9/29 Gorge wind and events

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 September 29, 2012

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First thing today, I’d like to say thank you to all of you who donated during August pledge drive month. There was never a day where I didn’t post a forecast, because every day someone donated. Thank you to all of you both for using this forecast and for supporting it! Remember that although it’s free for you to use, it’s not free for me. I put a lot of time into giving you an accurate forecast, and I pay for the hosting on this website. If you find it valuable, please take the time to make a donation to support what I do. Your generosity helps keep this going for everyone. I also send an email version of this forecast. Make a $12 or larger donation, and you’re on the email list for a year. No more dealing with the twice-yearly pledge drive, and you’ll also have a chance to win prizes from the sponsors. Thank you again for your support!

This week’s sponsor is Dirt Hugger, offering curbside food waste collection service for your business, school, office, store, restaurant or hospital in Hood River and The Dalles. All that food waste becomes awesome compost for your garden, yard, farm or vineyard. You can pick up that compost or have it delivered. If we as a society can’t make composting happen through our cities and counties, at least we can make it happen through a cool local business. This is one of my favorite businesses in the Gorge. Support them, please

If you’re out and about today driving in the upper Valley, be mindful of cyclists on the road. They’re riding in the annual harvest ride, brought to you by the Hood River Valley Residents’ Committee. It was looking bad for cycling with all the smoke the last couple of days, but the awesome fire crews got Milepost 66 under control fast and today’s west wind should help send the smoke east, away from the cyclists.

We’ll see westerlies this morning at 17-21 from Stevenson to Hood River, with low teens further east. By this afternoon, we should see 17-21 from Stevenson east to Maryhill. Expect gusty conditions on the river this morning, as the wind is driven by an incoming weak weather system.

As that weather system clears the region tomorrow and high pressure builds in, we’ll see light west wind early, switching to east 10-15 in the afternoon.

In events today, there’s the Harvest Ride, there’s the White Salmon Homecoming Celebration at Wet Planet in Husum, and there’s Crossfit Hood River’s annual BBQ and throwdown at the Hood River Marina from 9-2. Crossfittters are buff, and they’re Paleo, so this should be an entertaining time, with displays of buffness and good food. Tomorrow is touch rugby time in Mosier from 3-5.

Finally, I know it still feels like summer, but today is your first opportunity to get your Meadows pass photo taken. MHM will be at Hops Fest from noon ’til 5pm with the cameras. Grab the kids and bring them to the beer festival! Can’t make it? You”ll have two more chances in October, so don’t freak out.

Have an awesome day today!