Sunday: plenty of rain… wind… not so much…

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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 LTV E15 E15 LTV
Stevenson LTV E15 E15 LTV
Swell-Hood River LTV LTV LTV LTV
Lyle to Doug’s LTV LTV LTV LTV
Rufus, etc. LTV LTV LTV LTV
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Gorge Wind Forecast

Unseasonably active weather over the next few days sets us up for unseasonably unreliable wind. Temps will be on the cool side, and intermittent rain will fall. Sunday starts with pressures of 29.96/29.98/29.96 for gradients of E 0.02 and W 0.02. Not much there. Light and variable wind early gives way to easterlies at 15mph from Iwash (Rooster) Rock to Cascade Locks for a couple hours late morning. The wind turns light and variable again in the afternoon as the rain starts falling. River flow yesterday was 55-93kcfs, river temp is 67F, and high temp forecast is 63F.

A giant offshore low starts to shift northward on Monday. As a parting gift, it sends a frontal system this way. This might result in some afternoon westerlies way out east for a few hours, but they’ll be very gusty and unreliable. The day starts with easterlies at 10-15 near Iwash (Rooster) Rock. That wind spreads to Cascade Locks for a little while. By noon, the easterlies die off and westerlies rise to gusty 20-23 east of Rufus for just a few hours. By mid-afternoon, the wind is likely to fade away. High temp: 65F with intermittent showers west of The Dalles.

Tuesday starts calm and showery. The far western Gorge, Iwash to Multnomah Falls or so, sees westerlies at 15-20mph. East of Avery, and as far east as Threemile, afternoon wind rises to gusty 20-23. High temp: 64F. Models are a bit more hopeful about Wednesday in the eastern Gorge… some members of the ensembles hint at mid-20’s. That said, the forecast keeps changing. Model spread increases late next week. An accurate forecast isn’t possible that far out. Fingers crossed we’ll get a few big eastern Gorge days at some point… until then… start the off-season training program!  


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-Tuesday: strong southerlies. Sunday waves: combined seas 5′ at 10 seconds. Monday: combined seas 14 @ 14. Tuesday: combined seas 17 @ 15. Jones Sunday & Monday: E 15-20. Tuesday: LTW. Sauvie Island Sunday: SW 15-20. Monday: S 15-20. Tuesday: S 11-14.  

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast

On vacation until fall unless something extraordinary happens.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Clouds this morning add drizzle this afternoon. Temps will be in the upper 40’s early and low 60’s later. Light and variable wind. No rainbows. Monday will be showery. Temps start in the low 50’s and rise to the mid 60’s. Light and variable wind. 94% chance of rainbows. Tuesday will be showery. Temps start in the upper 40’s and rise to the mid 6’s. Calm wind. 95% chance of 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!

The Post Canyon AirJam is September 30th at Extended Play.

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.