Wednesday: gray and dry for a couple days… then… SNOW!

The best snow forecast for Mt. Hood. The best wind forecast for the Gorge.

Thank you for using this forecast. Like it? Find it useful? Support it (and me!) by sending some cash my way. What’s it cost to support me and get the email version? Not $99 a year. Nope. Not $49. Just $19.99 or more gets you a year. People are added to this list on Thursday and Sunday. My day job is crisis mental health, and I don’t have time on other days. Thanks for your patience! Click below to contribute. Thank you!!

Auto-renewing subscription. Easy. Awesome. Set and forget!

Thank you for contributing and keeping this forecast going! Not ready to subscribe?

No problem – please share this forecast with all your friends too! I appreciate your support!

Or… Try the email free until the end of this month

The Forecast

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
4a-8a 8a-12p 12p-4p 4p-8p 8p-4a

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast

Dry weather continues through Friday morning when we’ll add some light snowfall through Saturday afternoon. Heavier snow is forecast Sunday into Monday morning. If we’re lucky, we could see a foot of fresh. Until then, grab your carving gear.

Wednesday will be high overcast, then partially high overcast. The free air freezing level will be 6000′ all day. Wind: W 15-20 in the morning, SW 10-15 in the afternoon, and SW 15-20 overnight. Thursday starts high overcast and transitions to sunshine and then clouds overnight. The free air freezing level will be 6500′ all day and will fall to 4500′ overnight. Wind: SW 15-25 in the morning, SW 10-15 in the afternoon, and S 20-35 overnight.

Friday brings light snowfall. The snow level will be 4500′ in the morning and 3500′ in the afternoon. About 0.2” water equivalent (WE) is forecast during the day for a couple inches of new snow. Another 0.1” to 0.2” WE arrives overnight for an inch or two more. Wind: S 2035 in the morning, SW 30-50 in the afternoon, and SW 15-25 overnight.

Light snowfall continues all day Saturday if you believe the operational GFS. Not all ensemble members agree on this. The snow level will be 3500′ all day and will rise to 4000′-4500′ after midnight. About 0.1” WE is forecast during the day for up to an inch of new. Clouds stick around overnight, but probably won’t add any measurable snow. Wind: SW 15-25 all day becoming SSW 10-20 overnight. Sunday looks snowier with moderate westerlies becoming moderate to strong NW wind in the evening. Models show a lot of spread on potential snowfall, but up to a foot is possible. Have a great day!  


Gorge Wind Forecast

East wind sticks around. Wednesday will be 20-25 at Rooster and Stevenson midday. The wind falls to E 15-20 at Stevenson in the afternoon and goes calm at Rooster. River flow readings are 112-129kcfs, river temp is 38F, and high temp forecast is 40F. Thursday brings easterlies at 25-30 at Rooster and Stevenson all day long. High temp: 42F. Friday starts with 20-25 at Rooster and Stevenson. The wind turns W 10-15 at Rooster and holds at E 10-15 at Stevenson. High temp: 42F.  

Jones, Sauvie Island, Coast – Done for the Season


Hood River Weather Forecast

Overcast sky this morning decreases this afternoon. Temps will be in the low 20’s early and upper 30’s later. Light easterlies. No rainbows. Thursday will be high overcast then partly high overcast. Temps start in the mid 20’s and rise to the low 40’s. Light easterlies. No rainbows. Friday will be cloudy then will potentially have some light snow and then rain. Temps start in the upper 20’s and rise to the low 40’s. Easterlies. 10% chance of rainbows.

Looking for a complete Columbia Gorge forecast? Looking for more humor in your weather? Obscenities? You’re looking for my TATAS: Temira’s Awesome Travel Advisory Service on Facebook.  

Local-ish Events

Please let me know of outdoor-related local-ish events. If you don’t tell me, I don’t know!
There’s a giant, all-hands-on-deck HRATS Family Man cleanup happening on Feb 4th. Please bring wheelbarrows and snacks. Regular weekly events: NK Studios in Bingen has a donation-based yoga class at 7:30am every Tuesday. 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. 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. There’s a weekly group paddle to the Event Site on Sunday at 11 am followed by a free pint at the fire pit at Ferment. That’s the “Paddle n’ Pint”. Also: Wednesday Paddle Sprints at the Event Site at Noon.  


Freeze-thaw warning: trails that froze last night and are exposed to open air (sun or not) are likely to thaw today. If you ride in the mud, you’ll do significant and permanent damage to the trail bed. Be thoughtful about your riding choices as we enter this dry period. If it was below freezing the night before your ride, don’t ride trails that are exposed to the open air. Those trails will have freeze-thaw conditions, and you’ll do major damage. Consider gravel riding! If you’re parking at Post Canyon, you will need a parking pass. Those can be purchased at many local shops or online.  

Sprinter Van of the Week!

  Click here for the Sprinter Van map of the world!!!  

Have an awesome day!

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.