8/24 Gorge wind and events

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Temira
Date
 August 24, 2012
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Tomorrow’s forecast status: Thank you for the donation, Tom. 7:55pm

Yesterday was super windy, but the Gorge is going to take a break today. It’s tired. Just like you are. We’ll see west wind at 13-15 early this morning, slowly fading (or maybe quickly fading) by the afternoon. You might even get to go waterskiing this afternoon… or maybe SUPing… I hear that’s the hot new thing?

A low pressure center and a high pressure center off the coast tomorrow compete, and the low wins out, giving us east wind through the Gorge. When you wake up tomorrow, it should be 15-18, and by mid-morning, it’ll be 18-23 at Stevenson and 22-25 at Rooster Rock.

On Sunday, a strong low pressure system off the coast rotates happily around, giving us high clouds and thermal-driven gusty westerlies at 15-18. The dreaded upper level low stays off the coast through Tuesday.

In tonight’s events, there’s the family-friendly sailboat racing out of the Hood River Marina. Also family-friendly tonight is movies in the park Cascade Locks with the movie Swiss Family Robinson. Tomorrow night is Hood River movies in the park with Herbie Rides Again. They’re having a Bug-in at the movie, meaning you get front-row parking if you drive your Volkswagen Beetle. Sadly, it’s not a drive-in movie, because that would be rad.

Coming up this weekend, Positive H20 hosts a beach cleanup in Hood River. This company is working to protect beaches everywhere. Meet at Hood River’s Expo Center at 9am on Saturday to help clean up Hood River from the Hook all the way to the Sandbar. The first 50 people to show up will get a free t-shirt.

On Sunday, the friends of Coldwater have a big mountain bike trail work party planned near St. Helens. Check out their website for more information.

In Cascade Locks this weekend, it’s Pacific Crest Trail Days on Thunder Island, celebrating all 2663 miles of the nation’s coolest trail, that runs from the Mexico border all the way to British Columbia.

Have an awesome day today!

Temira