Monday: easterlies for a couple days. Nearly no snow this week for the mountains.

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The Forecast

Today’s Gorge Wind – these are ranges for the average speed, not a predicted wind range. =)
Your favorite beach Dawn
Iwash (Rooster) Rock 30-35 35-40 40 40
Stevenson 20-25 25-30 30-35 30-40
Viento 20-25 20-25 20-25 20-25
Swell-Hood River LTE E5-10 E10-15 E10-15
Lyle to Doug’s LTE E5-10 E10-15 E10-15
Rufus, etc. LTE E5-10 E10-15 E10-15
Roosevelt & Arlington LTE E5-10 E10-15 E10-15

Gorge Wind Forecast

Two days of easterlies give way to a round of light to moderate westerlies on Wednesday. Monday brings building easterlies. Early pressures were 30.52/30.57/30.58 for east gradients of 0.05 and 0.01. Easterlies were already 25-30 at Iwash, but they were lagging elsewhere. By early afternoon, easterlies pick up to 40mph near Iwash, 30-35 at Stevenson, and 20 at Viento. They’ll add a few more mph late afternoon, and areas from Hood River to the east will pick up to 10-15mph. River flow yesterday was 80-123kcfs, river temp is 52F, and high temp forecast is 46F. That’s less than 100F total. Be careful out there.

Tuesday starts with E 40-50mph at Iwash, 30-35 at Stevenson, and 20mph at Viento. The wind will drop to 15-20 through the east wind gauntlet by 1pm and drop to 10mph in the late afternoon. High temp: 45F. Starting temp: 30F. Wednesday brings light westerlies, perhaps 10-13mph from Stevenson to Hood River, perhaps a touch more. High temp: 45F. Easterlies probably return by Thursday afternoon. If not, they should be back by Friday and they will likely persist through the weekend. Temps this weekend look a bit cooler than they do this week. Stay warm. Be safe. Enjoy!



Jones, Sauvie’s, Coast – On vacation ‘til summer unless otherwise noted


Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – intermittent forecasts until ski season

Yesterday’s frontal system was pretty lackluster, especially in the post-frontal, supposedly excellent, orographic environment. Timberline ended up with about 5” of new from the storm rather than the expected 8-12. When will we have enough for ski season? Well, models hint at the first week of December (when I’m on retreat, naturally) bringing a cooler, wetter pattern, but they’re not 100% on board with that at this point. We’ll keep watching and doing dryland training!

Monday will be a sunny day on the slopes. Temps have already climbed to 32F at 6500′, a sign of an incoming beast of an inversion with unseasonably warm elevated temps. The free air freezing level will rise to 12,000′ today and stay there all day. Temps at 5000′ will rise into the low 40’s. No precip today. Wind will be variable to 10 all day and will rise to SW 15-25 overnight.

Tuesday will be sunny and warm. The free air freezing level (FAF) will be 12,000′ during the day and 10,000′ in the evening. A weak system moves in overnight with a snow level initially at 8000′. Just 0.1” rain is forecast overnight, and that timing could shift later. Wind: SW 15-25 in the morning rises to SW 20-35 in the afternoon and turns to W 20-25 overnight.

Light mixed precip Wednesday morning gives way to clear sky in the afternoon. The snow level will be 5500′ around dawn and will eventually fall to 3000′ by Thanksgiving morning. Just 0.1” water equivalent is forecast, for up to 1” of wet snow. Wind: W 20 in the morning, NW 10-15 in the afternoon, and building NNE wind overnight. Thursday looks clear with N/NE downslope wind and a free air freezing level of 3000′ to 4000′. Expect icy conditions on the passes if you’re crossing them for your Thanksgiving plans. Generally speaking, dry weather is likely to continue through next Wednesday or Thursday. After that – hints of cooler, wetter weather, but no promises yet. Continue with the squats and sprints and other dryland training exercises, please!  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Partial Nothing this morning gives way to clear sky then some high clouds. Temps start in the low 30’s and rise to the mid 40’s. Light easterlies early. Moderate easterlies later. No rainbows. Tuesday will be Nothing and then partially high overcast. Temps start in the upper 20’s to low 30’s and rise to the mid 40’s. Easterlies. No rainbows. Wednesday will be cloudy. Light rain arrives overnight. Temps start in the mid 30’s and rise to the mid 40’s. Light to moderate westerlies. No rainbows.

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Local-ish Events

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

Amayah’s has their one-year anniversary party in Biggs. Also, every first Thursday, 1pm to 4pm, they are offering free meals to all. Yup. That’s right. Free Amayah’s once a month!

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.  


Coming up Saturday 11/18, there’s a work party on Mitchell Ride. Regarding the trails in general: don’t ride in the mud. You’ll damage the trails. Ride gravel. Ride your trainer. Build trails. There are trail builders seeking extra hands on seven additional miles of trail on Whoopdee. Contact HRATS for more information. 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.