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|Your favorite beach||Dawn
|Iwash (Rooster) Rock||sunshine||enough||for||bun shine|
|Lyle to Doug’s||13-16||16-20||G22-25||G25-28|
|Roosevelt & Arlington||G18-23||G22-25||G25-28||G25-28|
Gorge Wind Forecast
Good morning, everyone! If you, like me, have been watching the sky this morning, you’ve noticed the cloud layer increasing. We have a weather system moving through today and another late tomorrow. Wind will accompany these, but it’s likely to be especially gusty and difficult to accurately predict. Wednesday looks not-windy. Thursday and Friday are currently up in the air – lots of uncertainty in the forecast starting Thursday and continuing through next week.
Monday starts with pressures of 30.03/29.94/29.88 for gradients of 0.09 and 0.06. That’s a good indicator for Near East, as are the low clouds well past Hood River. The catch is that this is all frontally driven, and that tends to make the wind quite gusty. This front should dissipate in the afternoon, and that may leave us with steadier conditions. Expect up-and-down 18-23 this morning from Stevenson to Mosier with 13-16 from Lyle to Doug’s. With this setup, the Rufus stretch tends to overperform, but it also tends to be very gusty. It’s starting the day at 25-28 or so. Arlington: 17-20 ish. For the morning, expect the wind to bounce around. Afternoon wind should be gusty 22-25 from Swell to Mosier with 25-28 from Lyle to Arlington and 22-25 near Threemile. Given the strong offshore high pressure, we could get lucky with stronger/steadier west wind after the front dissipates. Fingers crossed. River flow yesterday was 56-87kcfs, river temp is 69F, and high temp forecast is 71F.
Tuesday starts out a bit less active, but a system approaches in the afternoon. Early wind will be 13-16 (and chilly, 50F) from Viento to Mosier. We may see a short bump to 19-22 from Stevenson to Doug’s before the wind drops to 13-16 west of Hood River. Models then like the idea of the wind returning at 19-22 from Stevenson to Rufus in the evening as a front approaches. That said, the approaching front will likely make the wind gusty. High temp: 69F.
We’ll be under a low pressure system on Wednesday. That’ll shut down the wind. Call it light and variable. High temp: 67F with a slight chance of showers. As of this morning, it looks like we’ll have westerlies in the teens Thursday and Friday, but don’t make plans yet. That’s likely to change. Have a great day on the river today!
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Jones, Sauvie’s, Coast
Wind speed in knots. Direction Northerly unless otherwise noted for Coast. Westerly for Jones. Northerly for Sauvie Island. Sauvie Island wind sensor: sauviewind.net, but it’s done for the season! Coast: North/Central/South, waves. Wave forecast provided by NWS. Monday: 15-20/20-25+/30-35, W swell 7′ at 11 seconds building to 11 @ 15. Tuesday: LTW/NW5-10/N25-30+, W 10′ @ 13. Wednesday: 10-15/10-15/20-25, W 9′ @ 12. Jones Monday: 9-12. Tuesday: LTW. Wednesday: LTW. Sauvie Island Monday: NW 10-13. Tuesday: 10-13. Wednesday: 12-15.
Mt. Hood Snow Forecast
On vacation until fall unless something extraordinary happens.
Hood River Weather Forecast
Clouds this morning give way to a brief period of sunshine this afternoon and then increasing high clouds. Temps will be in the low 60’s early and low 70’s later. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Tuesday will be high overcast then partly cloudy. Temps start near 50 and rise to the upper 60’s. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Temps start in the upper 40’s and rise to the upper 60’s. Light and variable wind. 31% chance of rainbows.
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Regular weekly events: NK Studios in Bingen has a donation-based yoga class at 7:30am every Tuesday. Ferment’s Tuesday night 4-mile walk/run is at 6pm. There’s meditation with monks at 5:15pm (an hour) and 6:30pm (30 minutes plus a talk) at Yoga Samadhi in White Salmon. The Tri Club has their weekly workout at Mayer Park at 6pm on Tuesday. At 7:15am on Wednesdays, there’s a run from the White Salmon Bakery. Paddle folks (OC/Surfski) meet at the Hatch Thursday evenings for laps. At 7am on Friday morning, there’s a run from Pine Street Bakery. On Fridays at 2:30pm, there’s a free meditation and stretching class at Yoga Samadhi. On Saturday at 9am, there’s a by-donation outdoor group fitness on the 2rd floor deck about Ferment Brewing.
Regular bike rides (thanks to the Hood River Area Trail Stewards for collecting). Tuesday is Mountain View’s ride. Meet at 5:45pm on Post Canyon Drive where the pavement ends. Wednesday is the Evo/Kickstand all-ability, no-drop Post Canyon ride. 5:30 from the shop or join along the way. All abilities welcome. Thursday is Mountain View’s women’s ride. 5:30pm, Seven Streams Trailhead. No drop. Thursday is also the Dirty Fingers Post and Pint. 5:30 from the shop or later at Family Man. This is hardcore, race-pace. Saturday morning is the Mountain View road/gravel ride. Two hours. 12-14mph average speed. Starting May 6th, Oregon Ebikes has the women’s ride at 8:30am. Meet at Seven Streams parking lot for a 1.5 to 2 hour ride.
As of September 9th, Hospital Hill has reopened. No official word yet on Whoopdee and Underwood. All trails on the 44 Road are now open. There is a fire near Boulder Lakes, and that area is closed. Plains of Abraham is open. If you’re parking at Post Canyon, you will need a parking pass. Those can be purchased at many local shops or online.
Valuable Advice for Gardeners Inhabiting Neighboring Areas
Valuable Advice for Gardeners Inhabiting Neighboring Areas: powdery mildew is making an appearance in local gardens. It’s a real PITA. You could spray sulfur on it, but there’s a better solution. Quite a bit of research has been done on milk. Yes, milk. Spray a solution of 40% milk on your squash, cukes, melons, calendula, and other susceptible plants. Do this weekly. You can alternate with a baking soda solution:1 tablespoon of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of liquid non-detergent soap, and 1 gallon of water. Don’t forget to spray the undersides of the leaves. Also helpful: pruning plants so they get plenty of air flow. Happy gardening.
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