7.22 Windy Forecast

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 July 22, 2009

Good morning Gorge Sports fanatics!

The heat wave continues today, but west winds keep it from feeling too hot. High pressure off the coast combines with an upper low near BC fro some wind. The early gradient was .14 with low twenties from the Hatch to Doug’s. That’s a solid gradient, enough for 24-28 in the corridor this morning and the same at Doug’s this afternoon. .

Tomorrow will be windy. High pressure off the coast combines with a desert heat low for 23-26 in the morning from Stevenson to Hood River. By afternoon tomorrow, winds climb to 24-28 from Hood River out to Doug’s. Friday is looking like a windy repeat.

At this point, The weekend is looking wicked hot. But… a south swell is rumored headed towards the Oregon coast, and with light wind out there, we’ll see epic surf starting late Friday. .

In other news, today is the Hood River Yacht club’s weekly race. If you’re a sailor without a boat, cruise the dock around 5:30 to try and catch a ride.

There’s a lot going on tomorrow. First, the Dirty Divas take their ladies only ride to Hospital Hill tomorrow. Meet at the China Gorge park-n-ride at 8am or under the power lines at the head of the trail at 8:15. Tomorrow afternoon is the Dirty Fingers Post and Pint ride through Post Canyon. On the water tomorrow is the Big Winds’ standup paddle races and the weekly Hood River triathlon at the Event Site.

Whatever you do today, have an awesome day!