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The Forecast

Today’s Gorge Wind – these are ranges for the average speed, not a predicted wind range. =)
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Rooster Rock read the forecast discussion
Steven’s Locks read the forecast discussion
Viento read the forecast discussion
Swell-Hood River read the forecast discussion
Lyle to Doug’s read the forecast discussion
Rufus, etc. read the forecast discussion
Roosevelt & Arlington read the forecast discussion

Gorge Wind Forecast

Gusty westerlies continue for the next couple of days. Monday’s probably not worth chasing, but Tuesday presents a better chance for steadier wind. Wednesday’s your shot at a no-wind day, a chance to do whatever you do when the wind shuts down. There’s a hint in the models that offshore high pressure will build Thursday afternoon and give us a decent day of westerlies. Given the dynamic nature of the current weather pattern, that’s not guaranteed, but it’s certainly worth watching!

Let’s look at Monday. We have a front swinging through. The main feature of this will be rain. We’ll see gusty westerlies at 5-10 between Viento and The Dalles today. While areas west of Viento (Rooster to Stevenson) are starting at 15-20, they’ll drop off to 5-10 as well. East of Avery we’ll see a period of gusty 13-16 between sunrise and early afternoon with perhaps another bump in the evening. River flow is 69,200cfs, river temp is 65F, and high temp forecast is 58F.

Things steady out a little bit on Tuesday after a front swings through, but atmospheric instability could throw some showers into the mix. The day starts with W 7-10 from Stevenson to The Dalles with 12-15 to the east. Expect the wind to hold near 10mph in the west. Head east to the Rowena region, and you’ll find 14-17mph in the afternoon. East of there, gusty 20-23 is the afternoon forecast, barring any complicating showers or thundershowers. High temp: 58F.

Wednesday’s forecast is light and variable all day long with a high temp of 65F. Thursday’s a long ways out to be forecasting, but here’s what the GFS says: light and variable early building to 24-28 east of Mosier in the afternoon. Have a great week!  

Coast, Jones, Coast

Coast (north/central/south, waves. Wind direction north unless otherwise noted. Swell forecast from NWS.) Monday: SW15-20/SW15-20/LTV, W swell 8′ at 12 seconds becoming 14′ @ 14. Tuesday: LTW/LTW/LTV, W 15′ @ 13. Wednesday: S25-30/SW10-20/V to 10, W 8′ @ 11. Jones Monday-Wednesday: light. Sauvie’s Monday: variable to 15. Tuesday: variable to 5. Wednesday: S 10.  

Mt. Hood Weather forecast

On vacation unless some wintry weather happens.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Cloudy weather this morning adds rain during the day and another round of heavier rain in the afternoon. Showers fall in the evening. Slight chance of thunder. Temps will hover near 60F today and perhaps fall a degree or two. Light westerlies. 99% chance of rainbows. Snow level 10,000′ falling to 5000′. Tuesday looks intermittently rainy. Temps will be in the upper 40’s early and upper 50’s later. Light to moderate westerlies. 99% chance of rainbows. Snow level 5000′ to 5500′. Wednesday looks partly cloudy. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and mid 60’s later. Light and variable wind. No rainbows.

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Cycling

SDS and Kreps lands have reopened. Washington DNR land is also open now. All other trails are open at this time. Motorized use is still not allowed in areas where it was closed due to fire season. In other news… thanks to last week’s rain, the dirt is nearly perfect in most places. More rain is coming, so get ready for more brown pow!  

Local Events

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.