Tuesday: one last sunny day before… snowstorms!

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

After a rather dry couple of weeks, we’re headed right back into a period of significant snowfall starting Wednesday. Gotta like that! A lot of this will probably be in the form of Cascade Concrete, but that’s fine. We like building the snowpack any way we can.

But first, we’ll have a mostly clear Monday night and a clear and sunny and dry Tuesday. The free air freezing level will be 2000′ Tuesday morning, 4000′ in the afternoon, and 0-2000′ overnight. Wind: E 10 in the morning, SE 10 in the afternoon, light/variable in the evening, and SW 10 overnight.

Wednesday starts clear, quickly clouds up (watch for a spectacular sunrise), and adds snow by mid-morning. The effective snow level (based on 850mb temps – it will likely be snowing down to 84 in the Gorge) will be 2500-3000′ in the morning, 2000′ in the afternoon, and 4000-4500′ overnight. Before I jump into snow amounts, it’s worth mentioning that there’s still a lot of range in precip amounts in the models. Okay. So, for now, call it 0.3” water equivalent (WE) during the day for 3-4” of relatively dry snow. Overnight, another 0.6” WE arrives. Temps will be warming, so call that 4-6” increasingly dense snow. Wind will be SW 5-10 in the morning, SW 15-25 in the afternoon, and SW 25-40 overnight.

Models keep the snow coming on Thursday with the snow level around 4500-5000′. About 0.6” WE is forecast during the day and 0.6” WE overnight. That said, once again there’s a lot of range in the models. Also, there’s a good chance we’ll see a switch to mixed precip and/or freezing rain. That’s still a long ways out, and things could change. Either way, the mountain will get refreshed. Enjoy!  

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Gorge Wind Forecast

Hi friends! Easterlies are forecast for the next few days, but guess what we’ll also have? Snow or, in the case of Cascade Locks, very cold rain (probably). Or maybe wet snow. Lots of it. For Tuesday, we’ll just have the easterlies. Stevenson starts at 20-25 and drops to 15-20 late morning. Iwash (Rooster) starts at 15 and drops to 10. River flow Tuesday was 86-123kcfs, river temp is 40.28F, and high temp forecast is 49F. Wednesday starts with E 25-30 at Stevenson and 20-25 at Iwash. Both rise to 30-35 in the afternoon. Precip starts up mid-morning. That’ll probably be snow in Hood River and snain in Stevenson, but it might be snow there too. High temp: mid 30’s. Easterlies and snow continue on Thursday. Stevenson starts at 25-30 and Iwash starts at 40-45. They both drop to 20-25 in the afternoon. As of this morning, stronger easterlies, 40-50 at Iwash, are forecast for Friday.  

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Very basic Hood River weather forecast. Don’t plan your life around this. You really should read TATAS

Partly Nothing Tuesday morning gives way to mostly clear sky. Temps start near 30 and rise to the upper 40’s. Light easterlies. No rainbows. Wednesday starts with high clouds and a pretty sunrise. Snow arrives sometime in the morning and turns heavy. Temps start in the low 30’s and rise to the low-mid 30’s. Easterlies. No rainbows. Snow continues on Thursday. Temps start in the upper 20’s and rise to the low-mid 30’s. Easterlies. No rainbows. See TATAS for more details. Read Temira’s Awesome Travel Advisory Service on Facebook for a detailed forecast that may help you plan your day.  

Local-ish Events

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

Amayah’s Indian Cafe (Biggs) offers a free meal every first Thursday from 1-4pm.

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.  


Regarding the trails in general: don’t ride in the mud. You’ll damage the trails. Don’t ride trails if it was below freezing the previous night and is above freezing when you want to ride. Ride gravel. Ride your trainer. Build trails. There are trail builders seeking extra hands on seven additional miles of trail on Whoopdee. Contact HRATS for more information. 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.