Tuesday: very much springlike…

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 March 13, 2018

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

I talked a bit yesterday about model disagreement for today’s precipitation amount. Looks like the consensus has shifted towards less precip rather than more precip. Looking at the rest of the week, we’ll have some snow on Wednesday, sunshine on Thursday, and then a return to light snowfall Friday through Sunday.

For Thursday, there will be clouds early, then rain, then snow. The snow level will be 8000′ early, 6000′ around 5pm, 5000′ after that, and 2500′ after midnight. About 1/3” rain falls before 5pm. About .2-.3” WV falls as snow, for 2-3” of new, overnight. Wind will be S 20 early, SSW 10 during the day, SW 20 in the evening, and SW 10 after midnight.

Wednesday sees snow flurries during the day and partly cloudy or clear sky overnight. The snow level will be 2500′ during the day. The free air freezing level will drop near 0′ overnight, especially if the sky clears. The mountain will receive about .2” WV during the day, for 2-3” of new snow. A trace will fall overnight. Wind will be SW 10 during the day, W 15 in the afternoon and evening, and light SW after midnight.

Thursday may start off partly cloudy, but it will turn clear in the afternoon. The free air freezing level will be near 0′ early, 4000′ in the afternoon, and 2000′ overnight. Wind will be light and variable all day. As of right now, Friday looks cloudy with a few inches of snow overnight. Saturday also sees a few inches of new snow. Sunday brings snow flurries. All that’s a long ways out, and the details could change.

Random Morning Thoughts

I swear I was gong to write something profound and helpful and all that, and instead, I’m having a conversation with a dear friend on Facebook. Yesterday we were talking about priorities, and we’ll just continue with that briefly. Messaging with my friend makes my heart warm and happy. Sometimes reflecting does that too, but not today. Sometimes we have to choose the thing that makes us feel less good – knowing when is wisdom. But often, our heart will let us know the right path. May you feel loved. Have an awesome day.

Disclaimer required by my grad school program: I am not your therapist, but I am seeing clients at this time at Comprehensive Healthcare in White Salmon. In the meantime, I am your weather forecaster. Take everything I say with a grain of salt, and consult with your actual therapist about your mental health issues. One other thing: I plan to keep doing this forecast indefinitely. Forecasting and counseling are both deeply meaningful and nourishing to me.

Gorge Wind Forecast

For Tuesday, the wind will start at E 30-35 near Rooster and E 20-25 near Stevenson. After 1pm, the wind will turn around to gusty 13-16 in the western Gorge (more at Viento) and gusty 23-29 east of Hood River. The west wind will be short-lived and will move quickly from west to east, spending a couple of hours at each locations. Wednesday starts with west 10-13 everywhere and picks up to W 17-20 everywhere. Thursday looks light and variable early with E 5-10 in the afternoon.

Gorge Weather Forecast

We’re starting with high overcast sky today, but much of the day will be rainy. There may be a break between 9am and 11am. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and mid 50’s later. East wind early turns to gusty moderate west wind after 1pm. 99% chance of rainbows. Wednesday looks partly cloudy and sprinkly. Temps will be in the upper 30’s early and low 50’s later. Light west wind. 50% chance of rainbows. Thursday looks dry. We’ll have frost in the morning at all elevations with temps in the 20’s above 1000′. Temps at river level will be right near freezing early and in the mid 50’s in the afternoon under sunny sky. Light and variable wind. NO rainbows.

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White Sprinter Van of the Week

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Road and Mountain Biking

With moderate rain heading inland today, our mountain biking trails will become wet. Give Post a few days to dry out, or you’ll leave damage. Speaking of damage, you can atone for it by attending the HRATS work party on the 24th. In other news, Ciclovida plays at Rockford Grange on the 16th. That one’s about Brazilians cycling around the country saving seeds. This will appeal to gardeners and cyclists. 5:30pm. Soup first.

Upcoming Events

Opportunities to give back: Doug’s Beach work party at 9am on 3/17. Post Canyon work party at 9:30am (meet at Family Man) on 3/17. Hatchery work party at 9am on 3/24. Mitchell Ridge work party at 9:30am on 3/24 (meet at the bottom of Mitchell Ridge – please carpool).

Coming up Tuesday, there’s by-donation moving meditation at Trinity at 6:15. There’s a free meditation/breathing class at Flow at 8am. There a free yoga class at Trinity Natural Medicine at noon. There are two evening by-donation events: a women’s only (anyone identifying as “female”) mobility, strength and self-defense class at First Light in Hood River at 6pm, and meditation with the Pacific Hermitage monks at 6:30 at Yoga Samadhi.

Click here for the full events calendar.

Have an awesome day today!