Monday: two dry days, and then LOTS of rain!!!

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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 clean air sandy buns
Steven’s Locks LTW 7-10 18-22 18-22
Swell-Hood River LTW 7-10 18-22 18-22
Lyle to Doug’s LTW 7-10 18-22 18-22
Rufus, etc. LTW LTW LTW LTW
Roosevelt & Arlington LTW LTW LTW LTW

Gorge Wind Forecast

This week will be marked by a major shift in the weather. Alaska-based low pressure affects the Northwest. Gusty westerlies result for a couple days followed by very wet weather Wednesday and then gusty eastern Gorge wind Thursday and Friday.

For Monday, we’ll have weak high pressure offshore. That starts the day with light and variable wind. Afternoon westerlies pick up to 19-22 from Stevenson to The Dalles. River flow is 84,000cfs and temp is 66 degrees. High temp today: 74.

Tuesday sees that offshore high in the morning, but the picture will be increasingly dominated by a Gulf of Alaska low in the afternoon. Expect westerlies at 12-15 from Viento to Arlington to start the day. IN the afternoon, the wind picks up to 14-17 from Viento to Arlington with 10-13 near Stevenson. High temp: 71. Wednesday looks dry and calm to start and drenchingly wet after noon. The best we’ll see for westerlies is a short pre-frontal spike late afternoon or early evening way out east – gusty 18-25 for a couple hours, possibly at Threemile. Not worth driving for, and likely to leave you swimming.

As of this morning, Thursday’s wind looks like gusty 21-25 east of Hood River and Friday looks like 18-22 out east, but that’s likely to change, and wind quality is likely to be diminished on Thursday by convection and rain showers.

Kiting is no longer allowed at the Marina – it has become unsafe for other user groups. Lyle is now off limits unless you can get to the sandbar without crossing the RR tracks. If you cross the tracks, you will be ticketed. Lyle: loved to death. Roosevelt: still closed due to wind damage from earlier this year. Mosier is only available to residents of 97040 (Mosier).    

Coast, Jones, Sauvie’s

Coast (north/central/south, waves. Direction north unless otherwise noted. Swell forecast from NWS.) Monday: LTW/LTW/N5-10, W swell 3′ at 9 seconds. Tuesday: SW10-15/SW10-15/S10-15, NW 5′ @ 10. Wednesday: S30/S30-40/S30-40, combined seas 13′ @ 10. Jones Monday: 13-16. Tuesday: calm. Wednesday: calm. Sauvie’s Monday: 11-14 > 5pm. Tuesday: calm. Wednesday: S10-15.    

Hood River Weather Forecast

Partly cloudy sky this morning combines with a little smoke for a decent late summer day. Temps will be near 50 early and in the mid 70’s later. Light and variable wind early. Moderate westerlies later. No rainbows. Tuesday will be mostly cloudy in the morning and then clear with maybe some high clouds late. Temps will be in the low 50’s early and low 70’s later. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Wednesday looks cloudy with heavy rain in the afternoon and evening. Temps will be in the low 50’s early and upper 60’s later. Calm wind. 1% chance of rainbows. 99.999% chance of rainbows Thursday and Friday.     Looking for a complete Columbia Gorge forecast? Looking for more humor in your weather? Obscenities? You’re looking for my TATAS: Temira’s Awesome Travel Advisory Service on Facebook.    


9/12: Hood River County lands are closed due to extreme fire danger. Mt. Hood National Forest is closed to all uses. Syncline/Coyote Wall: closed due to fire danger. Whoopdee, Hospital Hill, and Underwood are closed due to fire danger. Respect the closures. Other Post news: Eldorado has reopened, as have other trails associated with that particular timber harvest closure.    

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Local Events

Weekly events: there are sailboat races at the Hood River Marina every Wednesday evening. Dirty Fingers has a group mountain bike ride Thursday nights at 5:30pm. The small boat group has a friendly and distanced paddle on, I believe, Thursday nights. Cheno has an outdoor HIIT workout at Columbia High School in White Salmon at 6pm on Wednesday nights. That’s pretty much it for outdoor sports. There is a BLM rally every Tuesday evening at 5:30 at the Salmon Fountain in Hood River, and there’s a White Coats for BLM rally every Wednesday evening at 6pm at 12th and May.    

Current Closures (may not be complete)

Mt. Hood National Forest (all closed). Gifford Pinchot NF west of Indian Heaven and south of the 90/30 Roads. Syncline/Coyote Wall. Hood River County Land. Kreps, SDS, and other private timberlands. DNR and ODF lands. Many places in the scenic area. Completeish list here.

Have an awesome day!


By Temira

Temira Lital is a recreation and travel weather forecaster based in Hood River, Oregon. She's also a mental health counselor. Temira bikes, skis, windsurfs, paddles a SUP, swims in mountain lakes, and has a giant garden. Most recently she's taken up SUP foiling. Temira is powered by La Croix, steak, and beets.