WELCOME TO  GLENWOOD, WASHINGTON
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Glenwood is located at the foot of Mt Adams,  in the scenic
Glenwood Valley/Camas Prairie
  of Klickitat County
Note.....Mt. Adams is NOT in Klickitat County.

PHOTO BY DARLISA BLACK@ Starlisa.net

Who Gets Snow Next 2 Days
........We are under a cool northerly flow in the upper atmosphere with an upper-level ridge over southern Alaska and a trough right over us.  That pattern continues through Sunday/Monday.....So we have 4 more days to go in which it’ll be cold enough for snow to stick down to near sea level...... 

And Rufus says:
.....A cold wet weather pattern is likely to start the week of Feb 27.  But the big news will a rain-changing-to-ALL-Snow event as the first weekend of March gets underway.  This has been showing up on the long-range charts for several days, so we must keep you alerted to the potential for one more SNOW event in the PNW this winter.  Some solutions warm us up quickly after a few inches of snow everywhere in the Fri-SunMar 3-5 period; other runs keep us in the frig on into the first full week of the new month.  Either way, winter is likely to tap us on the shoulder again.......

Weather Eye: Patrick Timm

We discussed here the other day that there was a hint of winter weather in the air later this week. Looking at weather charts Monday while writing this, it appears to still be on track. Beginning Wednesday, colder air aloft will be filtering in, lowering the snow levels.

By Thursday or Friday, snow showers will fall in the foothills around Clark County, and if a rain shower is heavy enough, many could see snowflakes mixing in. At this point, there is no real snowstorm in the offing, but of course things could change as the colder air lingers through the weekend and into early next week. The main storm track will remain to our south.

California will get rain and more rain. It’s difficult to look at news reports and pictures of the flooding down there. Way too much water and nowhere to go in the flatlands and farmlands. Lots of damage everywhere from the repeated pounding of storms.

We have had our share of rain locally as well. As of noon Monday........

Mark Nelsen:  A Chilly End To February Ahead; Snow For Some
......later this week we’ll be in a weather situation where many of us will see snowflakes.  But this time we won’t have a cold east wind blowing out of the Gorge or a cold air mass to give us a widespread snowstorm.  
Instead we get light showers and clearing periods Wednesday through Friday; it happens to be a colder version of the “showers and sunbreaks” pattern we often see in the winter and spring.  We’ve seen this pattern only two other times this winter…...

1957-1958 Glenwood winter....  total snow recorded by March 2, was 187 inches.  

Gorge Weather

Expect a partly cloudy day today with sprinkles the in the afternoon. Temps will be in the upper 30's early and the low 40's this afternoon. Light west wind. 76% chance of rainbows. Thursday looks partly cloudy with just a few scattered snowflakes in the morning and sprinkles in the afternoon. Temps will be in the upper 20's early and the low 40's in the afternoon. West wind. 16% chance of rainbows. There's some disagreement in the models for Friday. First, temps will be in the upper 20'sw early and the upper 30's in the afternoon, dropping back into the 20's overnight. The GFS keeps us dry, and the Euro brings in an inch or two of snow for the Gorge overnight. Light west wind early. East wind in the afternoon and evening. No rainbows.

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A cattleman's family affair
For more than 60 years, the Eaton family has raised cattle and other animals on the rolling hills near the Yakima Valley. While the younger generations, such as Kyle Eaton and his wife Erin, have professions outside of the ranching world, the lifestyle of raising cattle and farm animals is still a part of the couple’s daily lives. Four generations of Eatons live in the Kittitas Valley; three of which are on the same plot of land, a more than 100-acre parcel bordered by Interstate 82 and Canyon Road just south of Ellensburg

A LOOK INTO THE PAST

From the October 5, 1911 Hood River Glacier Newspaper
I have some history about B.E. Duncan and his Camas Prairie Land Investments at
Glenwood History Photos.

THIS IS UNDERWOOD NEWS, BUT I THOUGHT IT WAS INTERESTING ABOUT THE FLUME.  FROM THE FEBRUARY 23, 1905 HOOD RIVER GLACIER. 

 

GLENWOOD--CAMAS PRAIRIE

Glenwood is a small farming, ranching and logging community located in the Glenwood Valley on the southeast side of Mt Adams.  In early days, the valley was called Camas Prairie, for the wild Camas plant that grows in the lake bottom and  was harvested by Native Americans. Sometimes it creates a field of blue that from a distance appears like water.      "Lake bottom" is what the locals refer to as the part of the valley that floods in the spring with snow melt.  It forms a large lake which eventually drains down the canal into the Mill Pond, then Outlet Creek and over Outlet Falls to the Klickitat River.
In the spring, the "lake bottom" turns purple with blooming Camas.  During the summer, the "lake bottom" becomes a grassy valley used by ranchers for hay and  home to ducks, geese, Sand hill cranes, swans,  elk, frogs, deer and any of us that want to gaze upon its beauty and diversity, although access to the "lake bottom" is limited since more than 6500 acres is owned by the Federal Government.   

Peter Conboy was one of the first to establish a homestead in the valley  and the Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge carries the family name.  But don't bring your boat expecting to find a lake to play in.  

The 1917 Washington Historical Quarterly of place names says:
   CAMAS PRAIRIE,  in Klickitat County north of Fulda and west of Conboy Lake.  On August 12, 1853, the railroad surveyors in command of Captain (later General)  George B. McClellan camped on the prairie and called it Tahk Prairie.  The United States land office map of 1897 shows the name Camas Prairie. 
 A common question we hear is..."Where's Glenwood?"  In fact...the Glenwood General Store sells T shirts that say,  "Where in the hell is Glenwood?"
The easiest answer is, "Go one hour east of Portland,  to Hood River.  Cross the Columbia River into Klickitat County Washington and we are  40 minutes north of White Salmon.  Trout Lake is to our west, Goldendale to the east and The Yakama Indian Reservation to the north. We are between the White Salmon and Klickitat River drainages.
 

If you have any questions about the Glenwood area send a message and I will try to find a knowledgeable person to answer them.
Thanks for visiting this website.
Laurene Eldred

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