Sunday: clouds, wind, and perfect dirt!

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 September 22, 2019

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Today’s Gorge Wind – these are ranges for the average speed, not a predicted wind range. =)
Your favorite beach Dawn
Rooster Rock wet buns umbrellas funs
Steven’s Locks 10-13 10-13 G13-16 8-11
Swell-Hood River 10-13 10-13 G13-16 8-11
Doug’s, Lyle, Rowena 5-10 5-10 G18-22 G10-13
Rufus, etc. 5-10 10-13 G18-22 G18-22
Roosevelt & Arlington 5-10 10-13 G18-22 G18-22

Gorge Wind Forecast

“Active” weather continues for the next week as Autumn arrives just in time for the autumnal equinox. Along with the varied and “weathery” weather, we’ll have a series of days with moderate to gusty westerlies. For Sunday, a cold front moves in this afternoon. Westerlies will be all over the map early as gradients sit at just .02 and .03. Inconsistent 5-15 starts the day. As the front moves closer mid morning, the wind picks up to gusty 13-16 through the whole Gorge. When rain arrives in the west, the wind will drop below 10mph. East of The Dalles, the wind will rise to gusty 18-22 this afternoon. River flow is 79,400cfs and temp is 66 degrees.

Monday sees today’s front exit to the east with high pressure offshore. With all the dynamics around, the wind will still be gusty. Expect 18-22 early (and chilly!) from Viento to Moiser with 13-16 east and west of there. By late morning, the wind picks up to 23-26 from Stevenson to The Dalles with 12-15 east of The Dalles.

Another weak system moves through Monday night into Tuesday. Morning wind on Tuesday will be 12-15ish everywhere. Afternoon wind builds to 23-26 from Viento to The Dalles with 13-16 east and west of there. Predicting any farther out is complicated by a strong cold front modeled for Wednesday evening followed by showery and downright chilly weather for the weekend.

COAST, JONES, SAUVIE’S: Coast (north/central/south, wind N unless otherwise specified – swell forecast courtesy of National Weather Service). Sunday” NW15-20/NW15-20/LTN, NW swell 5′ at 12 building to W 8′ at 11 seconds. Monday: LTW/NW5-10/N25-30+, W 6′ @ 9. Tuesday: W5-10/LTNW/N25-30+, W 8′ @ 11. Jones Sunday: 10-13. Monday: LTW. Tuesday: LTW. Sauvie’s Sunday-Tuesday: nope.

Hood River Weather Forecast

Partly cloudy sky this morning gets cloudier and then gets rainy this afternoon. Temps will be int eh low 50’s early and mid 60’s later. Light west wind. 48% chance of rainbows. Monday starts with low clouds, gets sunny, and then ends with high clouds. Temps will be in the mid 40’s early and near 70 later. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Tuesday looks cloudy early and partly cloudy later with scattered raindrops. Temps will be in the low 50’s early and low 70’s later. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows.

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Road and Mountain Biking

Logging is finished on the Whoopdee trail. The southern 1/3 of the trail is gone, but you are welcome to go up there and ride and check it out. Ronnoc trail is still open and good to go, as is the climb out. Work parties coming soon. In other news… Tack alert for all trails! 130,140, Borderline, and the jump trails in the 150 area are closed for timber harvesting. Upper 8 Track is now closed due to logging. Motorized use is now permitted in Post (thanks, rain!), east side and Middle Mountain.

All other trails are open. Apparently Boulder Lakes is quite overgrown. If you’re riding Underwood, please do not park at the trailhead as per request by SDS. Continue past the trailhead 0.5 miles or so to the new parking area. The cows are off Hospital Hill, which means your dog can come along.

Upcoming Events

Events today start off with a fundraiser fun run for the Hood River Valley High School cross-country team. Meet at Kickstand Coffee at 8am dressed for a jog and with some cash to support teen sports. Yoga Samadhi has a $5 yoga class this morning at 9am, and the White Salmon Grange has the Pacific Hermitage Pah Bah and Potluck starting at 10:30.

Looking at next week, Columbia Gorge Wind and Water Association has their awards party on Friday night and the final windsports swap meet of the Season on Saturday morning at the Luhr Jensen Beach. Next Sunday is the PorchFest and bike parade on the Heights in Hood River.

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Have an awesome day today!