Good morning everyone. I have to say, the 27 reading at the Hatchery this morning caught me by surprise. I was expecting winds to be way off early. Good thing I got up to do the radio report instead of guessing last night.
We’re starting to put together onsite reporting via twitter. So, you tweeps, if you want to tweet from your favorite beach, please add #gorgewind to your message. Spread the word, and thanks!
If you want river time today, get it early. As of this morning, models were showing a gradual shift to northerly flow this afternoon. That will tune down windspeeds and turn direction northerly. Even so, we had dawn patrol this with a .14 gradient and mid twenties in the corridor. Watch for 26-30 this morning with a gradual fade towards afternoon
Light winds this evening should make for a good stand-up paddle session. All women are welcome to try out standup free on Tuesday nights. Just give Big Winds a call to sign up.
With upper flow more northerly, and even a bit offshore tomorrow, east winds will pick up. Highs near 90 in Portland over the next couple of days keep the easterlies blowing. We’ll have 22-26 at Stevenson and at Rooster tomorrow, Thursday, and possibly Friday as well.
Those easterly gradients will give you a great opportunity for windless gorge road biking. Get out early, because highs near ninety will make the pavement riding pretty hot the next few afternoons.
If you’re a woman looking for a mountain bike ride, join the Dirty Divas on Thursday for a lap around hospital hill. Meet at Discover bikes at 8:45 Thursday morning. Also on Thursday is the Post and Pint ride. Meet a Dirty Fingers at 5:30 Thursday evening. Maybe there should be a prize if you do both…
Whatever you do today, have an awesome day.