Sunday-Monday: sunny and blustery Sunday. Lots of dry, sunny weather this week.

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The Forecast

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

Mostly clear, blustery weather this morning (it’s Sunday) gives way to less rowdy weather this afternoon and then dry weather through next week. We’ll see the snow surface transition from packed powder to hardpack to perhaps even granular snow by the end of the week. The next chance of snow is next Saturday, but that’s far from guaranteed.

Sunday, today, will have some lingering flurries and strong wind in the morning (perhaps enough to affect some lift operations). By the afternoon, the wind will drop, and the sky will be blue. The snow level will be 2000′ this morning, 1500′ this afternoon, and the free air freezing level will fall to 0′ overnight. Just a trace of snow is forecast. Wind: NW 40+ early, NW 30 around sunrise, NW 15-25 in the afternoon, and N 10 overnight.

Monday looks clear, then cloudy, then clear again by afternoon. The free air freezing level will be 0′ in the morning and will rise to 7500′ in the afternoon (5000′ temps at +2C) before falling to 5000′ overnight. No precip. Wind: N 10 in the morning, NW 20-30 midday, NNW 15 in the afternoon, and NW 20-25 overnight.

Tuesday will be partially high overcast all day and clear overnight. The free air freezing level will be 5000′ in the morning, 3000′ in the afternoon, and 4000′ overnight. Wind: NW 20-25 in the morning, N 10 in the afternoon, and NE 15-20 overnight. Wednesday and Thursday look sunny and warmer. Conditions should be great for groom, parks, and Nordic all week long. Enjoy!  


Gorge Wind Forecast

Rare winter westerlies stick around for a few days thanks to strong offshore high pressure. For Sunday, pressure start at 30.44/30.33/30.31 with westerlies at 15-25 all through the Gorge. Skip the drive out east – the wind will die off quickly. Between Stevenson and Mosier, you’ll find 17-21 all day. River flow readings are 96-118kcfs, river temp is 39F, and high temp forecast is 41F. Monday starts calm and picks up to W 16-19 from Stevenson to Hood river. High Temp: 42F. Tuesday starts with 14-17 from Stevenson to Viento and holds all day, perhaps filling in to Hood River. High temp: 43F.  

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Hood River Weather Forecast

Partly cloudy sky and sprinkles start Sunday, but the weather turns dry and sunny later. Temps will be in the low 40’s all day. Moderate westerlies. 98% chance of rainbows. Monday will be partly cloudy, then cloudy, then sunny. Temps start in the upper 20’s and rise to the low 40’s. Calm wind early. Moderate westerlies later. No rainbows. Tuesday will be high overcast. Temps start in the low 30’s and rise to the low 40’s. Light to moderate westerlies. 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: 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.  


Please do not ride Syncline! It’s super muddy and there are creeks running down the trails. If you ride, you’ll do major damage. Please ride gravel roads instead! Same goes for other trails – muddy enough that you’ll damage them. Perhaps you could try the Deschutes or Klickitat trails, but roads and gravel are better choices for the health of the trail systems. If you’re parking at 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.