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It’s starting to feel like fall, and now it’s official, because Mt. Hood Meadows passes go on sale today. Everyone’s been asking me the big question… how much are passes? Well, they’re the same price as last year, $449 for adults, except you no longer need a group to get that price. You just go online and buy a pass all by yourself.
It’s going to be an epic ski year, so consider getting a pass somewhere this year! I really don’t care where you buy a pass (well, as a Meadows employee, I do, but as a wind forecaster and snow forecaster, I don’t). I do care that you get in lots of powder turns this winter. Please get a pass or plan on lots of epic backcountry skiing. And please plan on picking up my sorry ass at China Gorge as I hitchhike to Meadows in a downpour.
But technically, it’s still summer, even though it’s cool and cloudy this morning. As the front moves east, west winds will follow. We’ll see gusty 15-19 under the clouds in the western Gorge today, with 21-24 east of The Dalles in the afternoon.
Coming up tomorrow, high pressure builds inland and a heat low sets up along the coast. This gives us east winds in the 20-24 range at Stevenson and Rooster Rock. This is a decent setup for the north and central Oregon coast too, where winds will blow in the 20-25 knot range with a 5 foot swell. It looks like sailable easterlies will hold on Friday.
At this point, it looks like we’ll see a return to west winds on Saturday. I am not sure yet about Sunday.
If you’ve been out mountain biking and you have a trail report you could share, I’d really appreciate it. I’m going to try and get out today, but I’d love to hear what trails, if any, have received enough rain to tamp down the dust.
Boaters, the White Salmon is at 1.75 feet and the Klickitat is still closed from milepost zero to milepost ten. If you’d like to go boating tonight, remember that the Kayak Shed’s shop paddle is meeting at Husum at 5:30 this evening for a run down the middle or the lower White Salmon.
Have a great day today!
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