8/30 Gorge wind and events

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 August 30, 2012

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Tomorrow’s forecast status: 3:28am. Just a little shy still. =)

If you’re looking for wind today, there won’t be much this morning. The gradient is weak, and so is the wind. We’ll get 8-13 through mid-morning, slowly picking up to 15-18 this afternoon near Hood River. Tomorrow looks like the windy day this week, as high pressure off the coast drives westerlies across the region. You can expect westerlies near Hood River at 21-24 in the morning, picking up to 24-26 midday and holding through evening from Hood River to The Dalles. We’ll see westerlies at 15-18 on Saturday picking up a little bit more on Sunday.

If you’re looking for something to do tonight, there’s the May Street Block Party from 3:30-6 this evening. That includes swimming and the farmers market and music. For something active tonight, there’s SUP Thursday at the Gorge Kayak School from 6-8, with free demos and lessons. I believe this is the last SUP Thursday. If you’re already tired from playing this week (For example, I’m tired from riding to Kingsley yesterday), there’s a recovery road ride leaving Discover Bikes at 6pm.

Coming up this weekend, it’s customer appreciation time at Windance on Saturday night. Bring yourself and your friends for an end-of-season party with food and drinks and music by local teen bands Toy Gun Conspiracy and Walter and the Conquerers. Then on Sunday, it’s CGWA’s last swap meet of the year at the Hood River Expo Center parking lot. Last chance to clean out your garage before the winter gear takes over…

For you cyclists, Saturday marks the start of Bicycle Transportation Alliance’s bike commute challenge. Join team Go! at bikecommutechallenge.com and you’ll win prizes from local businesses.

Have an awesome day today!