Thursday. Just another rainy day in the lowlands and snowy day on the mountain!

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 February 16, 2017

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

After a rainy yesterday on Mt. Hood, we’ll have a snowy today. The snow level will be around 5000′ early, 3000′ in the afternoon, and 2000′ after midnight. We’ll see .7-.9” water value (WV) between 4am and 4pm, depending on the exact location of the heaviest precipitation, for 6-8” of new snow. We’ll see another .1-.2” WV overnight, for 1-2” of new snow. Wind will be SW 25 early, turning to W 25 in the afternoon and SW 5-10 after midnight.

Friday looks cloudy with flurries during the day followed by light snowfall overnight. The snow level will be 2000′ in the morning, 3000′ in the afternoon, and 1000′ after midnight. We’ll see trace amounts of new snow during the day with .2” or so WV overnight, giving us 2-3” of fluffy new snow. Wind on Friday will be light SW early, turning to SE 15 in the afternoon and E 20 after midnight.

Saturday looks snowy in the morning with flurries and sunbreaks in the afternoon and evening. The snow level will be 1000′ early, 2000′ in the afternoon, and down to 0′ (in the Gorge, anyway) after midnight. We’ll see .2-.3” WV during the day, for 2-4” of fluffy snow, and we’ll see another .2” WV overnight, for 2-3” of fluffy snow. Wind on Saturday will be E 20 early, W 25 in the afternoon, and SW 15 after midnight.

Sunday currently looks snowy. The snow level will rise from the surface (in the Gorge) to 3000′ in the afternoon. We’ll see around .4-.5” WV during the day, for 4-6” of new snow, followed by a few more inches overnight. Wind will be SW 15 early, steadily rising to SW 25-30 in the evening.

Gorge Wind Forecast

East wind at 15-20 this morning turns to W 10-13 this afternoon. Light and variable wind Friday morning becomes W 10-13 in the afternoon. Saturday starts with E 20-25 and turns to W 13-16.

Jones, Sauvie’s, Coast Beta Test Forecast

If you click right here , you’ll find NOAA’s coast forecast.

Random Morning Thoughts

I’ve got a very busy and very full day today, and so I think it’s best if I save myself some time by not writing my thoughts today. After all, it’s important to realize when we need to step away from our usual routines to accommodate out-of-the-usual circumstances. Have an awesome day!

Disclaimer required by my grad school program: I am not your therapist (but I could be 40 graduate school credits from now). I am your weather forecaster. Take everything I say with a grain of salt, and consult with your actual therapist about your mental health issues. One other thing: I plan to keep doing this forecast indefinitely, even when I am a therapist.

Gorge Weather Forecast

It’s a grey and gloomy morning in the Gorge with some drizzle and rain. That drizzliness continues all day. Temps will be in the mid 30’s early and the low 40’s this afternoon. East wind at 15-20 early and W 10-13 this afternoon. 78% chance of rainbows late in the day. Friday looks sprinkly from 7am through about noon. Temps will be in the mid 30’s early and the mid 40’s in the afternoon. Light and variable wind early. E 30-35 in the afternoon. 14% chance of rainbows. Saturday looks rainy all day. Temps will be in the mid 30’s early and the low 40’s in the afternoon. East wind at 20-25 early and W 13-16 in the afternoon. 98% chance of rainbows. There’s a chance of a couple inches of wet snow early Sunday morning before a rainy Sunday rest of the day.

For weather specifically directed at travel through the Gorge, please visit Temira’s Awesome Travel Advisory Service on Facebook.

White Sprinter Van of the Day


Road and Mountain Biking

Your trainer bike will be happy to see you today. And so will your XC skis. There are reports that the Petersburg Loop in The Dalles is clear of snow…

Upcoming Events

There’s a community dance-exercise class at 11am at the White Salmon Grange. There’s community yoga tonight at 6pm at Samadhi, Tai Chi at Our Savior Church in Bingen at 6:30, and Zumba at St. Francis House in Odell at 6:30. Coming up Friday morning, it’s the Kickstand Coffee Run. A 4 mile jog at 7am gets you a free cup of coffee and a donut. Healthy. Very healthy.

Have an awesome day today!