8/4 forecast

Posted by
Temira
Date
 August 4, 2009
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Good morning Gorge sports fanatics!

Today is the lightest wind day of the next four as the high pressure ridge begins breaking down. Morning gradients stood at .13 and winds were in the low twenties at the Hatche. We’l see 23-26 early, holding all day except for the midday lull, and picking up from Doug’s out to Arlington as a shortwave approaches late.

That shortwave peels off the offshore low and slides east tomorrow morning, kicking up winds a notch. We’ll have 17-19 in the morning, building to 22-25 by midday and climbing up into 24-28 from Doug’s eastward tomorrow evening.

The pesky offshore low slides inland Thursday and Friday, ramping up Gorge winds into the semi-nuclear range. A chance of showers in Portland combines with sunshine in the desert for a classic Gorge setup.

Don’t forget that Kiteboarding for Cancer takes place this weekend. Last year they raised 90 grand for cancer research and awareness. Help them break the 100,000 dollar barrier this year by donating at KB4C.org.

In other news, Mountain View cycles hosts a fr\ee bike maintenance clinic tonight at 6:30. Give them a call to RSVP, or if you’re commitment-shy, just show up. You’ll learn how to change a tire, maintain your driveline, and fix those pesky brakes.

And finally, a shoutout to Chris at the Hood River County Sheriff’s office. It was very nice meeting you yesterday, and I enjoyed our conversation about my slow driving very much!

Whatever you do today, have an awesome day!