Saturday. 10/19. Gorge wind. Events. Dirt.

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 October 19, 2013

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Random Morning Thoughts

Wow. It sure is dark at 7am. No wonder I’ve been sleeping in.

Wind guessings, prognosticatings and musings

Today starts off with light east wind as a .04 east gradient drives some air molecules through the Gorge. By early afternoon, the wind will switch around, so plan your road bike rides accordingly. And your SUPing. And your fishing.

Anyway, by early afternoon, we should see westerlies at 13-15 near Hood River, and those westerlies will continue to increase into the evening, topping out at 21-24 or so before dark. If we get really lucky, we might see a period of 23-27 before dark, but that seems unlikely with the cool temps this morning.

Tomorrow starts off with light west wind, becoming easterly at 15-18 by late morning. Monday brings east wind at 13-15.

Out on the coast, the wind doesn’t look strong – northerlies at 5-10 – but the swell looks spectacular: W 3@13 today, W 4@12 tomorrow, and W 6@19 (!!!) on Monday.

Today’s Gorge Wind
Your favorite beach Dawn
Steven’s Locks E 10-15 light w 10-15 W 15-18
Hatch (subtract a few mph for Event Site) light light 13-15 21-24+
Doug’s / Rowena / Lyle light light 13-15 21-24+
Maryhill / Rufus / The Wall light light light light
Arlington / Roosevelt light light light light

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Plain old weather

Looks like the weather will stay the same through next week. No complaints here.

Mountain biking

Not only is the dirt perfect, but the leaves are changing colors. It’s truly beautiful out in the woods. It’s beautiful out on the road too – I road through Odell yesterday and the Hood River Valley is spectacular this time of year.

Events n’ stuff – Please email with upcoming events related to the outdoors

This weekend is Harvest Fest at Hood River’s Event Site. It’s also the Gorge fruit n’ craft fair at the Odell fairgrounds. Coming up this afternoon, the Spokes Club has a work party on the White Salmon bike park from 2pm-5pm.

Have an awesome day today!