4th of July Forecast

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 July 4, 2009

Hi Everyone, and Happy 4th of July!

First off, despite the early morning glassiness on the river, there’s going to be just enough wind to get you out for some kiting or windsurfing today. Blazing hot desert temperatures today combine with just plain hot temperatures in Porltand for some afternoon westerlies in the 17-20 range. Gradients are already at .06, and they’ll come up a little later, so we may get lucky with some low-twenties.

Tomorrow starts off with upper teen winds in the corridor, as marine clouds make a little more progress towards Portland. The onshore push begins in earnest in the afternoon, sending corridor winds climbing and climbing and climbing. Timing is everything, of course, but I think we’ll see 23-26 tomorrow afternoon, maybe even stronger

Westerlies keep building overnight, and predicted highs in Portland drop 20 degrees on Monday. That’s a recipe for a nuclear day on Monday. Prepare yourself.

Really, I know better than to predict that far in advance, but hey, it’s a holiday, so why not?!

Enjoy the fireworks and parties tonight, and have an awesome day today!