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Tuesday: heat, smoke, wind, chance of thunder

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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 overcast sky buns cry!
Steven’s Locks 5-10 5-10 LTW 14-17
Viento 20-24 15-18 21-24 15-19
Swell-Hood River 10->20 15-18 21-24 14-17
Lyle to Doug’s LTW LTW 15-18 22-25
Rufus, etc. LTV LTV LTW 14-17
Roosevelt & Arlington LTV LTV LTV LTV

Gorge Wind Forecast

Westerlies return today and stick around through the weekend in some form or other. Thanks to a cold front headed our way late Thursday, temps will drop back into the 70’s and 80’s this weekend and the wind will shift to the east.

Not on Tuesday. Not at all. It’ll be hot, and the wind will be focused in the central Gorge. Early gradients of 0.08 (pdx-dls) and 0.01 (dls-psc) agree. Viento starts at 20-23, but everywhere else is less than 10mph. The wind fills to Swell for the Dawn Patrol session and then dips to 15-18 from Stevenson to Swell mid-morning. After that, there’s a slow build to 21-24 from Stevenson to Moiser mid-afternoon followed by a shift to Mosier-Celilo at 22-25 in the evening. East of there: light and variable. At that point, the western Gorge is likely to drop to 14-17. It’s worth mentioning that the Cascade Crest and areas to the east are under a marginal risk of strong, surface-based thunderstorms this afternoon. That instability is likely to disrupt the wind field as the day goes on. Result: gusty, lighter-than-predicted westerlies. River flow is 115kcfs, river temp is a salmon-killing 72F, and high temp forecast is 94F.

Hot weather and full sunshine sticks around on Wednesday. Westerlies respond with 21-24 for Dawn Patrol from Viento to Swell with 8-11 east to Arlington and west to Stevenson. The wind drops to 17-20 mid-morning, and then fills in as far east as Avery in the evening. Rufus: 7-10. Arlington: LTV. High temp: 94F.

An offshore cold front moves towards the Pacific Northwest from the NW on Thursday. High temps drop by 15F. Models have been trending later and later with this system’s arrival. That’s pushed the strongest wind later in the day. Morning wind will be 21-24 from Viento tot Swell with 7-10 to the east. Midday: 23-26 from Viento to Mosier with LTV in the eastern Gorge. Evening: 27-31 from Mosier to Rufus with 22-26 at Arlington and 13-16 in the western Gorge. It’s likely there will be 90-120 minutes of strong wind between Viento and Hood River before that shift to the eastern Gorge. Don’t hesitate if that’s where you want to be! High temp: 81F.

Hood River stays cloudy and cool (high: 69F) on Friday with a chance of rain. Head to the eastern Gorge for 24-27 in the afternoon. Saturday and Sunday currently are forecast to be 22-26ish. Have a great week on the river!  

Coast, Jones, Coast

Coast (north/central/south, waves. Wind direction north unless otherwise noted. Swell forecast from NWS.) Tuesday: 10-15/15-20/25-30, W swell 2′ at 8 seconds. Wednesday: 15-20/15-20/side-off 20-30, W 4′ @ 11. Thursday: LTW/LTNW/N20-25, W 5′ @ 11. Jones Tuesday: 19-22. Wednesday: 13-16. Thursday: 22-25. Sauvie’s Tuesday: 10-13. Wednesday: 13-16. Thursday: 11-14??.  

Mt. Hood Weather forecast

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Hood River Weather Forecast

High clouds stick around this morning and clear this afternoon with a chance of thunderstorms building. Temps will be near 70 early and in the mid 90’s later. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Wednesday looks clear. Temps will be in the mid 60’s early and mid 90’s later. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Thursday looks clear and may pick up a few little fluffy clouds later. Temps will be in the low 60’s early and low 80’s in the afternoon. Westerlies start moderate and turn strong. No rainbows. Rain and rainbows are forecast for Friday.

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Cycling

SDS (Whoopdee, Underwood), BLC, HFM, DGS, and Kreps Land (Hospital Hill) are now closed until the end of fire season. It is also vital that people respect this closure to maintain positive relationships between the landowners and trail users. DNR land in Eastern Washington (Buck Creek / Nestor Peak) is all closed to recreation due to fire danger.

Open trails: Post, Falls Creek, Lewis River, Sandy Ridge, Columbia Hills, Gorge 400, Plains of Abraham / Ape Canyon. 44 Road: Eightmile, Fifteenmile, Bottle Prairie, Dog River, Superconnector, Cedar, Knebal, Cooks Meadows, 450 to the top, Gunsight, Underhill. Siouxon and Huffman Peak are “temporarily closed” due to wildfire last year.

Maple Road in Post Canyon is closed. DO NOT drive past the closed signs. If you do so, you will jeopardize TRAIL access for the entire summer. This is the road that runs to the west, just north of the Binns/Riorden intersection. Also, the trail from the bottom of Post Canyon to Seven Streams Staging Area is now closed. It’s on private land. Respect the closure.  

Local Events

IFPL 3 restrictions west of Highway 35 went into effect on 7/16. No more motorized use in Post Canyon trails. Mountain View Cycles women’s ride is every Thursday, bottom of Post at 5:30pm. They have an all-genders ride at 6pm on Wednesday, end of the pavement on Post Canyon Road. Their shop road ride leaves at 9am on Saturday for a 2 hour ride. 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. Oregon E-Bikes has ladies’ rides at 7:30am Sunday and Monday. The Small Boat Group does paddles every Thursday evening at 6pm at the Hatchery.

Other weekly events. Tuesday night there’s meditation with the Pacific Hermitage Monks at 5:15 (1 hour) and 6:30 (30 minutes followed by a talk) at Yoga Samadhi in White Salmon. In-person meditation is on “pause” due to the recent Covid surge. It will happen on the Pacific Hermitage YouTube page at 6:30. Triathlon practice with the Tri Club is Tuesday at 6pm at West Mayer State Park. Sailboat races happen Wednesday night from the Hood River Marina. There are also lesser races on Friday nights. Cheno’s workout is every Saturday at 10am at the Ferment Lawn in Hood River ($10). Families in the Park starts August 5th at Jackson Park and runs for several weeks on Thursday evening.  

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Monday: heat, westerlies, thunder…

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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 overcast sky buns cry!
Steven’s Locks 5-10 5-10 LTW 14-17
Viento 20-24 5-10 LTW 14-17
Swell-Hood River 10-13 5-10 LTW 14-17
Lyle to Doug’s LTV LTV LTE LTE
Rufus, etc. LTV LTV LTE LTE
Roosevelt & Arlington LTV LTV LTE LTE

Gorge Wind Forecast

It’s Monday morning, and there will be just enough wind for Dawn Patrol at Viento and just enough wind for the executive session in the western Gorge this evening. Stronger wind Tuesday and Wednesday is followed by a nuker on Thursday and then deep clouds and a chance of rain for Friday. Your early morning, hazy-sky gradients for Monday are 0.08 (pdx-dls) and 0.00 (eastern Gorge). Early morning westerlies will be 20-24 at Viento with 11-14 at Swell and light/variable wind to the east. By the time Stevenson would normally join in, gradients will have plummeted. Expect calm wind east of Hood River and less than 10mph to the west from mid-morning all the way through mid to late afternoon. Onshore flow through the Coast Range (Jones forecast: 23-26+) finally creates a temp/pressure gradient increase for the executive session: 10-13 from Stevenson to Swell by 5pm and 14-17 from Stevenson to Mosier after 5pm. River flow is 104kcfs. River temp is 71F. High temp forecast is 97F. Thunderstorms are possible all across the region this afternoon, so this wind forecast may be moot! The Pacific High and the inland heat low combine for stronger westerlies on Tuesday. Daybreak: 19-22 from Viento to Swell with 7-10 at Stevenson and east to Arlington. The wind quickly jumps to 21-24 from Viento to Swell, falls to 16-19 midday, and rebounds to 21-24 in the afternoon before shifting east. Late afternoon westerlies will be 14-17 from Stevenson to Bingen with 22-25 from Mosier to Celilo and 13-16 at Rufus. But wait! Thunderstorms are possible east of the Cascade Crest on Tuesday, so check the radar before you drive. High temp: 95F. Looking at Wednesday, we have another day where we’re under thunderstorm threat all day followed by a shot at stronger storms overnight. These, like those the two days before, are elevated. Elevated instability doesn’t always ruin the wind on the water. Lightning does. Wednesday starts with 19-22 from Viento to Swell with 14-17 in Hood River and 10-13 to the east. The wind drops to 15-18 and fills from Stevenson to Mosier through the afternoon. Late in the day, should the timing be just right, westerlies build to 21-24. High temp: 93F. If you want the Corridor on Thursday, you’ll need to move fast. 30-35mph is the call. The wind shifts east in the afternoon at gusty 30-35+. Clouds and rain (please!!!) in the western Gorge on Friday shift the wind eastward. You’ll find 24-27ish east of The Dalles. Have a great week!  

Coast, Jones, Coast

Coast (north/central/south, waves. Wind direction north unless otherwise noted. Swell forecast from NWS.) Monday: 25-30/10-15/15-25, W swell 2′ at 10 seconds. Tuesday: 10-20/20-25/30-35, W 2′ @ 12. Wednesday: 15-20/15-20/25-35, NW 4′ @ 11. Jones Monday: 23-26. Tuesday: 20-23. Wednesday: 25-28. Sauvie’s Monday: 19-23. Tuesday: 14-17. Wednesday: 14-17.  

Mt. Hood Weather forecast

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Hood River Weather Forecast

High overcast sky sticks around all day. Thunderstorms are possible this evening. Temps will be in the mid 60’s early and upper 90’s later. Light westerlies becoming moderate later. No rainbows. Tuesday will be high overcast then clear. Temps will be in the upper 60’s early and mid 90’s later. Moderate to slightly stronger westerlies. No rainbows. Thunderstorms east of the Cascade Crest. Wednesday will be clear and then partly high overcast. Temps will be in the upper 60’s early and low 90’s later. Moderate westerlies becoming stronger in the evening. 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

SDS (Whoopdee, Underwood), BLC, HFM, DGS, and Kreps Land (Hospital Hill) are now closed until the end of fire season. It is also vital that people respect this closure to maintain positive relationships between the landowners and trail users. DNR land in Eastern Washington (Buck Creek / Nestor Peak) is all closed to recreation due to fire danger.

Open trails: Post, Falls Creek, Lewis River, Sandy Ridge, Columbia Hills, Gorge 400, Plains of Abraham / Ape Canyon. 44 Road: Eightmile, Fifteenmile, Bottle Prairie, Dog River, Superconnector, Cedar, Knebal, Cooks Meadows, 450 to the top, Gunsight, Underhill. Siouxon and Huffman Peak are “temporarily closed” due to wildfire last year.

Maple Road in Post Canyon is closed. DO NOT drive past the closed signs. If you do so, you will jeopardize TRAIL access for the entire summer. This is the road that runs to the west, just north of the Binns/Riorden intersection. Also, the trail from the bottom of Post Canyon to Seven Streams Staging Area is now closed. It’s on private land. Respect the closure.  

Local Events

IFPL 3 restrictions west of Highway 35 (source: Hood River County email) went into effect on 7/16. No more motorized use in Post Canyon trails. Mountain View Cycles women’s ride is every Thursday, bottom of Post at 5:30pm. They have an all-genders ride at 6pm on Wednesday, end of the pavement on Post Canyon Road. Their shop road ride leaves at 9am on Saturday for a 2 hour ride. 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. Oregon E-Bikes has ladies’ rides at 7:30am Sunday and Monday. The Small Boat Group does paddles every Thursday evening at 6pm at the Hatchery.

Other weekly events. Tuesday night there’s meditation with the Pacific Hermitage Monks at 5:15 (1 hour) and 6:30 (30 minutes followed by a talk) at Yoga Samadhi in White Salmon. Triathlon practice with the Tri Club is Tuesday at 6pm at West Mayer State Park. Sailboat races happen Wednesday night from the Hood River Marina. There are also lesser races on Friday nights. Cheno’s outdoor HIIT workout is Saturday 10am at the lawn behind Ferment ($10) and Tuesday nights in White Salmon.  

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