Saturday 6/22. Gorge light wind, tons of events, and the SUPERCONNECTOR!

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Temira
Date
 June 22, 2013
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Good morning. Yes, this forecast is late. I attempted to sleep in by turning off my alarm. But I only imagined turning off my alarm, and it woke me up. In rebellion, I refused to get out of bed. But it’s such a beautiful day, that the cozy next didn’t win out for long. I’m up. I’m drinking coffee. I’m writing. You’re probably SUPing already, using that glassy water to fuel your daily core workout.

Wind forecast

Not much… Light wind this morning picks up a bit this afternoon, as an approaching front slowly drives west wind into the 10-13 range at Stevenson and Hood River this afternoon. Maybe we’ll see a touch more wind, just enough for slalom sailors and kiters and downwind SUPers to get it on.

Tomorrow starts light, but as that front crosses the Cascades, we’ll see west wind pick up everywhere to 15-18 by early afternoon and 21-24 in the eastern Gorge in the late afternoon. Rain – or showers, at least – could start as early as 8am, meaning you’ll have to head east to the sunshine for any sort of steadiness in the wind.

Monday starts light, picking up to 15-18 later, with very heavy rain starting around 11am. After Monday, a series of low pressure systems off the coast will bring cloudy sky, light wind, and more rain through Wednesday.

Today’s Gorge Wind
Your favorite beach Dawn
Patrol
9am-
11:30a
11:30a-
3pm
3pm-
dusk
Stevenson light 5-10 10-13 10-15
Hatch (subtract a few mph for Event Site) light 0-10 10-13 10-13
Doug’s / Rowena / Lyle light 0-10 5-10 5-10
Maryhill / Rufus / The Wall light 0-5 0-5 0-10
Arlington / Roosevelt light light light light


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Cycling news

Mt. Hood Cycling Classic Time Trial from The Dalles to HR this morning and the Criterium in downtown Hood River this afternoon and evening. Three Summits race is tomorrow. Downhill mountain bike racing at Skibowl today. Enduro racing in Ashland today.

For the rest of us, mere mortals who like to ride bikes, there’s the Superconnector trail work party tomorrow. Meet at Little John at 9am. Bring trail tools if you have them. Otherwise, bring heavy tine rakes. Helmets are required. Bikes are not, but you’ll want a bike to ride after the work party, which should last 3 hours or so.

Crater Lake Rim Road is open this weekend for bicyles and hikers only, so if you happen to be in the area, jump on this rare opportunity.

Other stuff

It’s opening day of sailing season for the Cascade Locks crew, so head on down there for sailboat rides and bbq, wind permitting(?). It’s Family Fun Whitewater day at Northwestern Park with Jackson demos, raft rides with Oregon Rafting Team, and free access to the Wet Planet pool for roll practice. There’s also bbq, and they are requesting you bring a side dish to share.

Windance has an all-weekend demo out at Rufus, with kites, boards, and bbq. Gorge Blues and Brew is today in Stevenson. Finally, the Hood River Saddle Club has an all-weekend mountain trail equestrian event going on. If you want to see people on horses, doing interesting stuff in a competition, swing by there on Sunday.

Have an awesome day today!

Temira