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 May 21, 2010

Good morning!

Mother Nature is still trying to convince us that it’s winter. Timberline had 4 inches of snow yesterday, and they’re supposed to get a few more inches of new snow today. It’s not exactly powder skiing, but it is fresh tracks in late may, and that’s pretty spectacular.

Although there’s new snow, the chance for the classic Gorge double of skiing and winsurfing is pretty low today. The wind was very light on the river this morning, and low pressure off the coast will keep the wind light for much of today. Best chance for anything at all is westerlies in the Corridor in the 10-15 range late in the day.

A weather system moves through tonight and weak high pressure builds in from the coast behind it, for stronger westerlies on Saturday. It’s not a great setup, but I think we’ll see 23-27 for much of the day on Saturday from about Mosier eastward, and maybe in the Corridor if we get lucky. Westerlies continue on Sunday, with low to mid twenties through the entire gorge.

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, there’s plenty going on. On Saturday, There’s a beach cleaup at Doug’s on Saturday, a trail work party at beacon rock, and the 2nd wind season opener party at the horse and hound. On Sunday, there’s the Windance swap meet, the big winds beach bash, and Columbia Gorge Offroad Association’s work party at Kingsley.

Have a great day today!

p.s. I have a report that Lewis River is open and clear of trees!