Friday: typically, typical summer weather for the Gorge

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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 OPEN! naked buns rejoice!
Steven’s Locks 12-15 12-15 21-24 21-24
Swell-Hood River 12-15 21-24 24-27 24-27
Doug’s, Lyle, Rowena 12-15 21-24 24-27 24-27
Rufus, etc. 12-15 12-15 21-24 24-27
Roosevelt & Arlington 10-13 10-13 10-13 10-13

Gorge Wind Forecast

Westerlies continue for the foreseeable future with no signs of stopping for human or nature. Moderate westerlies persist for the three days of the holiday weekend followed by stronger wind on Monday and Tuesday.

Westerlies continue for the foreseeable future with no signs of stopping for human or nature. Moderate westerlies persist for the three days of the holiday weekend followed by stronger wind on Monday and Tuesday. For this weekend, the Event Site will be open to passholders only. Lot 1 will be available for overflow for passholders only, but not for day use. On-street parking will be free, but is limited. The Port of Hood River begs you to practice social distancing, or they may be forced to close parks.

Saturday starts with light westerlies as offshore pressure strength drops just a bit. Don’t worry – the wind returns by afternoon. We’ll see a steady build to 21-24 from Stevenson to Doug’s with light westerlies east of there.

Sunday starts with 5-10 from Hood River to Arlington with 13-16 from Viento to Swell. By midday, the wind picks up to 11-14 form Stevenson to Hood River. Afternoon: 17-20 from Stevenson to The Dalles. As of right now, we’re looking at 29-33 for the Corridor on Monday afternoon with 29-33 east of The Dalles on Tuesday.    

Coast, Jones, Sauvie’st

Coast (north/central/south – swell forecast provided by NWS. Wind northerly except as noted). Friday: W5/W5/N15-20, NW swell 4′ @ 9 seconds. Saturday: LTW/LTW/N15-20, NW 4′ @ 8. Sunday: NW5/NW5-10/N15-20, SW 3′ @ 16 and NW 3′ @ 7. Jones Friday: LTW. Saturday: 10-13. Sunday: 17-20. Sauvie Island Friday: 12-15. Saturday: 14-17. Sunday: 10-13.    

Open/Closed Launch Site List -All restrooms are closed!

Skamania County – Phase 2, recreate with 5 or less people outside household
Stevenson East Point, Bob’s Beach, Boat ramp: all open
Home Valley: Open
Swell City: Open
Spring Creek Hatchery: Open
Klickitat County – Phase 2
Wunderbar: high water
Bingen Point: Open
Lyle: you have to cross private property to access
Doug’s Beach: Open
Avery: Open
Maryhill: Open for day use only..
The Wall: Open.
Roosevelt: Still CLOSED due to windstorm damage. (6/26)

Oregon: Phase one for Hood River. Phase two for Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam counties.
Rooster Rock: Open
Viento: Open
The Hook: Open
Waterfront Park: Open
Event Site: Open
The Spit: Open
The Marina: Open
Boat ramp: open
Mosier: Only open for residents of 97040. Gate closed.
Rowena: Open
Celilo: Open
Rufus: Open
Arlington: Open
Threemile: Open

Mt. Hood Weather Forecast

Mt. Hood Meadows is now allowing uphill travel within the permit area. However, you will need to park outside their parking lots. Timberline is open for lift-serve skiing with exemplary guidelines for protecting guests and staff from the transmission of novel coronavirus. Please read their guidelines and rules here. Well done, T-Line! The Mt. Hood weather forecast will be on vacation unless something interesting happens in the weather up there. Some of you will be tempted to go out backcountry skiing. Please don’t – accidents do happen, and you may put others at risk. Timberline is allowing uphill access outside the permit area on the climbers’ trail ONLY.    

Hood River Weather Forecast

Partly cloudy sky this morning should clear by afternoon. Temps will be in the upper 50’s early (open windows) and mid 70’s later (open/close). Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Saturday looks sunny all day. Temps will be in the mid 50’s early and mid 70’s later. Light wind early. Moderate later. No rainbows. Sunday looks mostly clear in the morning and clear in the afternoon. Temps will be in the mid 50’s early and upper 70’s later. Light to moderate westerlies. 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.    


Eldorado in Post Canyon has reopened. The new Whoopdee trail is being constructed. Contact HRATS if you would like to be part of some small and socially distanced work parties. Syncline/Coyote Wall: Open. Mt. Hood National Forest: Open for day use. Surveyor’s, Dog River, and Oak Ridge snow-free. Kreps/SDS: open. Sandy Ridge: Open. Nestor Peak: open. Falls Creek: open. Columbia Hills State Park: open. Syncline: open . Skamania County trails outside the scenic area: open. Knebal, Eightmile, Fifteenmile, Bottle Prairie, Surveyors, Dog River: open and cleared. Ape Canyon: Open!    

Sprinter Van of the Week!


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Local Events

Events for the weekend of the 4th include the Hero’s Challenge Run in Washougal, now distanced over time between the 4th and September. Google it for details. Fireworks happen in The Dalles on Saturday if you can find a place to watch them. There’s a fishing tournament at Celilo on Sunday. There’s mower racing in Wamic on Saturday and Sunday.     Click here for the full events calendar.    

Statement on Racial Justice

Black Lives Matter. I say that with no reservations and no caveats, and I stand with Black, indigenous, and other people of color against structural racism, against mass incarceration, against police violence, against unequal treatment, against outright racism, and against any other sorts of targeted behaviors or systems. In June, I donated 10% of the income from this forecast to the National Black Justice Coalition. I encourage you to find a cause and contribute too. Don’t have financial resources? Speak up!

I pledge to speak out against racism, and I pledge to be a humble ally who is willing to look at the ways that I benefit personally from racist structures in this society. I will continue to speak up and help wake up others, and I will listen quietly when people of color need me to.

I ask that all of you also reflect on the ways you benefit from racist societal structures. I recommend reading “White Fragility” and “How to be an Anti-Racist”. Don’t have much time? Read “Unpacking the Knapsack of White Privilege”. Watch the movie “13th”. When others confront you about your racism, take a deep breath, listen quietly, and attempt to quell your natural defensiveness. We have been raised in a society founded on slavery and racism. These values (and yes, some people hold them as values) remain entrenched in our society in subtle and not-so subtle ways. I challenge you to learn to see them so that you can learn to undo them. We can’t undo the damage that’s been done, and we don’t have the right to ask for forgiveness, but we can work to create a more equitable world going forward.    

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.