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Thursday: snowier weather for the mountains…

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The Forecast

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
4a-8a 8a-12p 12p-4p 4p-8p 8p-4a
Thursday
4000′->1000′
Friday
1000′->0′
Saturday
0′-1000′

Mt. Hood Forecast

We finally have some new snow in the forecast for the mountain. It’s going to be a slow start to refresh the groom, but there’s some hint of hope in the extended forecast. For the next five days or so, we’ll have periods of light snowfall and periods of dry weather.

Thursday brings light snowfall for most of the day with flurries overnight. The snow level will be about 4000′ early, 3000′ this afternoon, and 1000′ overnight. Just 0.1” water equivalent is forecast today, for just an inch of new. Another 0.05” WE is forecast tonight, for a trace. Wind: W 10 daytime, E 5-10 this evening, and variable to E 10 overnight.

Clouds and flurries Friday morning give way to mostly cloudy sky in the afternoon and clear sky overnight. The free air freezing level will be 500-1000′ all day and night. Wind: Variable to 10mph with a northerly cant.

Saturday looks clear, dry and sunny with clouds moving in after 10pm. The freezing level will be 0′ early, 1000′ in the afternoon, and 500-1000′ overnight. Wind: N 10 early, NW 15-20 in the afternoon, and W 10 after midnight.

Sunday looks snowy, snowy enough to refresh the groom by Monday. The snow level will be 500-1000′ in the morning, 2000′ in the afternoon, and 500-1000′ overnight. About 0.3” WE is forecast for the day, for 3-4” of powder. Another 0.3” WE is forecast overnight, for 3-4” more. Wind: W 10 early, NW 15-20 in the afternoon, and the same overnight. The next chance for significant precip is Tuesday into Wednesday, but models aren’t showing enough consensus to make a prediction yet. Enjoy the next few days!

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

Thursday starts with easterlies at 5-10. Afternoon easterlies pick up to 25-30 at Rooster and 20-25 at Stevenson. River flow is 151kcfs. River temp is 40. Air temp is 42. Friday starts with east wind at 30-35 near Rooster and 20-25 near Stevenson. Afternoon winds drop to 15-20 at Rooster and 10-15 at Stevenson. Saturday starts with E 15-20 at Rooster and 5-10 at Stevenson and turns around to W 13-16 from Stevenson to Mosier.  

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As needed until next spring and summer.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Drizzly morning weather turns just-sprinkly after 10am, but the clouds aren’t going anywhere. Temps will be in the upper 30’s early and low 40’s this afternoon. Easterlies. 13% chance of rainbows. Friday will be cloudy with scattered sprinkles or snowflakes early and dry, mostly cloudy weather for the rest of the day. Temps will be in the mid 30’s early and low 40’s later. Easterlies. 4% chance of rainbows. Saturday looks sunny. Temps will be near 30 early and in the low 40’s later. Light easterlies early. Light to moderate westerlies later. No rainbows. Chance of snow is in the forecast Sunday.

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Cycling

Partly cloudy sky Monday morning gives way to sunshine in the afternoon. Temps will be in the low 30’s early and upper 40’s later. Light easterlies. No rainbows. Tuesday looks Nothing in the morning and sunny later. Temps will be in the low 30’s early and mid 40’s in the afternoon. Easterlies. NO rainbows. Wednesday starts partly cloudy and ends cloudy with scattered sprinkles possible overnight. Temps will be in the low 30’s early and upper 40’s later. Light westerlies. No rainbows.  

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Local Events

Weekly events: The Kainos Coffee run happens in The Dalles every Tuesday morning at 6am. There are sailboat races at the Hood River Marina every Wednesday evening. Dirty Fingers has a group mountain bike ride (bring lights) Wednesday nights at 5:30pm. Cheno has an outdoor HIIT workout at Griffin House in Hood River at 6pm on Wednesday nights. There is a BLM rally every Tuesday evening at 5:30 at the Salmon Fountain in Hood River, and there’s a White Coats for BLM rally every Thursday at noon at 12th and May in Hood River.   Have an awesome day!

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.