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This upper low off the coast is really messing with the Gorge wind right now. As a matter of fact, it’s about the worst weather setup possible for consistent Gorge westerlies. If you look at the satellite image this morning, there’s a nice marine layer in Portland and sun out east. But if you look at the river, it’s glassy. With the low right off the coast this morning, we have very light west wind. With a little thermal help, it’s going to pick up to 8-13 this afternoon from Hood River eastward, but that’s not much help for the RoShamThrowDown..
Tomorrow looks a little better as a front helps the wind situation. We’ll still see 5-10 early, but the wind will pick up to gusty 13-15 in the western Gorge and 18-22 east of Mosier late in the afternoon.
Sunday will be really light in the morning, picking up a little bit east of Hood River in the afternoon. Things look a little better Monday as high pressure builds briefly off the coast, but the middle of next week brings another round of cool, cloudy, not windy weather.
So on to a more positive note, the RoShamThrowDown is still on for today, tomorrow, and Sunday (if needed), although the wind doesn’t look good, most typical for contest time. Even without wind, the party still goes on. Tonight you can head to Waucoma Club, and tomorrow night you can head to the Elks. And speaking of parties, head to Springhouse Cellars tonight for the 1st annual Blue Collar Burnout.
If you’d rather ride bikes today than chase the wind, the dirt hasn’t gone anywhere – it never does – and the Disco Divas are riding Surveyor’s today to prove it. Gals can meet up with them at 8:30 at China Gorge or call Discover Bikes for contact information for next week’s ride. If you can’t ride today, don’t forget about the 8 and 8:30 road rides leaving Ground Coffee tomorrow morning! The pavement is always around too, and it’s extra good when the wind stops blowing.
Have an awesome day today!
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