Dude, where’s my Aquanet forecast. 6/13

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 June 13, 2010

Good morning!

The wind on the river isn’t much to get excited about this morning, but don’t give up. A cold front hits the coast, like a steroid-powered baseball player smacking a home run, this afternoon and gradients turn strongly onshore. There’s always a bit of a guess factor into this kind of weather event, but I think we’ll see a steady build into the 25-29 range today (at least… maybe lots more if we’re really luck), with strongest wind in the western Gorge. Sometimes the Hatch doesn’t work well with this setup, so keep an eye on Stevenson, The Hook and Doug’s for the steadiest wind.

Tomorrow brings more wind, along with dawn patrol. At this point, I’m thinking we’ll see 24-28 near Hood River tomorrow. There’s a good chance the clouds might push past Hood River, in which case we’re all headed east from Mosier to Rufus for the steadiest wind. The cloudy parts of the Gorge will see gusty 14-18 tomorrow. The best news is that there’s no construction planned for SR 14 near White Salmon this week. Those of you coming from Stevenson will have some closures this week.

Tuesday looks windy too, and so does Wednesday! And Thursday! And if you’re tired of sailing the Gorge, head to the coast where it’s very wind with 8-10 waves. Wish I was there…

On the bike trails, Post is in excellent shape from the top of the Super D to the bottom of 7 streams. Apparently I am not in excellent shape, because I’m super tired today from pedaling to the top of the Super D. =) Get Post before it’s dusty! Also, tonight is the Disco shop ride. Meet at Discover Bikes at 6:30 for a ride in the dirt… somewhere….

Boaters, the Hood’s at 4.8 feet, the White Salmon’s at 4 feet and the Klickitat is at 2610 cfs. And, today really is your last chance to go rafting on the Wind River. It’s at 5.6 feet. Give Wet Planet a call to get in on that action. They had 5 full boats yesterday… pretty cool…

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That’s it for today. Whatever you do today, have a super awesome and amazing day! I’m going rafting with my freshman-year Humanities professor from Reed. The world is a funny place sometimes…