Strange weather forecast 10/4

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 October 4, 2009

Good morning everyone,

I slept in this morning. It’s amazing how many hours I can sleep once my alarm clock is turned off. I managed 11 last night. Yes, 11 glorious hours of uninterrupted sleep.

I woke up to strange weather on the river. It’s blowing 29 out of the east at Maryhill and John Day. That’s just bizarre. If you take a look at the radar picture at , you can see why. There’s a strong upper level low sitting in east central Oregon, and the weather is rotating counter-clockwise around it.

So, as far as what you should do today, well, I’m going to vote for mountain biking. I think the weather situation is too unpredictable to let today’s outdoor happiness hinge on windsurfing or kiting.

It’s looking like the wind will pick up again along the coast starting Tuesday, and with high pressure forecast over the region all week, we might get a few more days of wavesailing.

Stay warm today, and have a great day!

Oh, and thanks again to the people who’ve taken time to make a donation to me for this summer’s forecast. I promise I’m not taking you for granted… just working my way slowly through the thank you emails…