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Now, your forecast:
Here we are at the start of another work week, with light wind on the water again this morning. That’ll change by afternoon. We’ll see 5-10 this morning in the western Gorge, picking up to 16-19 near Hood River and 21-24 from Mosier to The Dalles later today.
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Tomorrow starts off with 16-19, but then a low pressure system crosses the Cascades. We’ll probably see a few showers in the western gorge as this happens, and then we’ll see the wind pick up to 30+ from Doug’s out to Arlington, with a chance of 35+ at Doug’s. There is also chance of thunderstorms in the desert tomorrow, so if you see them building, don’t bother driving because they’ll shut down the wind.
After that system moves through tomorrow, we’ll have leftovers on Wednesday, with low to mid twenties from the cloud line eastward. I’m not sure where that’s going to end up yet, but somewhere between Hood River and Mosier is the most likely scenario.
In sports events tonight, there’s free tai chi at Wilson Park tonight at 5:30 and the Alternative ride from Mountain View to Mosier and back at 6:15. Tomorrow night is the Tuesday night Tri at 6 at the Event Site.
Tomorrow at Columbia Center for the Arts you can hear author Jon Bell talk about his book On Mt. Hood and on Wednesday, you can watch the movie Bicycle Dreams, the story of the Race Across America.
Tomorrow’s also Cathy Carter’s birthday, and she does a lot of awesome things for the Gorge, so wish her a happy birthday if you see her.
Have an awesome day today!
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