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A cold front is working its way across the Gorge this morning. The wind will pick up after it crosses your favorite beach. I’m not going to say it’s going to be great; this setup usually gives gusty, shifty, short-lived wind. However, I think you’ll get 15ish under the clouds in Hood River for much of the day, and 22-25 this afternoon, east of Hood River.
A massive, frigid, powerful, winter-like upper level low sits off the coast tomorrow, sending snow levels plummeting to pass levels and dropping rain showers on the central Gorge. We’ll have light westerlies in the morning, maybe 10ish, slowly picking up into the low twenties by evening. Best wind will be east of HR.
That ULL heads eastward Saturday night, and winds pick up dramatically in its wake. Gradients will be stacked across the Gorge, making winds blast. It’s unclear yet if we’ll see showers, thundershowers, or nuclear force gusts, but we’ll definitely see strong, cold wind.
In other news, tonight is First Friday in Hood River, where you can look at art and wander around sipping your favorite beverage (perhaps hot cocoa is in order?). Tomorrow is Hops Fest in Hood River, where you can come hassle me at the Meadows booth.
Have a great weekend. I’ll send updates as needed (but I’m not getting up early!).