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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast
It’s Sunday, and we finally have a storm skiing day on tap. If you can’t get some today, you’ll have another chance for storm skiing on Tuesday. Snow total for the time period between now and Wednesday morning will be pushing two feet. That’s great, because it’s been a good long while since we had a good, solid dumping!
For Sunday, prepare for standard-issue storm skiing this morning with wind really ramping up mid afternoon into the evening. The snow level will be 3500′ this morning, 3000′ this afternoon, 2000′ in the evening, and 1500′ after midnight. With those snow levels, the snow quality will be dense this morning and increasingly light and fluffy late in the day. About 0.7-0.9” water equivalent (WE) is forecast today for 7-9” new snow. Another 0.3” WE is forecast tonight for 3-4” powder. Wind: SW 15-30 early, WSW 30-40 mid-morning, NW 20-30 early afternoon building to NW 40 late afternoon. That could have some effect on lift operations.
Monday starts windy and cloudy with flurries. Clouds stick around all day, but only a trace of snow is forecast. The snow level will be 1500′ all day and will rise to 2500′ overnight. Wind: NW 40 around dawn, W 25 in the afternoon, and WSW 20-30 overnight.
Tuesday’s looking quite snowy. Models don’t agree on how much snow, but 10-18” is possible if those models continue to read like they do this morning. The snow level will be 2500′ in the morning, 4000′ in the afternoon, and 1000′ after midnight. Expect moderate to strong WSW wind in the morning with very strong W wind in the afternoon. Colder, calmer weather is forecast for Wednesday. Enjoy!
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Gorge Wind Forecast
Nobody told the westerlies it’s not summer, so they’ll be around for a few days. As a system moves inland today (Sunday) and high pressure builds behind, the westerlies pick up . The day actually starts with low-teen easterlies at Rooster. By midday, we’ll have the standard frontal setup – westerlies at 11-14 west of Hood River, calm wind in the middle, and gusty 18-22 hour east. Afternoon wind fills in at gusty 23-27 from Stevenson to Boardman. Conditions will be gusty in the west and somewhat steadier out east. Let that direct you, and if you go to Biggs, stop at Amayah’s Indian food cart and get a meal. River flow is 112kcfs, river temp is 38F, and high temp forecast is 44F. Monday starts with 17-21 west of Hood River, 10-13 central, and 21-24 out east. The wind drops off west of Rufus in the afternoon and drops to 18-22 from Rufus eastward. High temp: 46F. Tuesday will be very rain most of the day with calm wind. Late afternoon brings 15-18 from Stevenson to The Dalles with 22-26 out east. High temp: 47F.
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Hood River Weather Forecast
Rain sticks around all morning and turns to sprinkles later. Temps will be in the upper 30’s early and mid 40’s this afternoon. Moderate westerlies from mid-morning on. Strong westerlies later. 99% chance of rainbows. Monday will be cloudy with sprinkles in the morning and dry weather from late morning on. Temps start in the upper 30’s and rise to the mid 40’s. Moderate westerlies. 64% chance of rainbows. Tuesday will be very wet. Temps start in the mid 30’s and rise to the upper 40’s. Calm wind in the morning. Light to moderate westerlies later. 97% chance of rainbows.
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Regular weekly events: NK Studios in Bingen has a donation-based yoga class at 7:30am every Tuesday. Ferment’s Tuesday night 4-mile walk/run is at 6pm. There’s meditation with monks at 5:15pm (an hour) and 6:30pm (30 minutes plus a talk) at Yoga Samadhi in White Salmon. 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 Fridays at 2:30pm, there’s a free meditation and stretching class 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.
If you ride in the mud, you’ll do significant and permanent damage to the trail bed. Be thoughtful about your riding choices. Also, it’s winter. Be prepared to turn around due to freeze-thaw mud. If it was below freezing the night before your ride, don’t ride trails that are exposed to the open air. Those trails will have freeze-thaw conditions, and you’ll do major damage. Consider gravel riding! 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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