Wednesday. 2/19. I hate being sick. More snow for Mt. Hood. More wind for the Gorge. More snow at Crystal.

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 February 19, 2014

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Random Morning Thoughts

God I hate being sick. I was too sick to drive to Crystal late last night. They have another 19” today. I was too sick this morning to motivate to go to Meadows. I feel too sick right now to motivate to go to Crystal tomorrow. God help me. It’s the best week at Crystal in years and I feel like shit.

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

It’s still snowing on Mt. Hood. Not as much as it has snowed at Crystal this week, but it’s still snowing. We’ll see light snowfall today with the snow level at 500′ early and 1000′ late, for .3-.5” water value (WV) and 4-6” of new snow during the day. We’ll see a bit of a precip break in the afternoon before snowfall increases again after midnight, for another .4-.5” WV and 5-6” of snow. Wind today will be W 35-40 all day long.

Thursday brings orographic snow flurries, becoming lighter in the afternoon and evening. The snow level will be 3500′ early, 2000′ mid-morning, and will slowly drop to 500′ in the evening. We’ll see .2-.3” WV during the day for 2-3” of new snow. Wind Thursday will be W 50 in the morning, 40-45 in the afternoon, and WNW 30 overnight.

Friday looks partly cloudy on Mt. Hood. The freezing level will be less than 1000′ all day. Wind will be WNW 30 early, dropping to 20-25 in the afternoon and 15 overnight.

Saturday and Sunday look partly cloudy with light wind. Saturday looks cold. Sunday sees temps climb near 32 degrees.

Gorge Weather

Expect partly cloudy sky with rainbows, showers and sunbreaks this morning. Temps will rise to the low 40’s today with west wind. Tomorrow brings temps in the low 40’s with showers, rainbows and sunbreaks all day. West wind tomorrow too. Friday looks partly cloudy with west wind east of Hood River at 15-18.

Gorge Wind Forecast

We have a nice west gradient, .07 (pdx-dls) and .10 (dls-psc) this morning. That’s giving us west wind in the upper teens to low twenties right now. That’s about as much as well see today. Another system tonight leaves us with 24-28 Thursday morning east of Hood River, picking up to 30+ in the eastern Gorge mid-morning. On Friday we’ll see west wind at 15-18.

Road and Mountain Biking

I saw Brian Marcroft returning from a ride yesterday in a torrential downpour. If you’re not Brian, you’re likely not riding out there right now. Be careful if you are – there was snow last night above 1000′, and you’re likely to find icy roads.

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Events – email me if I’ve missed any outdoor-related events

There’s Karma Yoga at Flow tonight at 4pm, by donation. There’s ping pong tonight at the Armory at 6:30pm, $5.

Have an awesome day today!