Monday: westerlies of some sort all week long. =)

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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 OPEN! naked buns rejoice!
Steven’s Locks 5-10 5-10 12-15 12-15
Swell-Hood River 10-13 5-10 5-10 12-15
Doug’s, Lyle, Rowena 5-10 5-10 5-10 5-10
Rufus, etc. LTV LTV LTV LTV
Roosevelt & Arlington LTV LTV LTV LTV

Gorge Wind Forecast

Westerlies of some sort continue every day through next weekend. You’ll want to keep your wind gear and sunscreen handy. Monday’s wind won’t be anything to write home about, but it should be just enough late in the day for some of you to get on the water. Morning westerlies max out at 10-13 from Viento to Swell. Nothing more happens anywhere else; you’ll probably find some areas of pure glass to the east as the metro area heats up. Afternoon wind gets a nudge to 12-15 from Stevenson to Mosier. River flow is 171kcfs and temp is 64 degrees.

Tuesday starts with 1013 from Stevenson to Swell with 5-8 to The Dalles and calm wind east of there. Strong offshore high pressure gives some help in the afternoon. Expect 18-21 from Stevenson to Hood River with 12-15 from Lyle to The Dalles.

We repeat the morning scenario on Wednesday with 14-17 from Stevenson to Swell. A trough approaching the coast late in the day helps the wind pick up a notch or two. We’ll have 22-25 from Stevenson to The Dalles with 13-16 from Avery to Rufus. The current forecast for Thursday is 25-28. Friday and Saturday look windier.    

Coast, Jones, Sauvie’st

Coast (north/central/south – swell forecast provided by NWS. Wind northerly except as noted). Monday: 15-20/20-25/35-40, NW swell 4′ at 8 seconds. Tuesday: 15-20/25-30/35-40, NW 3′ @ 9. Wednesday: 15-20/25-30/35+, NW 6′. Jones Monday: 13-16. Tuesday: 21-24. Wednesday: 23-26. Sauvie’s Monday: 12-15. Tuesday: 15-18. Wednesday: 15-18.    

Open/Closed Launch Site List – Porta-potties only.

Skamania County – Phase 2, recreate with 5 or less people outside household
Stevenson East Point, Bob’s Beach, Boat ramp: all open
Home Valley: Open
Swell City: Open
Spring Creek Hatchery: Open
Klickitat County – Phase 2
Wunderbar: high water
Bingen Point: Open
Lyle: you have to cross private property to access
Doug’s Beach: Open
Avery: Open
Maryhill: Open for day use only..
The Wall: Open.
Roosevelt: Still CLOSED due to windstorm damage. (6/26)

Oregon: Phase one for Hood River. Phase two for Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam counties.
Rooster Rock: Open
Viento: Open
The Hook: Open
Waterfront Park: Open
Event Site: Open
The Spit: Open
The Marina: Open
Boat ramp: open
Mosier: Only open for residents of 97040. Gate closed.
Rowena: Open
Celilo: Open
Rufus: Open
Arlington: Open
Threemile: Open

Mt. Hood Weather Forecast

Mt. Hood Meadows is now allowing uphill travel within the permit area. However, you will need to park outside their parking lots. Timberline is open for lift-serve skiing with exemplary guidelines for protecting guests and staff from the transmission of novel coronavirus. Please read their guidelines and rules here. Well done, T-Line! The Mt. Hood weather forecast will be on vacation unless something interesting happens in the weather up there. Some of you will be tempted to go out backcountry skiing. Please don’t – accidents do happen, and you may put others at risk. Timberline is allowing uphill access outside the permit area on the climbers’ trail ONLY.    

Hood River Weather Forecast

Coast (north/central/south – swell forecast provided by NWS. Wind northerly except as noted). Monday: 15-20/20-25/35-40, NW swell 4′ at 8 seconds. Tuesday: 15-20/25-30/35-40, NW 3′ @ 9. Wednesday: 15-20/25-30/35+, NW 6′. Jones Monday: 13-16. Tuesday: 21-24. Wednesday: 23-26. Sauvie’s Monday: 12-15. Tuesday: 15-18. Wednesday: 15-18.     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.    


Eldorado in Post Canyon has reopened. The new Whoopdee trail is being constructed. Contact HRATS if you would like to be part of some small and socially distanced work parties. Syncline/Coyote Wall: Open. Mt. Hood National Forest: Open for day use. Everything from Gunsight Ridge down is open. Kreps/SDS: open. Sandy Ridge: Open. Nestor Peak: open. Falls Creek: open. Columbia Hills State Park: open. Syncline: open. Skamania County trails outside the scenic area: open. Ape Canyon: Open!    

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Local Events

Not so many events are happening due to this pandemic. On Monday evenings, Cheno will be teaching free (or by donation) outdoor workouts at Hood River Valley High School. There are sailboat races on Wednesday evenings. Dirty Fingers has the weekly Post N’ Pint ride on Thursday evenings and Sunday Service gravel rides. If you want to do trail work, contact HRATS; they are doing small, socially distanced work parties on the new Whoopdee trail.     Click here for the full events calendar.    

Statement on Racial Justice

Black Lives Matter. I say that with no reservations and no caveats, and I stand with Black, indigenous, and other people of color against structural racism, against mass incarceration, against police violence, against unequal treatment, against outright racism, and against any other sorts of targeted behaviors or systems. In June, I donated 10% of the income from this forecast to the National Black Justice Coalition. I encourage you to find a cause and contribute too. Don’t have financial resources? Speak up!

I pledge to speak out against racism, and I pledge to be a humble ally who is willing to look at the ways that I benefit personally from racist structures in this society. I will continue to speak up and help wake up others, and I will listen quietly when people of color need me to.

I ask that all of you also reflect on the ways you benefit from racist societal structures. I recommend reading “White Fragility” and “How to be an Anti-Racist”. Don’t have much time? Read “Unpacking the Knapsack of White Privilege”. Watch the movie “13th”. When others confront you about your racism, take a deep breath, listen quietly, and attempt to quell your natural defensiveness. We have been raised in a society founded on slavery and racism. These values (and yes, some people hold them as values) remain entrenched in our society in subtle and not-so subtle ways. I challenge you to learn to see them so that you can learn to undo them. We can’t undo the damage that’s been done, and we don’t have the right to ask for forgiveness, but we can work to create a more equitable world going forward.    

Have an awesome day!


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.