9/10 forecast

Posted by
 September 10, 2009

It’s really starting to feel like fall in the Gorge. The nights are getting colder, and the wind can’t decide which way to blow. On top of that, it’s getting really hard to put out an accurate wind forecast, as you might have noticed yesterday. I notice this every year. I kill the forecast in the summer, and then after Labor Day, I get it right about 2/3 of the time. Frustrating. Anyway, today’s going to be an east wind day, as high pressure builds across the Gorge. I think we’ll see 17-21 in Stevenson by this afternoon.

As the high builds overnight, easterly gradients build too. By tomorrow, east winds pick up into the 23-26 range in the morning in Stevenson and at Rooster Rock. With high temps around 90 tomorrow, we’ll likely see the usual midday east wind fade at Stevenson.

At this point, it’s looking like the east winds will hold through Sunday, for yet another windy weekend.

In other news, the mountain biking is perfect right now. Seriously. Perfect isn’t a word to be used lightly, but it’s absolutely epic on the trails right now. I have perfection reports from Post Canyon and Surveyor’s and Knebal and basically anything on the 44 road.

If you’re looking for something else to do, check out Crossfit at Children’s Park in Hood River. It’s every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 630 am and 530 pm, and it’s free.

Finally, mark you calendar for a Dirty Fingers trail work party this Sunday. Give them a call for more details.

Whatever you do today, have an awesome day!