8/28 Gorge wind and events

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 August 28, 2012

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Tomorrow’s forecast status: 3:30pm. Thank you, 2nd Wind.

It’s another one of those mornings where the wind on the river doesn’t agree with the pressure gradient across the Gorge. At 7am, it was blowing 19 at Swell with a .03 gradient. I think the wind will back off to 5-15 this morning before picking up to 17-20 from Stevenson to Hood River midday and then gusty 21-24 from Stevenson all the way to Arlington late this afternoon.

As a low pressure system moves across the Northwest tomorrow, we’ll see cool and cloudy weather with a chance of rain showers. Along with the fall-like weather, we’ll have west wind at 5-10 in the morning, rising to gusty 17-20 or so. Thursday brings light wind, but stronger west wind should be back for Friday.

If you need a workout tonight, there’s the Tuesday night triathlon practice at Hood River’s Event Site. Join tri-pusher Clint Bogard and the rest of the gang for a three-sport workout starting at 6pm. Everyone’s welcome, even brand-new tri racers.

Coming up for Labor Day weekend, we have the last wind swap meet of the summer on Sunday. It’s at Hood River’s Expo Center starting at 8am and running through noon. On Labor Day, it’s the annual Roy Webster Cross-Channel swim. It’s full, but they’re still looking for volunteers. Email admin@hoodriver.org for information on helping out with the event.

Finally, next Saturday is the start of BTA’s bike commute challenge. Get your bike tuned up and ready to go for a month of bike commuting. You can win prizes and gift certificates from local businesses by signing up at bikecommutechallenge.com for Team Go!

Have an awesome day today!