Wednesday: more snow for mt. hood! moderate westerlies in the Gorge.

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

It’s been a very stormy couple of days on Mt. Hood, and the snow accumulation isn’t stopping any time soon. The mountain has picked up about three feet of new, and the snowpack went from 70% of normal to 80% of normal. We’re looking at another 4-5” of water equivalent between now and the end of the weekend. There’s as short period on Wednesday night when the snow might switch briefly to snain at 5000′ and rain below, but that won’t last long. Other than that, the snow level stays low enough for lots and lots of snow at all the resorts.

Tuesday night drags in some snow. The snow level will be 2500′ in the evening and will rise to 4000-4500′ overnight. About 0.8” water equivalent (WE) is forecast. Call it 7-8” of increasingly dense snow. Wind overnight: W 30 building to W 45. Wednesday morning starts stormy, but the snow and wind taper off. Overnight, warmer weather and strong SW wind are forecast. The snow level will be 4000-4500′ in the morning, 5000′ in the afternoon, 5500′ around midnight, and back down to 2000′ after midnight. About 0.3” WE falls during the day for 2-3” heavy snow. It may switch to rain at HRM base, Teacup, and Skibowl for a period. Overnight, another 0.7” WE is forecast. This could switch to snain for a bit at 5000-6000′. Call it 3-6” very wet new snow. Wind: W 45 early, WSW 35-50 in the morning, SW 40-70 in the evening (it won’t affect lifts like a NW or W wind) and W 35 after midnight.

Dumping snow is forecast on Thursday. The snow level will be 2000′ in the morning, 1500′ in the afternoon, and 0-1000′ overnight. About 1.3” WE is forecast during the day for 13-16” new snow. Overnight: 0.4” WE for 4-5” more. While the wind won’t enhance the snowfall much, there will be a lot thanks to a tropical moisture tap. Wind: W 25 prior to dawn, WSW 15 around dawn, WSW 30-35 in the evening, and SW 15-30 overnight. The snow level stays around 1500′ or less on Friday with a few more inches of snow. Ditto on Saturday. Wind will be moderate – SW 20-30 both days. Looks like a great week on the mountain! Models keep the snow level low for at least 10 days from now. Excellent!  

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Gorge Wind Forecast

Hi friends! West wind of some sort continues for the next few days. Nothing spectacular is in the cards, but there should be some river time in between all the rain. Wednesday starts with 12-15 from Stevenson to Swell, less than 10mph between Hood River and The Dalles, and up and down wind east of The Dalles to Arlington. Models suggest some periods of 25-28 in the eastern Gorge with a couple of peaks – 7-10am and 1-4pm. I want to stress that this is SW wind, does not have offshore support, and is relying on strong elevated winds touching down to the surface. This is not a great setup and is unlikely to play out well at Rufus. Arlington to Threemile may do better, but still probably won’t be super strong. River flow Tuesday was 82-142kcfs, river temp is 42F, and high temp forecast is 51F for Hood river and an astounding 59F for Arlington. Rain will be falling all day west of Lyle or so, and rain will also fall after noon east of Arlington.

Thursday looks rainy. Westerlies will be less than 10mph in the morning. East of The Dalles, they may pick up to very gusty 18-22 in the afternoon. High temp: 45F. Friday: expect light wind, under 10mph, in the morning. Afternoon: 13-16. Showery. High temp: 44F. Saturday may rise to the mid-20’s east of The Dalles, but there’s really not a lot of agreement in the models. Yet.  

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

Mostly cloudy weather early adds rain by 10am or so and keeps it all day. Rain turns very heavy overnight. Temps start in the upper 30’s and rise to the low 50’s. Light westerlies. 99% chance of rainbows. Thursday will be rainy. Temps start in the mid 30’s and rise to the mid 40’s. Light westerlies. 99% chance of rainbows. Friday may start with a bit of mixed rain and snow. Then it turns showery temps start in the low 30’s and rise to the mid 40’s. Moderate westerlies. 99% 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!

On Thursday, March 21st, you can watch the BEST MOVIE EVER, The Neverending Story, at the Trout Lake Hall at 5pm (free).

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.  


Regarding the trails in general: don’t ride in the mud. You’ll damage the trails. Don’t ride trails if it was below freezing the previous night and is above freezing when you want to ride. Ride gravel. Ride your trainer. Build trails. There are trail builders seeking extra hands on seven additional miles of trail on Whoopdee. Contact HRATS for more information. 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.