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Now, your forecast:
First: Happy birthday to Cathy Carter!
We’ve had light and gusty wind for much of the last week, but things are going to pick up today. We’ll see wind in the upper teens to low twenties from Hood River eastward this morning, but starting early afternoon, head east of Mosier for 28-32 on the Columbia. I have multiple reports that the current at Maryhill, even though it’s still strong, has dropped enough that the swell is back in that section of the river. Today might just be the day to check it out!
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If you’re heading east, keep an eye on the radar images. There’s some heavy rain falling east of Hood River, and you’re not going to want to start driving until that rain is well east of where you’re headed.
Speaking of heavy rain that fell over the east part of the Cascades for the last 12 hours, if you ride Surveyor’s/Knebal/8mile today, please let me know how it is. I’m pretty sure the radar image showed it pouring up there last night, and I’m thinking it could be pure awesomeness. Okay… back to the wind forecast…
Tomorrow brings the leftovers from this system, with gusty 13-15 in the western Gorge and 17-21 east of The Dalles.
It looks like we’ll see clouds Thursday morning with west wind in the upper teens from Hood River eastward. Then as the upper low moves toward eastern Washington, the wind will pick up to the 22-26 range east of Mosier.
Coming up tonight, it’s your chance for a book reading and talk by Jon Bell, author of “On Mt. Hood.” That’s at 7:30 at Columbia Center for the Arts. Jon’s a pretty cool dude, so if you’re not at Cathy Carter’s birthday party, you should be at CCA tonight. And tomorrow night at CCA, it’s the movie Bicycle Dreams, the story of the race across America.
And speaking of bicycles, tonight is the Tuesday night triathlon practice at the east end of Hood River’s event Site. Tomorrow night is the all-ladies Post and Pinot, and Thursday night is the original bike n’ beer ride, the Post and Pint. Both those rides leave Dirty Fingers Bike Repair at 5:30.
Have an awesome day today!
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