Today’s going to feel a bit like winter, as high temperatures only make it into the mid-fifties with a good chance of rain. We’ll still have some spring west winds, although the river is glassy right now. They’ll be in the 10-15 range in the western Gorge by mid-morning, picking up to 21-24 east of The Dalles this afternoon.
Tomorrow bring similar weather, with a light start and showers in the western Gorge. By mid-afternoon, the wind picks up to 17-20 east of Hood River, with a chance of 23-25 east of The Dalles.
Sunday looks nicer, especially in the afternoon as high pressure starts to clear the skies. We should see west winds in the mid-twenties on Sunday, with the strongest wind just east of Hood River.
For mountain bikers, the Disco Divas ride is this morning at 9am. That’s a girls-only ride led by Barb Murphy. You can contact Discover Bikes for more information (or me). Today is also check-in day for the Hood River Super D. If you just want to watch some cool riding, there’s a pump track exhibition at Discover Bike’s indoor track starting at 6pm tonight, and that event is free. Coming up tomorrow, there’s an urban dual slalom bike race in front of Double Mountain starting at 3pm. And finally, the Hood River Super D is on for Sunday at Post Canyon.
And finally, a quick road update for you road riders and drivers: sounds like there is construction on Lost Lake Road, with 10-15 minute delays, and Lake Branch Road is definitely still closed.
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