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Mt. Hood Weather Forecast
It’s a snowy Sunday on Mt. Hood, not as snowy as we would have liked, but still snowy. Snowfall continues through Monday night. On Tuesday, temps rise and the snow level climbs to 7000′, bring a round of rain to Mt. Hood.
Sunday’s details: it’s going to be a busy day on the mountain. Meadows was quite busy on Saturday and Teacup looked parked out. With new snow on the ground, you’ll find more folks on the slopes today, wherever you go! The snow level will be 2000′ or so all day, dropping to 1000′-1500′ tonight. About 0.4” water value (WV) falls during the day, for 3-5” of new snow. Nothing special. Just snow. An additional 0.2” to 0.3” WV falls tonight, for 2-3” of powder. Wind will be WSW 35 early, SW 15 midday, WSW 35 this afternoon, and W 35 overnight.
Monday starts out with orographic snowfall which tapers off in the afternoon. After midnight, warmer air moves in for a mix of wet snow and rain, possibly freezing rain. Snow level 500′ early, 1500′ in the afternoon, 6500′ after midnight. Precip: 0.3” WV during the day, for 3-4” of powder. 0.1” WV after midnight, most likely starting as freezing rain or wet snow and switching to rain. Wind will be W 25 early, SW 15 in the afternoon, and SW 20 overnight.
Tuesday looks rainy with the rain switching back to snow afternoon midnight. Maybe. Snow level 6500′ early, 7500′ midday, and 5500′ after midnight. Precip: 0.2” to 0.5” WV during the day, for 1/10”+ ice followed by 0.4” rain. An additional 0.1” WV falls overnight, most likely as rain that switches to wet snow. No accumulation. Wind will be SW 20 early, SSW 25 in the afternoon and evening. Wednesday sees the rain switch to snow with a few inches of accumulation.
Gorge Wind Forecast
For Sunday morning, we’ll have variable light westerlies in the 10-15 range. The wind will go calm midday and pick up to W 22-26 after dark. Monday starts out with W 10-13 in the west and 18-22 east of The Dalles. Westerlies go calm mid-afternoon, and easterlies pick up to 35-40 overnight. Tuesday looks like E 50 all day near Rooster Rock. Wednesday starts with E 40 and goes light and variable in the afternoon.
JONES, SAUVIE’S, COAST: now on vacation for the fall and winter. Will return in spring.
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Gorge Weather Forecast
It’s mostly cloudy and showery on Sunday morning, and that’s the forecast for today. Temps will be in the low 40’s all day. Light west wind turns light and variable. 99% chance of rainbows. Monday looks sprinkly early and dry later. Temps will be in the mid 30’s early and low 40’s in the afternoon. West wind early, calm wind later, easterlies overnight. 98% chance of rainbows. Tuesday may start off with some wet snow or freezing rain. The weather will switch to rain by late morning, if not earlier. Temps will be right at freezing or just above early and in the upper 30’s later. East wind. 11% chance of rainbows.
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Road and Mountain Biking
It’s muddy out there on the trails with a chance of decent Syncline. Riding them will damage them. Please don’t. Remember, if you damage the trails, volunteers have to spend timing fixing them rather than building new trails. There are lots of other options: gravel grinding, road biking, trainer biking. Don’t knock ’em ’til you try ’em!
On Sunday, there’s by-donation yoga at Samadhi at 9am. There’s ping pong at the Skamania County Fairgrounds at 10:30, pickup touch rugby for all ages at 11am at the Hood River Marina, and indoor Ultimate Frisbee at 5pm at Horizon Christian School.
Random Morning Thoughts
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Have an awesome day today!