Wednesday: back to winter for mt. hood. gusty westerlies for the gorge.

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

Bye, spring skiing. Hello return to winter. We’ll have temps cold enough for snow at 5000′ through Monday afternoon. Models call for about 0.75” to 1.25” water equivalent (WE) during that time period for around a foot total of new snow over the next five days. That’s not so bad for April!

Snow starts up late Tuesday night. The snow level will be 4000′ when the weather system arrives and will fall to 1500′ by Wednesday morning. About 0.4” WE is forecast overnight for up to 4” new snow at 5000′. Wind overnight: SW 30-40 becoming W 30. Wednesday starts snowy, turns mostly clear in the afternoon, and turns cloudy with flurries overnight. The snow level will be 1500′ early, 3000′ in the evening, and 2500′ after midnight. About 0.2” WE is forecast for the day shift. Call that 2” new powder. Overnight: just a trace. Wind will be W 30 in the morning, W 10-15 in the afternoon, and light and variable through the night.

Wraparound moisture from a low in the Columbia Basin may or may not add to the snowpack on Thursday. It will be cloudy all day. The snow level will be 2500′ in the morning, 3000′ in the afternoon, and 1500′ overnight. So, snowfall or no snowfall, you’ll be skiing packed powder groom. Wind: N 10 in the morning, variable during the day, W 20 in the evening, and NW 20-30 after midnight.

Models call for a few inches of snow Friday followed by a few more Friday night. Ditto on Saturday. For that two-day period, the snow level will not rise above 3000′. Once again, we’ll all be shredding packed powder conditions with shallow powder off the groom. Light flurries and cool weather continue on Sunday. That sounds like a pretty good week of skiing for April. It’ll be cool, cloudy, and intermittently wet in the lowlands. You might as well go to the mountain!  

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Gorge Wind Forecast

Hi friends! That warm weather sure was fun! Despite the 20-30 degree drop in high temps and a return to cooler, showery weather, we’ll hold on to westerlies of some sort. For Wednesday, expect 7-10 to start from Stevenson to The Dalles with 13-16 from The Dalles to Arlington. Clouds burn off briefly in the afternoon. This coincides with a rise to 15-18 from Stevenson to Avery. River flow Tuesday was 101-149kcfs, river temp is 49.28F, and high temp forecast is 54F.

Thursday will be a bit odd. A low pressure system wobbles around between Idaho and the Columbia Basin. This sets up onshore flow and west wind, but it also sends wraparound showers and instability into our zone. Let’s call it 17-20 from Stevenson to The Dalles to start with 22-25 from Avery to Boardman. Afternoon wind drops to 11-14 from Stevenson to Hood River, Mosier to Rufus rises to 22-25, and areas to the east drop to 14-17 or less. High temp: 48F. Friday starts with 10-13 from Stevenson to Arlington. Afternoon: 14-17 from Stevenson to Mosier (although it’ll probably rain as far east as Hood River after 2pm), and 20-23 from Lyle to Rufus. The late afternoon session sees Lyle to Rufus rise to 23-26. High temp: 50F. Models like the idea of a windier day on Saturday. There’s less agreement about Sunday; some ensemble members have westerlies in the teens, and some have mid 20s. We’ll have to wait and see. Still… plenty of westerlies in the cards this upcoming week!  

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Very basic Hood River weather forecast. Don’t plan your life around this. You really should read TATAS

Cloudy weather with a little rain prior to sunrise stays mostly cloudy until mid-afternoon. Then it turns mostly clear for a few hours before clouding over again. Temps start in the low 40s and rise to the mid 50s. Moderate westerlies. 14% chance of rainbows. Thursday will be cloudy. Temps start in the mid 30s and rise to the upper 40s. Moderate westerlies. 2% chance of rainbows. Friday will be cloudy early, drizzly in the afternoon, and partly cloudy overnight. Temps start in the upper 30s and rise to 50 or so. Moderate westerlies. 94% chance of rainbows. Read Temira’s Awesome Travel Advisory Service on Facebook for a detailed forecast that may help you plan your day.  

Local-ish Events

Please let me know of outdoor-related local-ish events. If you don’t tell me, I don’t know!

Indian Bowl and Roll (the baby sis to Amayah’s) opens April 5th in Hood Rivert. The White Salmon – Bingen community-wide yard sale is April 19th and 20th. On April 16th at 6pm, Master Gardener Denis Carlson gives a talk at the Hood River Library on controlling rodents in your garden.

Regular weekly events:. NK Studio’s by-donation Tuesday morning yoga class is back. Ferment’s Tuesday night 4-mile walk/run is at 6pm. There’s meditation with monks at 5:15pm (an hour) and 6:30pm (30 minutes plus a talk) at Yoga Samadhi in White Salmon. The Tri Club is done for the season. At 7:15am on Wednesdays, there’s a run from the White Salmon Bakery. At 7am on Friday morning, there’s a run from Pine Street Bakery. On Fridays at 2:30pm, there’s a free meditation and stretching class at Yoga Samadhi. On Saturday at 9am, there’s a by-donation outdoor group fitness on the 2rd floor deck about Ferment Brewing.  


Definitely got a Tack Alert going on out there right now – lots of good dirt. Some areas of Post are still muddy (shady, cool areas), so consider choosing a different spot to ride. You’ll have Post all summer long! Sisterwives and Kleeway in Post Canyon are currently closed for rebuilding. It’s trailbuilding season. Get on the HRATS mailing list if you’d like to help out. If you’re parking at Post Canyon, you will need a parking pass. Those can be purchased at many local shops or online.  

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By Temira

Temira Lital is a recreation and travel weather forecaster based in Hood River, Oregon. Temira uses they/them pronouns. They're also a mental health counselor. Temira bikes, skis, windsurfs, paddles a SUP, swims in mountain lakes, and loves gardening. Most recently they've taken up SUP foiling. Temira is powered by La Croix, protein, and beets.