Due to a scheduled outage with our internet provider this morning, I had to make a best guess forecast for the radio last night. That can get really embarrassing, but I think it worked out okay today. It’s a tricky forecast today, with southerly flow, a chance of rain, and possible thunderstorms. There’s already one strong storm cell just north of Roosevelt. It looks like we’ll see 17-20 through the whole Gorge this morning, picking up to 23-26 in the eastern Gorge this afternoon. However, if the thunderstorms really kick in out east, the wind will be a lot lighter than the models suggest.
The wind forecast tomorrow is a bit easier as that coastal low pressure system will be out of the picture. Westerlies blow in the 17-20 range from Stevenson all the way out to Arlington in the morning, As a system crosses the Cascades midday, the wind will get gusty everywhere but Arlington, where the wind will blow 25-27 tomorrow afternoon.
A weaker weather system moves through on Thursday, for westerlies in the 16-19 range in the western Gorge and 24-26 in the eastern Gorge.
We have the usual free group sports going on this week. Tonight is the free ladies standup paddle night at the Event Site. Check Big Winds’ website bigwinds.com to make sure it’s happening. Also tonight is the Tuesday night Tri practice, happening no matter what the weather does.
Tomorrow night is the Post and Pinot ride. All gals, no matter your pace, are welcome to join this mountain bike ride leaving Dirty Fingers Bike Repair at 5:30. Stick around after the ride for prize drawings and wine tasting! Tomorrow is also the Kayak Shed’s shop paddle, with one group running the class II+ lower White Salmon and one group running the class III middle White Salmon.
Have an awesome day today!
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