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Sunday: thunderstorms this evening, good dirt, maybe wind today, heat this week.

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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 high humidity sweaty buns
Steven’s Locks calm calm 5-10 5-10
Swell-Hood River calm calm G11-14? G11-14?
Lyle to Doug’s calm calm G11-14? G11-14?
Rufus, etc. 5-10 11-14 G23-27? G23-27??
Roosevelt & Arlington 5-10 11-14 G23-27? G23-27??

Gorge Wind Forecast

Complex weather continues for a couple of days before high pressure builds inland and turns the wind off and the weather hot for a couple of days. Don’t despair. The end of the week and next weekend hold the potential for a Classic Gorge Cooldown!

It’s Sunday, and the weather picture is complicated: there’s an atmospheric river to our west that has plans to move east. Thunderstorms are entirely possible this evening. Hot weather in Idaho will drop the surface pressure to our east, but an upper low offshore will minimize the effects. Models suggest a period of strong west wind this afternoon in the desert, but given all those moving parts, it’s unlikely reality will follow the model guidance.

Let’s start with the morning: gradients of 0.03 (pdx-dls) and 0.03 (dls-psc) with low pressure offshore. Wind: variable to 10 under cloudy sky. Models say westerlies pick up to 11-14 from Viento to Avery around noon. They also suggest a period of strong wind, perhaps 27-32, from Viento to Celilo (>2pm) and Doug’s to Arlington (>5pm). Here’s the catch: no offshore high pressure and a good chance of thunderstorms and rain. A better guess, and it’s guesswork today, is gusty 23-27 from Viento to Arlington until the thunder and/or rain starts up. High temp today: 75-80 with high humidity. River flow: 194kcfs. River temp: 60F.

Looking at Monday, we see that upper level low still offshore, heat in Idaho, and the region still under southerly flow. What wind we get will be unreliable and subject to the vagaries of desert-based thunderstorms. Morning: light and variable building to gusty 14-17 from Mosier to Arlington with 5-10 west of Mosier. Afternoon wind: Call it gusty 23-26 from Avery to Boardman with 11-14 Viento to The Dalles and 5-10 to the west. Desert rain and thunder could shut down the wind. High temp: 73F in Hood River.

On to Tuesday: high pressure starts to build inland. Call it a transition day. Light westerlies in the morning pick up to gusty 15-18 from Lyle to Rufus in the afternoon with 5-10 or leas elsewhere. Rain is possible to Biggs through early afternoon. High temp: 71F. Wednesday and Thursday look like easterly days thanks to a ridge of high pressure and hot weather. Models hint the inland ridge may break down late Friday, but it could also be delayed until Saturday. Either way, the breakdown looks like the right kind, with a strong NE Pacific high building in conjunction with troughiness along the coast. Classic. Current forecast for Saturday AM is 30-35 for the Corridor. Fingers crossed. Enjoy the “interesting” weather the next few days!  

Coast, Jones, Sauvie’s

Coast (north/central/south, waves. Wind direction north unless otherwise noted. Swell forecast from NWS.) Sunday: SW5/LTV/S10, SW swell 8′ at 5 seconds becoming 8′ at 8 seconds. Monday: SW10-15/SW5-10/S5-10, SW 4′ @ 8. Tuesday: LTV/LTW/LTV, SW 4′ @ 7. Jones Sunday/Monday: light. Tuesday: 7-10. Sauvie’s Sunday-Tuesday: light and variable.  

Mt. Hood Weather forecast

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Hood River Weather Forecast

Clouds stick around all day, perhaps diminishing a bit midday. Thunderstorms and widespread showers are likely after 5pm. Temps will be near 60 early and 80 later. Muggy. Light wind in the morning. Moderate to strong westerlies later. 23% chance of rainbows. Monday looks cloudy, then partly cloudy, then cloudy. Light rain falls in the morning. Thunderstorms are possible. Temps will be in the upper 50’s early and low 70’s later. Muggy. Light wind early. Moderate westerlies in the afternoon. 62% chance of rainbows. Tuesday looks mostly cloudy. Sprinkles are possible at any point during the day. Temps will be in the low 50’s early and low 70’s later. Light westerlies. 68% chance of rainbows.

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Cycling

Trail reports: Whoopdee: dry. Post: mixed. 44 Road: dry. Falls Creek: good. From the 44trails.org website… Open trails: Eightmile, Fifteenmile, Bottle Prairie, Dog River, Superconnector, Cedar, Knebal, Cooks (to 1.5 miles above the 4410 road), 450 to the junction with 15 mile, Underhill. Upper 450: patches of snow and 10 trees down.

Post Canyon: the trail from the bottom of Post Canyon to Seven Streams Staging Area is now closed. It’s on private land. Respect the closure. 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.  

Local Events

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. They also have the women’s Post n’ Pinot Wednesday evening at 5:30pm from the shop. The Small Boat Group does paddles every Thursday evening at 6pm. Hatch laps are the latest thing they do. Coming up next weekend, we have 12 Hours of Post at Family Man on Saturday and the third race in the Epic Paddle series, location TBD, on Sunday.  

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Saturday: muggy!

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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 high humidity sweaty buns
Steven’s Locks calm calm calm W10-13
Swell-Hood River calm calm calm W10-13
Lyle to Doug’s calm calm calm LTV
Rufus, etc. calm calm calm E10-15
Roosevelt & Arlington calm calm calm E10-15

Gorge Wind Forecast

It’s glassy as could be here in Hood River this morning, and the forecast isn’t for much more the rest of today. Still, it’ll be muggy, and a great day to get in the river. Models suggest stronger wind on Sunday and Monday, but complications (we’ll talk more later) will likely have the actual wind under-performing the models.

Looking at Saturday, it’s pretty uncomplicated. Gradients are E 0.01 (pdx-dls) and W 0.02 (dls-psc) to start the morning. Break out the ski boat near Hood River – the wind looks glassy between the Hatch and Doug’s all day. We could see a wee bit of wind after 5pm today: gusty 10-13 from Stevenson to Hood River and E 10-15 between The Dalles and Arlington. Don’t count on it. It’s driven by a low moving overhead, and this situation will destabilize the atmosphere and make the wind unreliable. High temp on Saturday: 77F. Muggy.

Offshore low pressure combines with an atmospheric river, a cold front from the SW, and very hot weather in Idaho on Sunday for a complex weather setup. The day starts with light westerlies, 10mph or less, west of The Dalles with 10-13 east of The Dalles. That holds through 11am or so. Idaho’s heat drops the surface pressure in the afternoon. This is not mirrored as strongly in the upper levels. What does appear up above is atmospheric instability. While the GFS predicts 26-35 between Lyle and Arlington in the afternoon (western Gorge stays light), that seems overblown given the low offshore and potential for thunderstorms. Let’s call it gusty 23-28 between Lyle and Arlington and celebrate if it’s more than that. High temp: 76F and very muggy.

We’ll still have offshore low pressure on Monday, and we’ll still have help from Idaho’s heat low in the afternoon. Again, this isn’t a great setup. Rain is also possible. It’s almost certain in the western gorge in the morning and likely east of The Dalles from late afternoon on through the evening. Early morning wind will be dead calm most places. By mid-morning, westerlies build to gusty 14-18 from Mosier to Avery. Afternoon that, it’s a slow build to a questionable prediction of 27-31 (Avery-Arlington) by the GFS. Given the overall setup and potential for rain, another day of gusty 23-26 is more likely. High temp will be 73F. Muggy.

Models keep some sort of offshore low pressure around through Wednesday-ish. They’re currently hinting at a return to offshore high pressure, marine clouds in Portland, and heat in the desert (aka: Classic Gorge Setup) on Friday or Saturday. Have a fabulous weekend and a wonderful week!  

Coast, Jones, Sauvie’s

Coast (north/central/south, waves. Wind direction north unless otherwise noted. Swell forecast from NWS.) Saturday: LTV/LTW/S15-25, SW swell 6′ @ 10 seconds. Sunday: SW5-10/SW5-10/S5-10, SW 8′ @ 8. Monday: W5/W5-10/S10-15, SW 4′ @ 8. Jones Saturday-Monday: light. Sauvie’s Saturday-Monday: light and variable.  

Mt. Hood Weather forecast

On vacation unless some wintry weather happens.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Nothing clouds this morning burn off. Sunshine sticks around, and then cumulus clouds build. Temps will be in the mid 50’s early and mid to upper 70’s later. Muggy. Calm wind. No rainbows. Sunday will be cloudy and dry during the day with rain and thunder possible in the evening. Temps will be in the upper 50’s early and mid 70’s later. Muggy. Light wind early. Moderate westerlies later. 12% chance of rainbows. Monday starts with intermittent rain and turns partly cloudy. Temps will be in the upper 50’s early and low 70’s later. Light wind early. Moderate westerlies later. 93% chance of rainbows.

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Cycling

It rained 0.1” in Hood River yesterday, which could be just enough for some brown pow dirt. Meadows picked up 0.25” over the last 24 hours, which means you might have good luck at the 44 Trails too. From the 44trails.org website… Open trails: Eightmile, Fifteenmile, Bottle Prairie, Dog River, Superconnector, Cedar, Knebal, Cooks (to 1.5 miles above the 4410 road), 450 to the junction with 15 mile, Underhill.

Post Canyon: the trail from the bottom of Post Canyon to Seven Streams Staging Area is now closed. It’s on private land. Respect the closure. 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.  

Local Events

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. They also have the women’s Post n’ Pinot Wednesday evening at 5:30pm from the shop. The Small Boat Group does paddles every Thursday evening at 6pm. Hatch laps are the latest thing they do. Coming up next weekend, we have 12 Hours of Post at Family Man on Saturday and the third race in the Epic Paddle series, location TBD, on Sunday.  

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