Saturday: pretty darn benign weather all ’round

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

Pretty darn friendly weather is forecast on Mt. Hood for the next several days. Next chance of significant precip (more than half an inch water equivalent) isn’t until next Wednesday, and even that is very uncertain. It won’t be too cold. It won’t be too hot. We’ll just keep on with this mix of hardpack and granular conditions. FYI, there’s a race at Teacup on Sunday.

For Friday night, it’ll stay clear and cold. That should snap the snow nice and hard, probably before the groomers get on it. Expect a mix of hardpack and granular Saturday morning. The free air freezing level will be 2000′ in the morning and will rise to 6000′ in the afternoon. Expect mostly clear sky with a few high clouds. High clouds increase overnight. No precip. Wind will be N 10 in the morning, ENE 10 in the afternoon, and SW 5-15 overnight.

Sunday starts high overcast and adds a little bit of snow in the afternoon. The snow level will be 6000′ early and 3500′ while it’s snowing. The weather turns partly cloudy in the evening and the freezing level bounces all over the place thanks to warm air on the west side. Models suggest anywhere from 0.1” water equivalent (WE) to 0.4” WE. That gives us 1-4” snow during the day. The mode is 2”, so let’s call for that. Overnight: partly high overcast but probably clear enough for a snap. Wind: SW 5-145 early, SW 15-30 in the afternoon, and W 15 after midnight.

Monday looks partly high overcast early, sunny in the afternoon, and dry for the 24 hour period. The free air freezing level will be all over the place early and will settle in around 7000′ in the afternoon. Overnight, as the next system approaches, the snow level drops to about 4500′. Temps during the day max out in the upper 30’s at 5000′. Wind: W 15 early, @ 10 midday, SW 5-10 in the afternoon, and SW 10-20 overnight.

Model disagreement increases on Tuesday and really takes off on Wednesday. As a matter of fact, there’s so much range in the temps and the precip starting Wednesday that it’s not even worth making a guess. So… have an awesome weekend on the slopes!  

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Gorge Wind Forecast

Hi friends. We had a few days of westerlies, and now we’re basically back to light/variable for a few days. I mean, honestly, I could probably say “light and variable” and call it good. For Saturday, the most you’ll find is a few hours of 10mph near Stevenson midday. Otherwise: basically calm. River flow Friday was 92-142kcfs, river temp is 39.56F, and high temp forecast is 47F under mostly clear sky. Sunday starts with E 15 at Iwash (Rooster) and Stevenson. The wind turns calm midday and switches to W, less than 10mph, in the afternoon. High temp: 47F with clouds in the morning and drizzle in the afternoon. Monday starts with light westerlies, 10mph or less, and turns to E 10-15 all through the Gorge. High temp: 47F and mostly clear.  

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

Partly Nothing Saturday morning gives way to mostly clear sky. Temps start in the low 30’s and rise to the upper 40’s. Nearly calm wind. No rainbows. Sunday starts cloudy and adds some drizzle in the afternoon. Temps start in the low 39’s and rise to the upper 40’s. Light easterlies early. Light westerlies later. 85% chance of rainbows. Monday will be partly cloudy then mostly clear. Temps start in the upper 30’s and rise to the upper 40’s. Light westerlies early. Light easterlies later. No 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!

Amayah’s Indian Cafe (Biggs) offers a free meal every first Thursday from 1-4pm.

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.  


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.