Saturday: lots of fresh snow today!

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The Forecast

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

It’s another snowy day of fresh tracks on Mt. Hood! Resorts picked up about a foot of new in the last 24 hours, and most of that came overnight. A few more inches are forecast today and a few more inches are possible Sunday night. After that, the weather looks mostly dry and sunny for a week or two.

Saturday kicks off with the snow level around 4000′. it falls to 3500′ this afternoon and 2000′ overnight. During the day, about 0.2” water equivalent (WE) is forecast for 2” new snow. Another inch or so of new snow is forecast overnight. Wind: SW 30-50 this morning, SW 10-15 this afternoon, and light/variable overnight.

Sunday starts off with cloudy sky and a few flurries, and those stick around all day. The snow level will be 2000-2500′ all day long. Up to an inch of new snow is forecast. Wraparound moisture from an incoming low may or may not bring 0-5” overnight. Don’t you love forecasting? Wind: light/variable early. NNW 20-30 in the afternoon. N 10 overnight.

Monday looks sunny all day. Overnight, low-lying clouds deepen to 6000′ or so. No precip is forecast. The free air freezing level (FAF) will be 2500′ in the morning, 1000′ in the afternoon, and 0′ overnight. Wind: N 10 in the morning, NW 20-30 in the afternoon, and W 10 after midnight. Starting Tuesday, sunny, dry, colder weather is forecast for the extended period. There’s a wee chance of some snow in the Tuesday/Wednesday time frame, but chances are pretty low. In the meantime, thanks to the low sun angle, the snow should stay in good shape. Enjoy.  


Gorge Wind Forecast

Easterlies kick of the day on Saturday, but they’ll quickly fade. The day starts with 25-30 near Rooster, picks up to 25-30 near Stevenson late morning, then quickly fades. By afternoon, the wind should be calm through the Gorge or even very light westerly. River flow readings are 90-138kcfs, river temp is 44F, and high temp forecast is 40F. Sunday starts with west wind at 7-10mph. It picks up to 17-20 midday and perhaps even 20-23 from Stevenson to Doug’s. High temp: 40F. Monday starts with 17-20 from Stevenson to Mosier and 5-10mph to the east. Afternoon: 11-14 from Stevenson to Mosier. High temp: 40F.  

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Hood River Weather Forecast

Clouds this morning add a little drizzle this evening. Temps will be in the mid 30’s early and near 40 later. Light easterlies early. Calm wind later. No rainbows. Sunday will be cloudy with drizzle. Temps will be in the low-mid 30’s early and near 40 later. Moderate westerlies. 88% chance of rainbow. Monday looks partly cloudy. Temps start in the low-mid 30’s and rise near 40. Moderate westerlies fade to light westerlies in the afternoon. No rainbows.

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Local-ish Events

Please let me know of outdoor-related local-ish events. If you don’t tell me, I don’t know!
Regular weekly events: Monday brings forest bathing and meditation walk. Meet at 5:15pm Mondays in November at the corner of Arrowhead Ave and Indian Creek Road. Suggested donation up to $20. Ferment’s Tuesday night 4-mile walk/run is at 6pm. 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 Friday’s at 2:30pm, there’s a free meditation and stretching class (brand new) at Yoga Samadhi. There’s a weekly group paddle to the Event Site on Sunday at 11 am followed by a free pint at the fire pit at Ferment. That’s the “Paddle n’ Pint”. Also: Wednesday Paddle Sprints at the Event Site at Noon. The sprint course is 2 two laps around the sailing buoy near Wells Island and back – 3.5 miles.  


Now it’s snowy on the trails! We’ll keep the freeze/thaw language just in case the snow goes somewhere (which it won’t any time soon). If you ride trails that froze and then thawed, you’ll do major and probably permanent damage to the tread. The Family Man closure kicked off on November 1st – the area around Family Man and Riordan Hill Road will be closed into December. Upper elevation trails, above 4000′, are likely to have some snow coverage. If you’re riding 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.