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The Forecast

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

Thursday’s our last chance for snow on Mt. Hood for a while. That’s good timing, because it’s also the last forecast until next Tuesday when I return from a meditation retreat. No, my housesitters will not be taking over the forecast for me! Generally speaking, the weather will be warm and dry with intermittent high clouds through Monday, at least.

Looking at Thursday, we have a weather system pushing in. Once it’s gone, high pressure builds inland. Until then… The snow level will be about 4000-4500′ today into the evening. My fingers are crossed that it’s just low enough for decent snow on the XC trails. Warmer air trickles in overnight taking temps to 0/+1C to 10,000′ after midnight. About 0.5” water equivalent is forecast today, for 3-4” dense snow. Another 0.1” water equivalent arrives in the evening for another inch. Wind: SW 15-25 this morning, W 5 this afternoon, light/variable in the evening, and SE 20 after midnight.

Friday starts with high clouds, turns partly cloudy, and returns to high overcast overnight. The free air freezing level will be approximately 10,000′ all day, but the morning will depend on where exactly that warmer air sets up. Wind: SE 15-20 in the morning, S 10-20 in the afternoon, and W 5 after midnight.

Saturday will be high overcast, then partly cloudy, then high overcast. The free air freezing level (FAF) will be 10,000′. No precip. Wind: W 5 early then light and variable. Similar conditions are forecast on Sunday and Monday. Soun

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

Light easterlies on Thursday morning pick up a bit in the afternoon. You’ll find E 5-10 from Rooster to Viento this morning with 20-25 this afternoon. River flow is 93,000cfs, river temp is 37F, and high temp forecast is 41F. Friday starts with E 25-30 at Rooster and 20-25 at Stevenson. There will be a brief bump to 35-45 at Both places before the wind steadies at 40-45 at Rooster and 30-35 at Stevenson. High temp: 40F. Saturday starts with 25-30 at Stevenson and 40-45 at Rooster. The wind drops to 25-30 at Stevenson and 30-35 at Rooster in the afternoon.  

Coast, Jones, Coast

Done until spring, unless there’s an obvious Coast or Sauvie’s or Jones day.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Rain sticks around for all of Thursday. Temps will be in the mid 30’s early and low 40’s later. Easterlies. 10% chance of rainbows. Friday will be cloudy. Temps will be in the low-mid 30’s early and low 40’s later. Easterlies. No rainbows. Saturday will have a persistent Nothing cloud. Temps will be in the low 30’s early and low 40’s later. Easterlies. No rainbows.

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FREEZE-THAW ALERT: if you notice that temps were below freezing last night and will be above freezing today, don’t ride any trail that’s not under a tree canopy. If you do so, you WILL do significant damage. DON’T DO IT! Plentiful rain recently means most tree-covered trails are muddy. Please don’t ride them either. If you do, you’ll be doing significant and possibly permanent damage. No really, please don’t. There are lots of gravel roads and lots of pavement you can ride instead. Enjoy!  

Local Events

Please let me know about events. I often only hear about them if you folx let me know!

Ferment’s Tuesday night 4-mile walk/run is back. Meet there at 6pm. At 7:15am on Wednesdays, there’s a run from the White Salmon Bakery. There’s a night-lit shop mountain bike ride at Syncline on Tuesday evenings at 5:45pm.  

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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.