8/26 Forecast

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 August 26, 2009

Wind junkies, are you ready for a rest day now? Today’s looking light on the water, but it’s looking like a great day for river sweeping, I mean, standup paddling. It’s also looking like a great day for a morning hike or road ride, before temperatures climb near ninety this afternoon.

Tomorrow looks windier. High pressure builds over the Norhtwest and lower pressure hangs off the coast. We’ll see easterlies tomorrow, which is better than no wind at all, with peak winds in the 17-20 range early tomorrow morning. As a front moves towards the coast tomorrow, winds fade to nothing, likely becoming light westerlies in the afternoon.

As that front hits the Northwest Thursday night, gradients build through the gorge. The models are having a tough time with this system, but it’s looking pretty windy at this point… at least mid twenties westerlies with the possibility of low thirties.

In other news, today is the first day of the Wild and Scenic Environmental film festival outdoors at Springhouse Cellars in Hood River. Pre-movie social hour starts at 7, and the film starts at 8. I read through the list of movies, and they all sound pretty good, so I’m making this my recommendation for today.

In other news, the Dirty Divas are having a mountain bike campout at Lewis River tonight. Call Disco Bikes for more details. And also, seriously, don’t forget the Bigfoot party in Home Valley on Friday and Saturday.