The gradient and west wind is a little less this morning than it’s been, but it’s still blowing in the mid teens at the Hatchery. The gradient is at .08, and that should hold today for westerlies in the 17-22 range from Viento down to Hood River, filling in at Mosier midday and Lyle to Doug’s in the afternoon.
Tomorrow morning brings more wind as an approaching cold front sends marine clouds into the western half of the state. Westerlies should be in the 17-21 range near Hood River first thing in the morning, becoming gusty midday, and filling in at Arlington and Stevenson in the 24-28 range later. There is a decent chance of 30+ at the Wall and Arlington late. Just keep an eye on the sensors at iwindsurf or
Windonthewater and be prepared with a full tank of gas and a cooler of snacks!
As the front swings across the state Friday night, clouds return to Portland and high temperatures fall into the 70’s. That will set up a solid gradient across the Cascades Saturday morning, leading to westerlies in the mid twenties all day. Sunday’s still a long ways off, but it looks windy too.
Coming up tonight, it’s Post and Pint night at Dirty Fingers Bike Repair. Join a big group of mountain bikers for a lap around Post Canyon. If you’re wondering about the conditions, it’s hard, fast and dusty, with a few areas of ball bearings, but mostly just good riding.
There is a ton of stuff going on the next few days, so check the events calendar at thegorgeismygym.com for the 411. However, make sure you don’t miss the 2nd Wind and IPS rail jam, complete with snow from Timberline, on 4th Street in Hood River starting at 7pm on First Friday. And if you have kids, head to Skibowl on Saturday for Jr. Forest Ranger day with Smokey the Bear!
That’s it for today. Have a great day today!.