Saturday. 9/21. Gorge wind. Mt. Hood snow levels. Events.

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Temira
Date
 September 21, 2013
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Random Morning Thoughts
My house is full of food: tomatoes, a bucket of basil, a pile of chanterelles, chicken of the woods, a bucket of Honeycrisp apples. Food dehydrating, food waiting to be dried, food needing to be eaten. Food. Food. Food. And fruit flies. Can’t forget those pesky fruit flies.

Wind and weather forecast

Looks like the first weekend of autumn is here, one day early. Tomorrow is officially the first day of fall, if you hadn’t heard. And fall-like it will be in the afternoon and evening tomorrow, as a powerful cold front slams into our summery bliss with lots of rain and dropping temps.

For today, expect partly cloudy skies, becoming more cloudy with a chance of showers in the afternoon. We’ll see light westerlies this morning, picking up to 15-18 from Hood River to Maryhill this afternoon. Tomorrow starts off clear, with west wind at 15-18 starting mid-morning and holding until that front hits mid-afternoon. The snow level tomorrow will start at 6000′, rise to 9000′ in the late evening, and then fall back to 6500′ overnight.

On Monday, expect cool, showery weather with gusty westerlies at 21-23. The snow level will be 6000′.

Today’s Gorge Wind
Your favorite beach Dawn
Patrol
9am-
11:30a
11:30a-
3pm
3pm-
dusk
Steven’s Locks light 5-10 13-15 13-15
Hatch (subtract a few mph for Event Site) light 5-10 15-18 15-18
Doug’s / Rowena / Lyle light 5-10 15-18 15-18
Maryhill / Rufus / The Wall light 5-10 15-18 15-18
Arlington / Roosevelt light 5-10 15-18 15-18


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Stuff happening

Luckily, the worst of the rain this weekend will happen after the hours during which events are happening. Today is the Hood River Harvest Ride, with loops of all lengths, including a 6 or 7 mile loop for kids. This ride benefits the Hood River Valley Residents Committee (the folks behind the 2009 Wilderness bill). Tomorrow is the Ride For Love, a fundraiser for ALS research, with registration between 8:30 and 10 at the west end of the Twin Tunnels Trail.

For kids in sports land tomorrow, it’s the Columbia Gorge Kids Triathlon at the waterfront park in Hood River starting at 8:30. And last in sports world this weekend, for kids of all ages, it’s the NWTA’s Sandy Ridge shuttle day, all day tomorrow. If you haven’t ridden Sandy Ridge, I highly encourage you to make the drive. Sandy is purpose-built mountain biking. It’s fun like you’ve never seen before, expect maybe at the top of GP, but even more fun. (Thanks, Jason Wells, for building both those trails.)

For everyone else, today’s also the homesteading fair in Lyle, where you can learn all sorts of cool things like alternative structure building, beekeeping, and bread making.

Have an awesome day today!

Temira