7/20 forecast

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 July 20, 2011

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Now, your forecast:

Good morning and sorry for the late forecast. I got home last night from Cathy Carter’s birthday party (see Cathy, it’s not over yet!) and was immediately attacked by a nasty cold virus. You know… dizziness, aching muscles, blah blah… collapsed on the couch and just woke up. So anyway, here’s your forecast:

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Yesterday was our big wind day for the week, and now we’re back to lighter westerlies. We’ll see 14-17 in the western Gorge this morning with 10-13 out east. In the afternoon, we’ll see 22-25 from Mosier to Maryhill.

A low pressure system crosses the Cascades tonight, setting up another windy day tomorrow. The wind east of Mosier starts off at 15-18 tomorrow, building to 19-23. Models are all over the place on Friday, but the weather is supposed to be much nicer across Oregon, so the wind will be lighter. We’ll probably see 10-15 from Stevenson to Hood River on Friday, with temps climbing into the mid-seventies.

If you’re getting tired of Julyuary and cool weather, you can take heart, because the weekend is shaping up to be beautiful, with high temps in the upper seventies.

For all you cyclists out there, including the family who crushed me riding Seven Streams yesterday, especially their daughter who really crushed me, don’t forget about the movie Bicycle Dreams playing at Columbia Center for the Arts tonight. And if you’d rather ride than watch a cycling movie, today is the ladies-only Post and Pinot and tomorrow is the co-ed Post and Pint, both leaving Dirty Fingers at 5:30.

Also this evening you can join the sailboat races out of the Hood River Marina, you kayakers can join the Kayak Shed’s shop paddle, meeting at Husum at 5:30 and running the lower and middle white Salmon.

Have an awesome day today!


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