Saturday: breathable air!!!!

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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 5-10 5-10 10-13 10-13
Swell-Hood River 15-19 15-19 10-13 10-13
Lyle to Doug’s 5-10 5-10 G19-23 G19-23
Rufus, etc. 10-15 10-15 G19-23 G19-23
Roosevelt & Arlington 10-15 10-15 G19-23 G19-23

Gorge Wind Forecast

The air quality improved yesterday like a teen improving their ski park skills. We should be in the clear now. We’ve also entered a fall weather pattern, which means our wind is likely to be less reliable and less steady. For Saturday, expect 15-19 this morning from Viento to Swell with similar speeds east of The Dalles. Everywhere else: 5-10. Afternoon wind picks up to 19-23 from Rowena to Arlington. Chance of showers west of Mosier this afternoon. River flow is 80,500cfs, river temp is 65, and high temp forecast is 69.

Clouds stick around Sunday, but the wind does not. We’ll see light and variable wind in the morning with light westerlies (less than 10mph) in the afternoon. High temp: 75. Monday sees a trough of low pressure move over the Northwest. That sets us up for another day of light wind: light and variable in the morning, west 10-13 in the afternoon. No sign in the forecasts of a big east or west day this week, but we do have a chance at some actual, significant rain!

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.) Saturday: LTSW/LTV/N15-20, SW swell 3′ at 7 seconds. Sunday: NW5/N10-15/20-25+, W 3′ @ 10. Monday: NW5/NW10/N10, W 4′ @ 9. Jones Saturday: 7-10. Sunday: 9-12. Monday: 11-14. Sauvie’s Saturday: nope. Sunday: 8-12. Monday: 10-13.    

Hood River Weather Forecast

Mostly cloudy sky today accompanies AQI readings in the 20’s. Yay. Temps will be int eh low 60’s early and upper 60’s later. Chance of showers in the afternoon. Moderate westerlies. 2% chance of rainbows. Sunday looks mostly cloudy in the morning and partly cloudy in the afternoon. Temps will be in the low 50’s early and mid 70’s later. Light and variable wind. No rainbows. Monday looks partly cloudy. Temps will be in the low 50’s early and mid 70’s later. Light west wind. No rainbows.     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.