The Gorge is my Gym

  • Wednesday. Last two days of summer?

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    Temira
    Date
     September 28, 2016
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    Wind forecasting this time of year is really tricky, as I’ve mentioned before. Much of the time, following gut instinct leads to better results than trusting the GFS model. Today is another one of those situations. We started off with a west gradient of .04 (pdx-dls) and a 1030mb offshore high. (Mixing my measurement scales aga […]

  • Tuesday. Wind, sun and wind and sun.

    Posted by
    Temira
    Date
     September 27, 2016
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    It’s a windy Tuesday morning in the Gorge, and the following factors are coming into play: departing weak front, strong offshore high, morning gradients of .11 and .03. Models predict building inland high pressure today leading to zero wind by the afternoon. That doesn’t seem like a reasonable prediction, so I’m goi […]

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