Monday: snow for the mountains and snow for the lowlands!

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The Forecast

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

Light snowfall continues for most of the next four days on Mt. Hood. Periods of partly cloudy sky are possible, but mostly we’ll see light snowfall with temps in the teens. You might even see some snow at your house this week!

For Monday, the snow level will be 1500′ during the day and will drop to 0-500′ overnight. About 0.4” water value (WV) falls on Mt. Hood during the day, for 4-5” of fluffy powder. Another 0.4” falls overnight. Repeat 4-5” of accumulation. Wind will be W 50 early, but should back off before light launch time. Otherwise, that’s 50/50 shutdown speed. Something worth noting before I continue – it was super windy last night. This morning’s snow quality will likely be affected by that. Anyway, the wind backs of to WSW 20-25 midday, W 20 in the evening, and WNW 30 after midnight.

The snow level falls to 0′ Tuesday morning and stays there all day with mountain temps in the -10C range, in the teens Fahrenheit. A trace of snow falls during the day – there might even be partly cloudy sky for a while. Another 0.3” WV arrives overnight for 3-4” of dry powder. Wind will be WNW 30 early, WSW 15-20 in the afternoon, and SW 10 overnight.

Wednesday starts out clear. A big system approaches the coast in the afternoon and kicks off more snowfall. The snow level will be 0′ all day. Mountain temps will be -10C warming to -7C overnight. About 0.3” WV falls starting around 3pm, giving us 3-4” of new snow. Wind will be SW 10 early, SE 35 in the afternoon, and SW 25-35 overnight. The location and track of this low pressure system on Thursday will impact wind, snowfall, and the snow level. That said, light snowfall should continue. Enjoy!  

Gorge Wind Forecast

West wind continues through midday Monday before turning light easterly. Expect westerlies at 13-16 most places this morning, except nuking Viento, which will be 20-30. After noon, the wind turns light and variable and then turns light easterly, especially east of The Dalles. Tuesday looks light and variable and then light easterly. Wednesday starts with E 20-30 and quickly picks up to E 60-80.

COAST, JONES, SAUVIE’S: Detailed forecast is on winter break.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

It’s a cloudy and drizzly morning yet again. We’ll see showers all day with wet snow mixed in. It’s all snow overnight. Temps will be in t eh mid 30’s today, dropping into the 20’s tonight. About 1-2” snow should fall overnight along the 84 corridor east of Cascade Locks. Tuesday is mostly dry with scattered flurries possible. Snow picks up after 4pm. A track to 1/2” should accumulate Tuesday night. Wednesday will be dry until 1pm or so. After that, snow picks up. We’ll probably see 2-3” in Hood River. It appears that any available moisture will fall as snow through Thursday midday and then will switch to freezing rain. It’s unclear when we will warm above freezing.   Looking for a complete Columbia Gorge forecast? Looking for more humor in your weather? Obscenities? You’re looking for my TATAS: Temira’s Awesome Travel Advisory Service on Facebook.  

Road and Mountain Biking

It’s very wet on the trails. Very muddy. Please do not ride them, or you will damage them. Thank you for protecting these valuable, volunteer-maintained resources!  

Upcoming Events

Monday events include Zumba Gold at the Hood River Adult Center at 9am. There’s Meditation and Metta with the Trinity Sangha at noon, advanced Tai Chi at the Hood River Adult Center at 1pm, and beginner/intermediate Tai Chi at 2:30 at the Adult Center. Samadhi in White Salmon has $5 yoga at 6pm and Mid-Valley Elementary hosts Zumba at 6:30.    

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By Temira

Temira Lital is a recreation and travel weather forecaster based in Hood River, Oregon. She's also a mental health counselor. Temira bikes, skis, windsurfs, paddles a SUP, swims in mountain lakes, and has a giant garden. Most recently she's taken up SUP foiling. Temira is powered by La Croix, steak, and beets.