Saturday. 8/17. Gorge wind, events, and chanterelles.

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 August 17, 2013

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I woke up this morning to rain. Blessed rain. Being a weather dork, I looked at the radar image. Bizarre – just one very thin band of weak thunderstorms, probably right on the frontal boundary, running SW-NE across the Cascades, with Hood River directly in line. Hopefully Post Canyon and Kitchen Sink are under that rain line, because the riding is going to be amazing with another .05” (we already have .05”). You know what else is under that band of rain? My garden! No dragging the hose today!

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I did not see any chanterelles while I was riding my bike yesterday, but I know where you can find some: Celilo restaurant has 50lbs in the fridge. I bet you can order chanterelles for dinner tonight.

Wind forecast guess paragraphs

Yesterday morning’s weather surprise really made my day. Rain. In August. Pure awesome in my world. Today, though, we’re back to partly cloudy sky with sunshine, as an offshore low pressure system continues affecting our weather.

There are some low clouds in Portland this morning, and we did have .06/.05 gradient at 8am (yes, I slept in. way in.). Still, we’ll just have west wind in the 10-15 range this morning. Expect the wind to build slowly today, strongest from Steven’s Locks to Mosier. As a weather system approaches this afternoon, the wind will pick up to 23-26, likely strongest at Steven’s Locks, Mosier, the Event Site and the Doug’s stretch of the river, with gustier conditions likely at the Hatch and less wind further east of The Dalles.

Tomorrow sees the offshore low continuing to influence our weather. Expect 15-18 all morning, picking up to 17-21 in the afternoon, maybe a bit more, as Pacific high pressure slowly moves into position.

Monday looks like another slow start, but a combination of positive factors send the wind into the 23-26 range in the afternoon. On the coast Monday and Tuesday, expect 20-25+ with a 5′ swell at 10 seconds.

Today’s Gorge Wind
Your favorite beach Dawn
Stevenson 5-10 15-18 20-23 23-26
Hatch (subtract a few mph for Event Site) 13-15 13-15 15-18 gusty 19-22
Doug’s / Rowena / Lyle 10-13 10-13 15-18 23-26
Maryhill / Rufus / The Wall 10-13 10-13 15-18 15-18
Arlington / Roosevelt 10-13 10-13 15-18 15-18

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Sports, activities, and other stuff

In Cascade Locks today, the Tasar World Championships have their final day of racing, starting at 11 if you want to watch. If you want to see a movie tonight, head to Movies in the Park at Jackson Park in Hood River for the film “Dolphin Tale” starting around dusk.

At Hood River’s Waterfront Park today and tomorrow, it’s the Naish Paddle Challenge. There are pro an amateur races going on, with some of the best paddlers in the world in town. If you’re not a racer, there are also free standup paddle demos from 10-4 on Saturday and 10-2 on Sunday, with free lessons, along with live music and food and drinks.

Finally, good luck to everyone doing the Skamania County Fair 5k race today, and don’t forget that tomorrow’s your chance to try out Rugby, happening at the Mosier school at 3pm.

Have an awesome day today!