Saturday: a nice day on the mountain and a treacherous night in the Gorge…

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The Forecast

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

Resort update: Teacup Nordic has 16k groomed. Timberline is open with Bruno’s and Pucci. Skibowl is open for tubing through Dec. 1st. Summit opens for tubing on the 29th. Meadows will have their annual “preview weekend” starting on Friday, November 29th.

Mountain weather for Saturday – sunshine for most of the day, then high clouds in the afternoon. The free air freezing level will be 0-500′ all day and overnight. Mountain temps will warm from the teens in the morning to the mid-upper 20’s overnight as warmer air moves in from the south. Snow starts up around 10pm, becoming progressively denser and more likely to switch to freezing rain as time goes on. About 0.3” to 0.4” water value (WV) falls overnight, for 2-3” of new snow, possibly switching to freezing rain before sunrise. Wind will be W 10 early, SE 25-35 in the afternoon and evening, and SW 20 after midnight.

Sunday morning starts out cloudy with snow (less likely) or freezing rain (more likely). The snow level will theoretically be 0′ near Mt. Hood at this point, but upper air temps will be climbing towards 2-4C. During the day, the snow level will rise to 5500′, falling back to 5000′ after midnight. All those words are accompanied by just 0.1-0.2” WV between 4am and 8am, after which the precip should stop. That said, that little bit of precip is likely to fall as freezing rain. Wind will be SW 20 early, SW 25 in the afternoon, and SW 15 overnight.

Monday looks mostly cloudy. The free air freezing level will be 5000′ early, and then it’ll rise to 6500′ in the afternoon. NO precip. Wind will be SW 15 early, S 5-10 in the afternoon, and SW 15 after midnight. Next chance of precip is Tuesday or Wednesday, but we’re only looking at trace amounts.  

Gorge Wind Forecast

Easterlies continues for the next four days as a low pressure system spins off the coast. For Saturday, expect 35-40 near Rooster this morning, building to 45-50mph tonight. Stevenson starts at 25-30 and picks up to 35-40mph later today. Sunday’s wind will average 45-55 at Rooster in the morning (with freezing rain, yay) and 40-45mph in the afternoon. On Monday, you’ll find easterlies at 40-45mph early and 35-40mph in the afternoon.

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

Hood River Weather Forecast

Clear sky this morning clouds up tonight. Snow falls overnight followed by some sleet. Temps will be in the teens early and mid 30’s this afternoon. East wind. No rainbows. Sunday starts off with snow, then sleet, then freezing rain. Temps will be in the upper 20’s early and right near freezing in the afternoon. East wind. No rainbows. See the TATAS report on Facebook (or subscribe to the email for it all in one place) for the details. Monday starts out cold and cloudy. Temps will be in the mid to upper 20’s early and should rise above freezing in the afternoon. East wind. No rainbows.   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

Given that temps dropped into the low 20’s on Friday morning, freeze-thaw conditions are certain on any trails that were previously damp or tacky or wet and are exposed to open air today. DO NOT RIDE THEM. Seriously. You will do major permanent trail damage if you ride through freeze-thaw mud. You’ll also do damage to your bicycle. Will Syncline be okay? I doubt it, but if you try it and there’s mud, please turn around. Other options: riding gravel roads is a good thing to do in these conditions. So is riding pavement. Ride trails that are under a canopy – they won’t thaw today, and you won’t do damage.  

Upcoming Events

Saturday is Small Business Saturday – shop locally at small businesses for your gifts. You can volunteer at the Rebuild-it Center from 9-1pm every Saturday, and there’s a teen sketchbook meetup at Dog River from 2pm to 4pm.  

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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.