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Now, your forecast:
First off, I’ve been slacking on the prize drawings, so here we go: A Nikki Gregg standup paddle DVD goes to Pat B. A 2-week membership to Crossfit Hood River goes to Storm B. And a massage from Cascade Acupuncture Center goes to Jim L. Congratulations to all of you!
Yesterday was a little weird. When I sent the forecast out first thing, the clouds were west of Hood River, and by 8am, they’d moved past town, shifting the wind further east. I don’t think that will happen today. With a solid cloud line west of the Hatchery, we’re finally going to get that Corridor day we’ve been waiting for all summer. So, we’ll see clouds in the western Gorge this morning with west wind in the 19-23 range early from Hood River to Mosier, picking up to 25-29 and filling in from Stevenson to The Dalles in the afternoon.
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Tomrorow brings less clouds in the morning, for a little less wind. We’ll see 15-18 in the morning from Stevenson to Hood River, picking up to 17-21 from Stevenson to Mosier in the afternoon.
Friday sees a ridge start building across the northwest, so we’ll have wind in the 10-15 range in the central gorge in the morning, possibly picking up a little bit in the afternoon, with highs reaching 80 degrees.
Events tonight include the Post and Pinot (that’s the all-girls Post Canyon lap leaving Dirty Fingers Bike Repair at 1730), the Kayak Shed’s shop paddle (Husum at 1730), and sailboat racing out of the Hood River marina (race start 1830).
Tomorrow night is the Post and Pint ride, but if you’re not riding, come up to family man in Post Canyon for the Pump de Post, a pump track race. This is a family-friendly event, bbq but not booze friendly, and everyone’s welcome to come up and bring a bbq and hang out from 1630 to 1930. There are race categories for guys, gals, and various grom age groups, along with prizes, and all the proceeds benefit the Gorge Freeride Association’s trailbuilding fund. Remember, Post is built by volunteers (toast, however, is made in your toaster), not government, so your donations really make a difference.
Coming up on Friday, the Disco Divas are riding the Whoopdee trail. Meet at the China Gorge park n’ ride at 0830.
Have an awesome day today!
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