Friday: Victoria Day weekend – not so windy, but warm and sunny for once!

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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 bun tanning season starts now!
Steven’s Locks 5-10 5-10 15-18 15-18
Swell-Hood River 15-18 17-20 15-18 17-20
Lyle to Doug’s 5-10 5-10 10-13 15-18
Rufus, etc. 5-10 10-13 LTV LTV
Roosevelt & Arlington 5-10 10-13 LTV LTV

Gorge Wind Forecast

Wind today and wind Monday sandwiches a very-much not windy Victoria Day weekend. Thankfully, it’ll be a sunny not-windy weekend, and temps will push into the 70’s. Friday, however, will be windy. We start with gradients of .07 and .05 and westerlies in the teens in the west and single digits in the east. With high pressure offshore and a weak heat low building in the desert this afternoon, you’ll want to stay west of The Dalles for best results.

Friday morning wind will be 15-18 from Viento to Mosier with 10-13 to the east and 5-10 at Stevenson. Clouds burn off in Stevenson this afternoon, and the wind rises to 15-18. Models are hinting at a midday lull near Hood River, but that seems unlikely; Let’s go with 17-20 for the morning, 15-18 midday (just in case) and a little nudge back upward to 17-20 this afternoon when the Lyle-Doug’s stretch should join. East of The Dalles, the wind turns light/variable after noon. River flow is 258kcfs, river temp is 52F, and high temp forecast is 64F.

Saturday starts with light easterlies near Stevenson and Rooster and Viento. By “light”, I mean less than 10mph. Midday wind will be perfectly calm. After 2pm, a weak system swings through. The atmosphere destabilizes, thunder is possible, and some gusty teen-strength westerlies may result between Stevenson to Mosier. High temp: 69F. Sunday looks calm all day. The forecast for Victoria Day (Monday) is currently 23-26. Have a lovely day on the river!  

Jones, Sauvie’s, Coast

Coast forecast (north/central/south, waves). Swell forecast provided by NWS. Wind direction northerly unless otherwise noted. Friday: W5-10/N15-20/30-40, NW swell 5′ at 8 seconds. Saturday: 15-20/20-25/30-40, NW 4′ @ 8. Sunday: W10-15/NW10-15/N25-30, W 4′ @ 9. Jones Friday: 17-20. Saturday: 10-13. Sunday: 10-13. Sauvie’s Friday: 11-14 late. Saturday: 15-28. Sunday: Light northerly.  

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast

On vacation until the beginning of snow sports season.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Clear sky this morning should stay that way, although SPC has a chance of thunder. Temps will be in the mid 40’s early and mid 60’s later. Moderate westerlies. 1% chance of rainbows. Saturday will be sunny in the morning and mostly cloudy later with a slight chance of thunder and a better chance of sprinkles. Temps will be in the mid 40’s early and upper 60’s later. Calm wind most of the day. Possible moderate westerlies in the evening. 5% chance of rainbows. Sunday will be sunny all day with some high clouds in the evening. Temps will be in the low 50’s early and mid 70’s later. Calm wind. 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!

HRATS has a shuttle day fundraiser on May 21. Shuttles run from the bottom of Post Canyon Road to Binn’s Hill Staging Area between 9am and 1pm. Cost is $40 and supports trails. Speaking of, don’t forget to purchase your Hood River County parking permit for staging areas across the HRC lands.

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 on Sunday at 11am at the Event Site. The Dirty Fingers Sunday Service rides happens at 9am – this week is the last one. They are fast-paced. If you are not, bring a buddy. The ride is followed by bike race viewing and beer drinking at the shop. Post and Pint happens Thursday evenings at 5:30 when Post is not too wet to ride.  


A good portion of the Eldorado Trail (below the intersection with Riorden Hills Road (near the top, below the clearcut) is closed starting today for at least the next few days. Do not enter that area for your safety. Courtney Road (the road that goes up above Syncline) is closed until October. Do not attempt to use it to access trails. Starting now, you will need a parking pass to park at Post Canyon. This money will support trails. Hospital Hill: cows are out – no dogs allowed. Underwood: do not enter areas that are closed due to logging operations.  

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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.