Friday: east wind and another week of brown pow and sunshine!

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 October 12, 2018

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Today’s Gorge Wind – these are ranges for the average speed, not a predicted wind range. =)
Your favorite beach Dawn
Rooster Rock E 10-15 LTE LTW buns time!
Steven’s Locks LTV W 5-10 15-18 18-22
Hatchery/Wunderbar LTV 10-13 21-24 18-22
Doug’s, Lyle, Rowena LTV LTV 5-10 10-13
Rufus, etc. LTV LTV LTV LTV
Roosevelt & Arlington LTV LTV LTV LTV

Gorge Wind Forecast

If you’ve been waiting for some easterlies, this weekend will be a happy time for you. Widespread east wind and sunny sky will give you the opportunity to find whatever wind speed makes you happiest. You might even consider an east wind downwinder!

For Friday, however, we’ll have west wind. The day starts with light easterlies and a light easterly gradient. As a weak weather system moves through and high pressure stays strong off the coast, the wind will pick up to 21-24 from Stevenson to Mosier in the afternoon. River flow is 63,900cfs and river temp is 60 degrees.

Saturday sees a ridge offshore, a heat low along the coast, and high pressure inland. Easterlies build to 25-30 at Rooster, 20-25 at Stevenson and Viento, and 10ish, maybe a little more, east of Viento all the way to Arlington. Sunday looks like a similar setup, but the western Gorge wind will be even stronger. Expect 35-40 near Rooster Rock and 25-30 near Cascade Locks and Viento with 10-15 east of Viento in the afternoon.

Monday’s easterlies currently look like 25-30 near Rooster Rock and Cascade Locks. After Monday, the easterlies fade a bit, but continue to blow. In other words, if you want west wind, you want to get it on Friday..

BONUS: Jones Friday-Sunday: no. Sauvie’s Friday: 13-16. Saturday-Sunday: no. Coast (north/central/south). Friday: 20-25/25-30/30-35, S swell 3′ at 14 seconds. Saturday: 15-20/20-25/25-30, W 6′ @ 10. Sunday: NE 10-15/NE10-15/N5-10, W 4′ @ 9.


Random Morning Thoughts


Mt. Hood Mountain Weather Forecast

Mt. Hood may start out with some high clouds on Friday, but will turn clear. Free air freezing level: 12,000′. Wind: NW 15 becoming N 20 overnight. Saturday looks clear. Free air freezing level 10,000′ early falling to 6000′ after midnight. Wind: N 20 becoming ENE 25. Sunday looks clear. FAF: 6000′ rising to 12,000′. Wind: ENE 25 going to E 20 in the afternoon and light and variable overnight. No snow or rain in the seven day forecast.

Gorge Weather Forecast

It’s partly cloudy this morning, a Nothing perhaps, but it’ll be clear this afternoon as a shortwave swings through. Temps will be in the upper 30’s early and low 70’s later. Light easterlies early. Moderate westerlies later. No rainbows. Saturday looks clear. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and mid 60’s in the afternoon. East wind, even in Hood River. No rainbows. Sunday looks clear. Temps will be in the upper 30’s early and mid 60’s later. East wind, even in Hood River. No rainbows. Looks like a chance of frost down to river level on Monday morning. Stay tuned. The seven day forecast looks dry.

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Road and Mountain Biking

If you got into Post, or anywhere else, you will find brown pow and shaggy manes. If you want to find Brown Pow, he’ll probably be at the HRATS work party this Saturday. Meet at Family Man at 9:30am to do some trail work. Saturday’s also the annual Biketoberfest HRATS fundraiser at the Whoopdee Trail from 10-2ish. Music, demos, food, etc.

Upcoming Events

Today is Friday. At 7am at Kickstand Coffee, you can go for a 4 mile walk or jog and earn a free cup of coffee and a donut. Tomorrow is the first HRATS work party of the season. Meet at Family Man at 9:30am to do some trail work. Saturday’s also the annual Biketoberfest HRATS fundraiser at the Whoopdee Trail from 10-2ish. Music, demos, food, etc. Saturday afternoon is a free half-day meditation retreat from 1-5pm at Yoga Samadhi, led by the Pacific Hermitage monks. This weekend is also Harvest Fest at the Hood River Event Site.

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Have an awesome day today!