Saturday: gorgeous weather + easterlies

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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 W5-10 LTV E10-15 E10-15
Steven’s Locks W5-10 LTV E10-15 E10-15
Swell-Hood River 5-10 5-10 LTV LTE
Lyle to Doug’s 5-10 5-10 LTV LTE
Rufus, etc. 5-10 5-10 LTV LTE
Roosevelt & Arlington 5-10 5-10 LTV LTE

Gorge Wind Forecast

It’s definitely looking like easterly season out there as a heat low settles over the west side of the state and radiational cooling leads to cool nights on the east side. For today, Sunday, it’s fishing weather. The morning brings westerlies at 1-10mph everywhere through the Gorge. The wind goes calm from Hood River eastward in the afternoon and picks up to E 10-15 from Rooster to Viento. River flow is 76,300cfs, temp is 65, fish count yesterday was around 2000, and today’s high temp will be 73 or so.

Monday brings stronger easterlies. The day starts with 35-40 near Rooster, 25-30 near Stevenson, and 20-25 near Viento. Expect the wind to drop about 10mph at all those locations after 1pm. Easterlies pick up to 10-15 east of Hood River in the afternoon with 5-10 in Hood River. High temp: 79.

Tuesday starts with east wind at 30-35 near Rooster, 20-25 near Stevenson, and 15-20 near Viento. Afternoon wind drops to 15-20 near Rooster and 10-15 other locations. Easterlies build to 5-10 east of Hood River in the afternoon. Worth noting for Tuesday: excellent morning surfing conditions on the coast. Lighter easterlies continue on Wednesday and Thursday.

Kiting is allowed again at the Marina. Event Site Launch-and-Land starts October 5th. 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.) Sunday: 15-20/25-30/30-40, W swell 7′ at 10 seconds. Monday: NNE20/NNE20/NNE5-10, W 5′ @ 10. Tuesday: LTE becoming LTW/LTE becoming LTW/LTE becoming S10-15, W 9′ @ 13. Jones Sunday-Tuesday: no westerlies. Sauvie’s Sunday: 10-13. Monday-Tuesday: LTV.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Mostly clear sky this morning stays that way. Temps will be in the mid 50’s ealry and low 70’s later. Light easterlies. No rainbows. Monday will be sunny. Temps will be in the mid 40’s early and upper 70’s later. Light to moderate easterlies. No rainbows. Tuesday also looks sunny. 40’s in the morning. Low 80’s later. Light to moderate easterlies. 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.  


9/27: Hood River County lands have reopened. 0.5” rain fell on Friday, 9/25 in Hood River. Mt. Hood National Forest: some areas have reopened. Expect many downed trees. Check their website for details. Syncline/Coyote Wall: reopened. Whoopdee, Hospital Hill, and Underwood are closed due to fire danger. Respect the closures. Try out some gravel riding instead!  

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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. 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.