The heat low shifts eastward this afternoon, keeping Portland just below 100 degrees and driving Hood River and The Dalles back into the 105 range.
Light east winds this morning fade later, becoming light westerlies towards sunset as marine clouds filter in from the coast. Your best bet for wind today is at Jones Beach, where cooler air at the coast combined with scorching heat in Portland will drive 20-25 in the very scary shipping corridor at the kinda scary sandy beach. .
Don’t expect spectacular wind tomorrow, but expect better than stifling nothingness. Portland gets low 90s and the Dalles nears 100, giving us a 10 degree thermal gradient. Tomorrow starts off with 12-15 mile per hour west winds or so, holding in the 17-20 range or so for a good part of the day. Best winds will be from Stevenson out to Mosier.
West flow continues this weekend, but I’m not really sure about wind strength yet. There’s a possibility of some thunderstorms over the weekend, which could throw a bit of a wrench into the forecast.
Other than that, today bring two events for you crazy people. The miserably hot and dusty (their words, not mine) Post and Pint is on for 5:30. Meet at Dirty Fingers. The Hood River weekly Triathlon is on for 5:45. meet at the event site. Sane people can enter the Big Winds standup paddle races at the event site this evening.
Stay cool, and wahtever you do today, have an awesome day!