Wednesday: more snow for the mountains, more rain for the lowlands.

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The Forecast

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

Cool weather systems swing through Wednesday and Thursday and Sunday for additional snow accumulation. As of this morning , Friday and Saturday look dry. The long range forecast suggests a more active weather pattern – as if this one isn’t active enough – starting Monday. However, there’s a wide ensemble spread of outcomes, some of which include quite a bit of both rain and snow for Mt. Hood.

Let’s start with what we know – Wednesday’s weather. The snow level starts at 5000′, falls to 4000′ in the afternoon, and drops to 2000′ overnight. About 0.6” water value (WV) falls during the day, for 3-5” of dense base-building snow, aka Cascade Concrete. Another 0.5” WV arrives overnight. That falls as 4-5” of standard-issue Cascade snow. Wind today will be SW 20-25 g 40 all day and W 30 overnight.

Thursday starts partly cloudy with sunshine up high. Snow moves in during the day and sticks around all night. The snow level will be 2000′ to 2500′. About 0.3” WV falls during the day, for 3-4” of dry snow. Another 0.3” falls overnight, for 3-4” more. Wind will be W 30 in the morning, SW 10-15 g 25 in the afternoon, and W 20 after midnight.

Friday may start with a few flurries and scattered clouds, but it’ll turn sunny. The freezing level will be 2000′ to 2500′ early, 3000′ in the afternoon, and 3500′ overnight. No accumulation. Wind: W 20 in the morning, W 10 in the afternoon, and W 5 overnight. Saturday looks sunny with the freezing level at 3500′ early, 5000′ in the afternoon, and 4500′ overnight. Light snowfall is in the forecast for sunday with just an inch or so of new. After that, models are hinting at alternating periods of heavy snow and rain, but that’s definitely not certain yet.  

Gorge Wind Forecast

While the day starts with light easterlies at 10-15 west of Viento, westerlies quickly return. By 11am, you’ll find 13-16 west of Hood River, calm wind or light westerly in the central Gorge, and gusty 21-26 from Avery to Arlington. River flow: 136kcfs, river temp 50, air temp 50. Thursday starts with 8-11 west of Viento with calm wind east of there. Light westerlies, 5-8mph or so, arrive after 4pm for the whole Gorge. Friday will be light and variable all day.  

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As needed until next spring and summer.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Wednesday will be mostly rainy with the exception of a possible dry period between 9am and 11am. Temps will be near 40 early and near 50 later. Don’t rule out a thunder or two. Light west wind or calm wind. 99% chance of rainbows. Thursday will be showery with steadier rain after 1pm. Temps will be in the upper 30’s early and upper 40’s later. Light west wind. 99% chance of rainbows. Friday will be mostly cloudy early and partly cloudy in the afternoon. Temps will be in the mid 30’s early and upper 40’s later. Light and variable wind. No rainbows. Saturday looks dry. Sunday looks wet.   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.  


11/8: GP will be closed through December for upgrades. Contact HRATS if you’d like to help. Motorized use is open on ALL Hood River County Land now. Do be aware of the possibility of freeze-thaw (muddy) conditions\. Do not ride if it was below freezing last night and is above freezing when you want to ride. The soil structure will be liquefied, and you will do permanent damage to trails.  

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Local Events

Weekly events: The Kainos Coffee run happens in The Dalles every Tuesday morning at 6am. There are sailboat races at the Hood River Marina every Wednesday evening. Dirty Fingers has a group mountain bike ride (bring lights) Wednesday nights at 5:30pm. Cheno has an outdoor HIIT workout at Griffin House in Hood River at 6pm on Wednesday nights. There is a BLM rally every Tuesday evening at 5:30 at the Salmon Fountain in Hood River, and there’s a White Coats for BLM rally every Thursday at noon at 12th and May in Hood River.   Have an awesome day!


By Temira

Temira Lital is a recreation and travel weather forecaster based in Hood River, Oregon. She's also a mental health counselor. Temira bikes, skis, windsurfs, paddles a SUP, swims in mountain lakes, and has a giant garden. Most recently she's taken up SUP foiling. Temira is powered by La Croix, steak, and beets.