Monday. Rainbows, the best part of the next three days?

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 April 17, 2017

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast

It’s mostly cloudy with flurries on Mt. Hood this morning, and it shall stay that way all day. Heavier precip moves in tonight. The snow level today will be 4000′ this morning, 6000′ this afternoon, and 5500′ overnight. That said, it’s spring, and snow may fall below those elevations, even with above-freezing temps. So, we’ll see about .1” water value (WV) today, for a trace of new snow. The next round of precip arrives around 5pm, bringing .4-.5” WV. With temps pretty warm, that’ll probably net us 2-3” of wet new snow overnight. Wind today will be WSW 25 for most of the day, dropping to SW 15 in the evening.

Tuesday looks like another round of orographic snowfall – sunshine mixed with flurries. Models are being inconsistent about the precip amount, so this is kinda guessing today. The snow level will be in the 4500′-5500′ range all day. We’ll see .2-.4” WV, for a couple inches of wet new snow at best. Wind on Tuesday will be SW 15-20 during the day, becoming WSW 20 in the evening.

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

Wednesday starts off clear and dry. High clouds move in during the afternoon and precip starts up around 8pm. The snow level will be 5000′ early, 6000′ when the precip hits, and then will drop to 4000′ after midnight. We’ll see .4” WV overnight, for a couple inches of wet new snow. Wind will be S 15ish all day, turning to WSW 15 after midnight.

Thursday sees light snowfall early and clearing sky in the afternoon and evening. Teh snow level will be 4000′ all day. We’ll see .2” WV, for an inch or two of new snow. Wind on Thursday will be WSW 15 early and W 25 in the afternoon and evening. Friday currently has a forecast for sun.


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Gorge Wind Forecast

We have very light west wind this morning at less than 5mph. The wind will stay that way all day. Tuesday looks light and variable until 1pm. In the afternoon, the wind will pick up to 10-13 from Stevenson to Mosier with 16-19 from Rowena east to Arlington. Wednesday starts off with E 15-20 as an upper level low sits off the coast. The easterlies continue through 2pm or so. After that, we’ll see the wind switch to gusty W 12-15 from Stevenson to Hood River with gusty 20-23 from Mosier to Rufus. River temp is 47 degrees and flow is 350kcfs at The Dalles.

Jones, Sauvie’s, Coast Beta Test Forecast

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Random Morning Thoughts

I’ve noticed that lately I’ve been getting more and more frustrated with the weather. I’ve even gotten downright pissed off on some days when the rain won’t stop and the sun won’t shine. I found myself curious about my reaction; after all, being angry feels awful, and feeling helpless about the weather also feels awful.

I started wondering if my visceral, intense reaction was my nervous system’s means of combating the lethargy that arises in response to endless grey days. Anger, while painful, is energizing. While angry, I’m able to summon up the energy to do something productive that will combat my underlying weather-related malaise.

This raises the larger question of what our emotions are doing for us in general. When we cry, are we releasing sadness or drawing others to comfort us? Or both? When we’re enraged, are we truly angry, or are we afraid and using our anger to summon energy to drive others away? Or something else? Or sometimes an emotion is just an emotion, just as a cigar is just a cigar. The only way to know is to take a step back and check it out the next time you’re feeling something intense. Have an awesome day!

Disclaimer required by my grad school program: I am not your therapist (but I could be 40 graduate school credits from now). I am your weather forecaster. Take everything I say with a grain of salt, and consult with your actual therapist about your mental health issues. One other thing: I plan to keep doing this forecast indefinitely, even when I am a therapist.

Gorge Weather Forecast

It seems to be partly cloudy outside my window this morning. It shall stay that way all day with rain in the evening. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and the upper 50’s in the afternoon. Light wind. 76% chance of rainbows. Tuesday looks showery and rainy through mid-afternoon and dry after that. Temps will be in the mid 40’s early and the low 60’s in the afternoon. LTV wind in the morning and moderate west wind in the afternoon. 99% chance of rainbows. Wednesday looks dry through 5pm and rainy after that. Temps will be in the upper 30’s early and the mid 60’s in the afternoon. Light wind through 2pm and moderate west wind after that. 34% chance of rainbows.

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White Sprinter Van of the Day


Road and Mountain Biking

Given that yesterday was a nice day, you can probably ride Post, Whoopdee, Hospital Hill (cows are out – NO DOGS), Columbia Hills, Sandy Ridge, or Kitchen Sink. The Gorge 400 still has large patches of snow, so pass on that one.

Upcoming Events

Coming up today, there’s meditation at 1pm at Trinity Natural Medicine. This evening at 6pm, there’s community yoga at Samadhi in White Salmon. At 6:30, there’s community yoga at the Mt. Hood Town Hall and community Zumba at St. Francis House in Odell. There’s YogaFaith (Christ-centered yoga) in The Dalles at 6:45pm. There’s community meditation at Bethel Congregational Church in White Salmon – Bingen at 7pm.

This weekend contains Earth Day, and that means there are lots of activities. A starter list: Saturday, a beach cleanup at the Spit in Hood river at 10am. Free e-Bike and SUP demos at the Hood River Event Site 12-4. Sunday: Swap meet from 8 to 1 at Windance, trail work party from 9-1 at Family Man. I’m sure there will be more events added to this list soon. Oh, and the Lyrids meteor shower is Friday and Saturday night.

Have an awesome day today!