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The Forecast

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

Mountain weather will be the same as the valley weather: sunny and warm with easterlies. Looking at Thursday more closely, we see exactly that: sunshine all day. The free air freezing level (FAF) will be 6000′ in the morning and will slowly rise to 9000′ overnight. Wind: NE 15 in the morning, NE 20 in the afternoon, and NE 30 after midnight. Wind and sunshine is your forecast for Friday. The FAF will be 9000′ in the morning, 10,000′ in the afternoon, and 11,000′ after midnight. Wind: NE 30, enough to affect some lift ops, in the morning, E 25 in the afternoon, and SE 25 after midnight.

Saturday: sunny. FAF: 11,000′. Wind: SE 25 in the morning, S 5-10 in the afternoon, and W 5 overnight. Sunday will be similar: FAF of 10,000′ in the morning and 12,000′ in the afternoon. Wind: there’s your big change! Westerlies at 5mph in the morning and 20mph in the afternoon. High clouds swing through on Monday, and then it’s back to sunshine. The precipitation in the long-range models for next week is diminishing and moving further into the future. The weather looks dry through at least Wednesday. Spring skiing. That’s what you’ve got!

Note on wind speeds. Different wind directions are experienced in different ways on Mt. Hood. For example, west wind at 50mph will hit the slopes and exposed ridges at W 50. SW 50 may hit the ridges at SW 50, but will likely only be SW 20 below tree line. Hence the ranges for wind. Depends where you are on the mountain. Hopefully that helps clarify.  

Gorge Wind Forecast

Easterlies continue through Saturday. Models then hint at a burst of westerlies on Sunday followed by a return to offshore flow. Thursday brings E 5-15 all across the land this morning with 15-20 at Rooster. In the afternoon, we’ll see widespread E 10-15 all the way from Rooster to Arlington. River flow is 129kcfs, river temp is 47F, and high temp forecast is 72F. Friday starts with E 20-25 at Rooster, 15-20 at Cascade Locks, and light easterlies east of Viento. Afternoon: 15-20 from Rooster to Viento with 10-15 east to Arlington. High temp: 73F. Saturday brings easterlies at 10-15 at Stevenson and 15-20 at Rooster early. Afternoon: 10-15 from Rooster to Viento with light easterlies or calm wind to the east.  

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On vacation until the end of snowsports season. Will return in April or May.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Sunshine and dry weather for the extended forecast… Thursday starts with temps in the upper 30’s and rises to the low 70’s. Light to moderate easterlies. No rainbows. Friday starts near 40 anad climbs to the low 70’s. Moderate easterlies. No rainbows. Saturday will also be sunny and warm. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and upper 70’s later. Light easterlies. No rainbows.

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Brown Pow alert everywhere! Cows are out on Hospital Hill. No parking at the corral. No dogs on the trails. No exceptions. Please respect the wishes of the landowners – they let us use their land, and in return, we respect their rules! Post Canyon: clear of snow to the top of Eldorado, perhaps to top of 140. New Whoopdee: open. Other news: Mountain View Cycles women’s ride is every Thursday, bottom of Post at 5:30pm. Dirty Fingers has Sunday gravel rides. Contact the shop for details.  

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By Temira

Temira Lital is a recreation and travel weather forecaster based in Hood River, Oregon. She's also a mental health counselor. Temira bikes, skis, windsurfs, paddles a SUP, swims in mountain lakes, and has a giant garden. Most recently she's taken up SUP foiling. Temira is powered by La Croix, steak, and beets.