Saturday: KB4C and Movies in the Park (The Empire Strikes Back)

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 July 14, 2018

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Today’s Gorge Wind – these are ranges for the average speed, not a predicted wind range. =)
Your favorite beach Dawn
Rooster Rock tan those buns darker
Steven’s Locks 10-13 10-13 14-17 14-17
Hatchery/Wunderbar 14-17 10-13? 12-14 14-17
Doug’s, Lyle, Rowena 10-13 5-8 5-8 5-8
Rufus, etc. LTV LTV LTV LTV
Roosevelt & Arlington LTV LTV LTV LTV

Gorge Wind Forecast

It’s a light wind morning out there, with just enough of a breeze to make foil-things move, and more of a breeze in the Viento to Swell stretch of the river. Models are still, even at this late hour, disagreeing on the amount of wind we’ll see today. Given the morning setup – .07 pdx-dls, 4 degree cross-Cascade predicted temp differential, heat low in the desert – I’m going to lean on the Euro and gut instinct and give us 14-17 near Viento and Swell and 11-14 near Stevenson, Hood River, and Mosier all day long. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a bit of a mid-day lull followed by an afternoon bump to 14-17 from Stevenson to Hood River. Lyle to The Dalles gets 5-8, and anywhere east of there will remain hot and calm.

The heat low settles over the metro area on Sunday morning. A low approaches from the southwest in the afternoon, possibly cooling Portland a (unnoticeable) bit. This translates to calm wind in the morning, light easterlies midday, and W 8-12 from Stevenson to Hood River late afternoon or early evening.

That low swings inland on Monday for stronger onshore flow with very hot temps. We’ll have 12-15 from Stevenson to Swell to start the day. The wind will build to 23-26 from Stevenson to Hood River with 15-18 from Bingen to Doug’s and light wind out east. Wednesday’s currently looking like 26-30.

BONUS: Jones Saturday: 13-16. Sunday: 15-18. Monday: 24-27. Sauvie’s Saturday: 11-14. Sunday: 11-14. Monday: 7-11. Coast (north/central/south). Saturday: 5-10/15-20/25-30, NW swell 7′ at 9 seconds. Sunday: 10-15/5-10/20-25, NW 5′ @ 8. Monday: NW 10/10-15/25-30, NW 6′ @ 8.


Random Morning Thoughts

Given how late it’s getting, I’ll skip this today!

Mt. Hood Mountain Weather Forecast

The three day forecast contains nothing but this: free air freezing level > 14,411′. Wind: W or WSW 10-15. Wear sunscreen. Watch for slow-moving summer avalanches in the afternoon. Stay hydrated. There’s a slight chance of thunderstorms on Sunday afternoon.

Gorge Weather Forecast

Clear sky. Temps in the mid 60’s early and mid 90’s later. Light west wind. No rainbows. Sunday: Clear. High clouds late. Slight chance of thunder, especially around Mt. Hood. Low 60’s early. Upper 90’s to low 100’s late. Light west wind. 1% chance of rainbows. Monday looks sunny. Temps in the mid 60’s early and upper 90’s later. Moderate west wind. No rainbows.

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White Sprinter Van of the Week

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Road and Mountain Biking

Plains of Abraham is open. It joins Gunsight to complete our slate of open mountain bike rides. Get out and get some, and take plenty of water because it’s going to be hot.

Upcoming Events

Today’s big events include Kiteboard for Cancer at the Hood River Event Site all day long. If you’d like to help out, you can drop off healthy or unhealthy snacks for the athletes. The Gorge Outrigger Canoe race runs today from Stevenson to Bingen, so yield the right of way to the racers and help them out. Cascade locks is hosting sailboat races today and tomorrow.

If you want to beat the heat today, Yoga Samadhi is hosting a free half-day meditation retreat from 1 to 5. Movies in the Park at Jackson Park tonight starts at 9:30 or so with The Empire Strikes Back. Th ere’s a trail run in Post Canyon at 8 this morning and a group road bike ride from Mountain View Cycles starting at 9am.

Click here for the full events calendar.

Have an awesome day today!