5/9 forecast

Posted by
 May 9, 2011

Good morning!

Oh look, it’s Monday and the sun is out! Not only that, but it’s going to be windy. Actually, it’s already windy. With the gradient at .11 from Portland to The Dalles right now, it’s going to blow 28-32 from Mosier to Rowena, and if we’re really, really lucky, 28-32 at the Hatchery today. It’s a long shot, as there are some little fluffy clouds past Hood River this morning. Most likely scenario is gusty 21-24 from Stevenson to Hood River today and 28-32 from Moiser to The Wall.

Tomorrow looks slightly less windy with definitely less clouds as high pressure clears the sky. We’ll still have low pressure in the desert. Combine that with the North Pacific High for a summer-like setup and 23-36 by midday from Stevenson to Hood River with less wind further east.

Wednesday looks light, or lighter, anyway.

In mountain bike world, Jeri reports that Post was very muddy yesterday and that she ended up riding the road. That means it’s likely quite muddy today as well, so if you must ride it, at least wait until the afternoon. If you’d like to give back to the trails, Charlie LaVenture trail day is this weekend.

I’ve had several questions about morels. The yellow morels are out in the lowlands and the blacks are just starting around 1000-1250ft. There are still plenty of verpas (why bother) up high.

That’s it. Go do something fun today. I have a very exciting day planned. I’m going to take my snow tires off my car.