Sunday: sun above!

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The Forecast

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

Escape the fog and the gray by getting up to the mountain this morning. Timberline is open with a reservation system. Meadows will open on 11/30. This is a change from their original plan to open 11/27. Teacup is open. Etiquette at Teacup is to wear a mask while you are skiing as physical distancing cannot be maintained. Thank you!

General mountain roundup for the next few days: dry weather Sunday morning is followed by snow Monday, dry weather Tuesday daytime, and lots of snow Tuesday into Wednesday. Sound good? I agree!

Sunday starts sunny on the hill with an inversion in place – temps are above freezing at 6500′ and in the 20’s below. High clouds move in around 11am, and light snow starts up around sunset. The free air freezing level will be around 8000′ in the morning. The snow level will be 5500′ this afternoon and will fall to 2500′ overnight. Above 5000′, about 0.3” water value (WV) results in 3” snow overnight. Below that, less snow, with the system possibly starting as mixed rain/snow at Teacup/Skibowl. Wind: SW 10-20 early, WSW 15-20 this afternoon, and W 25 after midnight.

Monday starts snowy at the tail end of one system. A few hours of dry weather midday is followed by another fast-moving system in the afternoon. The snow level will be 2500′ to 3000′ all day. About 0.4” WV falls during the day, for 4-5” of new at 5000′. Just flurries are in the overnight forecast – no additional accumulation. Wind: W 25 early, WNW 25 in the afternoon, and NW 15 overnight.

Tuesday starts dry and sunny and ends snowy and stormy. Snow level: 2500′ early, 4500′-5500′ in the afternoon, and 2500′ overnight. Snow starts up around 4pm, with about 0.8” WV falling overnight. There may be a short period of mixed precip or there may just be a period of wet, heavy snow at 5000′ before a switch to lighter snow. This means our 0.8” WV falls as 5-7” of new at 5000′. Wind: NW 15-20 in the morning, SW 20-40 in the afternoon, and WSW 30-40 overnight.

General picture for Wednesday is steady, heavy snowfall with the snow level near 3000′. About 1.5” WV is forecast by the GFS for that time period. Less is forecast by the ECMWF. Let’s call it 10-16” of new for now and dial that in more as we get closer. Dry weather returns Thursday through Saturday.  

Gorge Wind Forecast

Easterlies on Sunday morning start at 30-35 near Rooster, 25-30 near Stevenson, and 20-25 near Viento. The wind fades today and ends up calm all through the Gorge after 3pm. Monday starts calm. After a weather system moves through midday, westerlies rise to 7-10 all through the Gorge. Tuesday starts light and variable and stays that way until sunset. Westerlies pick up into the teens or twenties overnight.  

Coast, Jones, Sauvie’s

As needed until next spring and summer.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Sunday starts with Nothing thanks to an inversion – temps are in the mid 30’s at 6500′ and low 30’s along the river. With a bit of luck, the Nothing breaks when high clouds arrive. Light rain starts up after midnight. Temps will be in the low 30’s early and low 40’s later. Light wind. No rainbows. Monday looks drizzly in the morning and showery in the afternoon. Temps will be in the mid 30’s early and mid 40’s later. Light wind early. Light westerlies after 11am. 99% chance of rainbows. Tuesday will be rainy. Temps will be in the upper 30’s early and near 50 later. Light and variable wind becomes light westerly around sunset. 63% 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.  


11/8: GP will be closed through December for upgrades. Contact HRATS if you’d like to help. Motorized use is open on ALL Hood River County Land now. Do be aware of the possibility of freeze-thaw (muddy) conditions\. Do not ride if it was below freezing last night and is above freezing when you want to ride. The soil structure will be liquefied, and you will do permanent damage to trails.  

Sprinter Van of the Week!

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Local Events

Weekly events: The Kainos Coffee run happens in The Dalles every Tuesday morning at 6am. There are sailboat races at the Hood River Marina every Wednesday evening. Dirty Fingers has a group mountain bike ride (bring lights) Wednesday nights at 5:30pm. Cheno has an outdoor HIIT workout at Griffin House in Hood River at 6pm on Wednesday nights. There is a BLM rally every Tuesday evening at 5:30 at the Salmon Fountain in Hood River, and there’s a White Coats for BLM rally every Thursday at noon at 12th and May in Hood River.   Have an awesome day!


By Temira

Temira Lital is a recreation and travel weather forecaster based in Hood River, Oregon. She's also a mental health counselor. Temira bikes, skis, windsurfs, paddles a SUP, swims in mountain lakes, and has a giant garden. Most recently she's taken up SUP foiling. Temira is powered by La Croix, steak, and beets.