Sunday. Light wind, upcoming rainbows, and some moto news.

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Temira
Date
 June 22, 2014
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More light wind for you fisherfolks, road bikers, SUPers, rowers and tree-sprayers.

…Here are your Random Morning Thoughts…

Last night around 7:15pm I was coming down highway 35 when a mint-green, matte finish, 1980-something small 2-door (I think) car ran me (and three other cars behind me) off the road by crossing both southbound lanes and coming across a double yellow to take over my entire northbound lane. I’m lucky I didn’t get into a head-on and die. If you have seen such a car around, please let me know where it lives, to whom it belongs, and the license plate number.

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Today’s Gorge Wind – these are ranges for the average speed, not a predicted wind range. =)
Your favorite beach Dawn
Patrol
9am-
11:30a
11:30a-
3pm
3pm-
dusk
Rooster’s Rocks GREAT day for
tanning
at the
nudie
beach
Steven’s Locks 0-10 10-13 10-13 13-15
Hatchery (minus a few for Hood River) 0-10 10-13 10-13 13-15
Doug’s, etc. 10-13 5-10 5-10 13-15
Rufus, etc. light light light light
Roosevelt, etc. light light light light

…Gorge Wind…

It’s a light wind start this morning with a .05 gradient from Portland to The Dalles. We’ll see 10-13 mid-morning from Stevenson to Hood River probably fading midday, and coming back up to 13-15, possibly a bit more, this evening from Stevenson to The Dalles.

Monday starts with 13-15 from Hood River to Doug’s. As a weak weather system approaches the area in the afternoon, we’ll see gusty 23-26+ from Stevenson to Mosier, probably filling in at the Rowena stretch late.

As the weather system moves onshore Tuesday, we’ll see gusty 22-26 east of Hood River. For the rest of the week, it’s looking like we’ll see a deep low pressure system sitting off the coast. That’s not an ideal setup for the Gorge. Not even close. We’ll still see periods of west wind driven by marine clouds and passing weather systems, but the wind will be lighter and gustier than we’ve seen for much of this month.

…Gorge Weather…

Today looks warm and sunny with intermittent passing high clouds and light wind, at least until late in the afternoon when the wind will pick up a bit out of the west. Temps today will be in the low 50’s early and mid 80’s in the afternoon. Tomorrow looks warm and sunny in the morning, with clouds moving in during the afternoon and a chance of showers late in the evening. Temps will be in the upper 50’s early and the low 80’s in the afternoon. Tuesday looks mostly cloudy in Hood River with a 81% chance of rainbows/showers. Temps will be in the mid-50’s early and mid 70’s in the afternoon. Please send your “rainbow of the day” photos to twomirrors@gmail.com.

…Road and Mountain Biking…

Please, oh please let it rain on Tuesday. And if not, then let it rain later in the week. In the meantime, we have nearly-perfect road biking weather today, so get out and enjoy the light wind.

In other news, I did get some clarification from County Forestry: there is a waiver for the Northwest Area, so you can continue to ride moto at Kingsley and Post Canyon until the fire danger goes up. That said, you must carry a shovel and a gallon of water if you’re driving on forest roads (yes, even if you’re going to Family Man), or you must carry a 2.5lb fire extinguisher.

If you’d like to do the Forest Loop and/or Glenwood loops with support, the Mt.
Adams Country Bike Tour is next weekend. Get signed up now, and write “Bicycling Trout Lake is
Bliss” in the comment box, and you’ll get a free copy of the book “Bicycling Bliss”. First 10 folks
are winners. Well, you’re a winner too, but those 10 folks win books.

If you’d like to do the Forest Loop and/or Glenwood loops with support, the Mt. Adams Country Bike Tour is next weekend. target=blank>Get signed up now, and write “Bicycling Trout Lake is Bliss” in the comment box, and you’ll get a free copy of the book “Bicycling Bliss”. First 10 folks are winners. Well, you’re a winner too, but those 10 folks win books.


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…River Levels…

The White Salmon is at 2.9′. The Klickitat is at 1310cfs. The John Day dam is putting out 260-278kcfs and The Dalles dam is reading 276kcfs. Columbia river temp is 61 degrees at The Dalles Dam.

…Events – email me if I’ve missed any outdoor-related events…

There’s a poker run happening in Post Canyon today, meaning the moto trails will be crowded. Windance is attempting to continue having a board and kite demo at the Spit. I suspect the BBQ part of this event will be more successful. =) Also today, there’s downhill mountain bike racing at Skibowl, and there’s the Tour de Hood supported bike ride happening on Lost Lake, Lake Branch, Lolo Pass, Vista Ridge and Cooper Spur roads.

Coming up this evening, there’s ping pong from 3-6pm at the Hood River Armory ($5), there’s pickup touch rugby at the Mosier School at 3pm, and there’s the Alternative Ride, making a casual trip from Mountain View Cycles to the new cider house in Mosier and back. No clipless pedals. No spandex. Please wear a helmet and bring lights.

Have an awesome day today!

Temira