Saturday. 1/25. Mt. Hood sun. Gorge wind. At least there’s some weather next week.

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 January 25, 2014

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Random Morning Thoughts

I’ve never been so happy to be at work. I’m above the inversion. It’s still dark as I write this, but I’m going to see sun for hours and hours and hours today.

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

Today will be sunny on Mt. Hood. The free air freezing level will be 10,000′ and temps at 5000′ will be in the low 40’s early, rising to the upper 40’s in the afternoon. Wind will be W 10 early and NW 15 in the afternoon.

Sunday looks sunny. How appropriate. The FAF will be 10,000′ early and 9000′ in the afternoon with 5000′ temps in the mid-40’s all day. Wind will be NW 10 in the morning becoming a bit more northerly in the afternoon.

Monday starts off clear and colder, with temps above freezing between 3000′ and 9000′, with 5000′ temps in the mid-30’s. Clouds move in midday. Wind will be W 10mph.

Precip starts around 10pm on Monday. Temps will be below freezing at 5000′, but I suspect we’ll see freezing rain to the tune of .1-.2” water value by 4am Tuesday, followed by more frozen sprinkles during the day on Tuesday.

A much wetter system moves in early Wednesday morning. At this point, it looks much too warm to fall as snow, but a lot could change between now and then.

Gorge Weather

It’s cloudy again, and there’s a bit of freezing mist falling from the sky, or there was when I left my house. I didn’t have to scrape my windshield, but I did have to run the wipers. I probably should have scraped for better visibility.

Expect inversion clouds today with temps rising to near 40 in the afternoon. Expect a cloudy start tomorrow with a pretty good chance of the clouds breaking in the afternoon. Temps will be in the mid-30’s early and upper 40’s late. Monday starts with low clouds and temps in the mid 30’s. The low clouds should break, but high clouds will move in and block the sun in the afternoon. Temps will be in the upper 30’s.

Gorge Wind Forecast

It’s nuking again this morning with an E .23 gradient. Easterlies will be 45-55 at Rooster this morning and in the 30-40 range at Steven’s Locks, dropping to 26-30 at Rooster this afternoon. Tomorrow starts with light easterlies, picking up to 24-28 in the afternoon. Nuking east winds return on Monday.

Road and Mountain Biking

Hmph. Go to Sandy.

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Events – email me if I’ve missed any outdoor-related events

Today is the Cold Lap group cross ride from Dirty Fingers at 3pm. And now I’d like to talk about the aPorkalypse on February 7th. It’s all about bacon, and it benefits a worthy cause., Helping Hands. We need people to cook bacon appetizers, we need people to eat bacon appetizers, and we need people to write bacon poetry. So, mark the date on your calendar, and prepare to eat bacon. Email for tickets.

Have an awesome day today!