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This summer rain is getting tiresome, especially that downpour yesterday afternoon. The rain really should taper off today, unless we see afternoon thunderstorms – NOAA’s even warning of a chance of funnel clouds – but this weather will still make our wind unpredictable. However, this rain is going to look mighty nice come tomorrow and Friday, as our saturated tropical airmass heats up, giving us uber-muggy conditions with temps in the 80’s Thursday and 90’s Friday. It’ll be so hot and muggy the next two days that you’ll probably want to throw yourself into a river, any river, even the 42 degree White Salmon. Rafting, anyone? Anyway, the heat wave will continue into next week, with temps in the 90’s, possibly hitting the triple digits, through Wednesday, at least.
Call it light wind this morning and 10-15 this afternoon, at most. Tomorrow starts light, probably light easterly, with west 10-15 in the afternoon near Hood River as high pressure builds off the coast. Friday brings light east wind in the morning with westerlies at 15-18 (maybe, depending on how quickly high pressure builds inland) in the afternoon.
Looking ahead to the weekend, Saturday looks windy, mid-twenties or so (but that could change depending on how what the incoming high does), and Sunday looks light.
Things start looking up on the coast on Sunday, and you’ll want to be there – not necessarily because of the wind or the waves. The heat and humidity will drive you to the ocean.
|Your favorite beach||Dawn
|Hatch (subtract a few mph for Event Site)||light||light||5-10||10-15
|Doug’s / Rowena / Lyle||light||light||light||light|
|Maryhill / Rufus / The Wall||light||light||light||light|
|Arlington / Roosevelt||light||light||light||light|
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Join the ladies for the Post n’ Pinot bike ride tonight at 5:30 at Dirty Fingers, trail conditions permitting. No word on Post from yesterday, but I can only imagine that downpour did it in. Consider waiting until this afternoon. Syncline was great yesterday, and 44 Road was reportedly good until the downpour started. Kitchen Sink = no go right now due to mud.
Coming up this evening, there’s something for everyone. At 4pm tonight at Flow Yoga, there’s Karma Yoga, free or by donation. Then at 5:30, you can pick from three events: There’s the Post and Pinot women’s mountian bike ride at Dirty Fingers, there’s the Kayak Shed’s shop paddle on the White Salmon, meeting at Husum, and there’s pickup touch rugby at the Hood River Marina. Then at 6, also at the Marina, there’s sailboat racing. If you’ve got sailboat experience, show up and you’ll likely make it on to a boat.
Coming up tomorrow night, there’s the Post n’ Pinot mountain bike ride. Looking ahead to Friday, 10 Speed Coffee is showing the bike movie “Where the Trail Ends”, and Columbia Center for the Arts presents the REEL paddling film festival both Friday and Saturday.
This weekend, is the Blowout windsurfing race from Stevenson to Hood River (starting in Stevenson, not Cascade Locks, most likely Saturday), and it’s Windfest, with free windsurfing clinics and low-cost demos. Also this weekend, there’s sailboat racing in Cascade Locks.
Have an awesome day today!