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Now, your forecast:
I’m not going to be able to post a forecast Friday morning, so I’m posting this Thursday afternoon for Friday morning as a best guess, as well as with the weekend’s updated forecast. We should have more marine clouds in Portland Friday morning and that’s going to give us a little more wind in the gorge than we are seeing now. We’ll see 15-18 Friday morning near Hood River, picking up to 18-21 from Stevenson to Mosier for the rest of the day.
Saturday starts off with 15-18 early near Hood River, picking up to 18-22 by mid-morning, and then as cold air pushes into the coast in the afternoon, the wind will pick up to 22-25 at Stevenson and fill in most of the way to Arlington.
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That cool air on the coast sets up a windier day on Sunday. We should see 21-24 early in the morning from Hood River to The Dalles, holding in the 22-25 range through evening. Models tend to underestimate this setup, so it could be a little better if we get lucky.
Speaking of, the Disco Diva mountain bike gals are riding the Whoopdee trail today, and as always, many thanks go out to SDS for letting people ride bikes on this trail for all these years. In really awesome biking news, according to Sharon at the Gifford Pinchot office, Ape Canyon and Plains of Abraham are now open for mountain biking for the summer, probably the latest opening ever due to the coldest, wettest spring in something like 100 years.
If you’ve got an eye on the Columbia this weekend, look for the outrigger canoes and surfskis in the Wildside relay race and wildside solo race happening on Saturday and Sunday between Cascade Locks and Bingen. And if you’re out on the river doing your wind Johnnie thing, please yield the right-of-way to the paddlers. After all, they are racing, and they’re going to be rightfully pissed off if you get in their way. =)
Have an awesome day today!
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