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Mt. Hood Weather ForecastWhile I understand that people are wanting a snow forecast at this time of year, the forecast continues to be near-zero for snowfall in the next ten days. The snow level Saturday hovers around 10,000′. On Sunday: 12,000′ with a few showers.
More precipitation arrives on Monday. This system starts as rain – the snow level will initially be 9000′. It’ll drop to 6000′ with the bulk of the precip, dropping 2-4” on the highest elevations of the resort. The tail end of this system sees the snow level drop to 4000′, but the precip will be mostly done by that time. Another system swings through on Tuesday. It’s a little far out for precise prediction, but 2-3” seems possible at 5000′.
Given the lack of significant snowfall in the forecast, I’ve neglected to take the time to include more precise details on timing. I’ve also chosen not to include a wind forecast. Why? Well, time. And necessity. With none of us heading to the mountains to shred, the details aren’t needed … yet. They’ll be back soon. In the meantime, enjoy the perfect hiking and biking and trail running conditions!
Gorge Wind ForecastWindsports continue to be more plausible than snowsports for the next ten days or so. For Saturday, you’ll probably want to find a dirt sport; light and variable wind Saturday morning picks up to just 10-15 out of the east at Rooster and Stevenson for just a couple of hours before turning calm in the afternoon. River flow is 90,000cfs and temp is 51 degrees.
Sunday sees a weak weather system pass by to the north. That’ll turn the wind to westerly. Expect 8-11 in the morning through the whole Gorge. Afternoon westerlies pick up to gusty 17-22 from Stevenson to Arlington. Monday starts with very light easterlies and switches around to very light westerlies.
Models are hinting at a bigger west wind day on Tuesday. A front swings through early in the morning and is followed by very strong offshore high pressure building by the afternoon. While the gradient field won’t be tight, it will be significant. Mid to upper 20’s through the whole Gorge seems likely, should forecast conditions hold.
COAST, JONES, SAUVIE’S: Detailed forecast is back on winter break.
Hood River Weather ForecastNothing clouds Saturday morning give way to higher clouds in the afternoon. Temps will be in the mid 40’s early and mid 50’s later. Light wind. No rainbows. Sunday will be mostly cloudy. A few sprinkles may fall, but they also may not. Temps will be near 40 early and near 60 in the afternoon. Light to moderate westerlies. 5% chance of rainbows. Monday starts with a Nothing and ends with clouds and rain after noon. Temps will be in the mid 40’s early and upper 50’s later. Light and variable wind. 2% chance of rainbows. Another round of rain falls early Tuesday, and then the forecast is for dry and relatively warm weather through next weekend. 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 BikingThere’s a lot of perfect dirt to ride out there, so go get some. Next trail work party is next Saturday, the 16th, meeting at Family Man at 9:30. This is the Mitchel Ridge Extravaganza, and we need all hands on deck!
Upcoming EventsSaturday’s events: there’s a trail work party on Mitchell Ridge meeting at Family Man at 9:30am. Bring shovels and buckets. As always, you can volunteer at the Rebuild-it center in Hood River from 9am to noon. Shortt Supply has the Feast of Burden community run at 9:30 today. There’s a community (free) yoga class at 10:30am at Pure Yoga. Teens have the sketchbook meetup at Dog River from 2-4pm, and the ski movie Winterland plays at The Ruins tonight at 6pm, benefiting Special Olympics.
White Sprinter Van of the Week!
Random Morning Thoughts: on vacation.
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Have an awesome day today!