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Columbia Gorge Weather

Winter Weather Advisory

Issued:
2:23 PM PST on January 16, 2019
Expires:
10:00 AM PST on January 17, 2019

Air Stagnation Advisory

Issued:
9:43 AM PST on January 16, 2019
Expires:
7:00 PM PST on January 16, 2019
Overcast
Currently
36°
Overcast
Snow
Wednesday 100%
High 37° / Low 32°
Snow
Chance of Rain
Thursday 50%
High 38° / Low 34°
Chance of Rain
Rain
Friday 100%
High 42° / Low 37°
Rain

Group Of Trails Reopen

The Pacific Crest Trail, Benson State Park, and several trails in the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness east of Cascade Locks reopened to hikers today for the first time since the Eagle Creek Fire.  Columbia River National Scenic Area manager Lynn Burditt says the opening is thanks to many volunteer hours put in by the Pacific Crest Trail Association and Trailkeepers of Oregon.  Officials say the newly reopened trails are inside areas that burned during the Eagle Creek Fire, so the ground may be unstable, particularly in areas where understory plants burned away.  To protect public safety, hikers who venture off the newly reopened trails into legally closed areas can be cited and fined.  Most of the Wy’eth Trail #411 remains closed, as do all National Forest System trails between Angel’s Rest and the Pacific Crest Trail.  For a full list of Eagle Creek Fire closures, go to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area website.