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The wind has been great for the last week or so, and now it’s time to give your body a rest. We’ll see very light west wind early this morning, fading quickly and becoming very light east wind, possibly as much as 10 miles per hour, this afternoon. Basically, it’s going to be a great day for wakeboarding and waterskiing and standup paddling near Hood River. Today is also a great day to go hiking, with clear skies, very little wind, and temperatures only climbing to 80 degrees or so.
As high pressure builds over the Northwest tomorrow, temperatures climb near 90 and the east winds pick up a bit. We’ll see easterlies in the low twenties from Home Valley down to Rooster Rock tomorrow. The wind will be best before noon, getting gusty and fading a bit later on in the day.
It looks like there will be light east winds on Wednesday morning, turning around by afternoon. By Thursday, the strong westerlies should be back.
Coming up this evening, there are three fun activities to choose from. There’s the alternative ride out of Mountain View Cycles, leaving at 5:30 and, heading to the Thirsty Woman in Mosier for nachos and a prize drawing. Also at 5:30 in Parkdale is co-ed touch rugby, sponsored by Hood River Community Ed. At 6:00, there’s free tai chi at Wilson Park in Hood River.
Boaters, the White Salmon’s still hovering just below 2 feet, and the Klickitat’s at 764 cfs.
Have a great day today!
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