It’s going to be a very nice day today, with weak high pressure giving us sunny skies and light wind. As a cool system approaches the coast late in the day, the wind will pick up a bit, blowing in the 17-21 range from Stevenson to Mosier late in the afternoon.
Tomorrow a low pressure trough moves east of the Cascades in the afternoon, giving us solid wind late. We’ll see 10-15 early in the morning, quickly building to 17-20 from Stevenson to Mosier midday, and then picking up to 20-23 through the entire Gorge in the afternoon.
Saturday brings west winds in the 17-20 range, and at this point, Sunday doesn’t look that windy, as an upper level low takes up residence in the coastal waters. .
There are a couple of cool things going on tonight. There’s the Post and Pint ride out of Dirty Fingers at 5:30, followed by pints at the shop. Mitchell reports perfect riding conditions in Post, so head out for some mountain biking today if you have the time. Also tonight, it’s the Gorge Green Drinks gathering at Wet Planet, with beer by Full Sail and a talk by a Pacific Power representative about what’s going on with Condit Dam. That’s at 6:30, with a suggested donation of $10, but you can donate or not donate as you choose.
Coming up this weekend, Jimmy Lewis will be at Windance on Saturday, with free standup paddle and kiteboard demos. This event starts at 10am at the shop with muffins, juice, coffee, and schmoozing with Jimmy, followed by demos. Also on Saturday, there’s a work party at Doug’s Beach to celebrate the new perma-potty, plant new plants, and clean up some of the mess from the high water (although the water’s still high, so there will probably be another work party soon).
Have an awesome day today!
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