Wednesday: return to winter is in sight…

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The Forecast

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

Wednesday looks dry and sunny on the mountain, and so does Saturday. Other than those days, we’re looking at clouds, flurries, and light snowfall. Deets follow.

For Wednesday, expect a sunny day with clouds moving in around or after sunset. The free air freezing level will be 8000′ in the morning and 6000′ in the afternoon. The snow level drops to 3500′ or so tonight. Just a trace of snow falls overnight. Wind: NW 10-15 early, W 20 in the afternoon, and W 20 overnight.

Flurries are in the forecast on Thursday with steadier light snowfall Thursday night. The snow level will be 3500′ early and will fall to 1000′-1500′ overnight. Just a trace of snow falls during the day. About 0.2” water equivalent (WE) is forecast overnight, for 2-3” of light, fluffy snow. Wind: W 20 early, light and variable in the afternoon, NE 5-10 overnight.

Friday brings light flurries in the morning and mostly cloudy sky in the afternoon. The sky clears overnight. The snow level will be 1500′ early and will fall to 0-1000′ as the day progresses. Just a trace of snow falls during the day before the sky eventually clears in the evening. Wind: NE 5-10 early, NNE 10-15 in the afternoon and NW 10-15 overnight.

Saturday looks clear and cold with the snow level around 1000′. Wind will be 10-15mph. Sunday’s forecast is currently for 4-5” snow during the day and 3-4” snow overnight with the snow level around 1000′. Models don’t agree on the exact snow amounts on Sunday; that’s just a guess. After Sunday, we see more uncertainty in the models, so let’s leave it there. 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

A calm start to Wednesday gives way to light westerlies. River flow is 169kcfs and temp is 41 degrees. High temp: 45. Thrusday starts calm and turns to E 10-15 at Stevenson and Rooster later. High temp: 42. Friday starts with E 10-15 and turns light and variable. High temp: 43.  

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As needed until next spring and summer.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Clear sky this morning Temps will be in the upper 20’s early and mid 40’s later. Calm wind turns light westerly. No rainbows. Thursday brings scattered sprinkles or flurries with light snow overnight. Temps will be in the mid 30’s early and low 40’s later. Light easterlies. 28% chance of rainbows. Friday may see a few snowflakes early. The snow then turns mostly cloudy. Temps will be in the low/mid 30’s early and low 40’s later. Light and variable wind. No rainbows.

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Partly cloudy sky Monday morning gives way to sunshine in the afternoon. Temps will be in the low 30’s early and upper 40’s later. Light easterlies. No rainbows. Tuesday looks Nothing in the morning and sunny later. Temps will be in the low 30’s early and mid 40’s in the afternoon. Easterlies. NO rainbows. Wednesday starts partly cloudy and ends cloudy with scattered sprinkles possible overnight. Temps will be in the low 30’s early and upper 40’s later. Light westerlies. No rainbows.  

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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.