5/18 Forecast

Posted by
Temira
Date
 May 18, 2011
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Good morning,

We’re still under the influence of a low pressure system, which is going to give us a cloudy day and afternoon thunderclouds like we saw yesterday. That low pressure system is going to move east this afternoon, and that will make the wind pick up. Despite the lack of wind on the river, you can already see the influence of this in a .06 Portland to The Dalles gradient. We’ll see 13-15 from Stevenson to Mosier early, picking up to 23-26 from Hood River to The Dalles late this afternoon. It’s going to be a good night for the Hood River Yacht Club’s beer can races.

Tomorrow looks like a light wind day as high pressure builds across the Cascades, clearing out the clouds and giving us sunshine and high temperatures nearing 70 degrees.

Coming up Friday, that high pressure ridge sticks around and we’ll have sunny skies and light east wind. It’s going to be a beautiful day for road riding, kayking, or whitewater rafting, and it might be your first chance of the year to practice the Gorge’s most extreme sport: sun tanning.

The rivers are still up form the recent rain. The White Salmon is at 5.1 feet, the Klickitat’s at 4100cfs, and the Hood’s at 5.4 feet. It looks like Wet Planet is running the Wind again this weekend, and possibly the Hood, if you want a wild ride on one of our local rivers.

If you need something to do tonight, there’s that sailboat race that I mentioned, there’s the Kayak Shed’s shop paddles on the White Salmon, and coming soon on Wednesday night, it’s hump day pump night at the pump track in Post Canyon, with beer, bbq and pump track bikes. Also coming soon is the Post and Pinot, the ladies’ version of the Post and Pint.. Stay tuned for more details on those two.

Have an awesome day today!

Temira

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