7/15 Gorge wind and events

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 July 15, 2012

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Looks like the wind finally came up yesterday for Kiteboarding for Cancer, after a bit of a scare with the morning thunderstorms. I’m still waiting to hear how much money they raised, but I’ll have that for you tomorrow after the event is all finished.

In really, really, really important news, today is National Ice Cream Day. F**k yeah! I love ice cream. Everyone go to Mike’s today!

The weather has taken a turn for the better today, unless you hate wind. The low pressure system that brought thunderstorms yesterday has moved east, and we’re under the influence of the ‘Classic Gorge Setup.’ However, today’s CGS is a little strong for my taste, with clouds pushing past the Hatchery this morning. That makes for a nice sunrise, but shifts the wind east.

That said,we’ll see a quick jump to 26-30 this morning at Mosier and Rowena, and then Maryhill, picking up to 28-33 and filling in all the way to Arlington this afternoon. Unless the clouds burn back quite a bit, the Hatchery and Hood River will remain in the 18-21 range. If you want the most wind you can possibly get, you’ll want to be at Doug’s or Rowena today for 35ish. The wind should be as steady as it gets today, so get out and enjoy it if that’s your thing.

If you don’t like the wind, you’ll like tomorrow better. We start with 5-10 in the morning and build to 15-18 in the afternoon. Tuesday also starts off light, but picks up to the low twenties in the afternoon.

In events, the Oregon Enduro race continues in Post Canyon today on the 130, 135 and Mitchell Ridge trails. Kiteboarding for Cancer also continues today, with relay races on the beach and more fun at the Event Site. Come on down and check it out!

Tonight, Molly Schwartz sings in her beautiful songbird way at Columbia Center for the Arts in the “I Hate Cancer Concert.” Don’t worry. She’s singing fun classic songs. You’ll have a good time!

Coming up tomorrow, it’s back to quiet weekday Gorge time, with no big events during the day and mellow free tai chi class at 6pm at Wilson Park.

Have an awesome day today!