There’s rain coming. Lots of it. Wow.
Forecast teaser: We’re currently experiencing technical difficulties related to the overall weather setup, but that won’t stop some wind from making its way through the Gorge. We’ll see 13-15, maybe a touch more, this morning from Hood River to Arlington. Expect very gusty, up-and-down 22-25 this afternoon from Hood River to Maryhill with a bit less at Stevenson and Arlington.
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We’re currently experiencing technical difficulties related to the overall weather setup, but that won’t stop some wind from making its way through the Gorge. We’ll see 13-15, maybe a touch more, this morning from Hood River to Arlington. Expect very gusty, up-and-down 22-25 this afternoon from Hood River to Maryhill with a bit less at Stevenson and Arlington.
Tomorrow experiences major technical difficulties as heavy rain and various other monkey wrenches keep the wind light for much of the day with just a chance of 10-15 east of Hood River late in the day. You’ll be compensated for the lack of wind with plenty of rainbows.
Stronger westerlies return Thursday as this system moves through. Expect a solid start at 22-26 east of Hood River with gusty 26-30+ in the afternoon from Mosier to Arlington, with periods of 30-35 possible at Doug’s and Maryhill.
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It’s a partly cloudy morning in the wake of a passing weather system. We’ll see the clouds burn off as the day goes on, giving us mostly sunny weather with temps in the upper 50’s early and mid 70’s this afternoon along with increasing west wind. 1% chance of rainbows today.
Tomorrow starts off cloudy with rain falling after 11am. If everything aligns just right, we could even see heavy rain. In late June. Wow. Temps will be in the mid 50’s early and low 70’s in the afternoon with light wind. 95% chance of rainbows in Hood River tomorrow.
Thursday starts partly cloudy with showers, becoming less showery and cloudy late in the day. Temps will be in the mid 50’s early and low 70’s in the afternoon with strong west wind. 82% chance of rainbows in the morning.
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…Road and Mountain Biking…
Come on, rain. Come on. We got .02” last night, and that’s not enough. But it will come. Oh yes it will. In trail news, the Ape Canyon – Plains of Abraham – Smith Creek loop is open and clear of trees. High Prairie / 450 is also open. No word on Boulder Lakes or Gunsight yet.
The White Salmon is at 2.9′. The Klickitat is at 1290cfs. The John Day dam is putting out 220-261kcfs and The Dalles dam is reading 221kcfs. Columbia river temp is 61 degrees at The Dalles Dam. White Salmon temp is approximately 43 degrees.
…Events – email me if I’ve missed any outdoor-related events…
Today is Tuesday, and that means you can play pickup touch rugby at the Hood River Marina at 5:30. You can do triathlon practice with the Hood River Tri Club at Mayer Park at 6:15. There’s $12 Prime Rib at Cebu from 5-9pm, and there’s outdoor music at the Ruins from 5:30-9pm. Free and all-ages before 7pm. 21+ and $3 after 7pm.
Wednesday through Sunday is the window for the Hood River Huckfest big air kiteboarding event. I suggested they run it on Thursday, given the long-range forecast. They can choose or not choose to follow that advice, but if you’d like to compete in or watch that event, I’d recommend clearing Thursday. Not sure if it will be at Rufus or at Hood River yet.
Coming up this weekend, both Saturday and Sunday, it’s Windfest, guaranteeing a wind-free weekend for 20 years running (kidding). There’s a swap meet on Sunday morning at Luhr Jensen.
Saturday is the Mt. Adams Country Bike Tour, benefiting a bunch of local-to-Trout-Lake charities. It’s a gorgeous ride. I recommend it. Also Saturday, the Dimwits have a family-friendly mountain bike campout, bonfire and BBQ at the EasyCLIMB trail in Cascade Locks. Sunday is the Six Hours of Skibowl XC mountain bike race.
Have an awesome day today!