Yesterday was a chilly day in the Gorge, and today will be chilly too, with clouds giving way to sunbreaks this afternoon. West winds will be in the 17-21 range from Mosier to Arlington this morning, building to 22-25 from Mosier to Maryhill this afternoon and becoming gusty as the wind switches from west to northwest. Wind in the western gorge, from Stevenson to Hood River will be gusty 15-18.
High pressure builds tonight, for east winds tomorrow. Morning wind looks light, with a mid-morning peak in the 17-20 range at Stevenson and Rooster, fading quickly to very light west wind in the afternoon. With the high pressure tomorrow, we’ll see sunshine and temperatures near 70.
A weak front pushes in Thursday, bringing clouds and west wind. Light wind in the morning builds to low twenties in the afternoon.
In the events world, tonight is the season opener of the ladies’ standup paddle club at Big Winds. Head to the shop for prizes, happy hour and gift bags… sorry guys, this one is ladies only. Tomorrow is sailboat racing day, but if the wind forecast holds, there’s a pretty good chance there won’t be enough wind for the races. Coming up Thursday, it’s the Post and Pint ride from Dirty Finger Bike Repair in Hood River, and if you’re in Portland, the Surfrider Foundation has a surf movie fundraiser night at the Clinton Street Theatre. And finally, Friday is First Friday in Hood River, and towns been pretty busy this week, so it should be a busy, fun first Friday!
Have a great day today!
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