Tuesday: lots of the wet stuff headed this way…

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 January 21, 2020

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The Forecast

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

Snowfall continues Tuesday into Wednesday before temps start to warm on Mt. Hood. With the mercury headed for 2-6C on the slopes this week, we’re definitely going to see rain. We’ll likely even see significant rain as a weak atmospheric river aims at the Northwest for part of the near-term forecast period.

For Tuesday, though, it’s all snow all the time. The snow level will be 2000′ in the morning and 2500′ in the afternoon. About 0.4” water value (WV) falls during the day, for 4-5” of snow. Another 0.4” falls overnight, for another 4-5” of decent quality Pacific Northwest powder. Wind will be SW 25-30 in the morning WSW 30-35 in the afternoon, and W 35 after midnight.

Temps climb too high to support snow at 5000′ by early afternoon Wednesday. We’ll then see a switch to mixed precip or plain-rain. The snow level will be 2500′ early, 5500′ in the afternoon, and 6000′ in the evening and overnight. Impressive precip totals too: 1.4” WV during the day, with perhaps 5-8” snow before a switch to slushy snow or rain. 1.5” rain/snain/snow mix overnight with 0-2” accumulation at 5000′. Wind will be W 35 all day. It’ll turn to WSW 20-25 overnight.

Thursday looks warmer but probably not quite as wet. The snow level will be 6000′ early, 7000′ in the afternoon, and 5500′ after the precip stops in the wee hours of Friday. About 0.7” rain falls during the day. Another 0.4” rain falls overnight. Details become less clear after Thursday. We may see a bit of a break on Friday followed by another round of moderate rain Saturday. Stay tuned to see how the forecast develops.  

Gorge Wind Forecast

East wind at 10-15 on Tuesday morning switches around to gusty 16-22 in the west and east and gusty 10-13 in the Central Gorge by midday. River flow is 109kcfs and temp is 37 degrees (brr). Wednesday starts with calm wind in the central Gorge and W 15-20 west of Bonneville Dam. In the afternoon, the wind turns around to E 10-15. Thursday’s wind will be light and variable.

COAST, JONES, SAUVIE’S: Detailed forecast is on winter break.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Rain on Tuesday morning gives way to less rain mid-morning and more rain from 11am on through the evening. Temps will be in the mid 30’s early and mid 40’s in the afternoon. East wind turns to moderate westerlies. 87.6% chance of rainbows. Wednesday looks rainy. Temps will be in the upper 30’s early and low 40’s later. Light and variable wind. No rainbows. Thursday looks rainy, again. Quite rainy, actually. Temps will be in the upper 30’s early and mid 40’s later. Light and variable wind. 2% chance of 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.  

Road and Mountain Biking

It’s snowy or muddy on all the trails now. Please leave them alone so you don’t do damage. With sun in the forecast today, you’ll find some nice road biking! Same on Monday.  

Upcoming Events

It’s Tuesday: at 6am on Tuesday’s, you can do the Kaino’s coffee run in The Dalles for a free cup of coffee, or you can do Zen meditation at Trinity Natural Medicine in Hood River. At 5:15 tonight, there’s a silent hour of meditation at Yoga Samadhi, and there’s guided meditation at 6:30. There’s free youth yoga at HAVEN in The Dalles at 6, and there’s Zumba Gold at the Hood River Adult Center at 6.    

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