5/27 Gorge wind and events report

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 May 27, 2012

Good morning,

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This is a much better weather setup for wind through the Gorge. We have high pressure building off the coast, low pressure in the desert, and nice cold marine air and clouds in the western Gorge. The marine incursion will shift the strongest wind east of Hood River today. So, we’ll have 15-19 in the western Gorge under the low clouds. East of Mosier, 21-24 this morning builds to 28-32 this afternoon from Rowena to Arlington. One small hiccup could be an approaching frontal system. If it gets too close, we’ll see strong wind at Stevenson (even with the clouds) and at Arlington, with gusty, lighter conditions everywhere else.

Memorial day starts off with 5-15 in the western Gorge with 15-20 east of The Dalles. By midday, we’ll have 17-21 from Hood River eastward, picking up to 23-26 in the afternoon from Rowena eastward.

Tuesday morning starts off with mid-twenties ahead of an approaching front, but the wind setup breaks down midday as the front enters the forecast area.

Looking ahead to next week, the Girls Who Love Dirt have a girls-only trail work party on Mitchell Ridge on Tuesday morning. Meet at Seven Streams Staging Area at 9am if you want to help. Also next week, it’s the first week of Family Nights at Family Man, family-friendly mountain bike at 5:30, every Wednesday at Family Man in Post Canyon. And, assuming no rain, this really will be the first week of the Dirty Fingers Post and Pint. Ride your bike. Earn a pint.

Have an awesome day today!


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