Sunday: great day to smoke your garden vegetables!

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The Forecast


Gorge Wind Forecast

Westerlies are in the forecast for today, but the strength is up in the air. No pun intended. Normally we’re relying on a desert heat low to help our westerlies. While the models suggest that will develop today, that seems unlikely given the smoke. So we’ll underplay it. The next two days bring light and variable wind, also not helpful for smoke. It appears that the next day of strong westerlies will be Thursday, when a frontal system gives the push we need to clear out some of this smoke.

For Sunday, it’ll once again be too smoky to be on the water. Expect light and variable wind early. Afternoon westerlies pick up to 21-24 from Stevenson to The Dalles with 13-16 east of there. River flow is 97,800cfs and temp is 66 degrees. High temp today: 73.

The forecast for Monday is light westerlies at 5-10mph all day long. High temp: 75?. Tuesday’s forecast: light and variable switching to light easterly. Wednesday: light and variable becoming west 9-12. Thursday: stronger westerlies in the afternoon, thank the stars!

The Port of Hood River is offering up the Event Site, Lot 1, and the Marina parking for wildfire evacuees. I’m not sure how many people are taking advantage of that, but perhaps you can take them food and n95 masks. 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’st

Coast (north/central/south, waves. Swell forecast provided by NWS.) Sunday: LTS/LTV/LTV, SW swell 1′ at 16 seconds. Monday: LTSE/S10-15/S10-12, SW 2′ @ 15. Tuesday: LTS/LTS/S5-10, SW 5′ @ 9. Jones Sunday-Tuesday: LTV. Sauvie’s Sunday-Tuesday: LTV.    

Hood River Weather Forecast

Dense smoke sticks around all day, perhaps getting a little better in the evening. Temps will be in the upper 40’s early and low 70’s later. Light wind early. Moderate westerlies later. No rainbows. Monday will be smoky with clouds in the afternoon. Temps will be in the mid 50’s early and mid 70’s later. Light westerlies. No rainbows. Tuesday will be both smoky and cloudy. A little rain (less than .1”) may fall in Hood River in the morning. Temps will be in the upper 50’s in the morning and mid 70’s later. Light and variable wind turns light easterly. No rainbows.     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.