Good morning Gorge sun worshippers!
Break out your sunscreen and bikini and your cooler of cold beverages, because the first heat wave of the summer is here. Gorge westerlies give up the ghost for the next few days, crushed under the oppressive power of 95 degree air. Kiters, windsurfers, and wind forecasters can rest their weary bodies. Everyone else can enjoy the Gorge’s fabulous beaches, wind free!
Don’t think you get to sit around in the freezing cold, air-conditioned, Hood River post office chatting with the friendly employees – instead, you windsport people are going to do something else… unless you want to drive to Florence, where it’s 25-30 today and 20-25 tomorrow, with a head-high swell.
And now on to way-too-technologically advanced section of the forecast:
There might be enough east winds at rooster or Stevenson for some kiting or slalom sailing the next few days. Check wind-on-the-water dot com for free windspeeds. If you find wind, tweet about it. Add hastag Gorgewind so everyone else can find it.
Most likely it’s just going to be perfect standup paddle and wakeboard weather the next few days.
Otherwise, road biking is always super fun in the early mornings. Make yourself ride somewhere to get a morning cup of coffee. This is good in two ways. First, you’ll be too asleep to notice the workout on the way to the coffeeshop. Second, you’ll be wide awake and caffeine-powered on the way home.
Whatever you do today, have an awesome day!