Sunday. 9/22. Gorge (lack of) wind, Mt. Hood (incoming) snow, and events

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 September 22, 2013

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Random Morning Thoughts
I guess fall has arrived, just in time for the first day of autumn.

Wind and weather forecast

Well… it’s a fall-like weather pattern today too. We’ll see light west wind this morning, probably glassing off midday, and then picking up late in the afternoon to some sort of very gusty and unpredictable teen+ short-lived wind as a weather system hits. It will probably be quite windy overnight in the eastern Gorge, but that doesn’t really help us, as it’ll be dark.

Tomorrow starts with up-and-down westerlies at 15-18, or maybe a bit less, and they’ll continue to be-up-and-down and gusty through the whole Gorge all day. We may end up with stronger west wind on Wednesday as high pressure builds off the coast.

The snow level will be around 9000′ today, dropping to 6500′ overnight. Then the snow level stays at 6500′ all day tomorrow and drops to 6000′ on Tuesday. You can see proof of the snow level by looking at the Meadows webcams. That’s what I did.

Today’s Gorge Wind
Your favorite beach Dawn
Steven’s Locks light light 5-10 rainy
Hatch (subtract a few mph for Event Site) light 5-10 15-18 rainy
Doug’s / Rowena / Lyle light 5-10 15-18 rainy
Maryhill / Rufus / The Wall light 5-10 15-18 15-18
Arlington / Roosevelt light 5-10 15-18 15-18

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Stuff happening

All that said, this morning shouldn’t be too wet and there are a few events going on. The Ride With Love, a fundraiser for ALS research, is happening this morning on the Twin Tunnels Trail, leaving from the Hood River side. There’s a ride to Mosier and one out to Rowena Crest. Registration is open until 10am at the west end of the Twin Tunnels Trail.

Also today, it’s the Gorge kids triathlon at Hood River’s Waterfront Park. Registration opens at 8:30am, and the race is open for kids from Kindergarten through 5th grade.

Today at Sandy Ridge, NWTA has a shuttle day fundraiser. All the rides you want for $30 for non-members and $10 for members. And later this afternoon, the rugby folks have a pickup game – join them at 3pm at the Mosier School.

Have an awesome day today!