7/20 forecast

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 July 20, 2010

Good morning!

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This morning we started off with a .11 gradient from Portland to The Dalles at 5am with windspeeds in the mid teens near Hood River and a solid marine deck west of Hood River. We’ll see westerlies build quickly into the 23-26 range from Viento down to Doug’s, holding all day long.

Tomorrow look like today, with a solid marine layer early in the morning and west winds in the 23-26 range all day long. We may see the strongest, steadiest wind shift east to Mosier and Doug’s tomorrow as a deeper marine layer pushes into the Gorge.

Stronger westerlies return Thursday, as the low pressure trough moves east and high pressure builds in behind it. With a setup like that, we should see westerlies in the upper twenties from Hood River all the way east to Arlington.

Coming up tonight after work there’s the Tuesday Night Triathlon at the Event site. The word triathlon sounds intimidating, but this is really just practice, not a race, and everyone’s welcome. Meet at 6:00 at the east end of the Event Site. Also tonight, at 5pm, is the latte art contest at Dog River coffee with Arthur and me in the judges booth. I tried to get Arthur to wear a suit for the judging by saying I would wear one too, but I don’t think I’ve convinced him.

Boaters, the White Salmon’s at 2.35 feet and the Klickitat’s at 1240 cfs. Even the best kayakers are getting trashed in Husum Falls right now, but if you want to run it in a raft, you can do so with the rafting companies.

That’s it for today. Whatever you do today, have an awesome day!

Have an awesome day today!


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