Monday: some snow for the mountain this week. yay!

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

It was much windier than expected on Mt. Hood yesterday, and that didn’t help the snow accumulation like it usually does. As I was writing this forecast, about an inch had fallen with 0.15” water equivalent (WE) in it. If I remember correctly, we’re expecting another inch or two or maybe three with the wind’s help overnight. We’ll keep the wind, and the snow level will fall to 3000′ A little snow early Monday gives way to dry weather Tuesday and then (probably) significant snowfall Wednesday – models have a lot of range for the Wednesday-Thursday time period, but the mean is around 1.0” WE to 1.25” WE. The uncertainty continues later in the week, but generally speaking, things look cold enough for snow through the week.

So. let’s call it 1-3” Sunday night. Light snowfall Monday morning decreases. By afternoon, we’ll have clear sky about 5500′ with clouds below. The snow level will be 3000′ into Monday morning, 2500′ in the afternoon, and 1500-2000′ overnight. About 0.1” to 0.2” WE is forecast Monday daytime for 1-3”. it’ll be windy: NW 35-45 early, W 15-20 in the afternoon, and light easterly overnight.

Tuesday will be sunny all day and high overcast overnight. The free air freezing level (FAF) will be 1500′ in the morning, 2500′ in the afternoon, and, hmm…. hard to say overnight. Got some cold air coming in (maybe) from the east. Wind Tuesday: light and variable becoming SW 5-15 overnight. Models are pretty sure we’ll see snow, and a good bit of it, on Wednesday into Thursday. As of right now, they’re calling for 1.0” to 1.25” WE. Through the end of the week, the 25th percentile for snowfall is 7.4”, the 50th percentile is 11.6”, and the 90th percentile is 24.9”. Vote for that one. Enjoy the snow!  

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Gorge Wind Forecast

Hi friends! Models have backed off on the westerlies for Monday after having been pretty optimistic in last night’s run. We then have a light day Tuesday and stronger easterlies plus rain (or snow) on Wednesday. For Monday, we start with 11-14 from Stevenson to Swell with 7-11 from hood River to Doug’s with 14-17 east to Boardman. Models hint at areas east of The Dalles rising to 20-23. West of The Dalles, the wind drops to 7-10 in the afternoon. Drizzle extends to hood River through noon. River flow Sunday was 98-125kcfs, river temp is 39.92F, and high temp forecast is 48F. Tuesday starts with E 15 at Stevenson and Iwash (Rooster). Afternoon wind drops to 10 at Stevenson and turns light/variable at iwash. High temp: 49F. Wednesday starts with E 25 at Stevenson and Rooster. The wind picks up to 40ish at Iwash and 30-35 at Stevenson with 10-15 from Hood River eastward. However, it’s either going to be snowing or raining, and the morning low will be around 30F. Models hang on to easterlies through Friday, at least.  

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Very basic Hood River weather forecast. Don’t plan your life around this. You really should read TATAS

Clouds and drizzle Monday morning give way to partly cloudy sky. Temps start in the upper 30’s and rise to the upper 40’s. Light to moderate westerlies. 89% chance of rainbows. Tuesday will be partly nothing then mostly clear. Temps start near 30 and rise to the upper 40’s. Light easterlies. No rainbows. Wednesday might be snowy, but details are unclear. Temps start near 30 and rise to… ???. Easterlies. Rainbows? Read Temira’s Awesome Travel Advisory Service on Facebook for a detailed forecast that may help you plan your day.  

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 Indian Cafe (Biggs) offers a free meal every first Thursday from 1-4pm.

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.  


Regarding the trails in general: don’t ride in the mud. You’ll damage the trails. Don’t ride trails if it was below freezing the previous night and is above freezing when you want to ride. 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.