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Mt. Hood Weather Forecast
It’s Tuesday morning, and this is probably the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday. Models seem to be coming into agreement on a less-snowy forecast than we saw for the previous few days. Thai looks to be followed by a dry spell for the beginning of next week. But then again, these models do bounce around a lot, especially more than 72 hours out.
So, for Tuesday, rain will continue on Mt. Hood through the daylight hours. Temps won’t drop low enough for snowfall until the bulk of the precip has moved through. In case you’re wondering, 0.5” to 0.75” of rain has already fallen at the higher resorts. The snow level will be 6000′ today and 4000′ after midnight. About 0.5” of additional rain will fall. We may see up to 0.1” water value (WV) that falls as snow tonight, for less than 1” of new snow. Wind today will be WSW 25-30 for much of the day and WSW 20-25 overnight.
Wednesday looks cloudy. Snow level 4000′. Dry during the day. Overnight precip is unclear: 0.0” to 0.2” WV for up to 2” of new snow. Thursday looks cloudy early, partly cloudy later and snowy overnight. Snow level: 5000′ early, 5500′ in the afternoon, and 2500′ after midnight. Basically no precip will fall during the day. About 0.1” WV falls overnight, for an inch or so of new snow. Wind will be light and variable becoming WNW 15 overnight.
Friday brings continued light snowfall with an interesting twist as upper level wind switches from westerly to easterly. That gives us westerly orographic snow in the morning and easterly orographic snow overnight. Snow level: 2500′ falling to 1000′. precip: 0.1” during the day, for an inch of new snow. 0.3” or so overnight, for 3-4” of dry, fluffy powder. Wind: WNW 15-20 daytime and SE 20 after midnight. Easterly orographic snowfall continues on Saturday with a few inches of new. After that, the weather appears dry for the extended forecast.
Gorge Wind Forecast
Tuesday starts with easterlies at 15-20 from Rooster to Viento along with heavy rain. Afternoon wind goes calm, with 10-13 possible in the far west near Multnomah Falls and the far east. Wednesday looks light and variable. Thursday peaks at E 20-25 near Stevenson and Rooster midday.
JONES, SAUVIE’S, COAST: now on vacation for the fall and winter. Will return in spring.
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Gorge Weather Forecast
Heavy rain this morning tapers off after 9am with showers for the rest of the day. Temps will be near 40 early and in the low 50’s later. Light and variable wind. 74% chance of rainbows. Wednesday looks cloudy with sprinkles during the day and moderate rain possible in the evening, depending on the path it takes. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and near 50 in the afternoon. Light and variable wind. 10% chance of rainbows. Thursday looks dry and mostly cloudy with a Nothing. Temps will be in the upper 30’s early and upper 40’s later. East wind. No rainbows.
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Road and Mountain Biking
Post is too wet to ride without damaging it. Some areas of Whoopdee and Hospital will also be too wet. Syncline is your best bet at this point, or you could try gravel roads or pavement.
Happy Tuesday. There’s Zen meditation at 6am at Trinity Body Arts. At 5:30 tonight, there’s a free relaxed yoga class at HAVEN in The Dalles. Competing events at 6:30: meditation with the Pacific Hermitage monk-in-residence at Yoga Samadhi, and Tum-a-Lum Ladies Night. Difficult choices this evening!
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Have an awesome day today!