Sunday. 5/11. The First Spring Skiing Day of the Season. Gorge light wind and 80+ degree weather. Your tomatoes will be happy, fo sho!

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 May 11, 2014

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Random Morning Thoughts

Today may be mother’s day, but I want to thank all the non-moms out there. To all you women without kids: Thanks for everything you do for everyone around you. Thank you for the time you spend listening to your friends. Thank you for the time you give as a volunteer. Thank you for being a relative, godparent, mentor or friend. Moms change the world one kid at a time. Non-moms change the world by redirecting the mom energy into helping many, many people. Thank you, non-moms.

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

The chance of snow between now and Thursday is zero percent. The freezing level will be around 5000′ this morning, rising to 7000′ or likely higher in the afternoon. We’ll see a sunny start, with high clouds moving in during the afternoon. Wind will be N 10 or less. Tomorrow sees the freezing level climb from 6500′ to 12,000′.

Today’s Gorge Wind
Your favorite beach Dawn
Steven’s Locks 0-10 8-13 8-13 0-10
Hatch (subtract a few mph for Event Site) 15-18 13-16 5-10 0-8
Doug’s / Rowena / Lyle 13-16 5-10 0-8 0-8
Maryhill / Rufus / The Wall 10-15 5-10 0-5 0-5
Arlington / Roosevelt 10-15 5-10 0-5 0-5

Gorge Wind

What you see is what you get this morning: At 5am the gradients were .06 and .04, enough for upper teens at the Hatch and low double-digits elsewhere. I think you have a decent chance of getting on the water before 11am for some 15-18 from Stevenson to Mosier, but the wind will probably start to drop after that (although models do have a difficult time with this setup).

Anyway, the wind switches to east overnight, giving us E 26-30 at Rooster tomorrow with E 22-25 at Stevenson and afternoon easterlies at 7-11 from Home Valley to The Dalles. Tuesday starts with east wind at 15-18 and just becomes light.

Gorge Weather

Today looks beautiful and sunny with a decent chance of high cloudy in the afternoon. Temps will be in the low 50’s early and mid 60’s this afternoon with light wind. Monday starts off a bit chilly. Temps will be in the low 40’s, but it’ll warm up to the mid 70’s in the afternoon with light to moderate east wind. Tuesday starts with temps in the low 40’s. We’ll see temps in the low 80’s in the afternoon with light wind. Wednesday and Thursday will be tanning weather, with temps in the upper 80’s. The chance of rainbows between now and Thursday is zero percent.

Road and Mountain Biking

Mitchell says the dirt was more mud than dirt yesterday, and he’s suspicious about today. But he says the dirt will be perfect tomorrow, and wants you to ride your road bike today.

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River Levels

The Hood is at 5.9′, the Klickitat’s at 2330 cfs, and the White Salmon is somewhere around 4.5′.

Events – email me if I’ve missed any outdoor-related events

Mt. Hood Meadows has the Superpark 18 urban rail jam thing in the base area from 11:30-3pm today. Lifts run 9am-2pm. There’s pickup rugby at 3pm at the Mosier School and there’s ping pong at the Hood River Armory at 3pm.

Have an awesome day today!