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It’s a cloudy start today as low pressure sits off the coast. That’s really not what we want for wind, but the thermals will save the day today. We’ll have 10-15 early near Hood River, building to gusty 16-19 by midday, and filling in to 22-25 east of Mosier late in the day.
Coming up tomorrow that upper low starts to move onshore. We’ll see 10-15 early in the morning in the western Gorge, picking up to gusty 16-19 in the afternoon. East of Mosier, we’ll have 22-24 in the afternoon.
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Thursday starts off very light with another low off the coast. As it moves onshore in the afternoon, the wind will pick up to 22-25 from Hood River out to Arlington in the afternoon with less wind at Stevenson.
Tomorrow brings day one of the Ro-Sham-Throwdown. Qualifying rounds go all day Wednesday and Thursday at the Marina with a party at the British Pub on Thursday night to announce the qualifiers. Head to the Marina Friday and Saturday to watch the actual competition. For more information just search out the event on Facebook.
Also tomorrow there’s the Post and Pinot mountain bike ride for all women, sponsored by Naked Winery, and leaving Dirty Fingers at 5:30. The co-ed, original versioin of this ride leaves Dirty Fingers at 5:30 on Thursday. And speaking of bike riding, temps are going to be about 10 degrees below normal this week, so break out the road ride and head to Vista Ridge or Lost Lake, where the rhodies are in full bloom!
Have an awesome day today!
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