Friday-Saturday: calm, sunny, cool-night weather. Surprise swap Sunday!

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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 E 5-10 E 5-10 calm calm
Steven’s Locks E 5-10 E 5-10 calm W7-11
Swell-Hood River calm calm calm W7-11
Lyle to Doug’s calm calm calm calm
Rufus, etc. calm calm calm calm
Roosevelt & Arlington calm calm calm calm

Gorge Wind Forecast

After a long, long stretch of westerlies, the wind is basically going to take a break for a few days. This will give you an opportunity to learn to ride a foil behind a jet ski, and it’ll also give you a chance for a swap meet! That’s right – Mosier Fest has a swap meet on Sunday morning out in, you got it, Mosier. All proceeds benefit their fire department. Same time as the usual swap – sellers at 7, buyers at 8, and “no early birds, please”. Please show up and support!

So, high pressure is settling in over the inland areas, and a heat low is building on the west side. This is our typical heat wave setup and will essentially shut down the wind. Easterlies at 5-10 from Rooster to Viento this morning turn calm by midday. There’s a decent chance we could see westerlies at 7-11 this evening from Stevenson to Swell or perhaps Hood River. That’s not really enough for windsports, but it’s not calm either. River flow reading are 116-152kcfs, river temp is 70F, and high temp forecast is 85F.

Saturday will be calm to start, Easterlies pick up to perhaps 10mph between Rooster and Viento midday. They disappear in the afternoon leaving us with calm wind. High temp: 89F. Sunday starts with E 15-20, fades midday, and turns calm by 2pm. You’ll probably be best served by going to the swap meet and selling or buying stuff. High temp: 94F.

Models tend to be a bit too aggressive on ending heat waves, so it’s hard to tell if the westerlies will return on Monday as forecast. Probably. This will be another not-ideal exit from the heat wave pattern – a low pressure system is forecast to hang off the coast through Wednesday, cooling things down but disrupting the atmosphere. That said, westerlies should pick up into the low or mid 20’s to start the week. Have a great weekend! PS: not much point in forecasting tomorrow, so I’ll take the day off, get in an early bike ride, and return on Sunday.  

Jones, Sauvie’s, Coast

Coast forecast (north/central/south, waves). Swell forecast provided by NWS. Wind direction northerly unless otherwise noted. Friday: 20-25/20-25/depends on how far north the heat pushes, NW swell 5′ @ 9 seconds. Saturday: 15-20/15-20/LTS, NW 5′ @ 8. Sunday: 15-20/SW10/S10-15, NW 4′ @ 7. Jones Friday: 12-15. Saturday: 7-10. Sunday: 8-12. Sauvie’s Friday: 15-18. Saturday: 11-14. Sunday: 11-14??  

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – Back on vacation until next fall


Hood River Weather Forecast

Clear sky starts the day and ends it. Temps will be in the mid 50’s early and mid 80’s later. Light and variable wind. No rainbows. Saturday will be sunny all day. Temps will be in the mid 50’s early and upper 80’s later. Light and variable wind. No rainbows. Sunday also will be clear all day. Temps start in the low 60’s and end in the mid 90’s. Light easterlies early. Calm later. No rainbows.

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Local-ish Events

Please let me know of outdoor-related local-ish events. If you don’t tell me, I don’t know! Mosier Fest is Sunday. The festival starts at noon. Prior to that, starting at 7am (sellers) and 8am (buyers), there is a multi-sport swap meet.

Ferment’s Tuesday night 4-mile walk/run is at 6pm. At 7:15am on Wednesdays, there’s a run from the White Salmon Bakery. At 7am on Friday morning, you can get a donut and coffee for going for a run at Kickstand Coffee. The Small Boat paddlers have a group paddle at 6pm on Thursday at the Hatchery. Post and Pint happens Thursday evenings at 5:30. The women’s Post-and-Pinot ride is Wednesday evening at 5:30.  


Falls Creek is open. 44 Road trails are open. Plains of Abraham is open. The road connecting Plains of Abraham to Smith Creek closes at noon Monday-Friday and will not be open to bikers during that time. Courtney Road (the road that goes up above Syncline) is closed until October. Do not attempt to use it to access trails. If you’re riding Post Canyon, you will need a parking pass. Those can be purchased at many local shops or online.  

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By Temira

Temira Lital is a recreation and travel weather forecaster based in Hood River, Oregon. Temira uses they/them pronouns. They're also a mental health counselor. Temira bikes, skis, windsurfs, paddles a SUP, swims in mountain lakes, and loves gardening. Most recently they've taken up SUP foiling. Temira is powered by La Croix, protein, and beets.