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We’re going to see some east wind today, but more importantly, the dirt on the mountain biking trails is in perfect shape. Post is excellent right now, and although I haven’t had a report on the 44 road trails, I know the mountains had over an inch of rain the last couple of days, so the higher elevation trails must be in great shape. If you have a chance to get out and ride today, do it! If you can’t get out until this evening, remember, it’s Post and Pint night at Dirty Fingers Bike Repair!
If you have to wait until tomorrow to ride, the Disco Divas are riding Post Canyon around 9am. Give Discover Bikes a call for more information.
As for the wind today, the 5am east gradient was at .05, but there wasn’t much happening on the river. The easterlies will slowly pick up today, maxing out in the 20-24 range at Stevenson and Rooster around midday, and getting gusty in the afternoon.
The easterlies look similar tomorrow, with 17-20 likely in the morning. By late afternoon tomorrow, we should see light west winds.
Coming up Saturday, cool air sits at the coast and the thermal trough shifts east for a very windy day through the Gorge. It’s not clear yet where the strongest wind will be, but upper twenties somewhere between the Hatchery and Doug’s looks very likely. And finally, don’t forget that the final swap meet of the season is Sunday at the Expo Center!
Boaters, the White Salmon is at 1.75 feet and the KIickitat has reopened. Feel free to recreate on the Klickitat now!
Have a great day today!
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