8/24 Forecast

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 August 24, 2009

Good morning everyone!

We’re in between systems today as weak high pressure holds over the Northwest. That’s kicked the marine clouds back west of the Gorge and flattened gradients today. As a temperature differential builds between Portland and The Dalles this afternoon, we’ll see some light thermals from Stevenson down to Mosier. Strongest winds will be at Stevenson and the Hatchery, in the 16-19 range late this afternoon.

A weak front approaches the coast this evening, probably too late to influence the wind before dark. But it will push marine clouds back into Portland tomorrow, setting up another windy day in the Gorge. It’s looking like mid-twenties is the call on Tuesday, probably east of Hood River, but definitely blowing all day long. At this point, tomorrow looks like the windiest day of the week, so clear your schedule if you can.

High pressure returns on Wednesday and Thursday, for lighter wind day in the Gorge. It’s hard to tell this early just how light, but at best, it’s looking like we’ll see wind for big kites and sails.

Since you’re not going to be too tired from windsurfing or kiting tonight, join one of Mountain View Cycles’ two bike rides. The first is a competitive, super fast ride leaving the shop at 5pm. The second ride is the alternative ride, leaving the shop at 6:15 and heading to the Thirsty Woman in Mosier. For the alternative ride, there’s no spandex or clipless pedals allowed, and lights are highly recommended. It’s super fun, and you should really come along.

Have a great day today!