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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
Iwash (Rooster) Rock E15 E15 E10 calm
Stevenson E15 E15 E10 calm
Viento E15 E15 E10 calm
Swell-Hood River LTE LTE calm calm
Lyle to Doug’s LTE LTE calm calm
Rufus, etc. LTE LTE calm calm
Roosevelt & Arlington LTE LTE calm calm

Gorge Wind Forecast

Good morning, everyone! Looks like we’re shifting from wind season to trail season – not much wind is forecast for the next week or so. Why not? Because the Pacific Ocean will be brewing up a series of strong offshore lows and sending a series of downpours this way. Best chance for some wind is tomorrow, Saturday, with the approach of a weather system in the afternoon.

Today is Friday, and we’re starting with easterlies at 10-15mph from Iwash (Rooster) Rock to Viento. The easterlies hang out in that range until late morning and then start to fade. By the evening, the wind will be calm all through the Gorge. River flow yesterday was 61-95kcfs, river temp is 67F, and high temp forecast is 77F.

Saturday starts with westerlies at 7-10mph all through the Gorge. The wind rises to 14-17 from Hood River to Threemile late morning or early afternoon. We may see a short bump to 20-23 between Viento and Hood River before the stronger wind shifts east. Afternoon: gusty 20-23 from Mosier to Avery with 14-17 from Rufus to Arlington. High temp: 71F. Did I mention it would be gusty? It will be gusty. All day long. Sunday kicks off with easterlies. They’ll rise to 20-25 near Iwash (Rooster) Rock with 15mph near Stevenson and 10mph near Viento. The wind fades in the afternoon to 15-20 near Iwash (Rooster) Rock and 5-10 elsewhere. That said, rain arrives around 11am and may dampen your enthusiasm for being on the water. High temp: 65F.

Looking deeper into the future, there’s too much uncertainty on the timing of individual systems. The weather definitely looks wet through Wednesday. If we get lucky, one of these low pressure systems will sweep across the Cascades and give us some west wind. Fingers crossed. In the meantime… dust off your mountain bike and get ready for some great riding at the end of next week!  


Jones, Sauvie’s, Coast

Wind speed in knots. Direction Northerly unless otherwise noted for Coast. Westerly for Jones. Northerly for Sauvie Island. Sauvie Island wind sensor:, but it’s done for the season! Coast: North/Central/South, waves. Wave forecast provided by NWS. Friday: LTW/LTW/LTN, NW swell 4′ at 9 seconds. Saturday: LTSW/S15-20/S10-15, W 6′ @ 9. Sunday: S35-40/S20-40/S35-40, W 4′ @ 10. Jones Friday: 5-10. Saturday: LTW. Sunday: E 15. Sauvie Island Friday-Sunday: LTV.  

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast

On vacation until fall unless something extraordinary happens.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Clear sky this morning sticks around all day and becomes high overcast tonight. Temps will be in the mid 40’s early and upper 70’s later. Calm wind. No rainbows. Saturday will be cloudy. Temps start in the upper 40’s and rise to the low 70’s. Light westerlies early. Moderate later. No rainbows. Sunday will be cloudy to start then increasingly wet. Temps start in the upper 40’s and rise to the mid 60’s. Calm wind. 1.5% chance of 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!

The Post Canyon AirJam is September 30th at Extended Play.

Regular weekly events: NK Studios in Bingen has a donation-based yoga class at 7:30am every Tuesday. Ferment’s Tuesday night 4-mile walk/run is at 6pm. There’s meditation with monks at 5:15pm (an hour) and 6:30pm (30 minutes plus a talk) at Yoga Samadhi in White Salmon. The Tri Club has their weekly workout at Mayer Park at 6pm on Tuesday. At 7:15am on Wednesdays, there’s a run from the White Salmon Bakery. Paddle folks (OC/Surfski) meet at the Hatch Thursday evenings for laps. At 7am on Friday morning, there’s a run from Pine Street Bakery. On Fridays at 2:30pm, there’s a free meditation and stretching class at Yoga Samadhi. On Saturday at 9am, there’s a by-donation outdoor group fitness on the 2rd floor deck about Ferment Brewing.

Regular bike rides (thanks to the Hood River Area Trail Stewards for collecting). Tuesday is Mountain View’s ride. Meet at 5:45pm on Post Canyon Drive where the pavement ends. Wednesday is the Evo/Kickstand all-ability, no-drop Post Canyon ride. 5:30 from the shop or join along the way. All abilities welcome. Thursday is Mountain View’s women’s ride. 5:30pm, Seven Streams Trailhead. No drop. Thursday is also the Dirty Fingers Post and Pint. 5:30 from the shop or later at Family Man. This is hardcore, race-pace. Saturday morning is the Mountain View road/gravel ride. Two hours. 12-14mph average speed. Starting May 6th, Oregon Ebikes has the women’s ride at 8:30am. Meet at Seven Streams parking lot for a 1.5 to 2 hour ride.  


As of September 9th, Hospital Hill has reopened. No official word yet on Whoopdee and Underwood. All trails on the 44 Road are now open. There is a fire near Boulder Lakes, and that area is closed. Plains of Abraham is open. If you’re parking at Post Canyon, you will need a parking pass. Those can be purchased at many local shops or online.  

Valuable Advice for Gardeners Inhabiting Neighboring Areas

Valuable Advice for Gardeners Inhabiting Neighboring Areas: powdery mildew is making an appearance in local gardens. It’s a real PITA. You could spray sulfur on it, but there’s a better solution. Quite a bit of research has been done on milk. Yes, milk. Spray a solution of 40% milk on your squash, cukes, melons, calendula, and other susceptible plants. Do this weekly. You can alternate with a baking soda solution:1 tablespoon of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of liquid non-detergent soap, and 1 gallon of water. Don’t forget to spray the undersides of the leaves. Also helpful: pruning plants so they get plenty of air flow. Happy gardening.  

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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.