July 4th Forecast

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 July 4, 2011


I have the day off from the radio forecast today, so I got to sleep in. Looking out at the river, I’m thinking that was a-ok, as it’s pretty light out there. NOAA’s forecast says “breezy”, but I think that’s silliness for today. At best, we’ll see 14-16 from Stevenson to Hood River this afternoon. Tomorrow looks light. Wednesday looks light. Thursday looks windy.

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If you’re desperate for wind, it’s going to be windy on the coast: 15-20 on the north coast and 25-30 on the central coast with a 5 foot swell at 9 seconds for the next three days.

If the wind isn’t your priority and you’d rather be popular, get all snazzied up for the 4th of July tonight. My preference is always the boat docks in Hood River, but that’s kinda a private event. However, there’s a party down at the Kayak Shed’s rental area down at Nichols Pond (between the 76 station and the Event Site). They’ll be renting kayaks this evening, and rentals are half price if you mention that you heard about it here. It’s going to be a great viewing spot, and they’ll have BBQ’s fired up, so feel free to show up with meat and a 6-pack and hang out for the show.

Now, finally, I’m just going to leave this one in here, cuz cheap rafting is cool: July 10th, after the Tenacity Games, it’s the White Salmon Riverfest and Symposium. There are all sorts of cool things going on during this event, but the most popular is the $25 community raft trip from BZ to Husum. You must live in Skamania or Klickitat counties or in Hood River to come. If you do, book by calling 800-306-1673, and please mention you heard about it though me (I don’t get a kickback, but I want them to know I am promoting it).

Just a couple more things: Free Tai Chi tonight at 5:30 at Wilson Park and the Alternative Ride is cancelled due to the holiday festivities. But… if you’re headed to the waterfront, please ride your bike.

Have an awesome day today!


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One comment

  1. Boardspeed |

    Lovin that silly wind today. Chamber of Commerce weekend for HR. What a beach town!