Sunday: last nukin’ day for a while. Get it!

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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 cloudy sky buns sigh
Steven’s Locks 21-24 21-24 21-24 21-24
Swell-Hood River 15-18 19-22 21-24 21-24
Doug’s, Lyle, Rowena 15-18 20-24 28-32 28-32
Rufus, etc. 24-28 24-28 28-32 28-32
Roosevelt & Arlington 15-18 20-24 28-32 28-32

Gorge Wind Forecast

We’ll have one last big day today if you believe the gradients and the models. Starting tomorrow, low pressure sets up along the Oregon coast for at least a week, knocking the wind speeds down quite a bit and reducing the wind quality. Sad news for the high wind lovers, so let’s focus on today first!

Deep clouds in the western Gorge will get a bit of reinforcing as a weak system moves through the area. That system will also result in the wind being on the up-and-down side of steady today. Even so, with gradients at .11 and .09 to start the day, it’ll be a windy one. With clouds all the way past The Dalles, the Maryhill Stretch will be the morning winner: 24-28 to start the day. Stevenson and Viento tend to benefit from a cold front, and are at 20-24 this morning. Other locations have 15-18. Mosier, as usual, is probably the Dawn Patrol spot… guessing 24-28 there. As the desert warms up, the wind will pick up to 28-32 from Rowena to Threemile. Stevenson to Mosier will likely hover in the 21-24 range this afternoon. River flow is 154kcfs and temp is 62 degrees.

Low pressure sets up along the Oregon coast on Monday sending a deep marine push all the way to Hood River. Wind starts at 10-13 from Stevenson to Mosier with 5-10 east of there. Afternoon westerlies pick up to guaty 18-22 from Stevenson to The Dalles with 5-10 out east.

Tuesday’s setup looks similar, except the area of offshore low pressure grows in size. Gorge wind starts at 5-8 out of the west. Afternoon wind: 21-24 from Mosier to Avery with 10-13 in the western Gorge and 7-10 east of Avery. Wednesday’s forecast is currently 21-24.

COAST, JONES, SAUVIE’S: Coast (north/central/south, wind N unless otherwise specified). Sunday: LTNW/5-10/30-35, NW swell 5′ at 7 seconds. Monday: NW5/NW5/20-25, NW 4′ @ 9. Tuesday: W5/W5/N5, NW 3′ @ 8. Jones Sunday: LTW. Monday: 7-10. Tuesday: gusty 16-19. Sauvie’s Sunday: 7-10. Monday: 7-10. Tuesday: 5-8.

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast: on vacation unless needed!


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Hood River Weather Forecast

Cloudy morning sky will probably stay at least partly cloudy today. Temps will be in the upper 50’s eatly and upper 60’s later. Moderate westerlies. 2% chance of rainbows. Monday starts out mostly cloudy and ends up clear with scattered high clouds. Temps will be in the low 50’s early and low 70’s later. Light to moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Tuesday looks mostly clear to start and partly to mostly cloudy in the afternoon due to convection. Temps will be in the mid 50’s early and low 70’s later. Light to moderate westerlies. 1% chance of rainbows.

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Road and Mountain Biking

Plains of Abraham is open. Fifteenmile is open. 450 is open. I saw a Strava on Gunsight, so that’s open too with confirmed patches of snow. Logging has begun on Whoopdee, so the main loop is closed. Ronnoc trail will remain open, and so will the climb out. Other open trails: Post, Nestor, Columbia Hills, Hospital Hill, Dog River, Sandy Ridge, Syncline, and Falls Creek from the top. Lower Lewis River is open. Despite advice to the contrary, Red Hill Road was open to bikes on Saturday, 6/1. Proof is on The Strava. Red Hill Road is supposedly closed for logging. Ride at your own risk.

If you’re riding Underwood, please do not park at the trailhead any more as per request by SDS. Continue past the trailhead 0.5 miles or so to the new designated parking area. The cows are off Hospital Hill now!

Upcoming Events

Today’s events start with by-donation yoga at 9 at Samadhi in White Salmon. There are free art classes for kids from 1 to 3 at Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River – you’ll need to sign up in advance. At 9;30 today, there’s an all-day work party on the Ape Canyon trail on Mt. St. Helens – Plains of Abraham is open too, and if you’ve never been there, you really should – it’s spectacular.

Next Friday and Saturday is the White Salmon Riverfest with the annual low-cost community raft trip. Give Wet Planet Whitewater a call for details. The Windsurfing Movie Girl on a Wave plays Tuesday at the Skylight Theater. The annual Pray for Wind party, benefiting youth windsports programs, is Thursday evening at Stonehedge Gardens.

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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.