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West winds disappeared overnight as high pressure filled in across the Cascades. The westerlies aren’t coming back until the end of the week, but we’ll have easterlies the next few days. Today starts out pretty light, but slowly builds into the 17-21 range at Stevenson and Rooster. Tomorrow looks a little stronger, with low twenties, and Thursday looks a little stronger yet, with mid to upper twenties.
If east winds aren’t your thing, head to the coast. It’s 20 knots up north to 25 knots at the central coast today, with an 8 foot swell at 9 seconds. Winds should hold on the central coast through tomorrow.
With the light winds today, it’s going to be a great day for wakeboarding, fishing, rowing, or standup paddling on the Columbia. If you’re a gal, check out the Big Winds’ ladies standup paddle club at the Hood River Event Site from 5:30 to 7:30 tonight. Demos are free, and so are lessons, so come down and join the crew.
You’re probably not heading to the Hatchery today or tomorrow, but if you are, you should know that it’s closed for repaving and will reopen on Thursday.
Also tonight is the Tuesday night triathlon at the east end of the event site. Anyone is welcome to join for a 500 yard swim, 8 mile bike ride and 2 mile run.
Boaters, the White Salmon’s at 2 ¾ feet and the Klickitat’s at 1520 cfs. If you’re a boater and want to escape the heat on Wednesday, join us for Zen and the Art of Heat Avoidance. Meet at Northwestern Lake at 11am for a day of whitewater laps on the Lower (or Middle, if that’s your thing) White Salmon, followed by a bbq at the lake. To RSVP, click the link or just email me.
That’s it for today. Whatever you do today, have an awesome day.