If you missed the west winds yesterday, your sadness will dissipate by afternoon when westerlies return to the Gorge. A front crosses Oregon and Washington around midday, and gradients will build as that happens. This kind of wind tends to be gusty and shortlived, but it’s better than nothing. Steadiest wind today will be at Stevenson, The Hatch, Avery, and, late in the day, at Arlington. Winds should hit the 24-27 range by mid-morning, maybe a little more for short periods.
High pressure builds quickly over the Northwest tonight, turning winds offshore by tomorrow. It’s going to take a little time for the easterlies to build, but by tomorrow afternoon, Stevenson should see 20-23 or so.
Friday looks stronger, with easterlies in the 23-26, maybe a little stronger, seeming a reasonable prediction for Stevenson and Rooster Rock.
It’s worth nothing that it’s going to be in the upper 50s overnight and in the 80s during the day on Thursday and Friday, so these are going to be pretty pleasant and not freezing cold east winds.
In other news, Crossfit Hood River is offering free workouts at Hood River Children’s park on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 in the morning and 5:30 in the evening in September. Crossfit is used by police academies and special forces units to build strength. You might as well try it to, especially since it’s free. Visit CrossFitHoodRiver.com for more information.
Have a great day today!