Sunday: gusty westerlies through Tuesday. Pattern change coming after that….

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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
Iwash (Rooster) Rock sunshine enough for bun shine
Stevenson 7-10 13-16 17-20 20-23
Viento 22-25 22-25 17-20 17-20
Swell-Hood River 22-25 22-25 17-20 17-20
Lyle to Doug’s 13-16 16-20 G22-25 G22-25
Rufus, etc. 13-16 16-20 G22-25 G22-25
Roosevelt & Arlington 13-16 16-20 G22-25 G22-25

Gorge Wind Forecast

Good morning, everyone! We’ve got three days of westerlies to shred before the weather takes a turn for the less windy (possible exception: Thursday). Let’s get on it!

Sunday kicks off with pressures of 30.05/29.95/29.90 for gradients of 0.10 and 0.05. Hmm… there are hints of Near-East in that forecast. As you can tell by the sky, we’re being impacted by an approaching frontal system. That could have a negative impact on our wind strength, consistency, and reliability today, so get on it! We’ll have 22-25 from Viento to Mosier this morning with 13-16 from Lyle to Arlington. Stevenson will take a bit to catch up. Models suggest an afternoon eastward shift in the stronger wind. Stevenson will likely hold at 20-23. Between Viento and Hood River, you’ll find 17-20. Mosier to Arlington: gusty 22-25 this afternoon. River flow yesterday was 57-83kcfs, river temp is 69F, and high temp forecast is 79F. Last chance for 80 degrees is today. Start carrying a warmer wetsuit!

Monday starts with 13-16 from Viento to Arlington in a cloudy post-frontal environment. Westerlies rise to 17-20 from Stevenson to Hood River and 23-26 from Viento to Arlington. Threemile joins late afternoon. Also joining in the afternoon: sunbreaks. High temp: 72F for Hood River. 76F for Arlington.

Another weather system approaches on Tuesday and keeps the gusty westerlies going. The day starts with 10mph or so from Viento to Swell. Mid-morning wind rises to 17-20 from Stevenson to Mosier. Afternoon: 14-17 from Stevenson to Hood River and 20-23 from Mosier to Rufus. High temp: 69F.

We sit under a low pressure system on Wednesday. Showers fall, and the wind takes a break. Think “light and variable” for that day. Thursday and Friday actually look a bit confusing at this point – the weather will be dry and a touch warmer, most likely, but let’s hold off on a wind forecast. Starting next weekend, models like the idea of a series of offshore low pressure systems. Definitely not a great setup for wind. Those same models are also leaning towards rain. No wind forecast is possible at this time, but instinct says you’re a lot more likely to be chasing brown pow on the trails than unicorns on the river. Have a great day today!  


Jones, Sauvie’s, Coast

Wind speed in knots. Direction Northerly unless otherwise noted for Coast. Westerly for Jones. Northerly for Sauvie Island. Sauvie Island wind sensor:, but it’s done for the season! Coast: North/Central/South, waves. Wave forecast provided by NWS. Sunday: NW5-10/15-20/20-25, W swell 5′ @ 8 seconds. Monday: 15-20/20-25/30ish, NW 11′ @ 15. Tuesday: LTNW/NW5-10/30-35+, NW 11′ @ 13. Jones Sunday: 11-14. Monday: 8-11. Tuesday: LTW. Sauvie Island Sunday: 9-12. Monday: 8-11. Tuesday: LTW.  

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast

On vacation until fall unless something extraordinary happens.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

High clouds stick around today. Temps will be near 60 early and near 80 later. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Monday will be high overcast in the morning and partly cloudy later. Temps start in the upper 50’s and rise to the low 70’s. Slight chance of a few raindrops or light drizzle mid-morning. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Tuesday will be mostly clear. Temps start in the upper 40’s and rise to the upper 60’s. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows.

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Local-ish Events

Please let me know of outdoor-related local-ish events. If you don’t tell me, I don’t know!

Regular weekly events: NK Studios in Bingen has a donation-based yoga class at 7:30am every Tuesday. Ferment’s Tuesday night 4-mile walk/run is at 6pm. There’s meditation with monks at 5:15pm (an hour) and 6:30pm (30 minutes plus a talk) at Yoga Samadhi in White Salmon. The Tri Club has their weekly workout at Mayer Park at 6pm on Tuesday. At 7:15am on Wednesdays, there’s a run from the White Salmon Bakery. Paddle folks (OC/Surfski) meet at the Hatch Thursday evenings for laps. At 7am on Friday morning, there’s a run from Pine Street Bakery. On Fridays at 2:30pm, there’s a free meditation and stretching class at Yoga Samadhi. On Saturday at 9am, there’s a by-donation outdoor group fitness on the 2rd floor deck about Ferment Brewing.

Regular bike rides (thanks to the Hood River Area Trail Stewards for collecting). Tuesday is Mountain View’s ride. Meet at 5:45pm on Post Canyon Drive where the pavement ends. Wednesday is the Evo/Kickstand all-ability, no-drop Post Canyon ride. 5:30 from the shop or join along the way. All abilities welcome. Thursday is Mountain View’s women’s ride. 5:30pm, Seven Streams Trailhead. No drop. Thursday is also the Dirty Fingers Post and Pint. 5:30 from the shop or later at Family Man. This is hardcore, race-pace. Saturday morning is the Mountain View road/gravel ride. Two hours. 12-14mph average speed. Starting May 6th, Oregon Ebikes has the women’s ride at 8:30am. Meet at Seven Streams parking lot for a 1.5 to 2 hour ride.  


As of September 9th, Hospital Hill has reopened. No official word yet on Whoopdee and Underwood. All trails on the 44 Road are now open. There is a fire near Boulder Lakes, and that area is closed. Plains of Abraham is open. If you’re parking at Post Canyon, you will need a parking pass. Those can be purchased at many local shops or online.  

Valuable Advice for Gardeners Inhabiting Neighboring Areas

Valuable Advice for Gardeners Inhabiting Neighboring Areas: powdery mildew is making an appearance in local gardens. It’s a real PITA. You could spray sulfur on it, but there’s a better solution. Quite a bit of research has been done on milk. Yes, milk. Spray a solution of 40% milk on your squash, cukes, melons, calendula, and other susceptible plants. Do this weekly. You can alternate with a baking soda solution:1 tablespoon of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of liquid non-detergent soap, and 1 gallon of water. Don’t forget to spray the undersides of the leaves. Also helpful: pruning plants so they get plenty of air flow. Happy gardening.  

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By Temira

Temira Lital is a recreation and travel weather forecaster based in Hood River, Oregon. Temira uses they/them pronouns. They're also a mental health counselor. Temira bikes, skis, windsurfs, paddles a SUP, swims in mountain lakes, and loves gardening. Most recently they've taken up SUP foiling. Temira is powered by La Croix, protein, and beets.