Sunday: rain, snow, and rainbows!

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 January 26, 2020

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The Forecast

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

It rained all last night on Mt. Hood, but shush, that doesn’t matter now. The mountain sees light snowfall Sunday morning before a switch to flurries and sunbreaks. Heavy snow moves in on Monday daytime followed by a rain-snow mix overnight. Then it’s back to snow Tuesday, back to rain Wednesday, etc., etc., etc.

For Sunday, the day starts cloudy with flurries, turns clear, and then returns to flurries overnight. The snow level will be 4000′ early and will fall to 2500′ after midnight. Just 0.1” water value (WV) falls during the day, for up to 1” of new. Same overnight: 0.1” WV, 1” of new. Wind will be SW 30-40 early, 20-25 in the afternoon, and WSW 30-35 overnight.

Monday starts off clear, but the weather turns snowy by sunrise. The snow turns to rain in the evening, and the weather clears near midnight. After that – more snow. Monday’s snow level starts at 2500′ and slowly rises to 5500′ by 4pm. It’ll hold around 6000′ until midnight or so before dropping to 3500′. Approximately 1.3” WV falls during the day, for 8-10” of increasingly wet snow. Another 0.7” WV falls overnight,, mostly as rain. Wind will be WSW 35 early, WSW 40-60 midday and evening, SW 30-50 near midnight, and SW 30-40 after midnight.

Heavy orographic snow returns on Tuesday (although models aren’t certain about the totals) and tapers off in the evening. The snow level will be 3500′. Upper air temps start to rise after midnight, affecting snow quality. About 1.0-1.4” WV falls during the day, for 10-12” of new snow. Just 0.1” WV falls overnight, for another inch. Wind will be SW 30-35 early, WNW 35-40 in the afternoon, and SW 15-20 after midnight. As of right now, it looks like we’ll pick up an inch of rain on Wednesday. Enjoy the snowy periods!  

Gorge Wind Forecast

Light and variable wind on Sunday morning vies way to westerlies. They’ll probably be in the 8-11 range in the west wind gusty 18-24 from Mosier to Arlington. That wind will peak between 11am and 2pm and will quickly fade back in to the teens. Monday starts with light west wind. That doesn’t late. By early afternoon, we’ll have E 20-25 (with pouring rain) from Rooster to Viento. Tuesday starts with W 101-5 near Rooster, light westerlies in the central Gorge, and 10-15 in the far east. The wind will pick up to gusty 24-27 from Rowena to Arlington.

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

Hood River Weather Forecast

Dense fog down low this morning gives way to partly cloudy sky. Temps will be in the mid 40’s early and near 50 later. Light to moderate westerlies. 100% chance of rainbows. Monday looks rainy, very rainy. Temps will be in the upper 30’s early and mid 40’s later. Light westerlies early give way to easterlies. 4% chance of rainbows (too rainy!). Tuesday looks rainy. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and upper 40’s later. Moderate westerlies. 99.8% 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. The only exception may be the lower parts of Syncline, but they are probably muddy enough that you will do damage too. Think about gravel or road biking today, as temps should make it into the upper 40’s with just-sprinkles falling from the sky.  

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