Wind: WSW 25 early, W 25 in the afternoon, WNW 15 overnight. Wednesday looks sunny. The freezing level will be 10,000′. Wind: WNW 15 early and NW 5 in the afternoon.

Gorge Wind

Westerlies continue for the next few days… Monday morning started with light westerlies and gradients of 0.05, 0.04, and river flow of 283kcfs. River temp is 51 degrees. We’ll see westerlies at 10-13 from Stevenson to Arlington to start the day. As a front to the north inches closer, the wind increases. Afternoon westerlies will rise to gusty 18-23 from Stevenson to Arlington.

Tuesday starts with clouds and showers in the western Gorge and westerlies at 10-13 pretty much everywhere. As the front moves through and a ridge of high pressure builds offshore, the wind picks up. Afternoon westerlies peak at gusty 13-16 from Stevenson to Hood River. Mosier to Boardman sees 24-27.

Offshore high pressure continues on Wednesday and inland pressures attempt to rise. Best guess is that reality will beat the models with this setup – models suggest 15-18 from Viento to Mosier in the morning with light easterlies in the afternoon. I’m thinking 15-18 in the morning and 10-13 out of the west in the afternoon. Models predict light easterlies on Thursday with a return to stronger westerlies on Friday and Saturday.

JONES, SAUVIE’S, COAST: back on vacation now…

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Hood River Weather Forecast

A few high clouds are out there today, and there will probably be more as the day goes on. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and upper 60’s later. Moderate afternoon westerlies. No rainbows. Tuesday looks cloudy in the morning and sunny in the afternoon. A few sprinkles are possible early. Temps will be near 50 early and in the mid 60’s later. Moderate afternoon westerlies. 4% chance of rainbows. Wednesday will be partly cloudy to start (marine clouds) and sunny in the afternoon. Temps will be in the mid 40’s early and near 70 later. Light westerlies early go calm in the afternoon. No rainbows.

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Road and Mountain Biking

Syncline is good right now, and you’ll want to get it soon before the poison oak and ticks overrun the place. Post is BROWNPOW and open top to bottom, and Eldorado is open to the top of 140. Whoopdee is brownpow and has some wildflowers. If you’re riding Underwood, please do not park at the trailhead any more as per request by SDS. There is a parking area 0.5 miles farther down the road. The cows are out on Hospital Hill, which happens to be private land owned by the Kreps family. Do not take your dog or you 1) endanger the life of your dog and 2) endanger access to the land for everyone.

Upcoming Events

Community events today include free yoga at 8:30 at Flow in Hood River. The Trinity Sangha has meditation at noon. If you only have time this evening, there’s free yoga at 6 at Samadhi in White Salmon, a free gardening class at the Fish Food bank in Hood River at 6 (it’s a 6 week series), and Zumba at Mid-Valley Elementary at 6:30. Today’s also Earth Day, so if you can drive less, walk more, and use less tossables, you’ll contribute to the health of the planet.

Looking at the weekend, the Northwest Cherry Festival is in The Dalles. Bingen-White Salmon has community pride. Revegetate takes place at Meadows. And there’s a Trailkeepers work party at Punchbowl Falls on Sunday. You’ll need to sign up for that one on EventBrite.

Random Morning Thoughts


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Have an awesome day today!