August 1st Forecast

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 August 1, 2011

This week’s forecast is brought to you by food. Specifically, Henni’s food. Henni’s Bar and Grill in White Salmon will feed you well, with everyday food from around the world concocted with passion and the finest locally-sourced ingredients. If your mama was from Mexico, she’d make you tacos. If she was from India, she’d make you curry. If she was from the USA, she’d make you killer mac n’ cheese. If Christiaan was your mama, he’d make you all of the above, better than your mom could make it.. Henni’s is open for lunch and dinner Monday-Friday and for dinner only on Saturday, with small plates from $4-9 and big plates from $14-18 and a killer happy hour. We’re giving away gift certificates this week, and then we’ve got a treasure hunt for you all next month. Stay tuned! I think Christiaan is rad, and I think his food is delicious, so cross the bridge (unless you’re in WA already), and go check out Henni’s.

Now, your forecast:

Summer is going to stick around for at least the next few days, with temperatures hovering right around 80 in the western Gorge. We’ll have just enough breeze to keep the weather really pleasant this week.

Today on the river things start out light (the gradient is only .05 at 9am) but the wind will pick up to 15-18 by midday, with the strongest wind from Stevenson to Mosier. A low pressure system off the coast tomorrow will send clouds into Portland, but limit the pressure gradient, so we’ll see west wind in the 16-19 range from Stevenson to Hood River in the morning, filling in from Mosier to Arlington in the upper teens late in the afternoon.

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As that low pressure system hangs off the coast on Wednesday, the wind will be light in the Gorge in the morning, picking up to 10-15 by midday, and then, depending on how fast the next weather system, possibly picking up to 17-20 late in the day in the western Gorge.

If you want to play tonight, there’s Monday night Tai Chi at Wilson Park at 5:30 and there’s the alternative ride at 6:15, headed to Mosier from Hood River with a stop for food and drinks at the Thirsty Woman.

Looking ahead to next weekend, it’s the Oakridge Super D, and more importantly, it’s Mitchell’s birthday, so it’s the annual Dirty Fingers Mountain Biking Campout weekend, and that’s one thing that Greasy Fingers in Sandpoint didn’t copy. Give Dirty Fingers a call for more details.

Have an awesome day today!


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