Monday: rain, westerlies, and then some freezing!

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 October 7, 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 clear sky scattered buns
Steven’s Locks LTW 10-13 G20-23 G11-14
Swell-Hood River LTW 10-13 G20-23 G11-14
Doug’s, Lyle, Rowena LTW 10-13 G20-23 G11-14
Rufus, etc. LTV 10-13 G25-28 G25-28
Roosevelt & Arlington LTV 10-13 G25-28 G25-28

Gorge Wind Forecast

A couple of weather systems early this week give us a couple days of gusty westerlies. High pressure builds in the desert for the rest of the week. East wind and colder weather result. For Monday, expect light and variable wind in the morning. As a cold front approaches today, westerlies pick up. By noon, we should have gusty 20-23 from Stevenson to Mosier. As clouds and rain move in this afternoon, the wind drops to 11-14 in the west and picks up to gusty 25-28 east of the Dalles, as far east as Arlington. River flow is 74,300cfs and temp is 60 degrees.

Tuesday starts with the aftereffects of the Monday weather system and sees a bump in the afternoon due to another incoming weather system. Morning wind will be light westerlies in the west and gusty 21-24 from Moiser to Arlington. Afternoon wind picks up to 10-13 in the west and gusty 24-27 from Rowena to Arlington.

Wednesday starts light and variable and quite chilly. Easterlies build to 15-20 during the day. Stronger easterlies, in the 30-40 range near Rooster and Stevenson, stick around for Thursday and Friday.

COAST, JONES, SAUVIE’S: Coast (north/central/south, wind N unless otherwise specified – swell forecast courtesy of National Weather Service). Monday: SW15-20/LTW/N25-30, W swell 4′ at 10 seconds. Tuesday: 20-25/20-25/25-30, NW 8′ @ 7. Wednesday: 10-15/15-20/30-40, NW 8′ @ 9. Jones Monday: no. Tuesday: 10=-13. Wednesday: no. Sauvie’s Monday: no. Tuesday: NW 14-17. Wednesday; nope.

Hood River Weather Forecast

Clear sky this morning turns cloudy this afternoon and then rain moves in this evening. Temps will be near 40 early and in the upper 60’s later. Light wind early, moderate westerlies later. No rainbows. Tuesday looks cloudy and dry in the morning and cloudy and rainy in the afternoon. Snow level 4000′ falling to 2500′. Moderate west wind. 99% chance of rainbows. Wednesday looks clear. Frost or a freeze is likely in the morning. Temps will be in the mid 30’s early and mid 50’s later. Thursday looks clear, cold and dry. A freeze is near-certain for all Gorge locations with a hard freeze in the usual cold spots.

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Road and Mountain Biking

HRATS have a trail work party meeting on Saturday the 12th at Family Man Staging Area at 9:30am. There’s brown pow out there everywhere, so go get it. Logging is finished on the Whoopdee trail. The southern 1/3 of the trail is gone, but you are welcome to go up there and ride and check it out. Ronnoc trail is still open and good to go, as is the climb out.

130,140, Borderline, and the jump trails in the 150 area are closed for timber harvesting. Upper 8 Track is now closed due to logging. Motorized use is now permitted in Post (thanks, rain!), east side and Middle Mountain. 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

Monday events include 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 $5 yoga at 6pm and Mid-Valley Elementary hosts Zumba at 6:30. There is a Post Canyon fundraiser hosted by the HRATS at Double Mountain on Wednesday evening at 6pm.

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