7/5 Gorge wind and events

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 July 5, 2012

Good morning,

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It’s finally summer, with high temps forecast to be in the 80’s all week. Along with that, we get some more wind: 10-15 early this morning (like really early) in the western Gorge picks up to 21-24 at Stevenson, 23-26 at the Hatch and perhaps Hood River, and 21-24 further east. In the afternoon, you’ll have 23-26 at Doug’s and Maryhill. Tomorrow looks like a carbon copy of today. From looking at today’s models,

I think Saturday and will be similar, with morning wind in the teens picking up to the low twenties. Models are showing stronger onshore flow on Sunday, but that’s a long ways out to be predicting. Either way, it’s going to be a bit gusty on the weekend as we see SW flow and possible thunderstorms, especially Sunday.

For fun tonight, there’s the slow-paced recovery ride leaving Discover Bikes at 5pm, there’s the Hood River Tri Club’s Post Canyon run, also at 5, there’s free standup paddling brought to you by Windance at the Gorge Kayak School, there’s the Post and Pint ride out of Dirty Fingers, and there’s the Gorge Bump and Glide downwind standup paddle event.

Coming up on Saturday, your local trails organization, the Hood River Area Trail Stewards, holds a Post Canyon work party to get the course ready for next weekend’s Enduro race. If you’d like to help buff out the trails, meet at 10 Speed Roastery at 13th and State in Hood River at 8:30.

On Saturday night, there’s the Bigwheel bikini benefit at the Britsh Pub, with all proceeds from Big Wheel racing going to our local charity Athletes For Cancer. For more information on the charity, check out KB4C.org.

Have an awesome day today!