Saturday-Sunday: light wind today and Sunday. Windy Monday. Rainy next weekend.

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The Forecast

Today’s Gorge Wind – these are ranges for the average speed, not a predicted wind range. =)
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Swell-Hood River LTV LTV LTV W5-10
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Rufus, etc. LTV LTV LTV V to 20
Roosevelt & Arlington LTV LTV LTV V to 20

Gorge Wind Forecast

Not much is happening for Saturday and Sunday, which means I might be doing a two-day forecast today and setting off on a one-day adventure tomorrow. We’ll all be back together on Monday for a round of moderately strong westerlies. Models currently hint at lighter wind on Tuesday and Wednesday, but we all know that’s too far into the future for accuracy or reliability! Let’s look at Saturday. The day starts with light and variable wind at less than 5mph all through the Gorge. A weak little low slides in from the north this afternoon. West of Hood River, the wind picks up to a mere 5-10mph out of the west. Between Swell and Rowena, the wind will likely stay calm. Models indicate northerly flow at the surface east of The Dalles this afternoon. More likely than that: a messy, gusty 5-20mph westerly situation as the atmosphere destabilizes and kicks off weak thunderstorms. High temp: just lovely for your flat-water SUP: 69F with sun in the morning and clouds later. Sunday sees high pressure build across the land. Morning wind will be calm. So will the early afternoon. In the evening, westerlies pick up to 10-13mph between Stevenson and Mosier. High temp: 73F under clear sky all day long. Better news in contained in Monday’s forecast. The day starts with 15-18 from Viento to Mosier with 10-13 at Stevenson and Rufus. Models indicate a slow and steady build; by early afternoon, you’ll find 26-30 from Viento to Rufus with 22-25 at Stevenson and Arlington. After 5pm, the wind fades a bit. High temp: 70F under high clouds in the morning and clear sky in the afternoon. Lighter, perhaps too-light wind is forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, but that’s definitely not set in stone yet. Have a great Victoria Day weekend!  

Jones, Sauvie’s, Coast

Coast forecast (north/central/south, waves). Swell forecast provided by NWS. Wind direction northerly unless otherwise noted. Saturday: NW1`0-15/N20-25/30-40, NW swell 5′ at 8 seconds. Sunday: W5-10/NW5-15/N25-30, NW 4′ @ 9. Monday: NW 15-20/N15-20/30-40, W 4′ @ 9. Jones Saturday: 15-18. Sunday: 12-15. Monday: 10-3. Sauvie’s Saturday: 11-14. Sunday: 13-16. Monday: 10-13.  

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast

On vacation until the beginning of snow sports season.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Mostly clear sky this morning adds clouds and possible thunderheads with sprinkles this afternoon. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and upper 60’s later. Light and variable wind most of the day. Light westerlies in the afternoon. 18% chance of rainbows. Sunday will be sunny all day. Temps will be in the mid 40’s early and low 70’s later. Calm wind most of the day. Light westerlies in the evening. No rainbows. Monday will be high overcast and then mostly clear. Temps will be in the low 50’s early and near 70 later. Strong westerlies. No rainbows.

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Local-ish Events

Please let me know of outdoor-related local-ish events. If you don’t tell me, I don’t know!

HRATS has a shuttle day fundraiser on May 21. Shuttles run from the bottom of Post Canyon Road to Binn’s Hill Staging Area between 9am and 1pm. Cost is $40 and supports trails. Speaking of, don’t forget to purchase your Hood River County parking permit for staging areas across the HRC lands.

Ferment’s Tuesday night 4-mile walk/run is at 6pm. At 7:15am on Wednesdays, there’s a run from the White Salmon Bakery. At 7am on Friday morning, you can get a donut and coffee for going for a run at Kickstand Coffee. The Small Boat paddlers have a group paddle on Sunday at 11am at the Event Site. The Dirty Fingers Sunday Service rides happens at 9am – this week is the last one. They are fast-paced. If you are not, bring a buddy. The ride is followed by bike race viewing and beer drinking at the shop. Post and Pint happens Thursday evenings at 5:30 when Post is not too wet to ride.  


A good portion of the Eldorado Trail (below the intersection with Riorden Hills Road (near the top, below the clearcut) is closed starting today for at least the next few days. Do not enter that area for your safety. Courtney Road (the road that goes up above Syncline) is closed until October. Do not attempt to use it to access trails. Starting now, you will need a parking pass to park at Post Canyon. This money will support trails. Hospital Hill: cows are out – no dogs allowed. Underwood: do not enter areas that are closed due to logging operations.  

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By Temira

Temira Lital is a recreation and travel weather forecaster based in Hood River, Oregon. Temira uses they/them pronouns. They're also a mental health counselor. Temira bikes, skis, windsurfs, paddles a SUP, swims in mountain lakes, and loves gardening. Most recently they've taken up SUP foiling. Temira is powered by La Croix, protein, and beets.