Saturday: excellent groomers continue…

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

An inch or two or three of new snow is forecast in the next couple of upcoming 24 hour periods. That’ll be just enough to make the groom awesome and hopefully enough to keep things excellent off the groom too. Wondering about snowpack health? We’re currently at 88% of the 1991-2020 median. Not bad. Not bad at all!

Friday night into Saturday morning brings a couple inches of snow to the slopes. The snow level falls from 2000′ Friday night to 500-1000′ Saturday morning. Wind will be SE 15-25 overnight. Saturday starts cloudy, turns clear briefly, and then adds snow. The snow level will be 500′ in the morning, 1500′ in the afternoon, and 0′ overnight. Temps will be in the low 20’s during the day at 5000′. About 0.3” water equivalent (WE) is forecast during the day. That’s 3-4” powder. Another 0.3” WE arrives overnight for 3-4” more. Wind: SW 15-25 early, W 30 in the morning, WSW 30-35 in the afternoon, and WSW 15 overnight.

Partly cloudy or clear sky early Sunday adds snow mid-morning. The snow level will be 0′ in the morning, 2000′ in the afternoon, and back to 0′; overnight. Temps: low 20’s. About 0.1” to 0.2” WE falls during the day for 1-3” new. Overnight: a trace to an inch of new. Wind: WSW 15 early, SW 10-20 midday, W 15-20 afternoon and evening.

Models disagree on the forecast for Monday, so we’ll leave it there for now. I’m sure that’ll clear up by tomorrow’s forecast. The weather will stay cold, but it’s unclear if we’ll pick up more snow or not; models are all over the place. Have a stellar Saturday on the slopes!  

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Gorge Wind Forecast

A low pressure system moving inland on Saturday afternoon will kick off some moderate westerlies. The next several days after that look too light for windsports. Saturday starts with 5-10 from Stevenson to Doug’s with W 15-18 from Avery to Boardman. As a low pressure system approaches and then moves inland in the afternoon, westerlies pick up. You’ll have a couple hours of gusty 13-16 from Stevenson to Doug’s with gusty 20-23 from Avery to Boardman. Rain pushes deeper inland in the afternoon and knocks the wind down to 5-10 from Stevenson to The Dalles, 13-16 from Avery to Celilo, and holds it at 20-23 from Rufus to Boardman. River flow Friday was 83-135kcfs, river temp is 42.26F, and high temp forecast is 43F. Sunday starts calm and potentially snowy and picks up to W 10-13 with rain showers. High temp: 43F. Monday looks almost identical to Sunday. The forecast is currently calm for Tuesday and Wednesday, but that could change as could almost any forecast that far out! Looks like some great groom on the mountain. Maybe come skate!  

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Very basic Hood River weather forecast. Don’t plan your life around this. You really should read TATAS

Saturday starts with a little snow, switches to rain, and switches back to snow overnight. Temps start in the upper 20’s and rise to the low 40’s. Moderate westerlies. 99% chance of rainbows. Sunday will be dry to start, but it adds some snow or snain mid-morning and switches to rain in the afternoon. Temps start in the mid 20’s and rise to the low 40’s. Calm wind early. Light westerlies later. 99% chance o rainbows. Monday starts with a few snow flurries then turns partly high overcast and dry. Temps start in the upper 20’s and rise to the low 40’s. Calm wind early. Light westerlies later. 3% chance of rainbows. Read Temira’s Awesome Travel Advisory Service on Facebook for a detailed forecast that may help you plan your day.  

Local-ish Events

Please let me know of outdoor-related local-ish events. If you don’t tell me, I don’t know!

On Thursday, March 21st, you can watch the BEST MOVIE EVER, The Neverending Story, at the Trout Lake Hall at 5pm (free). On Thursday, March 21st, you can watch the BEST MOVIE EVER, The Neverending Story, at the Trout Lake Hall at 5pm (free). March 23rd is the Glides of March Nordic race at Teacup. Skibowl has their spring party March 23rd and 24th.

Regular weekly events:. NK Studio’s by-donation Tuesday morning yoga class is back. Ferment’s Tuesday night 4-mile walk/run is at 6pm. There’s meditation with monks at 5:15pm (an hour) and 6:30pm (30 minutes plus a talk) at Yoga Samadhi in White Salmon. The Tri Club is done for the season. At 7:15am on Wednesdays, there’s a run from the White Salmon Bakery. At 7am on Friday morning, there’s a run from Pine Street Bakery. On Fridays at 2:30pm, there’s a free meditation and stretching class at Yoga Samadhi. On Saturday at 9am, there’s a by-donation outdoor group fitness on the 2rd floor deck about Ferment Brewing.  


Sisterwives and Kleeway in Post Canyon are closed until further notice for rebuilding. Regarding the trails in general: don’t ride in the mud. You’ll damage the trails. Don’t ride trails if it was below freezing the previous night and is above freezing when you want to ride. Ride gravel. Ride your trainer. Build trails. There are trail builders seeking extra hands on seven additional miles of trail on Whoopdee. Contact HRATS for more information. If you’re parking at Post Canyon, you will need a parking pass. Those can be purchased at many local shops or online.  

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By Temira

Temira Lital is a recreation and travel weather forecaster based in Hood River, Oregon. Temira uses they/them pronouns. They're also a mental health counselor. Temira bikes, skis, windsurfs, paddles a SUP, swims in mountain lakes, and loves gardening. Most recently they've taken up SUP foiling. Temira is powered by La Croix, protein, and beets.