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Mt. Hood Weather Forecast
Sunday’s starting off much prettier on Mt. Hood than Saturday did – blue sky is the new weather of choice, and it should stick around all day. Get it now, because clouds return for the mountain over the next couple of days along with some sprinkles.
For Sunday, the snow has snapped and the corn snow should be awesome. The free air freezing level will be 3000′ early and 8000′ in the afternoon. Wind: light wind all day and W 10 after midnight. Partly cloudy high overcast sky starts Monday. Clouds quickly move in. The snow level will be 8000′ early and 10,000′ in the afternoon. A trace of rain falls after noon, and another 0.1” rain falls overnight. Wind: W 10 early, W 15 in the afternoon, and W 25 after midnight.
Tuesday starts off rainy and turns sunny. The snow level will be 10,000′. About 0.2” rain falls during the day. The sky clears mid-afternoon. Wind: W 25 in the morning, WSW 20 in the afternoon, and W 20 overnight. Wednesday and Thursday look dry. Next chance for precip: Friday.
Models have backed off a bit on the wind strength for Sunday, but there will still be enough to get you on the water. Gradients started at .10 and .06, indicating you’re likely to find wind between Stevenson and Rufus today. River flow is 228kcfs and temp is 50 degrees, so stop your whining! We’ll have widespread westerlies at 10-15 this morning. By early afternoon, the wind will pick up to 23-26 from Stevenson to Avery with a chance of Rufus in that range too. Eastern Gorge wind languishes at 10-13 this afternoon.
A warm front off the coast on Monday decreases the quality of the wind but does nothing to stop it. The day starts with westerlies at 7-10 in the west and light wind east of The Dalles. Midday looks like 12-15, and afternoon westerlies climb to gusty 20-23 from Stevenson to Arlington. Showers on Tuesday mess with the wind quality. 5-10 in the west early. 13-16 east of The Dalles. High pressure builds offshore in the afternoon leading to 18-22 from Stevenson to Arlington. Light wind Wednesday and Thursday (maybe?) gives way to model agreement about a much windier day on Friday.
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Hood River Weather Forecast
It’s mostly clear this Easter morning, and it’s going to be a sunny day. Temps will be in the upper 40’s early and mid 60’s later. Moderate west wind. No rainbows. Monday looks partly cloudy early (watch for a colorful sunrise) and cloudy later. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and upper 60’s in the afternoon. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Tuesday sees a bit of rain in the morning and partly cloudy or mostly cloudy sky in the afternoon. Temps will be in the upper 40’s early and near 70 later. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows.
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Road and Mountain Biking
Syncline is definitely awesome right now, and you’ll want to get it soon before the Oak takes over. Post is wonderful and open top to bottom. Whoopdee is wonderful and has some wildflowers. If you’re riding Underwood, please do not park at the trailhead any more as per request by SDS. There is a parking area 0.5 miles farther down the road. The cows are out on Hospital Hill, which happens to be private land owned by the Kreps family. Do not take your dog or you 1) endanger the life of your dog and 2) endanger access to the land for everyone.
The last day of Nordic skiing at Meadows is today. Other Sunday options include the Westside Fire Breakfast in Hood River and a Trailkeepers work party at Punchbowl Falls. TKO wants you to sign up for these work parties on EventBrite. There’s by-donation yoga tomorrow at 9am at Samadhi in White Salmon. Dirty Fingers has the Sunday Service mixed surface ride starting at, I think, 9am. There’s pickup touch rugby at the Hood River Marina at 11 (all ages, and free!), and Kona Bikes has free demos at Family Man from noon to 5pm. The Lyrids meteor shower peaks in the wee hours of Monday and Tuesday.
Random Morning Thoughts
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