Tuesday: one last day of Gorge westerlies. Spring skiing for Mt. Hood.

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

Hi skiers and riders! Looks like spring skiing is here to stay – forecast models are very dry for the next ten days or so. After that, there’s more uncertainty about the lack of precip but no clear signs of precip. Generally speaking, after tomorrow, temps at 5000′ stay above freezing for the extended forecast. Add in clear sky, and we should see overnight radiational cooling freeze the snow. It’s all spring skiing, all the time.

For Tuesday, the day starts with some high clouds and turns clear. The free air freezing level will be 2500′ all day and will fall to 2000′ or less overnight. No precip. Wind will be WNW 20 all day and NE 10 overnight. Wednesday looks sunny in the morning with a few little fluffy clouds around 9000′ or so in the afternoon. The free air freezing level will be 2000′ in the morning, 4000′ in the afternoon, and 3000′ after midnight. Wind: NE 5-10 all day becoming E 15-20 overnight.

Thursday will be sunny. The freezing level starts at 3000′, rises to 5000′, and falls to 4000′ overnight. Wind will be E 20 all day rising to E 30 overnight. Friday looks sunny and windy with relatively strong east wind. This could have some impact over at Timberline. For whatever reason, easterlies really affect lifts there. Moving on to the weekend, we have quite a bit of uncertainty and no clear picture of the weather. It’ll probably be dry, but beyond that, we’ll have to wait until the models settle down. Have a great week of spring skiing!  

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Gorge Wind Forecast

Hi friends! Yesterday was an absolutely ginormous day for the Maryhill stretch of river. Good to see those of you who made it! We’ll have lighter westerlies today, and then we’ll switch to easterlies for the rest of the week. Strongest east wind day should be Friday, when we’ll have sunshine and temps in the mid 60’s. Model agreement falls apart on Saturday, so it’s uncertain what will happen for the weekend.

Tuesday starts with marine clouds past Hood River. 6am pressures were 30.39/30.31/30.25 for gradients of 0.08 and 0.06. Offshore high pressure is part of the fun today. The eastern Gorge will be your best bet today, but it won’t be nuking like yesterday. The day starts with (generally) 10-13 from Stevenson o Doug’s with 18-22 from Avery to Boardman. We should see a midday bump to 14-17 from Viento to Mosier (Stevenson 10-13) and 21-24 from Lyle to Rufus. Afternoon wind builds to 23-26 from Lyle to Rufus with 18-22 at Arlington. River gauge is 77.4′ at The Dalles, 75.84′ at Stevenson. River flow is 140-190kcfs. River temp is 50.36F. High temp forecast is 55F. (Maybe we should put all those into the wind chart when it returns for the season)

Wednesday starts with westerlies at 5-10 all the way from Stevenson to Arlington. Calm wind takes over by late morning. Enjoy the glass! Afternoon sees easterlies pick up to 5-10 at Iwash (Rooster) and Stevenson. High temp: 62F and sunny. Thursday is another easterly day. We starts with 25-30 at Iwash and 202-5 at Stevenson. You’ll have a few hours of that before the wind drops to 15-20 at both those launches. From Hood River eastward, the wind picks up to E 10-15. It’s worth mentioning that it’ll be windy at elevation as well, and that could knock down river speeds by 20-30%. Stronger easterlies are forecast on Friday, but again, they won’t be confined to the river. They should be enough to get you on the water. After Friday, there’s too much range in the models to forecast accurately. Enjoy the sunshine and easterlies this week!


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Very basic Hood River weather forecast. Don’t plan your life around this. You really should read Temira’s Awesome Travel Advisory Service on Facebook

Clouds this morning give way to partly cloudy sky. Temps start in the mid 40s and rise to the mid 50s. Moderate westerlies. 4% chance of rainbows. Wednesday will be clear then mostly clear. Temps start just above freezing and rise to the low 60s. Light westerlies early. Calm from mid-morning on. No rainbows. Thursday will be clear then mostly clear. Temps start in the mid 30’s and rise to the mid 60’s. Light wind early. Moderate easterlies later. No rainbows.  

Local-ish Events

Please let me know of outdoor-related local-ish events. If you don’t tell me, I don’t know!

The opening date for the mini-Amayah’s cart in Hood River is April 5th. Fuchsia Saturday is 4/13 at Fred Meyer. Saturday, 4/13 is also the Run with Wild 5k fundraiser for wildland firefighters. This takes place at the Twin Tunnels trail, west side. The White Salmon – Bingen community-wide yard sale is April 19th and 20th. On April 16th at 6pm, Master Gardener Denis Carlson gives a talk at the Hood River Library on controlling rodents in your garden. The HRATS fundraiser is 4/20 at the Ruins. 4/20 is also a cleanup day at Jetty Island.

Regular weekly events:. NK Studio’s by-donation Tuesday morning yoga class is back. Ferment’s Tuesday night 4-mile walk/run is at 6pm. There’s meditation with monks at 5:15pm (an hour) and 6:30pm (30 minutes plus a talk) at Yoga Samadhi in White Salmon. The Tri Club is done for the season. At 7:15am on Wednesdays, there’s a run from the White Salmon Bakery. At 7am on Friday morning, there’s a run from Pine Street Bakery. On Fridays at 2:30pm, there’s a free meditation and stretching class at Yoga Samadhi. On Saturday at 9am, there’s a by-donation outdoor group fitness on the 2rd floor deck about Ferment Brewing.  


Cows are out on Hospital Hill. NO DOGS. That means you, all of you, even your dog that’s [insert adjective]. No dogs. Do not risk access for everyone. No parking at the corral. HRATS have a fundraiser on 4/20. Raffle tickets are on sale now. Buy some and support your trails organization. Definitely got a Tack Alert going on out there right now – lots of good dirt. Some areas of Post are still muddy (shady, cool areas), so consider choosing a different spot to ride. You’ll have Post all summer long! Sisterwives and Kleeway in Post Canyon are currently closed for rebuilding. It’s trail-building season. Get on the HRATS mailing list if you’d like to help out. If you’re parking at Post Canyon, you will need a parking pass. Those can be purchased at many local shops or online.  

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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.