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Saturday: giant bluebird powder day. Also, ODOT is way behind on plowing lots, roads, and snoparks this morning.

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The Forecast

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
4a-8a 8a-12p 12p-4p 4p-8p 8p-4a
Saturday
1500′->2500′
Sunday
2500′->6500′
Monday
6500′->2000′

Mt. Hood Forecast

A giant powder day is on tap for Saturday, and the sun will likely join the picture by late morning. After today, we’re looking at five or so days that are either dry or nearly so. Towards the end of next week, models are hinting at the possibility of a weak, but quite warm atmospheric river. We’ll keep a close eye on it!

Orographic snowfall keeps the mountain from breaking into full sun this morning, but it should happen this afternoon before high clouds return. The snow level will be 1000-1500′ all day, and will rise to about 2500′ after midnight. Just an inch or so is expected before the sky clears, and just a trace is expected overnight. Wind: NW 30-35 in the morning, WNW 25-30 int eh afternoon, and NW 25-30 overnight.

Sunday starts with low clouds and light orographic snowfall. The day ends clear and sunny. The snow level will be 2500′ early and will rise to 6500′ in the afternoon. Just a trace of snow is expected. Wind: NW 25-30 early, SW 10-15 in the afternoon and overnight.

Clear sky and warmer weather is forecast for Monday. The free air freezing level will be 6500′ int eh morning, 5000′ in the afternoon, and 2000′ after midnight. No precip. Wind: SW 5-15 int eh morning, SW 10-25 in the afternoon and overnight. Tuesday looks cloudy early and sunny later with a freezing level of 2000-2500′ and moderate SW wind. Get the powder today, and enjoy the sun this week!

Note on wind speeds. Different wind directions are experienced in different ways on Mt. Hood. For example, west wind at 50mph will hit the slopes and exposed ridges at W 50. SW 50 may hit the ridges at SW 50, but will likely only be SW 20 below tree line. Hence the ranges for wind. Depends where you are on the mountain. Hopefully that helps clarify.  

Gorge Wind Forecast

One more day of westerlies for y’all before the pattern breaks down. Saturday starts with W 13-16 all through the Gorge. Afternoon wind picks up to 21-24 from Rowena to Rufus with 12-15 west of there and 10-13 east of Rufus. River flow is 127kcfs, river temp is 39F, and high temp forecast is 47F. Sunday starts with 10-13 in the western Gorge and 18-22 out east, but by noon, the wind turns calm. High temp: 50F. Monday starts with E 20-25 at Stevenson and Rooster. The wind calms midday and picks up to W 13-16 all through the Gorge in the afternoon. High temp: 52F.  

Coast, Jones, Sauvie’s

As needed until next spring and summer.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

partly cloudy to clear sky today picks up some sprinkles tonight. Temps will be int eh upper 30’s early and upper 40’s alter. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Sunday starts cloudy with sprinkles and ends partly cloudy. Temps will be int eh upper 30’s early and near 50 later. Moderate westerlies early. Calm wind later. 84% chance of rainbows. Monday looks partly Nothing early, clear midday, and high overcast later. Temps will be in the mid 30’s early and low 50’s later. Light wind early, Moderate westerlies in the afternoon. 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.  

Cycling

We are in winter riding season, and the trails are apt to be fragile. If it was below freezing last night and is above freezing now, don’t ride. If it was below freezing last night and it is sunny now, don’t ride unless you are under a tree canopy for the entire ride. Freeze-thaw conditions, when ridden upon, result in permanent trail damage. Please consider doing something else, perhaps riding a gravel road in the trees or going to the mountain. Thank you!  

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Local Events

Weekly events: The Kainos Coffee run happens in The Dalles every Tuesday morning at 6am. There are sailboat races at the Hood River Marina every Wednesday evening. Dirty Fingers has a group mountain bike ride (bring lights) Wednesday nights at 5:30pm. Cheno has an outdoor HIIT workout at Griffin House in Hood River at 6pm on Wednesday nights. There is a BLM rally every Tuesday evening at 5:30 at the Salmon Fountain in Hood River, and there’s a White Coats for BLM rally every Thursday at noon at 12th and May in Hood River.   Have an awesome day! The best snow forecast for Mt. Hood. The best wind forecast for the Gorge.

Thank you for using this forecast. Like it? Find it useful? Support it (and me!) by sending some cash my way. What’s it cost to support me and get the email version? Not $99 a year. Nope. Not $49. Just $19.99 or more gets you a year. People are added to this list on Thursday and Sunday. My day job is crisis mental health, and I don’t have time on other days. Thanks for your patience! Click below to contribute. Thank you!!

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The Forecast

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
4a-8a 8a-12p 12p-4p 4p-8p 8p-4a
Saturday
1500′->2500′
Sunday
2500′->6500′
Monday
6500′->2000′

Mt. Hood Forecast

A giant powder day is on tap for Saturday, and the sun will likely join the picture by late morning. After today, we’re looking at five or so days that are either dry or nearly so. Towards the end of next week, models are hinting at the possibility of a weak, but quite warm atmospheric river. We’ll keep a close eye on it!

Orographic snowfall keeps the mountain from breaking into full sun this morning, but it should happen this afternoon before high clouds return. The snow level will be 1000-1500′ all day, and will rise to about 2500′ after midnight. Just an inch or so is expected before the sky clears, and just a trace is expected overnight. Wind: NW 30-35 in the morning, WNW 25-30 int eh afternoon, and NW 25-30 overnight.

Sunday starts with low clouds and light orographic snowfall. The day ends clear and sunny. The snow level will be 2500′ early and will rise to 6500′ in the afternoon. Just a trace of snow is expected. Wind: NW 25-30 early, SW 10-15 in the afternoon and overnight.

Clear sky and warmer weather is forecast for Monday. The free air freezing level will be 6500′ int eh morning, 5000′ in the afternoon, and 2000′ after midnight. No precip. Wind: SW 5-15 int eh morning, SW 10-25 in the afternoon and overnight. Tuesday looks cloudy early and sunny later with a freezing level of 2000-2500′ and moderate SW wind. Get the powder today, and enjoy the sun this week!

Note on wind speeds. Different wind directions are experienced in different ways on Mt. Hood. For example, west wind at 50mph will hit the slopes and exposed ridges at W 50. SW 50 may hit the ridges at SW 50, but will likely only be SW 20 below tree line. Hence the ranges for wind. Depends where you are on the mountain. Hopefully that helps clarify.  

Gorge Wind Forecast

One more day of westerlies for y’all before the pattern breaks down. Saturday starts with W 13-16 all through the Gorge. Afternoon wind picks up to 21-24 from Rowena to Rufus with 12-15 west of there and 10-13 east of Rufus. River flow is 127kcfs, river temp is 39F, and high temp forecast is 47F. Sunday starts with 10-13 in the western Gorge and 18-22 out east, but by noon, the wind turns calm. High temp: 50F. Monday starts with E 20-25 at Stevenson and Rooster. The wind calms midday and picks up to W 13-16 all through the Gorge in the afternoon. High temp: 52F.  

Coast, Jones, Sauvie’s

As needed until next spring and summer.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

partly cloudy to clear sky today picks up some sprinkles tonight. Temps will be int eh upper 30’s early and upper 40’s alter. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Sunday starts cloudy with sprinkles and ends partly cloudy. Temps will be int eh upper 30’s early and near 50 later. Moderate westerlies early. Calm wind later. 84% chance of rainbows. Monday looks partly Nothing early, clear midday, and high overcast later. Temps will be in the mid 30’s early and low 50’s later. Light wind early, Moderate westerlies in the afternoon. 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.  

Cycling

We are in winter riding season, and the trails are apt to be fragile. If it was below freezing last night and is above freezing now, don’t ride. If it was below freezing last night and it is sunny now, don’t ride unless you are under a tree canopy for the entire ride. Freeze-thaw conditions, when ridden upon, result in permanent trail damage. Please consider doing something else, perhaps riding a gravel road in the trees or going to the mountain. Thank you!  

Sprinter Van of the Week!

  Click here for the Sprinter Van map of the world!!!  

Local Events

Weekly events: The Kainos Coffee run happens in The Dalles every Tuesday morning at 6am. There are sailboat races at the Hood River Marina every Wednesday evening. Dirty Fingers has a group mountain bike ride (bring lights) Wednesday nights at 5:30pm. Cheno has an outdoor HIIT workout at Griffin House in Hood River at 6pm on Wednesday nights. There is a BLM rally every Tuesday evening at 5:30 at the Salmon Fountain in Hood River, and there’s a White Coats for BLM rally every Thursday at noon at 12th and May in Hood River.   Have an awesome day!

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.