Monday: easterlies, westerlies, easterlies, westerlies

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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 calm sunny with buns
Steven’s Locks W10-13 W5-10 calm calm
Viento W10-13 W5-10 calm calm
Swell-Hood River W10-13 W5-10 calm calm
Lyle to Doug’s W10-13 W5-10 calm calm
Rufus, etc. W10-13 W5-10 calm calm
Roosevelt & Arlington W10-13 W5-10 calm calm

Gorge Wind Forecast

Westerlies and easterlies alternate this week, a sure sign that meteorological early fall (or is it “late summer”?) has arrived to the Northwest. We’ll start with light westerlies on Monday morning, perhaps 10-13 or so through the whole Gorge. It won’t be long before the wind goes calm, or nearly so. That’s the story for Monday. River flow is 73,400cfs, river temp is 67F, and high temp forecast for Hood River is 72F.

Tuesday’s an easterly day. A heat low on the west side with cooler temps and higher pressure on the east side turns the flow around. By mid-morning, easterlies rise to 15-20 at Viento, 25 at Stevenson, and 25-30 at Rooster Rock. Enjoy through early afternoon. Around 1:30 or 2pm, the wind falls to 10-15 at Viento and 15-20 from Rooster to Stevenson. High temp: 77F.

Westerlies return briefly on Wednesday as a weak system approaches. You’ll wake to light and variable conditions. By midday, westerlies rise to 12-15 from Stevenson to Hood River with 8-11 in the eastern Gorge. Thanks to support from that approaching system, the wind rises to gusty 20-24 from Viento to Rufus late afternoon with gusty 18-21 at Stevenson and 10-13 in the far eastern Gorge. High temp: 74F.

The extended forecast has easterlies Thursday and Friday and westerlies Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy!  

Coast, Jones, Coast

Coast (north/central/south, waves. Wind direction north unless otherwise noted. Swell forecast from NWS.) Monday: 10-15/15-20/30-35+, W swell 8′ at 11 seconds. Tuesday: 10/10/S10-15, NW 5′ @ 11. Wednesday: 10-15/10-15/25-30, W 7′ @ 13. Jones Monday/Tuesday: LTV. Wednesday: 16-19. Sauvie’s Monday/Tuesday: LTV. Wednesday: 10-13.  

Mt. Hood Weather forecast

On vacation unless some wintry weather happens.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Partly cloudy sky Monday morning gives way to sunshine this afternoon. Temps will be in the mid 50’s early and low 70’s later. Light westerlies to start. Calm wind later. No rainbows. Tuesday will be sunny all day. Temps will be in the mid 40’s early and upper 70’s later. Light to moderate easterlies. No rainbows. Wednesday will be sunny and then high overcast. Temps will be in the low 50’s early and mid 70’s in the afternoon. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows.

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Dirt Surfer bridge has been replaced and the trail is open again! As for the trails closed due to fire season, people are naturally wondering when trails will reopen. It’s usually not the first rain that does it – fire season needs to be over, not just dampened. Wait for clear direction from landowners!

SDS (Whoopdee, Underwood), BLC, HFM, DGS, and Kreps Land (Hospital Hill) are now closed until the end of fire season. It is also vital that people respect this closure to maintain positive relationships between the landowners and trail users. DNR land in Eastern Washington (Buck Creek / Nestor Peak) is all closed to recreation due to fire danger. Columbia Hills is now closed to fire danger.

Open trails: Post, Falls Creek, Lewis River, Sandy Ridge, Gorge 400, Plains of Abraham / Ape Canyon. 44 Road: Eightmile, Fifteenmile, Bottle Prairie, Dog River, Superconnector, Cedar, Knebal, Cooks Meadows, 450 to the top, Gunsight, Underhill. Siouxon has reopened, but it is burned and heartbreaking according to trip reports.  

Local Events

IFPL 3 restrictions west of Highway 35 went into effect on 7/16. No more motorized use in Post Canyon trails. Mountain View Cycles women’s ride is every Thursday, bottom of Post at 5:30pm. They have an all-genders ride at 6pm on Wednesday, end of the pavement on Post Canyon Road. Their shop road ride leaves at 9am on Saturday for a 2 hour ride. Dirty Fingers has the Post n’ Pint on Thursday evenings at 5:30pm from the shop. They also have the women’s Post n’ Pinot Wednesday evening at 5:30pm from the shop. Oregon E-Bikes has ladies’ rides at 7:30am Sunday and Monday. The Small Boat Group does paddles every Thursday evening at 6pm at the Hatchery.

Other weekly events. Normally on Tuesday night there’s meditation with the Pacific Hermitage Monks at 5:15 (1 hour) and 6:30 (30 minutes followed by a talk) at Yoga Samadhi in White Salmon. In-person meditation is on “pause” due to the recent Covid surge. It will happen on the Pacific Hermitage YouTube page at 6:30. Triathlon practice with the Tri Club is Tuesday at 6pm at West Mayer State Park. Sailboat races happen Wednesday night from the Hood River Marina. There are also lesser races on Friday nights. Cheno’s workout is every Saturday at 10am at the Ferment Lawn in Hood River ($10). Families in the Park starts August 5th at Jackson Park and runs for several weeks on Thursday evening.  

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By Temira

Temira Lital is a recreation and travel weather forecaster based in Hood River, Oregon. Temira uses they/he pronouns. They're also a mental health counselor. Temira bikes, skis, windsurfs, paddles a SUP, swims in mountain lakes, and has a giant garden. Most recently they've taken up SUP foiling. Temira is powered by La Croix, protein, and beets.