First off, if you’re a road biker who’s been feeling trapped, be advised that the twin tunnels are open again!
On the wind front, nice cold marine air slid into Porltand last night, a nice hot thermal trough is over the desert, and high pressure is hanging off the coast. Put all that together, and you get west wind in the Gorge. The early gradient was at .14, and that’ll give us 27-31 in the Corridor this morning .
Get it today, because high pressure rebuilds this evening, turning gradients weakly offshore tomorrow.
On Saturday, a shortwave crosses the Northwest, setting up another round of west winds. It’s not clear yet how strong they’ll be, but we’ll all be back on the water.
Also happening today and tomorrow is … the coast, where you can kite or windsurf 20-30 knots with a 5-6 foot swell.
There are a ton of events coming up this weekend. First, you can earn some wind karma at the Hatchery this Saturday. Da Kine and CGWA are sponsoring a work party from 9 to noon at the Hatch. You use the hatch. Come make it better.
On Saturday, Crossfit Hood River is holding a huge fundraiser workout at the Hood River Armory. Crossfit is more than a workout. It’s a spectator sport, so come up and check it out!
Also this weekend is the Dirty Fingers bike repair campout at Lewis River on Saturday and Sunday. Bring your road bike, your mountain bike, a potluck dish, and be prepared to ride the Boundary Trail.