Tuesday: warm and sunny with a late burst of west wind. Spring snow on the slopes.

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

One more warm and sunny day is forecast for Mt. Hood. After that? A return to winter. Models like the idea of 0.75” to 1.25” water equivalent through early next week, which gives us somewhere around half a foot to a bit more than a foot of new snow. Fingers crossed for that – the setup is a bit complicated for part of this upcoming period, and models are struggling to handle it. But first… a sunny day on Tuesday…

The free air freezing level on Tuesday will be 10,000′ all day. Expect sunny sky until early evening. As a cold front powers into the Northwest, the snow level crashes to 2000-2500′ after midnight. Snow starts up around 11pm; about 0.2” water equivalent (WE) falls by 5am Wednesday for 2” new at 5000′. Wind: W 10 in the morning, SW 15-25 in the afternoon, and WSW 30 after midnight.

Tuesday starts with light snow, turns clear in the afternoon, and ends up cloudy overnight. The snow level will be 2000′ in the morning, 3000′ in the afternoon, and down to 1000′ or less overnight. About 0.2” WE is forecast during the day for a couple inches of new snow. Wind: WSW 30 in the morning, NW 15-25 in the afternoon, and and the same overnight.

Clouds stick around on Thursday along with light snowfall in the afternoon. This is all thanks to a low sitting in the Columbia Basin. Its exact location will determine where moisture goes. For now, let’s call it a trace of snow during the day and a couple inches overnight. The snow level will be 1000′ early, 2000′ in the afternoon, and 1000′ overnight. Wind: NW 15-25 early, WNW 30-40 in the afternoon, and NW 20-30 after midnight. Clouds and light snow continue on Friday. There’s a chance of heavier snow on Saturday, but that’s a long ways out. Generally speaking, temps remain cold enough for snow at 5000′ (or less) until next Tuesday. After that: probably warmer, but there’s a huge amount of range in the ensembles. All-in-all, it looks like there are some good conditions coming. Enjoy!  

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Gorge Wind Forecast

Hi friends! That sure was a fun day on the water, and it was lovely to see so many people out on April 1st. Y’all are really into this wind-sporting! Would you like to do more of it? We can make that happen. Best chances are now Tuesday evening, Friday, and perhaps Saturday, depending on the timing of weather systems swinging through.

We’d initially thought Wednesday would be a big day, but the driving force will move through late Tuesday night. This does set us up for a better Tuesday, and a really warm one. The day starts with 5-10mph or less. We’ll see a slow build to 10-13 early afternoon from Stevenson to Viento and then 16-19 from Stevenson to The Dalles mid-afternoon. As colder air starts to push into Portland and heat hangs on in the desert, the Executive Session will rule the snow. Watch for 22-25 from Stevenson to Doug’s after 5pm with 16-19 from Avery to Arlington. River flow Monday was 114-159kcfs, river temp is 48.74F, and high temp forecast is… wait for it… 78F!

A very windy Tuesday night gives way to a rather lackluster Wednesday. And cold. The day starts with 7-10 under the clouds from Stevenson to The Dalles with 14-17 form Avery to Arlington. That holds through midday, as does the drizzle in Stevenson. Afternoon: 17-20 from Mosier to Celilo with not-enough to the east and west of that section of river. High temp: very sad – just 53F. Thursday sees a low settle in the Columbia Basin. While the wind will be onshore, intermittent rain will mess with things. Expect 14-17 from Stevenson to Arlington early, 17-20 from Stevenson to Mosier midday, and 21-24 from Hood River to Arlington late afternoon. Extended forecast: Friday – 22-25. Saturday – windy if the system moves through with the right timing. Sunday – calm. Let’s see how much of that stays the same as we get closer.  

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

Clear sky Tuesday morning adds high clouds later. Temps start in the mid 40s and rise to the upper 70’s. Light west wind early. Moderately strong westerlies in the evening. No rainbows. Wednesday will be cloudy most of the day with intermittent maybe drizzle and a period of sun late afternoon. Temps start in the low 40s and rise to the low 50s. Light westerlies. 89% chance of rainbows. Thursday looks rainy. Temps start in the mid to upper 30s and rise to the upper 40s. Moderate westerlies. 95% chance of rainbows. 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!

Indian Bowl and Roll (the baby sis to Amayah’s) opens April 5th in Hood Rivert. 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.

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.  


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 trailbuilding 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.