5/31 Forecast

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 May 31, 2011

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Good morning,

I’m afraid I don’t have much good news on the wind front today, unless you’re looking for not much wind so you can go fishing. I do have a good source who passed on some delicious smoked spring Chinook to me, so the fish are definitely biting. And supposedly fish like rain, and we’ve got that today. Speaking of rain (and high water in the Columbia), check out the photo of the 1948 flood at Historic Hood River. Today’s flow is 525,000cfs, and the river at Vancouver is at 17ft, 1 foot over flood stage.

We’ll see west winds in the 5-10 range today as low pressure hangs out off the coast. As the low moves east tomorrow, we’ll see a light start, but by afternoon, the wind will be in the 13-15 range from Stevenson to Mosier and the 22-25 range from Rowena out to Arlington.

Coming up Thursday, yet another low pressure system sets up off the coast, giving us partly cloudy skies, morning wind in the teens, building to the low twenties in the afternoon.

Since the wind isn’t being very cooperative, you might want to go road riding out in The Dalles today, or perhaps get a ton of work done, because there’s a lot going on tomorrow night. There’s the Kayak Shed’s shop paddle on the White Salmon, which is running about 4.5 feet, there’s the Hood River Yacht Club’s sailboat races – does the phrase Hood River yacht club sound funny to anyone else – and there’s the hood river triathlon, free and open to everyone, meeting at the Event Site at 6pm tomorrow.

Coming up Thursday, it’s the first day of the Mt. Hood Cycling classic, and as always on Thursday, it’s the Post and Pint ride out of dirty fingers.

Have an awesome day today!


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