8/31. Gorge wind. Events. BBQ. No forecast on Sunday, folks. Monday will be late.

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 August 31, 2013

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Wind forecast guess paragraphs

It’s going to be a gorgeous, sunny day today. With high pressure inland and low pressure over the Pacific, we’ll see east winds that build to 18-22 at Stevenson and Rooster and 10-13 (in the afternoon) through the rest of the Gorge.

Tomorrow sees a solid cloud push into Portland, switching the wind around and giving us west 13-15 early near Hood River, picking up to 20-23 from Stevenson to Maryhill in the afternoon. On Monday, we’ll see west wind at 10-13 early and 17-21 in the afternoon.

Today’s Gorge Wind
Your favorite beach Dawn
Steven’s Locks light E 10-13 E 17-21 E 17-21
Hatch (subtract a few mph for Event Site) light light E 5-10 E 5-10
Doug’s / Rowena / Lyle light E 5-10 E 10-13 E 5-10
Maryhill / Rufus / The Wall light E 5-10 E 10-13 E 5-10
Arlington / Roosevelt light E 5-10 E 10-13 E 5-10

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Today’s events include the annual Bunker to Bonneville 50k trail ultra-marathon, starting at Whistle Punk and finishing in North Bonneville. Good luck to the runners. Also today, there’s sailboat racing in Cascade Locks. The final Gorge Cup windsurfing race was scheduled for today, but the organizers moved it to tomorrow for better wind. If you’ve never raced, give it a shot – your first race is free, and there’s an end-of-season party after tomorrow’s race.

You windsport folks have a couple more parties this weekend. Saturday night, Windance has their annual customer appreciation party, with beer and bbq and music by Walter and the Conquerers and Toy Gun Conspiracy.

On Sunday, after the final swap meet of the season, happening at Luhr Jensen, CGWA and Northwave have an end-of-season BBQ starting at noon. If you’re going to the BBQ, please consider joining CGWA and supporting windsurfing in the Gorge.

Also on Sunday, the Dirty Fingers folks team up with the Sellwood Bikes folks for a short ride from shop to shop: 108 miles and 11,000′ of climbing, followed by a party at the shop. Due to this ride, there will be no forecast tomorrow, and Monday’s will likely be late. Luckily, we’re stuck in this offshore low weather pattern, meaning Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday will be very similar.

Have an awesome day today!