4/26 Forecast

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 April 26, 2010

Good morning Gorge sports fanatics!

If you’ve ever been frustrated by NOAA’s lack of weather
reporting in the Gorge, this is your chance to make a difference.
NOAA’s weather spotter training is tonight at 7pm at the Parkdale Fire
station. The training is free, and gives you the right to call NOAA
and report the weather to them. It’s fun and interesting, so go check
it out!

Speaking of weather, snow starts falling on Mt. Hood tomorrow. If you
want fresh tracks, your only chance for lift-serve skiing this week
is Timberline. They have a spring pass for $99 that’s valid through May
31st. Meadows will be open on Saturday and Sunday.

If you’re a mountain biker, take the time to swing by Timberline’s
website and give them some feedback about the lift serve mountain bike
trail system they are planning. They’re actively seeking input from
people who know what’s up: you, the riders! Also, tonight is Mountain
View’s alternative ride… Meet at the shop at 6:30 for a mellow ride to
Mosier and back.

Windsurfers and kiters, an unexpected east gradient this morning has things looking pretty good at Stevenson, where people are out on 6m kites. With the upper low rotating off the coast, we’ll see the wind hold until mid afternoon, when gradients decrease and eventually switch to neutral or light westerly. Call it a bonus day on the water that I didn’t see, because I had to do the report last night… I have to catch up on rest sometime. At this point, tomorrow looks like a light westerly day.

And sailboat racers, spring race series at the Hood River
Yacht Club starts Wednesday!

Boaters, the Hood’s at 4.1 feet, the White Salmon’s at 4.1 feet, and
the Little White’s at 674 cfs.

Gosh… that was a lot of information packed into one little report.

Have a great day today!