6/10 Gorge wind, events, and maybe a bit of rain this week

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 June 10, 2013

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Wind forecast

Looks like we’ll see another windy day today, with strong and steady westerlies near Hood River. We’ll have 19-22 early this morning, building to 24-27 mid-morning. The wind should hold through early afternoon near Hood River, before backing off a bit and shifting out to Doug’s. Stevenson and Arlington should pick up to 16-19 early afternoon, and Maryhill should pick up to 22-25. An upper level low shifting from Vancouver Island into the Oregon coast region could make the wind gusty after noon. But still, it should be a lovely day on the river today.

Tomorrow looks windy too, but gustier, as a weak weather system swings through, giving us more clouds and cooler weather. Expect 23-26 from Mosier to The Dalles Early with 15-18 at Hood River and Stevenson. In the afternoon, possibly the late afternoon, we’ll see gusty 27-31 at Doug’s, Maryhill and Arlington.

Gusty west wind continues Wednesday, picking up to 23-26 or so in the afternoon, with maybe a few sprinkles. Thursday looks lighter with a chance of sprinkles in the morning and the possibility of full-on rain in the afternoon.

Today’s Gorge Wind
Your favorite beach Dawn
8a-11a 11a-3p 3p-dusk
Stevenson 5-10 5-10 15-18 15-18
Hatch (subtract a few mph for Event Site) 18-22 24-27 24-27 gusty 16-19
Doug’s / Rowena / Lyle 10-15 15-18 gusty 24-27 gusty 24-27
Maryhill / Rufus / The Wall 5-10 10-15 22-25 22-25
Arlington / Roosevelt 5-10 15-18 15-18 17-21

Today’s the last windy day at the coast: 15-18 central and north, and 30+ south with a 5′ swell at 10 seconds. Tomorrow and Wednesday do not look windy, and do look rainy, so maybe you’d like to go surfing?

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Cycling news

Coming up this evening in bike world, there’s a mellow ride and a party ride. The first is the “Ride Around the Gorge”, an hour or two at a slow pace for road bikers, leaving the China Gorge Park n’ Ride in Hood River at 5:30. The second ride is the Thirsty Woman Booze Cruise, leaving Mountain View Cycles at 6:30. If you’re doing that second ride, wear a helmet and have some sort of lights, because it’ll likely be dark when you head home from Mosier. And that won’t be the least of your problems: if you’re a drinker, you’ll be either buzzed or drunk, and lights and a helmet will vastly improve your chances of surviving the ride home.

The Mt. Hood Cycling Classic still needs volunteers. Yes, that means you. Not me. I’m considering riding the whole damned thing. Yeah, I’m nuts. Visit their website to volunteer.

Other Stuff

Looking ahead to next Saturday, it’s the White Salmon Backyard Half-Marathon, raising money for the Cross-Country team. There’s also a lacrosse party at HRVHS Saturday evening – that’s a fundraiser for the lacrosse teams. And on Saturday, it’s the grand opening of the Power Station gym in Hood River.

Solstice (from way over there in Bingen) has to move, and they’ve found the perfect spot on the HR Waterfront by Pfriem. They need your help: Kick down at the Solstice Kickstarter campaign. A $25 donation gets you a pizza or 5 slices, should the campaign kick in 18 days. Think of it as paying for your pizza in advance. I signed up. You should too. Local crowd-sourcing in action. Let’s do this thing! (and yes, you’re gonna hear about this until it’s done)

On a totally different note, Hood River band Sunderland needs your help. They have a chance to open for Weezer, but they need votes. Head to the contest website and vote for them. Then share the link via all your social media sites. You can vote once a day, so let’s help this local band make the big time!

Have an awesome day today!