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Today’s going to be another windy day. A passing cold front last night left us with a 5am gradient of .07 in the west and .03 out east and clouds piled up past Hood River. With the clouds this far east, strongest, steadiest wind will be at Mosier this morning, in the 18-22 range, with 13-15 under the clouds from Stevenson to Hood River. With thermal help, winds pick up this afternoon, for 23-26 from Mosier to Maryhill and 14-17 under the chilly, Auguscember marine clouds.
Tomorrow looks windy too as a static setup of the North Pacific High combines with a low pressure trough along the coast for onshore flow and lots of clouds over Portland. Morning wind in the 17-21 range builds to the 23-26 range from the Hatchery to Mosier by afternoon.
It’s starting to look like the wind will back off quite a bit on Tuesday as an upper level low sets up off the Oregon coast, killing the pressure gradient across the Cascades.
For something fun to do off the water today, check out the Trout Lake fair, and while you’re up there, watch some of the Oregon Bicycle Racing Championships, taking place in… Trout Lake, Washington.
Coming up tomorrow, there are the after work specials of free tai chi at Wilson Park in Hood River, along with the Alternative Ride out of Mt. View Cycles, complete with a raffle prize.
Boaters, the White Salmon’s just above 2 feet and the Klickitat’s at 900 cfs.
Have an awesome day today!
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