Sunday: last snowfall today. lots of packed powder groom and sun this week!

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The Forecast

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

It’s Sunday morning, and just an inch of new snow fell on the slopes in the last 24 hours. That means most of the powder is tracked out, but the packed snow will be excellent packed powder. Go get some! We won’t be getting much new snow for quite a while, but the low sun angle should keep the surface good for an extended period of time.

Sunday brings light snowfall for most of the day. Due to the wraparound nature of this moisture, it’s hard to say exactly how much snow will fall. We can say this: the snow level near Mt. Hood will be around 1000′ this morning, 3000′ this afternoon, and 2000′ overnight. About 0.2” water equivalent (WE) is forecast today. Call it a couple inches of new snow. A trace could fall overnight before the sky clears. Wind: light/variable early building to NNW 15-20 this afternoon and fading to NW 5 overnight.

That N/NW wind should drive some clearing on Monday, but areas below 5000′ will remain in the clouds. No precip is forecast on the upper slopes, but a bit of freezing fog is possible in the lower elevations. The free air freezing level (FAF) will be 2000′ in the morning, 1500′ in the afternoon, and 0′ overnight. Wind: NW 5-10 all day becoming N 10 overnight.

We then enter an extended period of dry, sunny weather. Tuesday will be sunny. The FAF will be 0′ all day near Mt. Hood. However, temps at 5000′ will rise from -6C in the morning to -2C in the afternoon and -1C overnight. Wind: N 10 int eh morning, N 5-10 in the afternoon, and variable to 5 overnight.

The sunny, dry weather continues for quite a while as do inverted temps; it will be warmer on the mountain than in the Gorge and areas close to the Gorge. We have to look way out into the future, at least 10 days or so, for the next sign of significant precip. Break out your groomer, skate, and park gear. It’s going to be excellent corduroy for a while.  


Gorge Wind Forecast

A couple days of westerlies give way to easterlies that build and build as the overall weather pattern shifts. On Sunday, we start with light/variable wind. Offshore high pressure asserts itself this afternoon, and the wind builds to 16-19 out of the west between Stevenson and Mosier. River flow readings are 103-134kcfs, river temp is 44F, and high temp forecast is 43F. Monday starts with 12-15 from Stevenson to The Dalles with 7-10 out east. Afternoon: 11-14 from Stevenson to Hood River with light/variable wind in the eastern Gorge. High temp: 41F. Tuesday starts with light easterlies and slowly builds. By the afternoon, we’ll have 20-25 from Rooster to Viento. It appears the easterlies will approach the “nuking” zone by Thursday.  

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Hood River Weather Forecast

Clouds and sprinkles are planned today through about noon, after which we just have cloudy sky. Temps will be in the mid 30’s early and low 40’s later. Light to moderate westerlies. 14% chance of rainbows. Monday will be partly cloudy then cloudy. Temps start in the low 30’s and rise to the low 40’s. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Tuesday will be cloudy and then partly Nothing. Temps will be in the mid 20’s early and mid 30’s later. Dry. Light easterlies. No rainbows.

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Local-ish Events

Please let me know of outdoor-related local-ish events. If you don’t tell me, I don’t know!
Regular weekly events: Monday brings forest bathing and meditation walk. Meet at 5:15pm Mondays in November at the corner of Arrowhead Ave and Indian Creek Road. Suggested donation up to $20. Ferment’s Tuesday night 4-mile walk/run is at 6pm. 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 Friday’s at 2:30pm, there’s a free meditation and stretching class (brand new) at Yoga Samadhi. There’s a weekly group paddle to the Event Site on Sunday at 11 am followed by a free pint at the fire pit at Ferment. That’s the “Paddle n’ Pint”. Also: Wednesday Paddle Sprints at the Event Site at Noon. The sprint course is 2 two laps around the sailing buoy near Wells Island and back – 3.5 miles.  


Now it’s snowy on the trails! We’ll keep the freeze/thaw language just in case the snow goes somewhere (which it won’t any time soon). If you ride trails that froze and then thawed, you’ll do major and probably permanent damage to the tread. The Family Man closure kicked off on November 1st – the area around Family Man and Riordan Hill Road will be closed into December. Upper elevation trails, above 4000′, are likely to have some snow coverage. If you’re riding 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.