We have more clouds this morning, and It’s going to be windy again. we’ll see westerlies this morning in the 23-26 range from Mosier to Rowena, picking up to 26-30, possibly more, this afternoon from Hood River all the way out to Arlington. Given the depth of the marine layer, it’s unlikely we’ll see anything more than gusty 15-18 near Hood River. My picks for strong wind today will be Doug’s, Rowena, Avery and Maryhill, with Roosevelt a little less windy.
Coming up tomorrow, the wind backs off a bit and the skies clear out a bit too. We’ll see westerlies in the 21-24 range from Stevenson to Hood River starting midday, filling in as far east at Maryhill in the afternoon.
The wind backs off more on Friday as an upper level low sets up off the Oregon Coast. We’ll see westerlies in the 5-10 range near Hood River Friday morning, picking up to 16-19 in the afternoon. This looks like my best chance to sleep in. =)
The Pistol River contest starts tomrorow and runs through Sunday, so expect less people at the expert windsurf beaches this weekend, and possibly less SUPpers, as there’s a cash-prize SUP contest too.
Coming up tonight at Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, local author Scott Cook presents films and slides of the Columbia Gorge, including three classic Lassie flicks filmed in the Gorge. Scott’s talk starts at 7:30, and it’s free.
Also this evening, it’s the ladies-only Post and Pinot ride, meeting at Dirty Fingers at 5:30, followed by wine by Naked Winery and a free bike mechanical clinic by Dirty Fingers. Tonight is also the Kayak Shed’s shop paddle at 5:30 at Husum. Tomorrow night, as always on Thursday, it’s the co-ed Post and Pint ride leaving Dirty Fingers at 5:30.
Finally, don’t forget about the free White Salmon Half-Marathon on Saturday (donations are accepted, and go to support the WS cross-country team), the Master Gardeners Garden Tour, and the Post Canyon work party to finish Mobius Strip, DVZ’s new project that will make you climbing, cross-country biker types very happy. Speaking of biking, remember that Hospital Hill is closed this week. Please respect the closure.
Have an awesome day today!
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