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Friday: warm weather and moderate westerlies

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The Forecast

Today’s Gorge Wind – these are ranges for the average speed, not a predicted wind range. =)
Your favorite beach Dawn
Patrol
9am-
11:30a
11:30a-
3pm
3pm-
dusk
Rooster Rock gentlemen start tanning your buns
Steven’s Locks LTW 5-10 18-22? 13-16
Swell-Hood River LTW 5-10 18-22? 13-16
Lyle to Doug’s LTW 5-10 11-14 18-22
Rufus, etc. LTV LTV LTV LTV
Roosevelt & Arlington LTV LTV LTV LTV

Gorge Wind Forecast

Light westerlies and filtered sunshine start your Friday. A passing disturbance kicks the westerlies up a notch this afternoon. For the weekend, we’re looking at moderate westerlies followed by a chance of stronger, gustier westerlies for the first half of next week.

Warm temps and somewhat muggy weather will push you towards this river on Friday. Westerlies will only cooperate for folks who like it moderate; expect 13-16 at Viento early in the day with 3-10 everywhere else. We can leave the eastern Gorge out of the picture; it’ll just be hot and sunny and windless today. The light wind we have this morning sticks around everywhere until early afternoon. Westerlies start to build as a weak thermal gradient aids the cause. You’ll eventually have 12-15 from Stevenson to Swell with 18-22 from Mosier to The Dalles. A weak disturbance this afternoon makes the wind up-and-down and throws a small chance of thunder into the picture west of Mosier. River flow is 230kcfs, river temp is 54F, and high temp forecast is 82F.

Offshore high pressure runs the Saturday show. Modes suggest moderate westerlies, but it would be no surprise if the Columbia outperforms predictions. The day starts with 7-10 from Viento to Hood River with light westerlies everywhere else. By late morning the wind rises to 14-17 from Stevenson to Mosier. After that: slow and steady build to 21-24 from Stevenson to The Dalles. High temp: 84F.

Sunday is another warm, windy day. A front approaching from the NW adds some gustiness to the picture, especially in the afternoon. Morning wind: 12-15 from Viento to Mosier with 5-10 elsewhere. Afternoon: gusty 23-26 from Stevenson to Rufus and 20-23 at Arlington late in the day. It’s quite likely that the wind will only last a couple of hours at Swell; it does not do well with this particular setup. High temp: 84F.

Models are far from agreeing on the weather details from Monday through Wednesday. In the big picture, we have a cold front dropping down from the NW. This sets up stronger westerlies, but the situation is far from ideal. That said, if your preference is for stronger wind, you’ll want to watch Monday and Tuesday.  

Coast, Jones, Sauvie’s

Coast (north/central/south, waves. Wind direction north unless otherwise noted. Swell forecast from NWS.) Friday: 20-25/25-30/30-40, W swell 4′ at 9 seconds. Saturday: 15-20/20-25+/30-40, W 3′ @ 10. Sunday: 10-15/15-20+/30-40, W 3′ @ 9. Jones Friday: 19-22. Saturday: 19-22. Sunday: 21-24. Sauvie’s Friday: 15-18. Saturday: 15-18. Sunday: 13-16.  

Mt. Hood Weather forecast

On vacation unless some wintry weather happens.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

High clouds stick around today. Cumulus joins this afternoon with a tiny chance of thundershowers. Temps will be in the upper 50’s early and low 80’s later. Moderate westerlies. 0.5% chance of rainbows. Saturday looks sunny. Temps will be in the upper 40’s early and mid 80’s later. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Sunday will also be clear and sunny. Temps will be near 50 early and in the mid 80’s later. Moderate to strong westerlies. No rainbows.

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Cycling

Post Canyon: clear to the top. Surveyor’s Ridge: clear of snow and trees. Other 44 Road Trails: clearing in progress. Cows are out on Hospital Hill. No parking at the corral. No dogs on the trails. No exceptions. Please respect the wishes of the landowners – they let us use their land, and in return, we respect their rules! New Whoopdee: open. Other news: Mountain View Cycles women’s ride is every Thursday, bottom of Post at 5:30pm. Dirty Fingers has the Post n’ Pint on Thursday evenings at 5:30pm from the shop.  

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Wednesday-Thursday: warm, sunny, windy weather with the exception of Thursday.

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The Forecast

Today’s Gorge Wind – these are ranges for the average speed, not a predicted wind range. =)
Your favorite beach Dawn
Patrol
9am-
11:30a
11:30a-
3pm
3pm-
dusk
Rooster Rock gentlemen start tanning your buns
Steven’s Locks LTV 5-10 13-16 20-23
Swell-Hood River LTV 5-10 13-16 23-26
Lyle to Doug’s LTV 5-10 13-16 23-26
Rufus, etc. LTV LTV 5-10 13-16
Roosevelt & Arlington LTV LTV LTV LTV

Gorge Wind Forecast

Westerlies stick around all the way through the extended forecast with the exception of Thursday. Not only do they stick around, but temps stay in the 75-80 range through the weekend. If that doesn’t entice you on to the river, I don’t know what will!

Looking at Wednesday, we have a light and variable start with gradients of just 0.03 and 0.00. Offshore high pressure slowly builds today, and that assists the westerlies. Not much happens until late morning. Around 11am, the wind picks up to 12-15 from Stevenson to Mosier. High pressure strengthens offshore this afternoon. That nudges the wind upwards to 23-26 from Stevenson to Avery with Rufus a maybe in that mix. If it doesn’t make it into the 20’s, it’ll probably make it into the upper teens. River flow is 231kcfs, river temp is 54F, and high temp today should be 81F.

Pressure gradients equalize across the Cascades for much of the day on Thursday. Wind speeds drop as a result. A weak thermal gradient in the afternoon combines with relatively strong offshore high pressure for light westerlies. Expect 8-11 or less from Stevenson to The Dalles to start the day. Midday, the wind goes calm. Evening wind picks up to 10-13 from Stevenson to Hood River, perhaps to Mosier. Desert on Thursday: light wind all day. High temp will, once again, top out around 81F.

A stronger marine push on Friday results in stronger westerlies. Morning wind will be in the 11-14 range from Viento to The Dalles. Afternoon westerlies climb to relatively steady 21-24 from Stevenson to Avery with 14-17 at Rufus. High temp: 76F

Extended (unreliable) forecast: Models suggest that westerlies will max out in the low 20’s Saturday and mid 20’s on Sunday. Significant uncertainty exists about the start of next week. About 60% of the models indicate that Tuesday will be a very windy day. The rest of the models suggest different timing.  

Coast, Jones, Sauvie’s

Coast (north/central/south, waves. Wind direction north unless otherwise noted. Swell forecast from NWS.) Wednesday: 15-20/20-25/30-40, W swell 3′ at 10 seconds. Thursday: 20-25/20-25/30-35, W 4′ @ 10. Friday: 15-20/25-30/30-40, W 3′ @ 10. Jones Wednesday: 18-22. Thursday: 12-15. Friday: 23-26. Sauvie’s Wednesday: 12-15. Thursday: 15-18. Friday: 17-20.  

Mt. Hood Weather forecast

On vacation unless some wintry weather happens.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Cloudy sky this morning turns clear later. Temps will be in the upper 40’s early and low 80’s this afternoon. Moderate to strong westerlies. No rainbows. Thursday starts with high clouds and becomes sunny. Temps will be in the upper 40’s early and low 80’s later. Light westerlies. No rainbows. Friday looks sunny all day. Temps will be in the low 50’s early and mid 70’s later. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows.

Looking for a complete Columbia Gorge forecast? Looking for more humor in your weather? Obscenities? You’re looking for my TATAS: Temira’s Awesome Travel Advisory Service on Facebook.  

Cycling

Cows are out on Hospital Hill. No parking at the corral. No dogs on the trails. No exceptions. Please respect the wishes of the landowners – they let us use their land, and in return, we respect their rules! Post Canyon: clear of snow to the top. New Whoopdee: open. Other news: Mountain View Cycles women’s ride is every Thursday, bottom of Post at 5:30pm. Dirty Fingers has the Post n’ Pint on Wednesday evenings.  

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