Monday: continued westerlies and a chance of tacky dirt

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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 clouds above buns below
Steven’s Locks G17-20 G17-10 G17-20 G17-10
Swell-Hood River G17-20 G17-10 G17-20 G17-10
Doug’s, Lyle, Rowena 10-13 10-13 G22-25 G22-25
Rufus, etc. 10-13 10-13 G22-25 G22-25
Roosevelt & Arlington 10-13 10-13 12-15 12-15

Gorge Wind Forecast

A wet and drizzly and cloudy morning is the result of a weak front moving across the area. Westerlies pick up as the day goes on. Weak offshore high pressure drives westerlies Wednesday through Friday, with intermittent weather systems reducing the quality of the wind. Models disagree on the weekend.

While the wind will be light-to-moderate Monday morning, it will pick up this afternoon as the front moves through. Near East beaches will benefit most, and will also be more likely to be in the sunshine. Clouds will be persistent in the western Gorge today. Despite that, gradients indicate that westerlies will stick around. Morning wind will be 17-20 in the Viento to Swell stretch with 10-13 at basically all the other launches. As this weather system moves through today, the wind will pick up to 17-20 from Stevenson to Mosier and 22-25 from Rowena to Rufus. Arlington will be in the 12-15 range. River flow is 110kcfs and temp is 68 degrees.

Deep marine clouds on Tuesday morning give way to mostly sunny sky in the afternoon. Morning wind will be 8-11 in the west and 12-15 from Rowena to Roosevelt. Afternoon westerlies struggle in the western Gorge under persistent marine air: gusty 12-15 is the call from Stevenson to Moiser. From Rowena east to Roosevelt, you’ll find gusty 23-26.

Wednesday benefits from stronger offshore high pressure, but an approaching front will complicate the picture, especially int eh afternoon. Morning wind looks like 17-20 from Stevenson to Rufus with 12-15 east of there. Afternoon wind rises to 20-23 from Stevenson to Viento, holds at 17-20 from Swell to Mosier, and rises to gusty 24-27 from Rowena to Roosevelt. Longer range, and less accurate forecast: gusty 24-28 Thursday and steadier 25-28 on Friday.

COAST, JONES, SAUVIE’S: Coast (north/central/south, wind N unless otherwise specified). Monday: LTW/LTW/LTN, W swell 2′ at 10 seconds. Tuesday: W5/NW5/N20-25, SW 2′ @ 19. Wednesday: SW5/LTW/N15-20, SW 3′ @ 18. Jones Monday: 5-8. Tuesday: 12-15. Wednesday: LTW. Sauvie’s Monday: 5-7. Tuesday: 11-14. Wednesday: 5-8.

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast: on vacation unless needed!


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Hood River Weather Forecast

Unexpected steady rainfall this morning gives way to showers this afternoon and sunbreaks. Temps will be in the upper 60’s early and mid 70’s later. MUGGY. Moderate westerlies. 57% chance of rainbows. Tuesday looks cloudy in the morning and mostly sunny in the afternoon. Temps will be in the low 60’s early and mid to upper 70’s later. Muggy. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Wednesday looks mostly cloudy. Temps will be in the upper 50s’ early and mid 70’s later. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Another chance of rain arrives on Thursday.

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Road and Mountain Biking

Looks like we may end up with some Tack Alerts today with this morning’s unexpected rain. All local trails are snow-free. The only unconfirmed trail I have right now is Huffman Peak. Apparently Boulder Lakes is quite overgrown. Mt. Margaret still has snow. Whoopdee is closed for logging, but Ronnoc trail and the climb out are open. 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 as per request by SDS. Continue past the trailhead 0.5 miles or so to the new parking area. The cows are off Hospital Hill!

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 Meditation and Metta with the Trinity Sangha at noon, 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 Gorge Downwind Champs runs all week, with base camp at the Hood River Waterfront Park. Swing by and check out all the downwind floating objects. The Race Across Oregon, a 625 mile road bike race, kicks off from The Dalles on Saturday. Meadows has the Adventure Van Expo this weekend (Sprinter Vans!!!), and Cascade Locks has sailboat races. Stevenson has the Bridge of the Gods Kitefest under-18 freestyle kiteboarding Friday and the annual Blowout Race Saturday. That schedule is wind-dependent with Sunday as a backup. There’s a by-donation meditation retreat at the Underwood Community Center on Sunday with internationally acclaimed teacher Willa Reid.

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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.