Friday: happy, happy rain!

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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
Rooster Rock clean air sandy buns
Steven’s Locks LTW LTW LTW G13-16
Swell-Hood River LTW LTW LTW LTW
Lyle to Doug’s LTW LTW LTW G13-16
Rufus, etc. LTV G13-16 G22-27 G22-27
Roosevelt & Arlington LTV G13-16 G22-27 G22-27

Gorge Wind Forecast

A cold front moving through on Friday drives afternoon westerlies, but you will have to drive to get them, most likely. Central Gorge launches will be light most of the day, only picking up to 13-16 this afternoon. Head to the Avery to Arlington stretch this afternoon for gusty 22-27. You’ll also find those stronger westerlies at Viento (most likely) and in the far western Gorge (west of Bonneville) this morning as that front swings through. River flow is 89,800cfs, temp is 65, and high temp forecast today is 63.

Saturday remains showery in the western Gorge, but you’ll find some wind scattered about. The early hours will be light westerly west of The Dalles. East of there you’ll find 10-13. In the afternoon, the western Gorge picks up to 12-15, and areas east of The Dalles climb to 17-20. High temp: 67.

On to Sunday. High pressure builds inland and completely shuts down the wind in the morning. It’ll be a great day for those Triathlon Club swimmers. Expect calm wind or light and variable wind for the first half of the day. Easterlies pick up to 15-20 from Rooster to Stevenson late morning and hold through mid-afternoon. East of Viento, you’ll find easterlies at 5mph or so in the afternoon. Stronger easterlies arrive for Monday and Tuesday.

Kiting is allowed again at the Marina. Event Site Launch-and-Land starts October 5th. Lyle is now off limits unless you can get to the sandbar without crossing the RR tracks. If you cross the tracks, you will be ticketed. Lyle: loved to death. Roosevelt: still closed due to wind damage from earlier this year. Mosier is only available to residents of 97040 (Mosier).    

Coast, Jones, Sauvie’s

Coast (north/central/south, waves. Direction north unless otherwise noted. Swell forecast from NWS.) Jones Friday-Sunday: light. Sauvie’s Friday-Sunday: light with the exception of some southerlies Friday. Coast: variable to S 40 on Friday, combined seas 17′ at 14 seconds. Saturday: SW5-10/LTV/N20-25, W swell 9′ at 11. Sunday: 15-20/25-30/30-40, W 6′ @ 10.    

Hood River Weather Forecast

Cloudy, rainy weather turns partly cloudy and showery after 1pm. Temps will be in the mid 50’s in the morning and low 60’s later. Light westerlies become moderate mid-afternoon. 99% chance of rainbows. Tomorrow looks mostly cloudy and showery. Temps will be in the low 50’s early and low 60’s later. Light west wind. 99% chance of rainbows. Sunday looks partly cloudy early and sunny for most of the day. Temps will be in the upper 40’s early and low 70’s later. Calm wind become very light easterly in the afternoon. 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.    


9/23: Hood River County lands have reopened. Mt. Hood National Forest is closed to all uses. Syncline/Coyote Wall: reopened. Whoopdee, Hospital Hill, and Underwood are closed due to fire danger. Respect the closures.    

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Local Events

Weekly events: there are sailboat races at the Hood River Marina every Wednesday evening. Dirty Fingers has a group mountain bike ride Thursday nights at 5:30pm. The small boat group has a friendly and distanced paddle on, I believe, Thursday nights. Cheno has an outdoor HIIT workout at Columbia High School in White Salmon at 6pm on Wednesday nights. That’s pretty much it for outdoor sports. There is a BLM rally every Tuesday evening at 5:30 at the Salmon Fountain in Hood River, and there’s a White Coats for BLM rally every Wednesday evening at 6pm at 12th and May.    

Current Closures (may not be complete)

Mt. Hood National Forest (all closed). Gifford Pinchot NF west of Indian Heaven and south of the 90/30 Roads. Kreps, SDS, and other private timberlands. DNR and ODF lands. Many places in the scenic area. Completeish list here.

Have an awesome day!


By Temira

Temira Lital is a recreation and travel weather forecaster based in Hood River, Oregon. She's also a mental health counselor. Temira bikes, skis, windsurfs, paddles a SUP, swims in mountain lakes, and has a giant garden. Most recently she's taken up SUP foiling. Temira is powered by La Croix, steak, and beets.