8/31 forecast

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 August 31, 2010

Good morning!

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Autumn-like weather continues in the Gorge today as another frontal system makes its way across the Cascades. This isn’t a great setup for wind. At best, we’ll see gusty 15-19 in the western Gorge, shifting out east later. Okay, if we get really, really lucky, we’ll see gusty low twenties at Doug’s and Maryhill after this front passes

After the second front clears the Cascades tonight, high pressure builds in from the coast tomorrow. This is a better setup for wind; We should see upper teens to low twenties at the hatchery early, with mid-teens early at the Sandbar. Gusty westerlies should hold through the evening, with 21-23 from Hood River all the way out to Maryhill.

In the weather picture on Thursday, sunny weather and warmer temperatures with highs in the 80’s return. That’s not a great setup for wind – at best we’ll see light easterlies, but it is going to be excellent weather for road biking and wakeboarding and standup paddling.

Coming up this evening, there’s the Tuesday night tri practice at the east end of the event site at 6pm. Also at 6, at Husum, is the Rattlesnake Stampede, an all-classes kayak and raft race down the Lower White Salmon. The race is free to enter, but you must have a roll or self-rescue skills. Come watch the start, around 6:30, as a crowd of boaters paddles into Rattlesnake Rapid together.

And speaking of boating, the White Salmon’s still right around 1.8 feet and the Klickitat’s still closed pending evaluation of the riverbanks.

Finally, remember that ski passes at Mt. Hood Meadows go on sale Wednesday. I can’t tell you how much they’ll be, but I can tell you that you won’t be pissed. So, stop worrying about how much you’ll be paying to access the epic La Nina/Pacific Decadal Oscillation cold cycle POWDER this season, and get your credit card ready. Everyone in town is talking 1000 inches (I have no prediction, other than LOTS OF SNOW), so get a frickin’ pass this year!

Have a great day today!


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