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Mt. Hood Weather Forecast
Oh what a difference 100 miles makes: Mt. Adams is sitting there under clear sky, and Mt. Hood is foggy and cloudy. It’s looking like Mt. Hood will retain some cloudiness today, not clearing until the evening. The freezing level (FAF) will be 6000′ early, 6500′ midday, and 6000′ tonight. Wind: light in the morning, NW 15 in the afternoon, and N 10 overnight.
Sunday looks sunny. FAF: 6000′ early and 8000′ in the afternoon and evening. Wind: N 10 early, NW 15-20 in the afternoon, WNW 15 overnight. Monday looks cloudy. FAF: 8000′ early and 10,000′ later. Wind: WNW 15 early, WNW 20 in the afternoon, W 20 overnight. The mountain may see sprinkles on Tuesday, but it may also be above the sprinkle-causing clouds.
Looks like we’re going to have a windy weekend as offshore high pressure drives Gorge westerlies! For Saturday, gradients started at .09 and .02, a sign you’ll want to stay in the central Gorge. River flow: 202kcfs. Temp: 49 degrees. Morning wind starts in the 13-16 range from Stevenosn to Hood River with 7-10 east of there under showery, cloudy sky. Give the clouds a couple hours to move east, and the wind will settle down. This afternoon brings 10-13 in the eastern Groge and 22-25 from Stevenson to The Dalles.
Sunday brings a stable weather pattern with strong offshore high pressure and a good chance of a marine push into Portland. We call this “classic Gorge setup”. Sunday starts with 25-29 from Viento to Mosier and holds at 25-29 from Stevenson to Mosier all day with Doug’s and Rowena likely to fill in for the afternoon.
Monday looks lighter as a system moves towards Vancouver Island. Mornign wind: 7-11 from Stevenosn to Mosier. Afternoon: 13-16 from Stevenson to Avery.
JONES, SAUVIE’S, COAST: just here for today. Coast forecast for Saturday (north/central/south): 15-20/15-20/25-35. NW swell 5′ at 11 seconds. Sunday: NW5/5-10/30-35, NW 4′ @ 10. Sauvies Saturday: 12-15. Sunday: 7-11. Jones Saturday: 21-24. Sunday: 12-15.
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Hood River Weather Forecast
Saturday’s starting off partly cloudy, and it should stay that way. Temps will be in the low 50’s early and mid 60’s later. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Sunday looks sunny. Temps will be near 40 early and in the mid 60’s later. Strong westerlies. NO rainbows. Monday looks overcast. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and upper 60’s later. Light westerlies. No rainbows.
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Road and Mountain Biking
Syncline is definitely awesome right now, and you’ll want to get it soon before the Oak takes over. Post is wonderful. Whoopdee is wonderful and has some wildflowers. If you’re riding Underwood, please do not park at the trailhead any more as per request by SDS. There is a parking area 0.5 miles farther down the road. The cows are out on Hospital Hill, which happens to be private land owned by the Kreps family. Do not take your dog or you 1) endanger the life of your dog and 2) endanger access to the land for everyone.
This is a busy weekend for even ts. The newly renamed Columbia Gorge Wind and Water Association has a work party at Viento at 9am. SOLVE is cleaning up Riverfront Park in The Dalles at 10. Footracers have the Trout Lake 5k, 10k, and half-marathon this morning. Meadows has Mazotfest today, benefiting their avalanche dog program. At 4pm tonight, Dirty Fingers Bike shop has a pedal-powered tour of Hood River’s dispensaries.
The last day of Nordic skiing at Meadows is tomorrow. Other Sunday options include the Westside Fire Breakfast in Hood River and a Trailkeepers work party at Punchbowl Falls. TKO wants you to sign up for these work parties on EventBrite. There’s by-donation yoga tomorrow at 9am at Samadhi in White Salmon, and the Lyrids meteor shower peaks tomorrow and Monday nights.
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