Saturday 5/22 forecast

Posted by
 May 22, 2010

Good morning everyone!

The best news today is for mountain bikers: Lewis River is open. There are three trees down on the trail, but that’s it. Falls Creek is partially rideable, but the upper part is snow-covered. So, break out your thighs and buns of steel and ride up Falls Creek as far as you can.

Windsurfers and kiters get good news too, as west winds will blow today. We started off with the Portland to The Dalles gradient at .09 and the eastern Gorge gradient at .07. Strongest wind will be Mosier eastward, with 17-21 this morning and 24-27 by mid-afternoon as high pressure moves in at the coast. In the Corridor, under the clouds, we’ll see gusty 14-18.

Get it today, because tomorrow looks light, with west winds in the 10-15 range at best. Strongest wind will be tomorrow morning, fading towards afternoon as high pressure builds across the Northwest.

Boaters, the Hood’s at 4.2 feet, the Little White’s at 3.0 feet, and the White Salmon’s at approximately 4.1 feet. If you’re interested in the Wind River, it’s around 5.1 feet according to Wet Planet, and they are running a trip today.

Finally, there’s a ton going on this weekend. Today there’s a trail work party at Beacon Rock, a beach cleanup at Doug’s, and tonight is 2nd Wind’s season opener party at the Horse and Hound in Hood River. Tomorrow is a swap meet at Windance, a race on the Twin Tunnels to benefit the Mosier School, the Columbia Gorge Off Road Association’s trail work party, and the Big Winds Beach Bash.

For more details on any of those events, check out the events calendar on the home page. And whatever you do today, have an awesome day!