Thursday: lots more snow for Mt. Hood.

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

Hey everyone! The snow just keeps on coming on Mt. Hood. It was gorgeous up there today – so much snow on the trees. So far today, there’s been five inches of new with about an inch of water in it. That’s Cascade Concrete. That was atop the 9” last night and 32” from the previous couple of days. Current snow water equivalent (SWE) at the Mt. Hood Test Site (5370′): 84 percent. How much more is coming? Well, models like the idea of 3-4.25” additional water equivalent (WE) by Monday night. That’s several more feet of snow. Yay. It’s probably worth mentioning that the wet snow Wednesday night into Thursday could result in icing problems Thursday morning.

Very heavy precip is forecast Wednesday night into Thursday – 1.0” WE. The snow level will bump up to 5500′ for a period and fall back to 2000-2500′ by Thursday morning. Let’s call that 4-7” wet new snow. Wind: SW 35-65 overnight. Snow, of a much more powdery sort, falls all day Thursday and into Thursday night. The snow level will be 2500′ early, 1500′ mid-morning, and 0-1000′ overnight. About 0.5” WE falls during the day for 5-6” relatively dry new snow. Another 0.4” WE is forecast in the evening for 4-5” dry powder. Wind: W 40 in the morning, WSW 25-40 in the afternoon, SW 20-35 in the evening, and WSW 25-30 overnight.

Friday will be cool and snowy. The snow level will be 1000′ or less all day. About 0.3” WE falls during the day for 3-4” dry powder. Another 0.2” WE falls in evening, and then the sky will turn partly cloudy. That’s a couple more inches of snow. Wind: WSW 25-30 early, SW 25-40 mid-morning, SW 20-30 in the afternoon, and SW 15-25 overnight.

Light snow continues Saturday daytime with the snow level at 2000′ or less. Moderate wind. Snow tapers off overnight and then returns for Sunday. Cool weather sticks around, and snow surface conditions remain awesome. Enjoy!  

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Gorge Wind Forecast

Hi friends! Best chance for wind in the next few days is Saturday, but models are far from unanimous in offering up wind that day. For Thursday, we’ll have less than 10mph in the western Gorge and W 11-14 east of The Dalles to start. Come mid-afternoon, the wind picks up to gusty 22-25 from Avery to Arlington with 10-13 west of The Dalles. River flow Wednesday was 128kcfs (the site with the range is down again), river temp is 42.08F, and high temp forecast is 45F. Oh, it’ll be rainy. Friday starts with E 10-15 at Stevenson and Iwash (Rooster) Rock. The wind drops to “light” midday and turns around to W 10 at Iwash in the afternoon. High temp: 45F with flurries or snain early, dry weather midday, and rain later. Saturday starts with W 11-14 all through the Gorge. Models maybe take the wind up to the mid-20’s east of The Dalles to Boardman in the afternoon. Maybe. Let’s not make plans yet. High temp: 42F with flurries in the morning and showers in the afternoon. Sun out east. Sunday will probably bring back the easterlies, but not enough easterlies for river play.  

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

Rainy weather Thursday morning turns showery. Temps start in the upper 30’s and rise to the mid 40’s. Light westerlies. 99% chance of rainbows. A little snow really early Friday gives way to mostly dry weather for a few hours and then showery conditions. Temps start in the low 30’s and rise to the mid 40’s. Easterlies. 98% chance of rainbows. Saturday will be snowy and then rainy. Temps start in the upper 20’s and rise to the low 40’s. Moderate westerlies. 99% 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!

On Thursday, March 21st, you can watch the BEST MOVIE EVER, The Neverending Story, at the Trout Lake Hall at 5pm (free). On Thursday, March 21st, you can watch the BEST MOVIE EVER, The Neverending Story, at the Trout Lake Hall at 5pm (free). March 23rd is the Glides of March Nordic race at Teacup. Skibowl has their spring party March 23rd and 24th.

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.