Thursday: couple o’ sunny mountain days followed by lots of powder. Several west wind Gorge days.

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

Over the next week, there’s something for each of you. Want spring skiing? No problem. We’ll have that for you. Want powder? Plenty of that too. Sunshine shows up for at least part of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We then plunge into the powder pool Saturday night into Tuesday and maybe also for the second half of next week. Models (generally) keep things cool and damp, although uncertainty rises after Wednesday. 10 day snow percentiles from the Euro: 25th: 47”. 50th: 53”. 75th: 66”. 90th: 74”.

Wednesday night adds a couple inches to the snowpack with the snow level around 3000′. A few flurries Thursday morning give way to sunshine and thin, intermittent high clouds. The snow level Thursday will be 2500′ in the morning with temps in the violet wax zone. The free air freezing level (FAF) will be 3500′ in the afternoon and 4500′ after midnight with temps rising to the low-mid 30’s at 5000′. Wind on Thursday: SW 5-15 all day and all night and all the way into Friday morning. Snow: packed powder.

Friday starts with a few high clouds and a pretty sunrise. Clouds and sunshine fight for dominance. Expect both. Clouds increase after midnight. The FAF will be 4500′ all day and 5500′ after midnight. Wind: SW 5-15 in the morning, W 20-25 in the afternoon, and NW 25-35 after midnight. Snow: packed powder transitioning to hardpack. A storm system heads this way on Saturday, but it probably won’t arrive until afternoon. The day starts cloudy and windy. The snow level will be 5500′ early, 4000′ in the afternoon, and 3500′ after midnight. About 0.4” water equivalent (WE) is forecast overnight for 4-6” new snow (upper end represents orographic assistance). Wind: NW 25-35 early turns to W 30 from mid-afternoon on.

Dumping powder is in the forecast on Sunday along with strong wind. Daytime: 0.8” WE with the snow level around 3000′. That’s 8-10”+ middling-density powder. Overnight: 1.3”+ WE with very strong west wind. 14-19” increasingly dry powder as 850mb temps drop to -6C and the snow level falls to 1000′ or so. Heavy snow and strong wind continue Monday into Monday night. POWDER!  

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Gorge Wind Forecast

Hi friends! Definitely have some westerlies coming this way! Call Thursday your rest day. It starts with E 10mph or so at both Stevenson and Iwash (Rooster) Rock. Afternoon wind turns light/variable at Iwash and holds at E 10 near Stevenson. River flow Wednesday was 86-128kcfs, river temp is 41.54F, and high temp forecast is 50F with partly high overcast sky. Hey, that’s pushing 100 when you add air and water together! Friday starts with 15-20 at Iwash and Stevenson. The wind turns calm midday and then switches direction. Afternoon westerlies pick up to 15-18 from Stevenson to Avery. High temp: 54F under mostly clear sky. Saturday starts with W 12-15 from Stevenson to Hood River The wind rises to 21-24 from Stevenson to The Dalles and then picks up to 23-26 from Avery to Arlington. High temp: 53F under mostly clear sky. Sunday starts light westerly. As a cold front approaches, the wind picks up to 25-30. Monday looks like a moderate west wind day. Given how active the weather pattern is, these wind speeds are going to change. Generally speaking, however, we do have a stretch of westerlies coming up. See you on the river!  

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Very basic Hood River weather forecast. Don’t plan your life around this. You really should read TATAS

Thursday looks cloudy with drizzle early and then mostly clear in the afternoon. Temps start in the mid 30’s and rise near 50. Light easterlies. 19% chance of rainbows. Friday will be Nothing then mostly clear. No precip. Temps start in the low-mid 30’s and rise to the low-mid 50’s. Light easterlies early. Calm midday. Moderate westerlies in the afternoon. Saturday starts partly Nothing then turns mostly clear, then turns rainy. Temps start in the mid 30’s and rise to the low 50’s. Moderate westerlies. 11% chance of rainbows. Read Temira’s Awesome Travel Advisory Service on Facebook for a detailed forecast that may help you plan your day.  

Local-ish Events

Please let me know of outdoor-related local-ish events. If you don’t tell me, I don’t know!

Amayah’s Indian Cafe (Biggs) offers a free meal every first Thursday from 1-4pm.

Regular weekly events:. NK Studio’s by-donation Tuesday morning yoga class is back. 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. The Tri Club is done for the season. 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. On Saturday at 9am, there’s a by-donation outdoor group fitness on the 2rd floor deck about Ferment Brewing.  


Regarding the trails in general: don’t ride in the mud. You’ll damage the trails. Don’t ride trails if it was below freezing the previous night and is above freezing when you want to ride. Ride gravel. Ride your trainer. Build trails. There are trail builders seeking extra hands on seven additional miles of trail on Whoopdee. Contact HRATS for more information. 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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By Temira

Temira Lital is a recreation and travel weather forecaster based in Hood River, Oregon. Temira uses they/them pronouns. They're also a mental health counselor. Temira bikes, skis, windsurfs, paddles a SUP, swims in mountain lakes, and loves gardening. Most recently they've taken up SUP foiling. Temira is powered by La Croix, protein, and beets.