Sunday: get ready for rain!

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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 clean air sandy buns
Steven’s Locks 5-10 5-10 5-10 5-10
Swell-Hood River 8-12 8-12 8-12 8-12
Lyle to Doug’s LTW LTW LTW LTW
Rufus, etc. LTW LTW LTW LTW
Roosevelt & Arlington LTW LTW LTW LTW

Gorge Wind Forecast

It’s another fine late summer morning here in the Gorge, and the fisherfolk are out there chasing the fall run. Yesterday: 5634 made it past Bonneville. If Bonneville dam weren’t there, all the fish would have made it through! Wind over the next few days is nothing to document via go-pro. Light westerlies today. Teens to low twenties the next two days. After that: impressive rainfall thanks to a beast of a low in the Gulf of Alaska with nothing but gusty frontally-driven westerlies through the end of the week.

Sunday: light west wind early at 8-12 from Viento to Swell with less than 10mph elsewhere. Afternoon: light west wind at 8-12 from Stevenson to Hood River. Light and variable wind to the east. River flow is 71,600cfs and temp is 65 degrees. Monday: light and variable early. 15-18 from Stevenson to The Dalles in the afternoon. High temp: 75. Tuesday: 10-13 in the morning all through the Gorge. Afternoon: 10-13 in the west. Gusty 18-22 from The Dalles to Rufus with 13-16 near Arlington. After Tuesday, it’s on-and-off rain all through the week with periods of gusty 20-26 east of The Dalles.

Kiting is no longer allowed at the Marina – it has become unsafe for other user groups. Lyle is now off limits unless you can get to the sandbar without crossing the RR tracks. If you cross the tracks, you will be ticketed. Lyle: loved to death. Roosevelt: still closed due to wind damage from earlier this year. Mosier is only available to residents of 97040 (Mosier).    

Coast, Jones, Sauvie’s

Coast (north/central/south, waves. Direction north unless otherwise noted. Swell forecast from NWS.) Sunday: NW5-10/NW10/N20-25, W swell 3′ @ 10 seconds. Monday: LTV/LTV/N10, NW 4′ @ 9. Tuesday: S10-15/SW10/S10-15, NW 6′ @ 11. Jones Sunday: 8-11. Monday: 13-16. Tuesday: Calm. Sauvie’s Sunday: calm. Monday: 11-14. Tuesday: Calm.    

Hood River Weather Forecast

Clear sky t his morning stays clear with the addition of a bit of smoke from (guessing) the Big Hollow Fire. Temps will be in the low 50’s early and mid 70’s later. Light west wind. No rainbows. Monday looks clear in the morning and partly cloudy later. Temps will be in the low 50’s early and mid 70’s in the afternoon. Light wind early. Moderate later. No rainbows. Tuesday looks partly cloudy all day. Temps will be in the low 50’s early and low 70’s later. Light to moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Expect rain starting Wednesday afternoon.     Looking for a complete Columbia Gorge forecast? Looking for more humor in your weather? Obscenities? You’re looking for my TATAS: Temira’s Awesome Travel Advisory Service on Facebook.    


9/12: Hood River County lands are closed due to extreme fire danger. Mt. Hood National Forest is closed to all uses. Syncline/Coyote Wall: closed due to fire danger. Whoopdee, Hospital Hill, and Underwood are closed due to fire danger. Respect the closures. Other Post news: Eldorado has reopened, as have other trails associated with that particular timber harvest closure.    

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Local Events

Weekly events: there are sailboat races at the Hood River Marina every Wednesday evening. Dirty Fingers has a group mountain bike ride Thursday nights at 5:30pm. The small boat group has a friendly and distanced paddle on, I believe, Thursday nights. Cheno has an outdoor HIIT workout at Columbia High School in White Salmon at 6pm on Wednesday nights. That’s pretty much it for outdoor sports. There is a BLM rally every Tuesday evening at 5:30 at the Salmon Fountain in Hood River, and there’s a White Coats for BLM rally every Wednesday evening at 6pm at 12th and May.    

Current Closures (may not be complete)

Mt. Hood National Forest (all closed). Gifford Pinchot NF west of Indian Heaven and south of the 90/30 Roads. Syncline/Coyote Wall. Hood River County Land. Kreps, SDS, and other private timberlands. DNR and ODF lands. Many places in the scenic area. Completeish list here.

Have an awesome day!


By Temira

Temira Lital is a recreation and travel weather forecaster based in Hood River, Oregon. She's also a mental health counselor. Temira bikes, skis, windsurfs, paddles a SUP, swims in mountain lakes, and has a giant garden. Most recently she's taken up SUP foiling. Temira is powered by La Croix, steak, and beets.