Sunday: just your usual random assortment of winter weather…

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 January 19, 2020

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The Forecast

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

In an unexpected turn of events, freezing drizzle started up last evening and continues through early morning on Mt. Hood on this fine Sunday. The sky should clear before long, leaving a sunny day. Sunshine sticks around for part of Monday before an after-midnight arrival of some mixed precip. Snow returns Tuesday and continues through Wednesday before a transition to rain from Thursday on through the weekend (assuming the extended forecast holds).

For Sunday, expect early freezing drizzle. That should transition to low clouds, then clear sky by the time lifts open up for the day. The freezing level will be 5000′ early, 8500′ in the afternoon, and 7000′ overnight. Mountain temps will rise near 40 degrees. Just a trace of precip today, in case you were wondering. Wind will be SW 15-20 early, S 10-15 in the afternoon, and SW 20-25 overnight.

Monday starts clear. High clouds move in during the afternoon. Mixed precip moves in after midnight, well after you are in bed! It is Rotary Ski Night at Meadows. Discounted tickets support the Hood River Rotary Club’s scholarship fund, so please buy a ticket! The freezing level will be 7000′ early, 6000′ in the afternoon, and 5000-5500′ overnight as moisture moves in. About 0.5” water value (WV) will fall as mixed precip after midnight. Wind: SW 20-25 all day, rising to SW 30-35 after midnight.

Tuesday may start with mixed precip, but should transition quickly to snow. The snow level will be 5000′ early, 3500′ in the afternoon, and 2500′ after midnight. About 0.2” WV falls during the day, for 1-2” wet snow. Another 0.5” WV falls overnight, for 4-5” of nice snow. Wind will be SW 30-35 early, 20-25 in the afternoon, and W 30 after midnight.

Additional snowfall arrives on Wednesday. Depending on the exact track of this system, we could see 3-7” of decent-quality new snow. It appears that the PNW will receive the blessings of a weak Pineapple Express (warm air, tropical moisture tap) from Thursday through Sunday, but models are far from clear on the amount of moisture headed this way. Until then, enjoy the fine conditions on the mountain!  

Gorge Wind Forecast

East wind continues on Sunday and picks up as the day goes on. It’ll be 30-35 near Rooster early with 40-50 from mid-morning on. Stevenson picks up to 30-35 and Viento picks up to 20-25. Monday starts with 30-35 near Rooster and backs off to 10-15. Tuesday starts with E 30-35 and turns westerly near Rooster midday. The central Gorge sees calm wind to light west wind, and areas east of The Dalles get gusty 22-26.

COAST, JONES, SAUVIE’S: Detailed forecast is on winter break.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Clouds and drizzle early give way to sunshine this afternoon. Temps will be in the mid 30’s early and low 40’s later. East wind. No rainbows. Monday looks clear early with high clouds int eh evening and drizzle overnight. Temps will be in the mid 30’s early and low 40’s later. East wind. No rainbows. Tuesday looks cloudy and drizzly in the morning and partly cloudy with showers later. Temps will be in the mid 30’s early and mid 40’s in the afternoon. East wind early. Calm wind to light westerlies later. 70% chance of rainbows.   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 Biking

It’s snowy or muddy on all the trails now. Please leave them alone so you don’t do damage. With sun in the forecast today, you’ll find some nice road biking! Same on Monday.  

Upcoming Events

You can volunteer at the Rebuild-it Center on saturdays from 9 to 1. The Hood River Farmers Market is at May Street School from 10 to 2. Not much else going on today.    

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