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Yesterday’s nuclear-force bonus hour was a nice surprise yesterday, but I don’t think we’ll see a repeat today, as low pressure off the coast beats down gradients. Even so, we started with .07 pressure gradient from Portland to The Dalles this morning, and that should hold today for enough wind to get on the water. With the marine layer just east of Hood River, strongest, steadiest wind will be from viento down to Mosier this morning, filling in to Doug’s and Rowena in the afternoon. 18-22 is the call for today, all day long, with a chance for mid-twenties if we get lucky.
Tomorrow looks a little lighter than today, as a low pressure trough off the coast combines with a passing front to minimize morning wind. We will see afternoon westerlies in the 17-21 range tomorrow.
Friday looks a little better for wind, as the North Pacific High takes over at the coast for a summer-like setup in the Gorge. That’s high pressure at the coast and low pressure in the desert, for a static weather situation and steadier, stronger westerlies. The very early call for the weekend (likely to change) is wind through Sunday, and then hot weather (90ish) early next week. With the NPH on the coast, it should stay windy at the beaches, even if the wind dies in the Gorge.
Friday’s also first Friday in Hood River, and it’s going to be a big one. Oak Street will be closed, and 2nd Wind Sports will be throwing a huge and free party and kiteboarding movie premiere at the Horse and Hound pub.
Boaters, the White Salmon’s just below 3 feet and the Klickitat’s at 1980 cfs, and don’t forget, if you’re a Hood River resident you can practice your roll at the pool for just three bucks on Tuesday and Thursday evening and Saturday morning! If you’re not from Hood River, it’s $5 or $6 (can’t remember, but it beats learning to roll in the Columbia)…
That’s it for today. Whatever you do today, have an awesome day!
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