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Mt. Hood Weather Forecast
It’s a rainy Tuesday morning on Mt. Hood. These things do happen! The rain will decrease this afternoon, leading to a few days of clear, warm, and sunny weather on the mountain.
For Tuesday, expect drizzle for a few hours in the morning followed by sunshine. The snow level will be 10,000′ all day and 8000′ overnight. Wind: W 30 early, W 25 in the afternoon, and NW 15 after midnight.
Wednesday looks sunny. The free air freezing level (FAF) will be 8000′ early, 9000′ in the afternoon, and 10,000′ after midnight. Wind: NW 20 early, N@ 15 in the afternoon, and S 10 after midnight. Thursday looks sunny. FAF: 10,000′. Wind: S 10 earl y, W 15 int eh afternoon, and WNW 25 after midnight.
Tuesday’s starting off with a weak weather system that’s bringing a few sprinkles to the western Gorge. The system moves east mid-morning, setting up desert low pressure. High pressure builds offshore this afternoon. That is a good combo. Tuesday starts with gusty 10-13 everywhere. After 11am, the wind starts to pick up. By noon: 13-16 from Stevenson to Mosier with 24-28 east of there. While the eastern Gorge will have the steadiest and most reliable wind, it does look like the Stevenson-to-Mosier stretch will pick up to gusty 23-27 this afternoon.
Wednesday starts with 16-19 from Stevenson to Mosier with 10-13 to The Dalles and 5-10 farther east. The wind quickly goes calm east of Hood River. It may or may not maintain W 5-10 all day near Stevenson and Hood River. Thursday: east 10-15 near Stevenson and 15-20 near Rooster to start the day. By noon, the wind goes calm. Mid-afternoon sees light westerlies, maybe 5-10, and then the wind builds to 12-15 from Stevenson to Mosier for the executive after work session. Longer-range forecasts suggest westerlies at 24-28ish both Friday and Saturday. Keep an eye on the coast for strong northerlies Thursday through Sunday.
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Hood River Weather Forecast
Hood River’s in the magic zone this morning and is seeing sprinkles. Those will last for a few hours and then we’ll have partly cloudy sky. Temps will be in the mid 50’s early and mid 60’s later. Light west wind early. Strong west wind this afternoon. 87% chance of rainbows. Wednesday looks partly cloudy or Nothing to start with sunshine later. Temps will be in the mid 40’s early and near 70 in the afternoon. Moderate westerlies early fade quickly to calm. No rainbows. Thursday looks clear and sunny. Temps will be in the mid 40’s early and low 70’s later. Light and variable wind. No rainbows.
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Road and Mountain Biking
Syncline is good right now, and you’ll want to get it soon before the poison oak and ticks overrun the place. Post seems to have received a few sprinkles this morning, but should still be good. Open top to bottom Whoopdee is brownpow and has some wildflowers, and same goes for Columbia Hills. If you’re riding Underwood, please do not park at the trailhead any more as per request by SDS. There is a parking area 0.5 miles farther down the road. The cows are out on Hospital Hill, which happens to be private land owned by the Kreps family. Do not take your dog or you 1) endanger the life of your dog and 2) endanger access to the land for everyone.
This evening’s community events include an hour-long meditation with the Pacific Hermitage monks at 5:15 at Yoga Samadhi. That’s followed by a beginner=friendly meditation at 6:30. There’s also a by-donation relaxed yoga class at 5:30 at HAVEN in The Dalles.
Coming up Thursday, there’s a Trailkeepers work party on Mt. Defiance, which still has snow, meaning you shouldn’t plant tomatoes. There’s another work party at Punchbowl falls on Sunday. Sign up for the on EventBrite.
This Friday is Portland’s Awesome Day, but we can be awesome too. This weekend is the Deschutes Valley Time Trial Bike race in Maupin, the Cascade Gravel Grinder in Bend, and Blossom Fest in The Dalles. Oregon Splitfest (sold out) is this weekend at Tilly Jane, and Bingen White Salmon Community Pride is Friday and Saturday. Revegetate is at Meadows Saturday and Sunday.
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Have an awesome day today!