Monday: it don’t get more summery than this!

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 August 12, 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 sunny bunnies tanning buns
Steven’s Locks LTW LTW 5-8 10-13?
Swell-Hood River LTW LTW 5-8 10-13?
Doug’s, Lyle, Rowena LTW LTW LTW LTW
Rufus, etc. LTW LTW LTW LTW
Roosevelt & Arlington LTW LTW LTW LTW

Gorge Wind Forecast

Today’s A The next couple of mornings will give the light wind enthusiasts a chance to do whatever activities work best when the trees aren’t swaying. Stronger westerlies return starting Wednesday, although there’s a lack of agreement in the models about exactly how strong the wind will get.

For Monday, not much will happen. Very light gradients start the day – just 0.03 pdx-dls and 0.01 dls-psc. Models disagree on the wind strength this afternoon, but high pressure across the western half of the Northwest indicates “not that much” will be an apt description. The day starts with westerlies at 5-10 or less. Will it build enough for foiling this afternoon? Tough call… the GFS likes 5-8 and the Euro likes 15-18. I think 10-13 is pushing it, and only from Stevenson to Hood River, maybe to Moiser. River flow is 109kcfs and temp is 70 degrees.

Tuesday starts with light and variable wind. Not much happens in the morning… perhaps a slow build to 7-10 from Stevenson to Hood River. After 2pm, the wind picks up to 14-17 from Stevenson to Moiser.

A deeper marine push on Wednesday gives the desert a jump on daytime heating. Morning westerlies start at 15-18 from Viento to Moiser with 5-10 other locations. Afternoon wind looks like 24-27 from Stevenson to The Dalles with 15-18 at Rufus and light wind farther east. The extended forecast indicates the westerlies will climb into the mid to upper 20’s from Thursday through Saturday.

COAST, JONES, SAUVIE’S: Coast (north/central/south, wind N unless otherwise specified). Monday: NW5/N10-15/N10-15, SW swell 2′ @ 15 seconds. Tuesday: NW5-10/NW5-10/N20-25, SW 2′ @ 17. Wednesday: 10-15/15-20/30-35, SW 2′ @ 17. Jones Monday: 10-13. Tuesday: 24-27. Wednesday: 16-19. Sauvie’s Monday: 7-10 late. Tuesday: 12-15. Wednesday: 10-13.

Hood River Weather Forecast

Clear sky this morning stays that way. Temps will be in the mid 50’s early and low 80’s later. Zero to light wind. No rainbows. Tuesday looks sunny. Temps will be in the upper 50’s early and upper 80’s later. Moderate west wind late in the day. No rainbows. Wednesday looks sunny. Temps will be near 60 early and in the low 80’s in the afternoon. Moderate to strong westerlies. No rainbows.

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Road and Mountain Biking

Industrial Fire Level is now Level III. Moto is no longer allowed on trails or unimproved roads, including in Post Canyon. Kreps land and SDS lands will close within the next couple of weeks due to fire danger – date is not yet set. Riorden Hill Road is closed between the end of the pavement and Family Man. Family Man is also closed, as is access to it, meaning you will need to choose other routes to Upper Post. Red Hill Road is theoretically closed to cars due to logging. Folks have ridden it on bikes on the weekend, but ride at your own risk. Chip sealing will happen on Highway 30 between Mosier and Rowena Crest August 12-14.

All local trails are open – I received confirmation of Huffman Peak too. Apparently Boulder Lakes is quite overgrown. 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, which means your dog can come along.

Upcoming Events

Today’s events include the continuation of the Bigfoot 200 mile ultramarthon near Mt. St. Helens. The Perseids meteor shower peak was this morning and also tomorrow morning, best between midnight and dawn in the northeast sky. There is an Airrush kite launch party tonight at 2nd Wind Sports in Hood River. Other fun things today – open sailing with the Gorge Junior Sailing Team at the Hood River Marina from 6 to 7, $5 yoga at Samadhi in White Salmon at 6, and Zumba at MidValley Elementary at 6:30.

This weekend’s the (full) St. Helens Festival of Trails. It’s also Pacific Crest Trail Days in Cascade Locks. The Bridge of the Gods Kitefest Blowout is going to try again this weekend, and Troutdale has the Oregon Bigfoot Festival on Saturday. Also Saturday, there’s a free Silent Disco at Hood River’s waterfront Park at 3.

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Have an awesome day today!