Good morning everyone!
First off, I just want to take a quick moment to mention my friend Paul who disappeared while stand-up paddling near the Hook on Friday. I haven’t spent all that much time with Paul, because he lived in San Francisco, but I loved him dearly. Paul’s one of very few people I really, really liked from the first moment we met. Funny. Hilarious, actually. We shared a very similar sense of humor, and I always looked forward to seeing him when he was in the Gorge. Please keep him and all of his friends in your thoughts while you’re on the water the next few days.
On to the forecast….
High pressure holds sway over the Northwest for one last day today before sliding out of the picture tomorrow. Portland’s going to see mid eighties today while the Gorge bakes in the mid nineties. That temperature gradient will bring solid westerlies. We started off with very light wind and a .05 gradient this morning. We’ll see a slow build of wind today. By afternoon, we’ll have 20-23 in the Corridor. Depending on the evening marine push towards p=town, we could see 23-27 late evening from Doug’s to Arlington.
Break out your sweatshirt tonight to stay warm and put in your earplugs to block the sound of the overnight wind! High temps tomorrow drop 20 degrees, setting up Monday Madness in the gorge. It’s hard to say where the cloud line will end up, but it’s going to be a big day. We’ll have dawn patrol in the mid twenties tomorrow, followed by 28-32 in the near and far east.
The wind continues blowing on Tuesday, with mid-twenties a reasonable call.
And whatever you do today, do it for Paul, and have an awesome day!