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 [email protected] Starlisa.net


Check out the Wind Map down below.  Strange and strong looking.

.....URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Pendleton OR 655 AM PST Sun Jan 21 2018 ...SNOW EXPECTED FOR THE CASCADES TODAY... .A low pressure system and cold front will move across the Pacific northwest today. This will bring significant snow to the Cascades......

THE MOON IS WAXING TOWARD A FULL "BLUE" MOON ON JANUARY 31, with a special treat of an ECLIPSE at 5:30 am.

Recognize that the moon waxes and wanes from right to left. Different parts of the moon are illuminated during waxing and waning. In the Northern Hemisphere, the part of the moon that is illuminated will appear to grow from right to left until it’s full, and it will then diminish from right to left.
  • A waxing moon will be illuminated on the right side, and a waning moon will be illuminated on the left side.[7]
  • Hold out your right hand with your thumb out, palm facing the sky. The thumb and forefingers make a curve like a backward C. If the moon fits in this curve, it's a waxing moon (increasing). If you do the same with your left hand and the moon fits in the "C" curve then it is waning (decreasing).

I remember by:  .....if it fits into my Right hand it is Renewing and if it fits into my Left hand it is Leaving.
But notice in the photo below, titled, Old Moon in the New Moon's Arms, which was taken January 18, in Chile, the process is opposite on the southern hemisphere. More about that HERE.

I got this off of the Hood River Weather Site, but I suppose it is kind of political, so it was deleted.  I thought it was rather thoughtful.  😗

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed, and hence clamorous to be led to safety,  by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."    
H. L. Mencken






It's cloudy out there this morning and rain is on the way. Temps will be in the mid 30's early and low 40's this afternoon. Light wind. 18% chance of rainbows late in the day. Monday looks showery in the morning and partly to mostly cloudy in the afternoon. Temps will be in the upper 30's early and low 40's in the afternoon. Light west wind. 83% chance of rainbows. Tuesday may start with some wet snow, but the snow will switch to rain by late morning. Temps will be just above or at freezing early and in the upper 30's in the afternoon. East wind. No rainbows.........
......A weather system strikes in the cold hours of Tuesday morning. It's going to be close, but it looks like we'll be right at 33 degrees. Could be nasty, sloppy, 33 degree wet snow or snow mixed with rain. Could be non-sticking snow. Either way, everyone will warm up above freezing, no matter your elevation, by late morning. Heavy rain continues past midnight Tuesday, complicating your commute. You'll also enjoy east wind at 30-35 near Ding-Dong Rock, but you'll be too busy hydroplaning to notice........




Southwest WA Roads

NWS Pendleton



Click on the link at the bottom of the map and this map will open up on its own page.  Lots of fun to play around with.

Yellow Rumped Warbler, also known as Butterbutt

180123 Yellow-rumped Warbler - The Winter Warbler
BirdNote (BirdNote - January 2018 (WEB))




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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