10/7 Forecast

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 October 7, 2011

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Judging by the number of people on the water yesterday (according to Erin, anyway), windsurfing and kiteboarding season is really winding down. However, with the gradients at .12 and .06 this morning, we’ll see another round of west wind today. The morning brings 24-28 from Rowena eastward, but that wind is probably going to fade by midday, getting gusty and holding in the 20-24 range through sundown. At this point, it looks like a Doug’s day, with a break in the clouds right over Doug’s, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see another Wall day today.

Tomorrow and Sunday both look like light wind days, but at least Saturday’s going to be partly sunny. Sunday looks pretty grey and rainy. I guess that means that the fishing is going to be good both days this weekend. If you catch any, feel free to drop them off at my house.

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It’s the first Friday in October tonight, and that means it’s First Friday in Hood River. Come to town and check out local art, local wine, and local music. Also this evening is the Friday night pickup rugby game at the Hood River Marina at 6pm. If you’d rather check out the art and socialize, there’s another rugby game in Mosier at 4pm on Sunday. If you’re feeling politically feisty, consider showing up at First Friday with your 99% or your Tea Party signs (now don’t say I’m not equal opportunity). Hey, 800 other cities and towns are doing it (including Seaside, Oregon, of all places), so we here in Hood River need to get in on the fun too!

Moving on… on Sunday, you can head to Portland and occupy the 26.2 miles on the Portland Marathon route. Or if you’re still working on your marathon training program, the Columbia Gorge marathon is October 23rd.

Finally, if you haven’t headed up to Northwestern Lake to check out the spawning salmon, it’s 100 percent worth it. That’s the first time fish have spawned there in 100 years. And remember, the dam comes out on October 26th.

Have an awesome day today!


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