Saturday: sunshine, westerlies, and brown pow!

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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 cloudy day shaded buns
Steven’s Locks 5-10 10-14 15-18 18-21
Swell-Hood River 13-16 17-21 21-24 21-24
Lyle to Doug’s 13-16 17-21 21-24 21-24
Rufus, etc. 15-18 20-23 15-28 10-13
Roosevelt & Arlington 15-18 20-23 15-28 10-13

Gorge Wind Forecast

Offshore high pressure sticks around for several more days. That keeps the westerlies going. Gradients this sunny Saturday morning are starting at .12 and .06, signaling that you might want to stick around the western Gorge. We’ll see 15-19 in the eastern Gorge to start the day with anything from 5-25 in the western Gorge early. Things level out late morning – expect 22-25 from Stevenson to Avery through the afternoon with eastern Gorge wind falling to 10-13. River flow is 65,500cfs, temp is 61, and high temp forecast today is 62.

Sunday morning looks dry, but light rain moves into the western Gorge late morning and stays into the night. Westerlies start at 11-14 in the west and light and variable east of Mosier. Afternoon: gusty, rainy 10-15 in the west and gusty 19-23 from The Dalles eastward. High temp: 59.

Monday has a marine layer all day in Hood River. Morning wind will be 21-24 near Viento and Mosier, despite the clouds, with 13-16 near Rowena. Afternoon: gusty, spotty 19-23 west of Rowena. 24-28 from Rowena to Arlington.  

Coast, Jones, Sauvie’s

Coast (north/central/south, waves. Direction north unless otherwise noted. Swell forecast from NWS.) Saturday: 5-10/20-25/25-30, NW swell 6′ at 9 seconds. Sunday: W10/W5-10/N20-25+, W 5′ @ 9. Monday: NW5-10/LTN/N30-40, W 5′ @ 8. Jones Saturday: 11-14. Sunday: LTW. Monday: LTW. Sauvie’s Saturday-Monday: light and variable.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Mostly clear sky this morning turns high overcast this afternoon. Temps will be in the upper 50’s early and low 60’s later. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Sunday will be cloudy all day with light rain after 11am. Temps will be in the upper 40’s early and upper 50’s later. Light westerlies. 89% chance of rainbows. Monday starts with low clouds and stays mostly low cloudy. Temps will be in the upper 40’s early and low 60’s later. Moderate westerlies. 5% chance of 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.  


10/15: Motorized us is open on ALL Hood River County Land now. Kreps lands have reopened per their FB page. Hood River County lands have reopened. 0.8” rain fell on Saturday, 10/10 in Hood River. Mt. Hood National Forest: some areas have reopened. Expect many downed trees. Check their website for details. Syncline/Coyote Wall: reopened. SDS and BLC lands: open. Snow fell on trails above 5000′ on Saturday night, but that should be washed away by Tuesday afternoon.  

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Local Events

Weekly events: The Kainos Coffee run happens in The Dalles every Tuesday morning at 6am. 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 Griffin House in Hood River at 6pm on Wednesday nights. It appears there is also some sort of sailboat regatta every Friday night. 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.   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.