Tuesday: sun for all elevations this week. Snow returns for the mountains on Friday!

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The Forecast

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

Dry, relatively warm weather sticks around through Friday when models hint at a snowstorm, or at least a few inches of new. Between now and then: plenty of sunshine. Get some universal wax on your skis and come up for some turns or glides.

Tuesday brings intermittent high cloudiness and no precip. The free air freezing level (FAF) will be 5500′ all day, but downslope warming has temps in the mid 40’s at 5000′ prior to sunrise. Wind today will be NW or NNW 25-30 all day and will fade to N 10+ overnight.

Wednesday will be sunny as can be. The free air freezing level will rise from 5500′ in the morning to 9000′ in the afternoon. Temps rise to 40F or so. The wind will be N 10 all day long. Thursday starts out sunny and turns cloudy in the evening. The FAF will be 9000′ in the morning, 7000′ in the afternoon, and will fall to 4500′ ahead of the next system slated for Friday morning. No precip. Wind: N 5 in the morning, NW 20-30 in the afternoon, NW 30-40 in the evening, and W 40 after midnight.

Friday looks windy (W 40ish becoming NW 40ish) and snowy. Models don’t agree on how much snow will fall, but the W/NW wind will wring all possible moisture out of the system. Somewhere between 2-8” is forecast. Colder, snowy weather is forecast for the weekend. After that: even colder and dry and sunny to start next week. Have a lovely day today!  


Gorge Wind Forecast

It’s Tuesday morning, and you’ll have westerlies for the next four days as very strong high pressure sits off the coast. For Tuesday, you’ll have 24-27 from Viento to Mosier with 14-17 from Rowena to Avery and … easterlies in the eastern Gorge. River flow readings are 83-113kcfs, river temp is 39F, and high temp forecast is 46F. Wednesday starts with 13-16 from Stevenson to Viento and rises to 16-19 from Stevenson to Hood River. East of there: light westerlies. High temp: 47F. Thursday starts with 17-21 from Stevenson to Mosier with 11-14 east to Arlington. Afternoon wind rises to 24-27+ form Stevenson to The Dalles or Avery with 10-13 out east. High temp: balmy at 51F. Westerlies of a less steady variety continue on Friday before switching to easterlies on Saturday as cold air pours in from the east side.  

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Hood River Weather Forecast

Partly cloudy sky sticks around all day today. Temps start in the low 40’s and rise to the mid 40’s. Moderate to strong westerlies. No rainbows. Wednesday may have a partial Nothing to start, but it will turn sunny. Temps start in the mid 30’s and rise to the upper 40’s. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Thursday will be partly cloudy then high overcast. Temps start near freezing and rise to the low 50’s. WARM!!! Moderate westerlies early. Strong westerlies later. No rainbows.

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Local-ish Events

Please let me know of outdoor-related local-ish events. If you don’t tell me, I don’t know!
There’s a giant, all-hands-on-deck HRATS Family Man cleanup happening on Saturday, 1/28 from 10am-3pm. Second chance: Feb 4th. Please bring wheelbarrows and snacks. Regular weekly events: Ferment’s Tuesday night 4-mile walk/run is at 6pm. 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 Friday’s at 2:30pm, there’s a free meditation and stretching class (brand new) at Yoga Samadhi. There’s a weekly group paddle to the Event Site on Sunday at 11 am followed by a free pint at the fire pit at Ferment. That’s the “Paddle n’ Pint”. Also: Wednesday Paddle Sprints at the Event Site at Noon. The sprint course is 2 two laps around the sailing buoy near Wells Island and back – 3.5 miles.  


Be thoughtful about your riding choices as we enter this dry period. If it was below freezing the night before your ride, don’t ride trails that are exposed to the open air. Those trails will have freeze-thaw conditions, and you’ll do major damage. Consider gravel riding! 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.