8/20 Forecast

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 August 20, 2009

Say bye bye to the heat wave and hello to west winds as you drag yourself out of bed this morning . An upper level low sent marine clouds inland over the coast range this morning, and that’s going to cool off Portland today. As the desert heats up, the early morning 007 gradient increases this afternoon. I think we’ll see a slow build to 25-28 from the Corridor down to Doug’s this afternoon. There is a little chance we’ll see event stronger winds if we are lucky. By evening, winds push all the way out to Arlington.

A stronger marine push from a weak frontal boundary tonight sets up stronger winds tomorrow. I think dawn patrol in the mid twenties in the corridor is likely in the morning, and winds will hold all day long. By afternoon, we’ll have 27-30, maybe a bit better, from the Corridor down to The Dalles.

Sunday’s looking windy too, as marine clouds hold their ground in Portland. So, if you’re debating what to do this weekend, debate no more. It’s going to be a really good weekend for windsports on the river.

In other news, tonight’s the Gorge Grown market in Hood River, and there’s going to be an heirloom tomato tasting. Come up and try a bunch of tomatoes and figure out what you’re planting in your garden next summer.

Also tonight is the Hood River triathlon down at the event site, and the post and pint mountain bike ride out of Dirty Fingers bike repair. After all that’s over, head to Jackson Park for free music at Families in the Park.

And finally, mark your calendars for the Bigfoot Bash and Bounty, next Friday and Saturday (yes, there’s a beer garden, if you were wondering) down in Home Valley. http://bigfootbashandbounty.com

Whatever you do today, have an awesome day.