Thursday: valley rain, mountain snow, couple days of sun…

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The Forecast

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

Snow keeps piling up on Mt. Hood – the snowpack right now is over 300% of the average for this date. Thank you, La Nina! More snow is in the forecast today, sunday, Monday, and early next week; prior model runs had very warm systems coming in, but those temps have moderated. Fingers crossed!

Snow falls Thursday morning. By the afternoon, the sky will be merely partly cloudy. The snow level will be 2000′ in the morning and 2500′ afternoon through the night. About 0.3” to 0.5” water value (WV) arrives after sunrise, for 3-5” of new snow during the morning. No snow tonight. Wind: W 25-30 in the morning, W 20 in the afternoon, SW 5-15 overnight.

Friday will be mostly cloudy to start and clear by the afternoon. The free air freezing level will be 2500′ in the morning and 4000′ in the afternoon and night. No snowfall. Wind: SW 5-10 all day. Light and variable overnight.

Saturday also looks sunny and dry. Free air freezing level: 4000′ in the morning, 5500′ in the afternoon, and 7500′ overnight. Wind: light and variable all day. Building to SW 10-20 overnight. A couple inches of snow are in the forecast Sunday daytime, and another half a foot or so is forecast Sunday night.  

Gorge Wind Forecast

Light westerlies and rain start your Thursday. Around midday, westerlies pick up to 19-23 for a few hours east of The Dalles with light wind to the west. Around sunset, the wind drops to 10-13 with 7-10 in the western Gorge. River flow is 78,700cfs, temp is 50 degrees, and high temp forecast is 49. Friday’s wind looks light and variable. Saturday starts with E 15-20 from Rooster to Stevenson and picks up to 20-25 with 15-20 at Viento.  

Coast, Jones, Sauvie’s

As needed until next spring and summer.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Rainy weather Thursday morning turns showery around sunrise. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and upper 40’s later. Light westerlies. 99% chance of rainbows. Friday will be mostly cloudy in the morning and sunny in the afternoon. Temps will be in the mid 30’s early and upper 40’s later. Light and variable wind. No rainbows. Saturday starts with a Nothing cloud and ends sunny. Temps will be right around freezing early and in the upper 40’s later. Light east wind or calm wind. No rainbows.   Looking for a complete Columbia Gorge forecast? Looking for more humor in your weather? Obscenities? You’re looking for my TATAS: Temira’s Awesome Travel Advisory Service on Facebook.  


11/8: GP will be closed through December for upgrades. Contact HRATS if you’d like to help. Motorized use is open on ALL Hood River County Land now. Do be aware of the possibility of freeze-thaw (muddy) conditions\. Do not ride if it was below freezing last night and is above freezing when you want to ride. The soil structure will be liquefied, and you will do permanent damage to trails.  

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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.