9/7 Gorge Wind and Events. Updated 8:37am.

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 September 6, 2012

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Now, first off today, don’t forget to vote in the CGWA windsurfing awards. That said, here’s your forecast.

Today sees the east wind keep blowing, hitting 24-27 at Stevenson and Rooster Rock near mid-morning, and fading to 15-18 late in the afternoon. Near Hood River, we’ll see nearly calm wind this morning, picking up to east 5-10 this afternoon, with 10-15 on the ridgetops and Upper Valley.

We start with easterlies at 23-26 near Stevenson tomorrow morning, with 26-30 at Rooster, but by mid afternoon, we’ll see westerlies at 10-15 from Stevenson east to Hood River, possibly picking up to 15-18 by dark, and increasing rapidly overnight. A cold front approaching Sunday sets up very strong, gusty westerlies at 30+ east of where the low clouds stack up, with 17-21 in the western Gorge. For you wind Johnnies, expect very gusty wind, strongest at Doug’s, but picking up late to 30+ at Arlington.

Clouds push deep into the Gorge on Monday, and we’ll see a slight chance of sprinkles along with westerlies in the mid- to upper twenties.

Have an awesome day today!