8/2 Forecast

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 August 27, 2009

We’re starting off with light east winds this morning. There’s a small chance we’ll see enough for kiting or windsurfing this morning for a couple of hours, so keep an eye on the free wind meter on the city of Stevenson’s website. Whatever we get isn’t going to last long.

A front approaches the coast this afternoon, making the wind switch direction. I think we’ll see 16-19 late today, just enough for you to beat the heat with a late-day session on the river.

Tomorrow looks a little more promising for wind. Models are all over the place with the timing, but the overall picture has a front pushing into the Northwest during the day. This generally makes the wind pretty gusty, but it’s hard to complain about solid west winds at the end of August. So… I think we’ll see 25-28 tomorrow by midday. One model, however, is suggesting we could see 30-35 late in the afternoon, so do throw your small gear in the car when you head out.

The weekend is looking windy, as a low pressure trough builds and shifts east.

In other news, today is the Post and Pint ride out of dirty fingers bike repair. Sure, it’s a little dusty up there, but Mitchell has plenty of cold beverages to rinse your dusty throat after the ride. Also tonight is the Hood River Triathlon. That’s a 500 meter swim, a 7 mile bike and a 2 mile run. Meet at 545 at the Event Site. Bonus points if you can figure out how to do both!

Whatever you do today, have an awesome day!