Sunday-Monday: rain, wind, sunshine… no sign of winter…

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Temira
Date
 November 17, 2019
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Today’s Gorge Wind – these are ranges for the average speed, not a predicted wind range. =)
Your favorite beach Dawn
Patrol
9am-
11:30a
11:30a-
3pm
3pm-
dusk
Rooster Rock rainy day hairy buns
Steven’s Locks LTV LTW 12-15 12-15
Swell-Hood River LTV LTW 12-15 12-15
Doug’s, Lyle, Rowena LTW LTW G19-23 G19-23
Rufus, etc. LTW LTW G19-23 G19-23
Roosevelt & Arlington LTW LTW G19-23 G19-23

Mt. Hood Weather Forecast

There continues to be little to talk about in the Mt. Hood forecast, at least for the next week or so. On Sunday, the snow level hovers around 12,000′, and some drizzle moves in. Rain continues on the mountain on Monday as the snow level starts at 12,000′ and drops to 6000′.

A low moves inland on Tuesday morning. The snow level will initially be 5500′, but will drop to 4000′ at the tail end of this system. Orographic (wind & terrain) effects will help a bit; the wind will initially be WSW 50 and will turn to NW 30 as the system passes. This should result in 2-4” of new snow at 5000′. that said, models do disagree a bit, so we could see as little as 1-2” of new.

Unfortunately, the rest of the week looks warm and dry. 5000′ temps will be, for the most part, above freezing, and the sun will be shining upon the snow. Looking into the extended, models disagree about precipitation for next weekend. Long story short – no definite timeline for any of the ski resorts to have enough snow to get you on the slopes.  

Gorge Wind Forecast

Sunday’s wind starts light and variable. As a weak weather system moves in this afternoon, the wind picks up to gusty 12-15 from Stevenson to Mosier with gusty 19-23 east of there, all the way to Arlington. River flow is 125kcfs and temp is 51 degrees. Monday starts calm. Easterlies bump up to 10-15 for a couple hours midday and then fade. After sunset, the wind turns westerlies.

Tuesday holds more promise: a low moves inland early in the morning and strong high pressure builds offshore. Westerlies start at gusty 16-19 in the west and gusty 23-26 in the east. You’ll want to get east of the low clouds for the best results on Tuesday. That means you’re headed at least to Mosier. Somewhere between there and Arlington you’ll find gusty 25-28. Get it earlier rather than later, as building high pressure will knock down the wind speed. Easterlies return at 30-35 or so on Wednesday.

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

Hood River Weather Forecast

Clouds Sunday morning add a few sprinkles or maybe even a drizzle after noon or so. Temps will be in the mid 40’s early and upper 50’s later. Moderate west wind. 56% chance of rainbows. Monday looks cloudy with moderate rain between 2pm and 7pm. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and mid 50’s later. Light and variable wind. 4% chance of rainbows. Rain early Tuesday gives way to decreasing shower. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and low 50’s later. Moderate to strong west wind. 99% chance of rainbows. Dry weather returns and sticks around through the end of the work week.   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

Once again… lots of perfect dirt out there at all elevations. Get some before it gets buried in snow… which won’t be any time soon!  

Upcoming Events

There’s a $5 yoga class today at 9am at Samadhi in White Salmon. Next Saturday is the annual HRVHS Gorge Winter Gear Swap at the high school.  

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Have an awesome day today!

Temira