Saturday: WINDY! Then hot.

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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 sun for the buns
Steven’s Locks 15-18 18-23 22-26 22-26
Swell-Hood River 27-31 27-31 G21-24 G21-24
Lyle to Doug’s 18-22 18-22 20-24 22-26
Rufus, etc. 13-16 18-22 20-24 22-26
Roosevelt & Arlington 13-16 18-22 18-22 22-26

Gorge Wind Forecast

Unexpectedly strong Dawn Patrol starts the day with gradients of 0.16 from Portland to The Dalles. Models suggest you should get out there as early as possible; heating in Portland will knock down the wind speed later today. Get today’s wind – there ain’t nothin’ in the forecast tomorrow. Do not panic. Westerlies return on Monday, despite temps maxing out near 100F, and stick around for a while after that.

Let’s look at Saturday, quickly, because your forecaster wants to get on the river too! The 6am gradient was 0.16 (pdx-dls) and 0.03 (dls-psc) with 1029mb offshore high pressure. Pressure drops in the desert as the day goes on, thanks to hot weather out there. Morning wind will be 25-30 from Viento to Mosier with 20-23 west of there and at Doug’s. East of the Dalles, the day starts with 13-16. Models insist that the wind will drop off midday as Portland and Hood River attempt to match temps. Let’s call it gusty 22-26 from Stevenson to The Dalles with Swell and Viento likely dropping into the 18-22 range. Get your downwinder in now! Evening: 22-26 from Stevenson to Arlington minus Swell. River flow is 170kcfs. River temp is 62F. High temp forecast is 85F.

On to Sunday. High pressure builds inland. Heat causes low pressure along the Cascade Crest. Not a good picture for wind. Expect light and variable wind early. Stevenson might catch easterlies at 10-15 midday, but they’ll fade to E 5-10 after noon. Hood River: calm. Eastern Gorge: easterlies at 5-10. High temp: 94F for Hood River.

Monday looks, well, hella hot. Temps head for 100F in Hood River in the afternoon. Despite this, westerlies are on the books thanks to an approaching shortwave in the west and a heat low east of the Cascades. Dawn Patrol wind: nothing at all. By late morning, westerlies pick up to 14-17 from Stevenson to Hood River. The wind continues to build through the evening, finally maxing out at 22-25 from Stevenson to Rufus. Stronger wind is in the forecast on Tuesday and Wednesday as are cooler temps. Have a fabulous day today!  

Coast, Jones, Sauvie’s

Coast (north/central/south, waves. Wind direction north unless otherwise noted. Swell forecast from NWS.) Saturday: 15-20+/25-30/40, W swell 4′ at 9 seconds. Sunday: 25-30/25-30/30-35, NW 6′ @ 9. Monday: NW 10-15/NW15/N15-20, NW swell 5′ @ 9 seconds. Jones Saturday: 13-16. Sun day: 10-13. Monday: 20-23. Sauvie’s Saturday: 11-14. Sunday: 15-18. Monday: 9-12.  

Mt. Hood Weather forecast

On vacation unless some wintry weather happens.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Clear sky. Temps will be in the upper 50’s early and mid 80’s later. Strong westerlies. NO rainbows. Sunday will be hot. Temps will be in the low 60’s early and mid 90’s in the afternoon. Light and variable wind. No rainbows. Monday will be sunny all day. High clouds may arrive in the evening. Thunderstorms will pop up to the south of Mt. Hood and are unlikely to affect our area. Muggy. Temps will be in the mid 60’s (yuck) early and mid to upper 90’s later. Light and variable wind early. Moderate westerlies later. No rainbows.

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Trail guesses: Whoopdee, dry; Post,, mixed; 44 Road, good. Falls Creek: good. From the website… Open trails: Eightmile, Fifteenmile, Bottle Prairie, Dog River, Superconnector, Cedar, Knebal, Cooks (to 1.5 miles above the 4410 road), 450 to the junction with 15 mile, Underhill. Upper 450: patches of snow and 10 trees down.

Maple Road in Post Canyon is closed. DO NOT drive past the closed signs. If you do so, you will jeopardize TRAIL access for the entire summer. This is the road that runs to the west, just north of the Binns/Riorden intersection. Also, the trail from the bottom of Post Canyon to Seven Streams Staging Area is now closed. It’s on private land. Respect the closure. Surveyor’s Ridge: clear of snow and trees. Other 44 Road Trails: clearing in progress. Cows are out on Hospital Hill. No parking at the corral. No dogs on the trails. No exceptions. Please respect the wishes of the landowners – they let us use their land, and in return, we respect their rules! New Whoopdee: open.  

Local Events

Mountain View Cycles women’s ride is every Thursday, bottom of Post at 5:30pm. Dirty Fingers has the Post n’ Pint on Thursday evenings at 5:30pm from the shop. They also have the women’s Post n’ Pinot Wednesday evening at 5:30pm from the shop. The Small Boat Group does paddles every Thursday evening at 6pm. Hatch laps are the latest thing they do. Coming up next weekend, we have 12 Hours of Post at Family Man on Saturday and the third race in the Epic Paddle series, location TBD, on Sunday.  

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By Temira

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