5/11 Forecast

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 May 11, 2011

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Good morning,

We’ll see light wind this morning, in the 10-13 range, but as a front comes in midday, the wind will pick up. We’re already seeing the first signs of this system in the form of high clouds. We’ll see a quick jump to the 22-25 range at Stevenson around noon, and that should hold for the rest of the day. We’ll also see brief 22-25 at the Hatchery and Sandbar before the strongest wind shifts to Arlington for 24-27. If you are sailing at Swell City, keep an eye out for the huge sea lion that’s been cruising around there.

Tomorrow looks like a light wind day with cloudy skies. The wind will pick up to 10-15 late, as low pressure off the coast limits wind speeds.

Friday brings very light wind with partly cloudy skies and light east wind.

For the rest of you, tonight is sailboat racing night, and if you have some experience, show up, because it’s going to be an exciting race with very gusty wind and changing, challenging conditions. Also tonight is Kayak Shed shop paddle night on the Whtie Salmon, meeting at Husum at 5:30pm. The weather might not be great tonight… it looks like rain will start around 5pm, but then again, if you’re in the river, it doesn’t really matter if it’s raining.

In mountain bike world, Hospital is in great shape, but once again, please leave your dogs at home if you’re on Kreps’ land. That includes the guy I saw running with his dog yesterday as well as you, your friends, and possibly even the Kreps! The land is private, so please respect the landowners’ wishes. Post was still muddy today, but according to Mitchell, it’s going to be money today. As for the Post and Pint tomorrow…if it rains tonight, it’s probably going to be too slick, but give Dirty Fingers a call tomorrow.

Finally, speaking of biking, Charley LaVenture trail day is Sunday, there’s a CGORA work party on Sunday as well, and on Saturday night, there’s a fundraiser at the Hood River Library.

Have a great day today!


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