8.10 forecast

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 August 10, 2009

Good morning Gorge sports fanatics!

An upper level low sets up off the Oregon Coast this week and a twin upper level low sets up off the BC coast. The two combine for a one-two knockdown punch to Gorge gradients for the next couple of days.

We started off with light westerlies this morning, and light they’ll stay for most of the day. By midday, with a little luck and help from Mother Nature, we’ll see 16-19 from Stevenson down to Doug’s.

Tomorrow starts off light as well, but the afternoon looks better. As a front moves across the state, giving thermal competition to the offshore low, winds pick up a bit. We’ll see 16-19 by early afternoon, building to 22-25 late in the day tomorrow. The most likely scenario has the most consistent winds at Stevenson, Avery and, late in the day, Arlington.

Wednesday is looking light at this point, but Thursday and Friday – yeah, yeah, I know it’s a long ways out – but Thursday and Friday are looking like high wind possibilities.

If you’re looking for something else to do today, head to Wilson Park at 6pm for an hour of Tai Chi. It’s free, and beginners are welcome, so you have no excuse to not try it out. Otherwise, take the light wind as an opportunity to get back on your bike and grind out some miles. Your bike likes to climb hills, even if you don’t. Shh… Listen… it’s crying… ride me … ride me….

Whatever you do today, have an awesome day!