Thursday: still wintry in The Hood!

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 February 14, 2019

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

Light snowfall on the mountain continues Thursday with warmer temps and a possible period of mixed precip midday. Continued flurries on Friday give way to slightly heavier snowfall on Saturday followed by dry weather Sunday.

For Thursday, a warm low pressure system swings in from the SW. Normally this would lead to rain on the mountain; the snow level is about 6500′ with this system. However, deep cold air in place may keep the precip in the form of snow. Wet snow, but snow. In addition, the heaviest precip associated with this system decided to stay to the west of Mt. Hood, so totals will be much lighter than yesterday’s prediction. So… For Thursday, snow followed by mixed precip (most likely scenario). The snow level will be 6500′ falling to 2000′ overnight. About 0.1” water value (WV) falls during the day, probably as a mix of wet snow and freezing rain. Another 0.1” WV falls overnight as snow, for 1” or so of new. Wind will be SE 20 early, SSW 20-30 in the afternoon, and WSW 30 after midnight.

Friday looks cloudy with flurries. The snow level will be 2000′. Just a trace will fall during the day. Another trace falls overnight. Wind will be WSW 30 in the morning, SW 10-15 in the afternoon, and SSW 5-10 overnight.

Saturday starts off partly cloudy and quickly turns snow. Dry and clear weather moves in overnight. The snow level will be 2000′ early and 1000′ later. Daytime precip will be about 0.2” WV, for 2-3” of fluffy snow. Another 0.2” WV falls in the evening, for 2-3” of dry powder. Wind will be SSW 5 early, WSW 15 midday, W 25 in the afternoon, and SW 5-10 after midnight. Sunday currently looks clear and cold with light wind.

Gorge Wind

Easterlies on Thursday pick up to 45-50 near Rooster midday with 25-30 at Viento and Stevenson. After 4pm, the wind backs off to 20-25 near Cascade Locks and 5-10 near Rooster Rock. Friday starts with 10-15 near Rooster and 5-10 near Stevenson. The wind turns light westerly in the far western Gorge in the afternoon but stays light easterly east of Bonneville Dam. Saturday starts with E 10-15 and turns W 10-13 in the afternoon, maybe, as high pressure builds offshore (and another weak low drops along the coast, hence the maybe).

JONES, SAUVIE’S, COAST: now on vacation for the fall and winter. Will return in spring.

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Hood River Weather Forecast

Light flurries this morning give way to light freezing drizzle midday and light snow overnight. Precip will be heaviest after 1pm. Up to 2” new snow and 1/8” ice. Temps will be in the upper 20’s early and low 30’s later. East wind. No rainbows. Friday brings snow flurries early and rain sprinkles in the afternoon. No accumulation. Temps will be near 30 early and in the mid 30’s later. Light east wind. 11% chance of rainbows. Expect icy roads Friday night. Saturday starts with temps near 30 early and in the upper 30’s later. Intermittent light snow early. Intermittent light rain later. East wind early. Light west flow in the afternoon. 15% chance of rainbows. Expect icy roads Saturday night into Sunday as colder air returns.

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Road and Mountain Biking

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Upcoming Events

In theory these things are happening today, but in theory school is also happening. And it’s not. There’s by-donation yoga at 8am at Flow. That’s followed by $5Tai Chi at the Hood River Adult Center at 2:30, community yoga at 6pm at Samadhi in White Salmon, and free Tai Chi at Our Savior Church in Bingen at 6. There’s Zumba at Mid-Valley elementary at 6:30. At 7am on Friday, there’s the Kickstand Coffee Run, where jogging or walking 4 miles gets you a free cup of coffee and a donut. There’s a by-donation yoga class at Yoga Samadhi at 4:15 on Friday afternoons.

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Have an awesome day today!