Sunday-Monday: a snowy morning in the Gorge…

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The Forecast

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

Resort update: Teacup Nordic has 16k groomed. Timberline is open with Bruno’s and Pucci. Skibowl is open for tubing through Dec. 1st. Summit opens for tubing on the 29th. Meadows will have their annual “preview weekend” starting on Friday, November 29th.

Deep cold air persisted over the Cascades on Saturday night, keeping the precipitation in snow form. That’s good, because the resorts need all the snow they can get! Intermittent light snowfall continues for Sunday, probably switching to drizzle overnight. Not much happens Monday and Tuesday. Next round of precip is Wednesday, but it’s looking a bit too warm for snow at the lower ski resort elevations.

For Sunday, expect a cloudy, foggy day on Mt. Hood with intermittent light snowfall. The snow level will be about 1000′ early, 4000′ in the afternoon, and 5500′ overnight. Just a trace of snow falls during the day. 0.05” water value (WV) falls overnight, probably as drizzle or mist. Wind will be SSW 20 in the morning, SW 15 in the afternoon, and SW 5-10 overnight.

Monday starts cloudy and turns clear over low clouds. Clouds return overnight. The free air freezing level will be 5500′ early and 6000′ through the afternoon and evening. No precip. Wind will be light SW early, rising to WSW 15 in the afternoon and evening. Tuesday looks partly cloudy and then cloudy. The free air freezing level will be 6000′ early and 6500′ in the afternoon and evening. Wind will be WSW 15 in the morning, SW 10 in the afternoon, and SW 20 overnight.

Wednesday sees another system move in with SW flow. It appears that 5000′ temps will be 2-4F with this one, bringing about 0.5” of rain to Mt. Hood. Looking into the extended forecast through next weekend, there’s not really much hope for additional snowfall unless something changes.  

Gorge Wind Forecast

Nuking easterlies persist through Sunday before backing off some as the workweek starts. For Sunday, expect 50-60mph in the morning near Rooster with 40-45 in the afternoon. Stevenson sees 25-30 all day. On Monday, the wind starts at 30-35 near Rooster and 20-25 near Stevenson. In the afternoon, it’ll be 20-25 everywhere. Tuesday’s wind looks like 20-25 near Rooster all day long. River flow Sunday is 103kcfs and temp is 45 degrees. Gradient, in case you were wondering, was 0.24 at 5am.

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

Hood River Weather Forecast

Cloudy sky sticks around all day with occasional flurries that switch to drizzle in the afternoon. In theory that could be freezing rain, but it’ll probably be too warm to stick to anything but parked cars; temps will be in the upper 20’s early and right around freezing in the afternoon. East wind. No rainbows. Monday looks cloudy above with Nothing below. Temps will be in the mid to upper 20’s early and mid to upper 30’s later. East wind. No rainbows. Tuesday looks mostly cloudy, likely with a Nothing. Temps will be in the upper 20’s early and upper 30’s in the afternoon. East wind. 2% 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

Well… now there is snow all over the trails. Post Canyon is likely still rideable due to it being frozen solid and not much snow making it through the canopy. Stay off Syncline due to freeze-thaw potential. Same for Whoopdee and hospital hill. Upper elevation trails near Mt. Hood are probably buried now, but trails on the Washington side may still be clear.  

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By Temira

Temira Lital is a recreation and travel weather forecaster based in Hood River, Oregon. She's also a mental health counselor. Temira bikes, skis, windsurfs, paddles a SUP, swims in mountain lakes, and has a giant garden. Most recently she's taken up SUP foiling. Temira is powered by La Croix, steak, and beets.