Thursday. 9/26. Gorge wind, events, n’ tropical downpours.

Posted by
Temira
Date
 September 26, 2013
Share

Thanks for being here all summer for the wind forecast. It’s fall now, and that means it’s time for … more windsurfing and kiting! No, it’s time to think about skiing.

You can get the best darned Mt. Hood snow forecast right here, all winter long.

That’s right. Don’t stop coming just because the water’s cold. The snow forecast starts when the snow starts falling, and stops late in May. Use my snow forecast. Tell your friends to use it. And if you or your friends think this service is awesome/useful/saves you gas money/helps you find more fun in your life, pretty please make a donation by clicking the sun below. Is more fun worth $50/year? $20/year? Donate what it’s worth to you, but $15 minimum gets you on the email list (with occasional giveaways) for a year. Thank you for your support, and happy fun chasing!


PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!

Random Morning Thoughts
Mmm. Pineapples. Teriyaki. Sounds really good until you add “Express” after either of those words. Speaking of Teriyaki, teri salmon is pretty good, and the Windance fish guys have 25lbs of whole fish for $100 right now. Freeze it up for winter.

Wind and weather and Mt. Hood snow levels (no, no snow amounts yet)

Looks like we’ll see a nice fall day today with some sunshine and some westerlies. After it warms up this morning, we’ll see 21-24 from Mosier to The Dalles, filling in at Stevenson and Hood River late this morning. The wind tomorrow will drop back to 15-18 out of the west, and Saturday will be 13-15.

That said, the devil is in the details. We’re about to get slammed by an atmospheric river, not really a Pineapple Express, but an Express of some sort. Maybe a Teriyaki Express. Anyway, the jet stream model says we’re going to get hit hard and wet.

Portland and the coast will feel the brunt of this starting tomorrow afternoon. Lucky us, we’ll be cloudy, humid and mild all day, and we may see some showers in the evening. Saturday sees the river move a bit closer, meaning we’ll likely see some rain, but your ark better be ready for Sunday morning, because models show the Express hitting us dead on. Unless you are a kayaker (and if you are, be prepared for rapidly rising river levels), you’ll likely be spending the day inside on Sunday.

Sometimes it’s just worth quoting NOAA: “SOUTHWEST SLOPES OF THE SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES COULD RECEIVE 10 INCHES OF RAIN…WITH AREAS NEAR MT HEBO ON THE OREGON COAST SEEING AROUND 8 INCHES…THE CENTRAL CASCADES RECEIVE AROUND 1.30 INCHES. COULD SEE AROUND 3.50 INCHES FOR THE METRO AREA…”

Snow levels for this period will be above 6000′ and will wash away all the new snow that fell over the last few days.

Today’s Gorge Wind
Your favorite beach Dawn
Patrol
9am-
11:30a
11:30a-
3pm
3pm-
dusk
Steven’s Locks light 7-11 11-13 11-13
Hatch (subtract a few mph for Event Site) 12-15 15-18 20-23 20-23
Doug’s / Rowena / Lyle 12-15 15-18 20-23 20-23
Maryhill / Rufus / The Wall 12-15 15-18 20-23 20-23
Arlington / Roosevelt 10-15 13-15 15-18 15-18


The Clymb: free membership. Cheap gear. Temira approves. Click to join.

Stuff happening tonight, this weekend, and other stuff too

In trail world, the dirt is perfect right now, and if you haven’t heard, SDS and Kreps have reopened their lands to non-moto use, so Whoopdee and Hospital Hill are open. Apparently everyone heard, because there were 18 cars in the Whoopdee parking lot at 6:30pm the day before yesterday. For you engine-powered folks, Hood River County has reopened their trails to motorized use. For you food-powered folks, the chanterelles are popping up everywhere along the trails, and you MUST rescue them before the downpour starts this weekend.

In other mountain biking news, tonight is the last Post and Pint ride of the season. Be at Dirty Fingers at 5:30 ready to ride fast. Be there after the ride for food, beer, and Thursday Night Football. Why anyone would care about this game, I don’t understand; the Seahawks aren’t playing.

Saturday is the Echelon Gran Fondo charity ride, it’s weeding day at Waterfront Park, and it’s the annual Hoedown fundraiser for the Cooper Spur Race team – they’ll have a mechanical bull and an awesome silent auction. Get tickets at Waucoma Books.

Saturday’s Hops Fest, but it’s also the Thirsty Woman Pub’s goodbye party. Then on Sunday, should you survive Saturday night, Gorge Owned has a Sense of Place lecture float down the White Salmon – get your tickets at Gorgeowned.org. That should be interesting, with inches of water falling on Mt. Adams. I’m curious how fast and how high the White Salmon will rise (and yes, I know it’s spring-fed, but it still rises when it pours.)

Do not forget: Saturday is free day at 1400 museums nationwide, including the Maryhill Museum of Art. You’ll need to sign up and print a ticket – one per household, two people per ticket. Get your tickets here.

Have an awesome day today!

Temira