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Now, your forecast:
Well, at least it’s not pouring this morning… unless you’re west of the Cascades, where it’s pouring. It’s hard to say whether the showers will move east today. They’re rotating around low pressure off the coast, and right now they’ll miss us. Later on? We’ll have to wait and see. We’ll still have a light start on the water today, but by early afternoon, we’ll see 21-24 from Hood River to Doug’s, picking up to 24-26 from Mosier to Arlington late in the afternoon. So that means that David Troup will get to windsurf on his birthday! However, David, expect gusty conditions with a chance of thunderstorms. This isn’t going to be epic. You can have that Tuesday afternoon at Arlington.
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Tomorrow starts off in the 5-10 range, but desert heating will bump up the wind to 22-25 from Hood River to The Dalles in the afternoon, with less wind at Stevenson and east of The Dalles. Keep an eye out for thunderstorms tomorrow, because they could ruin the wind quality.
On Tuesday, we’ll see another light start. But sometime during the day, an upper low will cross the Cascades, setting up a very windy afternoon, with windspeeds averaging in the thirties with much higher gusts.
The rain yesterday might not have been the best thing for our crops, but it was definitely the best thing that could have happened to our trails. As of last night, the dirt was in perfect shape at Post Canyon, so get out and ride today if you can. I saw the trail fairy out yesterday chopping brush on Spaghetti Factory, so the worst of the brush is gone and the riding is good.
Finally, Tuesday at Columbia Center for the Arts, Jon Bell talks about Mt. Hood and his recently published book, On Mt. Hood. And then on Wednesday, come see the movie Bicycle Dreams, the story of the crazy people who do the Race Across America.
Have an awesome day today!
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