Wednesday: mellow, boring weather for the next couple of weeks…

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The Forecast

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

Mt. Hood takes a break from stormy weather through the weekend. There are hints of precipitation next week, but it’s looking rather warm for snow. Then again, it’s also rather far out to be making a prediction!

For Wednesday, we have some unexpected light drizzle on the slopes as Washington’s atmospheric river once again drops farther south than models predicted. The snow level today will be 10,000′ in the morning, 12,000′ in the afternoon, and 6000′ after midnight. We’ll just guess at the rain since the models say none. How about 0.1” to 0.25” ending the afternoon with clear sky overnight. Wind will be WSW 20-25 this morning and will turn to SW 15-30 overnight.

Thursday will be cloudy to start but will quickly add wet snow. The snow level will be 6000′ early, 4500′ mid-morning, 3500′ in the afternoon, and will rise to 9000′ under clear sky overnight. About 0.4” water equivalent is forecast. That’ll be 2-4” heavy, dense snow. No precip overnight. Wind: SW 15-30 early, SW 10-20 mid-morning, and variable to 10 from the afternoon on through the night.

Friday will be sunny all day with high clouds moving in overnight. The free air freezing level (FAF) will be 9000′ in the morning and 10,000′ from the afternoon on through the night. No precip. Wind: SE 10 early, S 5-15 in the afternoon, and WSW 5-10 overnight. The weather looks dry, above freezing, and intermittently cloudy on the slopes for the weekend, which should start to tip the snow surface towards corn. Enjoy!

Note on wind speeds. Different wind directions are experienced in different ways on Mt. Hood. For example, west wind at 50mph will hit the slopes and exposed ridges at W 50. SW 50 may hit the ridges at SW 50, but will likely only be SW 20 below tree line. Hence the ranges for wind. Depends where you are on the mountain. Hopefully that helps clarify.  

Gorge Wind Forecast

Light easterlies stick around on Wednesday. They’ll be in the teens at Rooster this morning and 5-10 at Stevenson and Viento. Afternoon wind picks up to 20-25 from Rooster to Viento. River flow is 90,300cfs, river temp is 37F, and high temp forecast is 43F. Thursday starts with E 20-25 at Stevenson and E 10 at Rooster. Afternoon: 10-15mph at both. High temp: 45F. Friday starts with 10-15 at Stevenson and Viento and 20-25 at Rooster. The wind picks up to 30-35 at Stevenson and 35-45 at Rooster. High temp: 42F.  

Coast, Jones, Coast

Done until spring, unless there’s an obvious Coast or Sauvie’s or Jones day.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Clouds stick around all day with scattered sprinkles. Temps will be in the mid 30’s early and low 40’s later. Easterlies. No rainbows. Thursday will be cloudy with rain during the daylight hours. Temps will be in the mid 30’s early and mid 40’s later. Easterlies. No rainbows. Friday starts partly cloudy and ends with a Nothing cloud. Temps will be in the low 30’s early and low 40’s later. Easterlies. No rainbows. The weekend looks dry with a Nothing cloud.

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FREEZE-THAW ALERT: if you notice that temps were below freezing last night and will be above freezing today, don’t ride any trail that’s not under a tree canopy. If you do so, you WILL do significant damage. DON’T DO IT! Plentiful rain recently means most tree-covered trails are muddy. Please don’t ride them either. If you do, you’ll be doing significant and possibly permanent damage. No really, please don’t. There are lots of gravel roads and lots of pavement you can ride instead. Enjoy!  

Local Events

Please let me know about events. I often only hear about them if you folx let me know!

Ferment’s Tuesday night 4-mile walk/run is back. Meet there at 6pm. At 7:15am on Wednesdays, there’s a run from the White Salmon Bakery. There’s a night-lit shop mountain bike ride at Syncline on Tuesday evenings at 5:45pm.  

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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.