7/21. Sunday. Gorge nukin’ wind, a thank you to Relay for Life folks, and … I’m outa here!

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 July 21, 2013

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Temira’s random morning thoughts

I don’t have time for morning thoughts. It’s ripping windy already. I need to cook breakfast and go windsurfing.

Wind forecast

My guess is lots of you will be out on the water this morning, enjoying another Classic Gorge Day. Yesterday, in case you hadn’t figured it out, was a Classic Gorge day. It was “nukin’”. It was “epic”, dude. Today will do the same, although a *passing shortwave will possibly make it gusty midday, could knock the Corridor wind down a bit, and will likely make Stevenson even windier than it was yesterday. Or maybe the wave will be too weak to have much effect other than driving wind in the upper valleys. Just be forewarned that this little weather system could have a detrimental effect, and go to the beach anyway with your smallest gear. That’s what I’m doing.

So, to simplify: 26-30 dawn patrol near Hood River, followed by nuking conditions midday, followed by 26-30 this evening when Doug’s sees 30+. I really thought The Wall would join the fun today, but models don’t think so. Bummer. Oh well. I’m sure the Hatch/HR/etc will be great too!

Tomorrow starts with 26-30+ near Hood river, but fades a little in the afternoon as the Portland clouds dissipate earlier. Tuesday looks lighter, with westerlies in the upper teens or low twenties, but the wind looks like it will pick up again after Tuesday. Sorry, Brad. I know you hate the wind.

If you need photos of you and your friends ripping it up, Grant Myrdal will be here shooting all weekend. Just look for the blue banners at the beaches and … smile! He takes sick shots!

Today’s Gorge Wind
Your favorite beach Dawn
Stevenson 10-15 15-18 21-24 21-24
Hatch (subtract a few mph for Event Site) 26-30 nukin’*
See above *
nukin’* 24-28
Doug’s / Rowena / Lyle 10-15 15-18 24-28 24-28
Maryhill / Rufus / The Wall 10-15 10-15 21-24 21-24
Arlington / Roosevelt 10-15 10-15 15-18 15-18

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Bike News

There is no bike news. It’s way to windy to ride a bike. My friend Tim rode his bike to The Dalles from Hood River and back home over Sevenmile yesterday. He’s insane. Do not attempt that today.

Very Important News

First thing this morning is a big thank you to everyone who did Relay for Life over the last 24 hours. You guys raised around $40,000 – a big shoutout goes to the top three fundraisers: Valori Worth, Marilynn Shaw, and MJ Newcomb. If you want to cheer everyone on as they finish, head to Hood River High School – the event wraps up at 10 this morning.

In other news, the WIND youth sailing regatta continues in Cascade Locks today, and the Gorge Outrigger, SUP and surfski races continue in Stevenson. If you want race times so you can go watch, check out nwoutrigger.com for more information.

Have an awesome day today!