5/16 Forecast

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 May 16, 2011

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Good morning,

We’re setting up in a spring pattern with a low pressure system off the coast for the next few days. That’s going to give us a chance of showers and weak west winds in the Gorge. Today we’ll see 16-19 from Stevenson all the way east this morning, picking up to gusty 23-26 this afternoon from Rowena eastward as a front clips southern Oregon. Although it’s pretty gloomy and cloudy and sprinkly in Hood River this morning, it’s actually pretty sunny if you head 20 miles east.

Lower pressure off the coast tomorrow combines with weak high pressure inland for very light wind in the Gorge. As the low pressure systems moves east on Wednesday, west winds pick up, blowing in the teens in the morning and twenties in the afternoon.

With the light wind this week, it’s going to be good for road biking, and that’s good, because the trails are a muddy mess at this point. Give Post Canyon a few days to dry out. If you’re hoping for higher elevation trails, the next few days aren’t going to help much, as the snow level is going to be around 4000’.

If you’d like to hit the rivers, they all came up with the rain the last couple of days. The Hood is at 6.2 feet, the White Salmon is at 5 feet, the Wind is at 7.5 feet and the Klickitat is at 5850 cfs.

Finally, looking ahead to next weekend we have the King’s Crush adventure race on Saturday, taking place up at Kingsley Resevoir. You can get more information at GorgeChallenge.com. If you want to do it, you’ll need a team, a compass, and some sort of boat.

Have an awesome day today!


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