Sunday: Snow for the mountains and a hint of summer for the valleys!

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 April 15, 2018

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

Mt. Hood is starting off snowy today (Sunday), but the afternoon forecast is a bit tricky, once again. Starting after midnight, the snow level will be in the ‘no problem’ zone for a couple of days. We’ll see light accumulations through Wednesday morning.

For Sunday, we’ll have light snow early, mixed precip in the afternoon, and steady snowfall overnight. The snow level will be 4000′ in the morning, 6000′ late afternoon, and 1000′-1500′ overnight, probably the higher end of that. We’ll see .3” water value (WV) during the day, for up to 2” snow. We’ll see .6”+ WV overnight (depends on where the heaviest precip sets up), for 4-6” of increasingly light snow. Wind will be SW 20 all day and WNW 30 after midnight.

Monday brings light snowfall all day and clear sky after midnight. The snow level will be around 1500′ early, 2500′ in the afternoon, and the free air freezing level will be about 500′ after midnight. Approximately .1-.2” WV falls during the day, for up to 2” snow. Another .2” falls overnight. Same – up to 2” snow. Wind will be WNW 30 during the day and W 35-40 in the afternoon and evening.

Tuesday starts off clear and turns snowy in the afternoon. The snow level will be around 500′ early, 2000′ in the afternoon, and 1000′-1500′ after midnight. About .2-.3” WV falls during the day (in the afternoon), for 2-4” powder. Another .1” WV falls overnight, for another inch of snow. Wind will be W 40 early, W 25 in the afternoon, and SW 15 overnight.

Wednesday brings intermittent snow flurries. Thursday and Friday looks dry and clear and warmer. Looks like we head back into a more active weather pattern next weekend, but that could change by then.

Random Morning Thoughts

I ran over to my internship on Friday morning for an intake. That part was good. Driving home across the bridge, I realized I had left my backpack there with all my homework. I became irritated with myself, and I proceeded to be irritated for the next three hours while I cleaned someone’s house.

Why was I irritated? Because I had to give the (damned) Port of Hood River another $2 and spend 30 minutes of my time driving back to the site to grab my bag. Let me point out that I was irritated for six times the amount of time it took me to fix the problem!

How often do we do this? A lot! The underlying cause of this is wanting things to be different – I didn’t want to drive back across the bridge, but I had to, and I just couldn’t accept that. So I suffered, I was mad at myself, for hours. This is silly.

How do we stop doing this? We create space to process the desire for things to be different. We might have to look at all the other ideas that arise (for example, I was irritated because I felt like I was wasting time that I needed to use to study). We might need to cry or journal or talk to a friend. But until we accept that “this is the way things are”, there will be tension around the “this”. Try it with something simple. Then try it with something more complicated. May you be at ease with the present. Have an awesome day.

Disclaimer required by my grad school program: I am not your therapist, but I am seeing clients at this time at Comprehensive Healthcare in White Salmon. In the meantime, I am your weather forecaster. Take everything I say with a grain of salt, and consult with your actual therapist about your mental health issues. One other thing: I plan to keep doing this forecast indefinitely. Forecasting and counseling are both deeply meaningful and nourishing to me.

Gorge Wind Forecast

It’s Sunday. A weather system moving slowly inland today will bump up the wind just a bit this afternoon. The next couple of days look windier as offshore high pressure combines with inland low pressure for strong and gusty west wind. For Sunday, you can expect light and variable wind until 2pm or so. After 5pm, the wind will rise to 12-15 or so through the entire Gorge.

Monday looks much windier as a deep low sits in eastern Washington and high pressure builds off the southern Oregon coast. The western Gorge will see gusty 15-18 under partly cloudy sky. Locations east of Mosier (or perhaps including Mosier) will have gusty 26-30 all day. Tuesday looks similar: gusty 18-22 in the western Gorge and 25-29 all day from Mosier east to Arlington. River flow 261kcfs at The Dalles. River temp 46 degrees.

Gorge Weather Forecast

It’s a cloudy Sunday morning. Rain will move in shortly and stick around all day. Temps will be in the mid 40’s early and mid 50’s in the afternoon. Light west wind. 76% chance of rainbows. Monday looks partly cloudy with showers. Temps will be near 40 early and near 50 in the afternoon. Snow level 1500′. Strong west wind. 96% chance of rainbows. Tuesday looks partly cloudy with occasional sprinkles. Temps will be near 40 early and near 50 in the afternoon. Frost is likely above 500′. Strong west wind. 50% chance of rainbows.

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Road and Mountain Biking

It’s too wet to ride anywhere this morning without damaging the trails. The cows are out on Hospital Hill, and that means NO DOGS. Even your dog! If you want to ride road bike or grind some gravel, you’re going to get wet. That means the Sunday Service mixed surface ride scheduled for Dirty Fingers at 9am will likely be canceled. They will still be showing bike races this afternoon on the TV.

Upcoming Events

Today is customer appreciation & ski free day at Skibowl. They’d much appreciate it if you’d bring four cans of food for Portland’s Sunshine Division.

Also today: there’s by-donation yoga at Samadhi at 9am, ping pong at the Armory at 10am, meditation at Flow at 11am, pickup touch rugby at the Hood River Waterfront Park at 11am, YogaFaith at Pure Yoga in The Dalles at 4pm, and restorative yoga at Pure Yoga in Hood River at 6pm. Dirty Fingers has a mixed-surface ride that leaves the shop at 9am, unless they cancel it due to incoming rain.

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Have an awesome day today!