Morning everyone! Geez… two days of sleeping in. I almost feel rested!
It’s another light start this morning, but it won’t last long. An upper level low off BC sends a burly cold front our way this afternoon. Timing is everything, but it looks like the cold air will hit Portland in time for daylight wind. Frontal wind progression is Stevenson, Hood River and then Arlington, so let’s go with that. Watch for 23-26 at Stevenson starting early afternoon. Then watch the corridor. Then watch the far east for 28-32 starting around 5pm and continuing all night long.
Thursday in the corridor starts out cold and grey, with a chance of sprinkles. Out east, west winds keep blowing, with 23-27 likely for the start of the day. As high pressure begins building over the Norhtwest during the day Thursday, winds shift back to the corridor.
High pressure builds off the coast on Friday, keeping Gorge westerlies in the 17-21 or better range, and sending coast winds into the 20-30 range from the North coast all the way to pistol river. Combine the beach breezes with a 9 foot swell and you’re looking at an epic day on the Oregon Coast on Friday!
Before you commit to a coastal weekend, listen to this list. On Saturday, we have a mountain bike work party at Cook Meadows. The Super-D and Windfest in Hood River. On Sunday it’s Windfest, a CGWA swap meet, and a Bionicon bikes demo day at Eightmile campground.
But that’s the weekend. Whatever you do today, have an awesome day.