Tuesday-Wednesday: finally – signs of winter!

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Today’s Gorge Wind – these are ranges for the average speed, not a predicted wind range. =)
Your favorite beach Dawn
Rooster Rock rainy day hairy buns
Steven’s Locks LTV G13-16 G13-16 G13-16
Swell-Hood River LTV G13-16 G13-16 G13-16
Doug’s, Lyle, Rowena LTW G24-27 G24-27 G24-27
Rufus, etc. LTW G24-27 G24-27 G24-27
Roosevelt & Arlington LTW G24-27 G24-27 G19-23

Mt. Hood Weather Forecast

The longer-range forecast is finally starting to carry a hint of snow, but the next few days don’t. For Tuesday, the snow level will start at about 5000′, falling to 3500′ this afternoon. If the band of heaviest precip lands in just the right spot, 2-4” of new will accumulate at 5000′. More likely: 1-2”. Wind will be W 35 early and NE 15 in the afternoon.

Wednesday looks clear and dry. The free air freezing level starts at 2500′ and rises to 10,000′ in the afternoon. Wind will be NE 25 early and ENE 35 later. Thursday also looks clear as an inversion builds in. The free air freezing level will be 10,000′ all day with the inversion at 4000′ or so. Wind will be E 25 in the morning and SE 10 in the afternoon.

The extended forecast, generally not very accurate or precise, does contain a pattern change of sorts. It appears the mountain will receive a couple inches of snow on Sunday and 4-6” on Monday.  

Gorge Wind Forecast

A cold front moving through on Tuesday morning is accompanied by building offshore high pressure. This will take the wind from calm pre-dawn to moderate westerly by late morning. Westerlies build to gusty 13-16 in the west and gusty 24-27 from Rowena to Arlington with a slight chance of 27-30 for a couple hours midday. The wind will fade after 1pm or so, especially east of Rufus. River flow is 119kcfs and temp is 52 degrees.

Wednesday starts off with light easterlies. The wind builds to E 20-25 at Stevenson and Rooster midday before fading to E 15-20. Thursday brings stronger easterlies: 35-40 near Rooster and 25-30 near Stevenson. The wind should last for most of the day.

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

Hood River Weather Forecast

Rain early Tuesday morning turns to showers and sprinkles by mid-morning. Temps will be in the upper 40’s early and low 50’s later. Moderate westerlies. 99% chance of rainbows. Wednesday looks sunny. Temps will be int eh upper 30’s early and low 50’s later. Light easterlies. No rainbows. Thursday looks sunny with a frost in the morning. Temps will be near 30 early and in the upper 40’s in the afternoon. East 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

About a quarter inch of rain fell in Hood River last night. That’ll put Post Canyon in the “too wet to ride” category. Hospital Hill is a maybe. Your best bet for Tuesday is Syncline, but it will be windy there. Other options: anything up high – it’s all still snow-free. Get it now, because upper-elevation snow starting Sunday will put an end to those trails, probably for the season.  

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. Next Saturday is the annual HRVHS Gorge Winter Gear Swap at the high school.  

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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.