9/21 forecast (sorry y’all but I did this the night before)

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 September 20, 2009

It’s another beautiful fall day in the Gorge, and fall means big easterlies in the western Gorge. There’s strong high pressure in the desert today and a heat low languidly lounging along the coast. Combine the two, and you’re looking at exuberant easterlies. You don’t even need to look at the gradients, webcams or sensor readings this morning. Just toss the tiny gear in the car and start driving. 30+ is the call today, with 35+ possible at Rooster.

High pressure weakens just a bit tomorrow, but the east winds should still be in the 30+ range down at Rooster and Stevenson. If you decide to sail at Rooster, remember that it’s going to be close to 90 degrees, so you can take advantage of all that Rooster Rock has to offer. Just remember your sunscreen!

At this point, models are showing high pressure over the inland Northwest through Friday or so, with the easterlies weakening a bit each day.

In other news, there’s free tai chi and chi gong at Wilson park in Hood River tonight. Chi gong’s at 5:30 and tai Chi’s at 6:00. Also tonight is the hammerhead bike ride out of Mountain View cycles. If you think you’re fast enough to not get dropped, show up at the shop at 5pm.

Then on Tuesday, Wedensday and Thursday you can join Jeri and her semi-sadistic Crossfit cadets for free workouts at Children’s park. That’s the next three days at 6:30am and 5:30pm.

Whatever you do today, have an awesome day!


  1. M Dane |

    Twin Tunnels Road opened today. They haven’t blown it off so there’s some needle duff and rocks but it’s in fine shape besides that.

  2. M Dane |

    They chip sealed more of the Cooper Spur Road yesterday. It’s an ugly mess from Evans Creek Rd to within 1/2 a mile of the resort. They’ll probably keep going. Tarry, slippery, nasty……