8/29. Thursday. Gorge wind. Events. Rain. Please, please, please let it rain.

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Temira
Date
 August 29, 2013
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Looks like we’ll see some rain in the western Gorge today as a weather system swings across the Cascades. Well, maybe “sprinkles” is a better word (both because it conjures up images of self-decorated bowls of ice cream and because it describes today’s precipitation better). Most of the rain, at this point, sadly, is staying west of the Cascade crest.

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Wind forecast guess paragraphs

Expect light wind all morning, picking up to widespread, gusty, up-and-down 20-23 from Stevenson to Arlington this afternoon. Tomorrow brings a light west wind start, picking up to 10-13 midday and staying there. You’ll find what wind there is to be centered on the Central Gorge.

Saturday brings east wind in the low twenties, and Sunday looks like west wind of some sort. Probably west wind in the low twenties, but maybe stronger west wind. You know… these weather models are a bit unreliable that far out.

Today’s Gorge Wind
Your favorite beach Dawn
Patrol
9am-
11:30a
11:30a-
3pm
3pm-
dusk
Steven’s Locks light light 15-18 20-23
Hatch (subtract a few mph for Event Site) light light 15-18 20-23
Doug’s / Rowena / Lyle light light 15-18 20-23
Maryhill / Rufus / The Wall light light 15-18 20-23
Arlington / Roosevelt light light 15-18 20-23


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Sports, activities, and other stuff

Tonight’s my favorite bike ride of the week, the Post and Pint. Meet at Dirty Fingers at 5:30 for a two hour race-pace mountain bike ride, followed by food and beer at the shop til late in the evening. Your first beer is free. Food is $5. Also this evening, starting at 7pm, Big Man’s Rotisserie on the 141 in Husum is showing a free whitewater rafting documentary. Live music starts at 7, and the movie should start about 8:30.

Saturday’s the final race of the Gorge Cup Windsurfing series at the Event Site in Hood River. Registration opens at 8:30 with the skipper’s meeting at 10, and it’s free to enter if you’ve never raced before. After the race, there’s an end-of-season party.

Also this weekend, it’s the Bunker to Bonneville 50k trail run and the Open Bic Unregatta in Cascade Locks. On Saturday evening, Windance has their annual customer appreciation party with food and drinks for all wind Johnnies, and then on Sunday, it’s the final Swap Meet of the season, happening at Luhr Jensen.

Have an awesome day today!

Temira