Junuary 1 forecast

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 June 1, 2011

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Good morning,

It’s another cloudy morning in the Gorge. We have light wind in the 10-15 range this morning, but we’ll see that pick up a bit into the 17-20 range this afternoon as a low pressure system moves east.

Coming up tomorrow, another low pressure system sets up, giving us 5-10mph wind in the morning. Models are all over the place with the wind speed in the afternoon. One shows 16-19 and the other shows 27-31. I think the second model is too optimistic, as we’ll have no high pressure support off the coast and yet another low pressure system moving in. So, let’s call it 17-20 tomorrow afternoon. Another strong low pressure system rotates off the coast on Friday for light wind in the Gorge.

Coming up this weekend, we’re going to see warm weather, hot actually (Cathy, I believe we have a date on Saturday) and east winds, sailable/kiteable on Saturday in the 20-24 range. Sunday is a little far to make the call, but looks light at this point. The north coast looks like 15-20 on Saturday with 6ft and light on Sunday with 8ft.

Wednesday is a busy night in the Gorge. Tonight’s the first Hood River Triathlon practice of the year. Meet at 6pm at the east end of the Event Site for a 500 yard swim, a 2 mile run and a 7 mile bike ride. Everyone is welcome, especially beginner triathletes. Also tonight is the Kayak Shed’s shop paddle, meeting at Husum at 5:30 (the WS’s around 4.5 ft), and the sailboat races.

Coming up this weekend, it’s the Mt. Hood Cycling Classic. If you want to watch, the best place to see suffering is at the top of Sevenmile Hill on Friday. If you want high-speed excitement, check out the Crit in downtown Hood River on Saturday.

In case you were wondering, the Hood River Weather website reports triple the normal amount of rain for May and an unofficial rainfall record for the month. Cross your fingers that June is better!

Have an awesome day today!


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One comment

  1. US 34 |

    The first Gorge Cup race is scheduled for Saturday at the event site. Registration at 9am and the skippers meeting promptly at 10am. The plan is for SL racing but, we will see what the wind has in store. Thanks