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Mt. Hood Weather Forecast
Spring skiing, corn snow, and sunscreen time has definitely arrived for Mt. Hood. Head up there for a stress break from the valley, if you’re in need! This weather continues through Friday-ish. Models then add some clouds and swing a weather system in from the NW (with snow, most likely) sometime between Sunday morning and Monday morning.
Today (it’s Monday) will be clear and sunny with temps near 50 in the morning and near 40 in the afternoon. It’s worth noting the depth of the east side cold pool which could keep the lowest elevation play areas below freezing. Maybe. The free air freezing level (FAF) will be 8000′ to start and 7000′ later. Wind: NW 20-30 in the morning, NNE 15-20 in the afternoon, and E 15 overnight.
Tuesday will be clear most of the day with high clouds in the late afternoon for a few hours. Temps will be upper 30’s early and mid 40’s later. FAF: 7000′ in the morning, 9000′ in the afternoon, and 8000′ overnight. Wind will be all over the place – E 15-20 in the morning, SW 5-10 in the afternoon, and NW 15-20 overnight.
Wednesday will be mostly clear with a chance for some high clouds. The free air freezing level will be 8000′ in the morning and 10,000′ in the afternoon with temps in the low-mid 40’s. Wind: NW 15-20 in the morning, N 10+ (with some downslope warming and wind acceleration) in the afternoon, and E 20-30 overnight. Expect a deeper cold pool with clear sky on Thursday and clear sky on Friday. Intermittent clouds are forecast for the weekend. We’ll know more as we get closer about when the next weather system will arrive. It’s worth mentioning that models also disagree in the long term – the ECMWF keeps us in a cooler, wetter period. The GFS is much less enthusiastic about snowfall in the extended period. In other words, there is no clarity. Yet. Enjoy this week’s sunshine!
Note on wind speeds. Different wind directions are experienced in different ways on Mt. Hood. For example, west wind at 50mph will hit the slopes and exposed ridges at W 50. SW 50 may hit the ridges at SW 50, but will likely only be SW 20 below tree line. Hence the ranges for wind. Depends where you are on the mountain. Hopefully that helps clarify.
Gorge Wind Forecast
Easterlies Monday morning give way to westerlies midday and easterlies from mid afternoon on. The day starts with E 15-20 at Rooster and 10-15 at Stevenson and Viento. The wind turns calm by dawn and then switches to westerlies: 14-17 from Stevenson to The Dalles with 10-13 east of there. That will not last. Widespread easterlies at 10-20 start in the eastern Gorge and fill in to the west this afternoon. They’ll build to E 35-40 this evening. River flow is 148kcfs, river temp is 38F, and high temp forecast is 46F.
Tuesday starts with E 40-50 at Rooster, 30-40 at Stevenson, and 20-25 at Viento. This holds through early afternoon and then fades a bit. Rooster ends the day with 30-35 and Cascade Locks finishes up with 20-25. High temp: 41F or less. Wednesday brings another round of easterlies: 25-30 near Stevenson and Rooster. Thursday looks much windier with a current forecast of 50-60 near Rooster.
Coast, Jones, Coast
Done until spring, unless there’s an obvious Coast or Sauvie’s or Jones day.
Hood River Weather Forecast
Nothing this morning gives way to clear sky midday. Temps will be in the low 30’s early and mid 40’s later. Easterlies early. Westerlies midday. Easterlies later. No rainbows. Tuesday will have a nothing, then a partial Nothing with high clouds. Temps will be in the upper 20’s early and low 40’s later. Easterlies. No rainbows. Wednesday will be Nothing all day. Temps will be in the upper 20’s early and low 40’s later. Easterlies. No rainbows. Ditto on Thursday, with a chance for partial Nothing later.
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FREEZE-THAW ALERT: if you notice that temps were below freezing last night and will be above freezing today, don’t ride any trail that’s not under a tree canopy. If you do so, you WILL do significant damage. DON’T DO IT! Plentiful rain recently means most tree-covered trails are muddy. Please don’t ride them either. If you do, you’ll be doing significant and possibly permanent damage. No really, please don’t. There are lots of gravel roads and lots of pavement you can ride instead. Enjoy!
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Ferment’s Tuesday night 4-mile walk/run is back. Meet there at 6pm. At 7:15am on Wednesdays, there’s a run from the White Salmon Bakery. There’s a night-lit shop mountain bike ride with the Mountain View Cycles crew at Syncline on Wednesday evenings at 5:45pm.
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