Mother’s Day forecast

Posted by
 May 8, 2011

Good morning!

It’s still winter up on Mt. Hood today, with snow falling at the resorts. Timberline has had 5” of new in the last 24 hours and Meadows has had 3” of new snow. It’s pretty decent, not too wet new snow, and should make for good riding on the groomed runs today.

The wind forecast today looks good for a daily double if you’d like to ski in the morning. We’ll have light wind in the 15-17 range this morning, holding in the teens near Hood River today, but building to 24-28 from Rowena eastward in the afternoon.

A more summerlike wind pattern kicks in tomorrow as high pressure builds off the coast. We’ll see 19-23 early from Hood River eastward. The strongest wind tomorrow depends on where the clouds end up, but I think we’ll see 28-32 in the afternoon from Rowena to The Wall.

Tuesday looks like a very solid west wind day. Again, the clouds will affect where the strongest wind is, but I think we’ll see a quick build into the 28-32 range from the Hatchery to Rowena on Tuesday.

In the mountain bike world, Nestor Peak and Buck Creek are fully open, so you have another trail option.

If you’d like to go boating or rafting today, the white salmon is at 3.7ft, the klickitat is at 2600cfs, the wind is at 5.7ft and the hood is at 5.1 feet. Thanks to Wet Planet whitewater for the river numbers.

Have a great day today!