Super Bowl Sunday. 2/2. Gorge wind. Gorge frozen waterfalls. Mt. Hood f’ing freezing weather. Gorge f’ing freezing weather.

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 February 2, 2014

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

It’s mostly cloudy on Mt. Hood this morning with occasional flurries drifting about. Or maybe not flurries. Maybe just snowflakes. We’ll see more of the same for much of the day with no accumulation. The snow level today will be 500′ early and 1000′ in the afternoon. Wind will be W 10 early and W 20 in the afternoon.

Monday looks partly cloudy, with enough low clouds to drop a few flurries and a btter chance of full-on clearing in the afternoon. No accumulation. The snow level will be at the surface all day. Temps at 5000′ will be in the upper teens early, falling to the mid teens in the afternoon. Wind will be NW 20-30 early and 15-20 in the afternoon.

Tuesday looks clear and cold. The free air freezing level (FAF) will be at the surface all day with 5000′ temps in the single digits early, dropping below zero late in the day. Wind will be variable strength out of the north. Wednesday looks clear and several degrees below zero at the ski resorts with variable wind, depending on how deep the cold pool ends up being.

Next chance for significant precipitation is next Saturday when the (notoriously unreliable) long-range models predict a tropically-fed warm system coming in over the top of this cold air. At this point, it looks like we’ll get a few hours of wet snow out of this before it switches to heavy rain.

Gorge Weather

It’s cloudy in the Gorge this morning, and with east wind blasting away at Stevenson and Rooster, it’ll likely stay cloudy today. Temps will be in the low 30’s early and the upper 30’s this afternoon. Tomorrow looks mostly cloudy with temps in the upper 20’s early and low 30’s in the afternoon. We may see some flurries tomorrow during the day, but no real accumulation. Tuesday looks clear and cold, with temps in the low 20’s all day. Wednesday looks clear and fucking cold, with lows in the single digits.

This is a another chance for you to see the frozen Gorge waterfalls. And… if we stay cloudy tomorrow, you may get a chance to see rime ice on the exposed hills again. Not deep rime ice like last week, but rime ice nonetheless.

Next chance for disastrous Gorge weather is next Saturday, when warm, wet air comes in over the top of this chilly air mass, for a snowy start that transitions to sleet or freezing rain, depending on how things shake out. Wait and see as we get closer.

Gorge Wind Forecast

The easterlies are back this morning, with a .09 gradient driving upper teens at Stevenson and mid-30’s at Rooster. The easterlies will slowly fade this afternoon. Expect east wind at 15-18 tomorrow morning. We’ll see easterlies at 40-50 on Tuesday and 50-60 on Wednesday.

Road and Mountain Biking

Apparently Post is muddy in spots, so maybe let it be. But reports are that Syncline is in great shape. Get it before we head into a freeze-thaw cycle.

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Events – email me if I’ve missed any outdoor-related events

You can watch the Super Bowl at various venues this afternoon at 3:30pm. Or you can play pickup rugby in Mosier at 3pm or ping pong ($5) at the Hood River armory at 3pm.

The aPorkalypse is on February 7th. It’s all about bacon, and it benefits a worthy cause., Helping Hands. We need people to cook bacon appetizers, we need people to eat bacon appetizers, and we need people to write bacon poetry. So, mark the date on your calendar, and prepare to eat bacon. Email for tickets.

Have an awesome day today!