Tuesday: snow for the mountains, snow for the lowlands

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The Forecast

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

Snow continues on Mt. Hood on and off for the next several days along with less wind than we’ve been seeing over the past few days. For Tuesday, expect snow in the morning with partly cloudy sky in the afternoon and clear sky overnight. The snow level will be about 1000′. Approximately 0.5” WV falls during the day, for 5-6” of fluffy pow; mountain temps will be in the teens. Just a trace falls overnight before the sky clears. Wind will be WNW 35-40 early, NW 40 in the afternoon (slowing lifts) and SW 10-15 after midnight.

Wednesday looks to start clear, but clouds move in by late morning. Snow starts up by 4pm. The snow level will be 0′ early, 5000′ in the afternoon, and 1500′ overnight. Interestingly, there could be a period of mixed precip or freezing rain between 4pm and 7pm as 850mb temps rise to 0-2C. That said, just 0.3” WV falls overnight, for 2-3” of new snow with perhaps 0.1” something else than snow. Wind will be SW 101-5 early, S 5-10 mid-morning, SW 30 in the afternoon, and SW 20 overnight.

Thursday starts clear. Flurries start up mid-morning and heavier snow arrives overnight. The snow level will be 1500′ all day, possibly dropping to 500′ overnight. A track of snow falls during the day. That’s followed by 0.4” WV of fluffy powder, for 4-5” overnight. Wind will be SW 20-25 all day. It appears some light snow will fall on Friday, but storm tracks and temps are still a bit up in the air for the weekend.  

Gorge Wind Forecast

East wind on Tuesday morning switches to W 24-27 from Stevenson to The Dalles midday and goes light and variable overnight. Wednesday starts light and variable, but Rooster quickly picks up to E 40-55. The wind backs off overnight, giving us light and variable wind all day Thursday.

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

Hood River Weather Forecast

Light to moderate snowfall Tuesday morning transitions to showers or wet snow midday and partly cloudy sky overnight. Temps will be in the upper 20’s early and low to mid 30’s later. East wind early, west wind midday, light and variable overnight. 4% chance of rainbows. Wednesday looks partly Nothing in the morning with snow from mid-afternoon on. Temps will be in the low 20’s early and upper 20’s later. Light and variable wind early goes strong easterly a few hours after sunrise. 2-3” of snow. No rainbows. Thursday may start out clear, but light snowfall or freezing rain returns overnight. Temps will be in the mid 20’s early and low 30’s later. Light and variable 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.  

Road and Mountain Biking

It’s snowy on all the trails now, and hopefully frozen. This gives you the opportunity to go mountain biking if you so choose. When the trails warm back up, they will be particularly muddy and the trail tread will be particularly prone to damage. If you’re going to do it, get out your fat bike and do it now!  

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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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.