WELCOME TO  GLENWOOD, WASHINGTON
                              WEATHER
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.

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STATS FROM MY WEATHER STATION

Mark Nelsen with the Rain Forecast

".....The Week of Drips begins late tonight over Vancouver Is., then moves in by early Tues.  As mentioned last Fri, the first front is an iddi-biddy (sorry to throw such a technical meteorological term at you early in the week); the second front will bring steady, moderate-to-heavy rainfall, followed by intense, cold-air aloft showers (Thu evening into Fri).  The 3rd system arrives this coming Saturday (sorry, again, but this time to our outdoor wedding Patron!) for a splashy weekend.  HEAVY rain possible.  Get a book.
The following week’s (Oct 23-27......"

Astronomers claim to have witnessed an extraordinary event for the first time: a collision of two neutron stars. The collision produced gold and other heavy metals ending the decades-old debate about where gold comes from.

Rufus says the Drenchings are about to Begin!!
Currently, an atmospheric pattern is developing to bring 5 to 6 back-to-back fronts across the PNW.  The timing & intensity of each will vary, but know that there is a high probability for multiple inches of rain, strong wind fields & feet of mountain snow (up and down will go the snow levels as each front moves onshore).  Localized flooding should be in mind, esp with falling leaves plugging storm drains.  This will all begin sometime Tue with the first “that was it?” weak front.  Door cracked open.  Second front drops by early Wed the 18th with a punch - heavy precip, bit of a wind field, snow level teasing the passes.  Door fully open.  Overnight Fri, Oct 20 welcomes the 3rd shot,.......

Thank you to our local community members for supporting the Glenwood Fall Bazzar.
Thank you to Jennifer Hallenbeck for her great help in setting up the Vendor Tables.
Thank you to the Glenwood Homemakers for providing food items.  The proceeds from food sales will go to the Glenwood School Band to purchase instruments.
And thank you to the Glenwood School for providing a great place to host the event!

From Audubon:
How Much Do You Know About Birds?

Are you a bird expert, or are you just flapping your wings? It's time to put your talents to the test, and see just how much you really know about our feathered friends.


TEMIRA'S GORGE FORECAST

We're starting off clear today, but the sky will go cloudy later and we might see some light sprinkles. Temps will be in the upper 30's early and low 60's in the afternoon. Moderate to strong westerlies. 14% chance of rainbows. Wednesday looks cloudy with light rain possible at all hours of the day. Temps will be in the mid 40's early and low 60's in the afternoon. Light wind. 28% chance of rainbows. Thursday looks rainier than rainy Wednesday with a chance of dry weather after 5pm. Temps will be in the mid 40's early and upper 50's in the afternoon. Light west wind. 87% chance of rainbows.

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A LOOK INTO THE PAST

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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