monday: and now for something entirely different…

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 June 24, 2019

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Today’s Gorge Wind – these are ranges for the average speed, not a predicted wind range. =)
Your favorite beach Dawn
Rooster Rock cloudy sky buns sigh
Steven’s Locks 5-10 12-15 19-23 19-23
Swell-Hood River 19-23 19-23 19-23 19-23
Doug’s, Lyle, Rowena 10-13 14-17 19-23 19-23
Rufus, etc. 10-13 10-13 13-16 16-20
Roosevelt & Arlington 10-13 10-13 13-16 13-16

Gorge Wind Forecast

In an abrupt switch from “Classic Gorge Conditions” to, well, something different, an upper level low sets up off the Oregon Coast and remains there through next weekend. In response, Gorge westerlies drop, reliability dips, and consistency falls. However, we’ll still have westerlies all week long.

For Monday, gradients started with .08 (pdx-dls) and .05 (dls-psc). Strongest dawn wind was between Viento and Moiser, with 17-21ish. We’ll see the wind pick up to gusty 19-23 from Stevenson to The Dalles (maybe Avery too) this afternoon. Launches farther east stay lighter, with 12-15. River flow is 168kcfs and temp is 62 degrees.

Our friendly offshore low deepens on Tuesday. Associated SW upper flow may destabilize the atmosphere in the afternoon, leading to gusty conditions on the river. Westerlies start at 7-10 and slowly build. By early afternoon, the wind reaches gusty 13-16 from Stevenson to Mosier and gusty 18-22 from The Dalles to Rufus. Models are hinting at a slight possibility of rain due to thunderstorms east of The Dalles in the evening.

Instability continues on Wednesday, keeping the sky cloudy and the wind gusty. Morning westerlies blow at 11-14 from Stevenson to Arlington. Afternoon wind: gusty 21-24 everywhere with a chance of thunderstorms. Rain is likely to fall west of Hood River in the evening. This general setup continues on through the end of the week.

COAST, JONES, SAUVIE’S: Coast (north/central/south, wind N unless otherwise specified). Monday: NW5/NW5/20-25, NW swell 4′ at 9 seconds. Tuesday: W5/W5/LTV, NW 3′ @ 8. Wednesday: SW5/W10/S15-20, W 3′ @ 8. Jones Monday: 12-15. Tuesday: 12-15. Wednesday: 12-15. Sauvie’s Monday: 7-10. Tuesday: 5-8. Wednesday: nope.

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast: on vacation unless needed!


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Hood River Weather Forecast

Monday looks sunny. Temps will be in the low 50’s early and low 70’s later. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Tuesday starts clear and ends up with clouds. Temps will be in the mid 50’s early and mid 70’s in the afternoon. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Wednesday looks cloudy due to instability. Temps will be in the mid 50’s early and upper 60’s later. Chance of thunderstorms and scattered showers. 14% chance of rainbows.

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Road and Mountain Biking

Plains of Abraham is open. Fifteenmile is open. 450 is open. I saw a Strava on Gunsight, so that’s open too with confirmed patches of snow. Logging has begun on Whoopdee, so the main loop is closed. Ronnoc trail will remain open, and so will the climb out. Other open trails: Post, Nestor, Columbia Hills, Hospital Hill, Dog River, Sandy Ridge, Syncline, and Falls Creek from the top. Lower Lewis River is open. Despite advice to the contrary, Red Hill Road was open to bikes on Saturday, 6/1. Proof is on The Strava. Red Hill Road is supposedly closed for logging. Ride at your own risk.

If you’re riding Underwood, please do not park at the trailhead any more as per request by SDS. Continue past the trailhead 0.5 miles or so to the new designated parking area. The cows are off Hospital Hill now!

Upcoming Events

Monday events include by-donation yoga at flow at 8:30 and Zumba Gold at the Hood River Adult Center at 9am. There’s advanced Tai Chi at the Hood River Adult Center at 1pm, and beginner/intermediate Tai Chi at 2:30 at the Adult Center. Samadhi in White Salmon has by-donation yoga at 6pm and Mid-Valley Elementary hosts Zumba at 6:30.

The windsurfing movie Girl on a Wave plays Tuesday at Andrews, the annual Pray for Wind party is Thursday at Stonehedge Gardens, and The White Salmon Riverfest and annual low-cost locals raft trip is Friday. Other weekend events – Mosier Fest, the Mt. Adams Country Bicycle Tour, an obstacle challenge at the Hood River Saddle Club, a work party on Surveyor’s Ridge, a Mountain Cleanup at Meadows, and a twilight trail run at White River.

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Have an awesome day today!