Sunday: Swap meet today at Lot 1. Widespread westerlies for your enjoyment!

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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 overcast sky buns go bye bye!
Steven’s Locks 5-10 10-13 13-16 13-16
Swell-Hood River 20-23 20-23 23-26? 23-26?
Lyle to Doug’s 10-13 14-17 20-23 23-26
Rufus, etc. 20-23 20-23 23-26 23-26
Roosevelt & Arlington 20-23 20-23 23-26 23-26

Gorge Wind Forecast

It’s swap meet morning in Hood River, and we’re starting the day under cloudy sky. Despite this, today’s probably going to be the strongest wind day out of the next three. Upper level low pressure systems descend upon the NE Pacific this week. There will still be wind, but you can expect it to be gusty, unreliable, and not particularly strong. And that might be okay with you depending on which sport you do!

Sunday starts out with a deep marine layer coupled with higher-level clouds due to atmospheric instability. Models suggest that a low-level inversion will remain in place all day; that’s important because, like yesterday, that should help keep the wind of higher quality than the clouds suggest. Early gradients were 0.12 (pdx-dls) and 0.08 (dls-psc) with westerlies generally in upper teens to low 20’s. Give it a few hours for best results. By midday, westerlies level out at 23-26 from Hood River to Avery. Swell is going to be right on the edge. It might climb into the higher wind zone, and it might be 19-23. Viento should hold in the 23-26 range, and Stevenson will climb to 11-14. Midday at Rufus looks like 20-23, and Arlington 11-14. In the evening, Arlington joins: 23-26 from Hood River to Arlington with 12-15 west of Hood River. Swell and the Hatchery: questionable. River flow is 264-280kcfs, river temp is 63F, and high temp forecast is 71F.

Low pressure off Vancouver Island and the California coast couples with very weak high pressure off the Oregon coast on Monday morning. Not ideal. The day starts with 7-10 all through the Gorge, gets lighter midday, and picks up to 10-13 from Stevenson to The Dalles in the afternoon. East of The Dalles: lighter. High temp: 77F.

Another upper low approaches on Tuesday. Again – not ideal. Associated atmospheric dynamics drive gusty afternoon westerlies. The day starts light and variable. By late morning or early afternoon, you’ll find gusty 13-16 from Stevenson to The Dalles. Later: maybe gusty 17-20 from Hood River to Rufus with 13-16 to the west of Hood River and light wind to the east of Rufus. Moderate westerlies, perhaps in the low 20’s, are currently forecast for the middle part of next week along with muggy weather. It will definitely feel good to get in the river no matter how strong/light the wind performs. Enjoy!  

Jones, Sauvie’s, Coast

Coast forecast (north/central/south, waves). Swell forecast provided by NWS. Wind direction northerly unless otherwise noted. Sunday: LTW/LTNW/LTN, SW swell 2′ at 15 seconds. Monday: NW5-10/N10-15/LTNE, W 2′ @ 9. Tuesday: LTNW/LTWNW/LTV, W 4′ @ 9. Jones Sunday: LTW. Monday: 7-10. Tuesday: 5-8. Sauvie’s Sunday: LTV. Monday: LTN. Tuesday: LTV.  

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – Back on vacation until next fall


Hood River Weather Forecast

Clouds this morning give way to clear sky this afternoon. Temps will be in the upper 50’s early and low 70’s later. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Monday will be intermittently cloudy ending the day clear. Temps will be in the low 50’s early and upper 70’s later. Light westerlies. No rainbows. Tuesday looks clear and then high overcast. Temps will be in the mid 50’s early and near 80 later. Light to moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Muggy.

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Local-ish Events

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Coming up this weekend, it’s the CGW2 swap meet at Lot 1 on Sunday.

Ferment’s Tuesday night 4-mile walk/run is at 6pm. At 7:15am on Wednesdays, there’s a run from the White Salmon Bakery. At 7am on Friday morning, you can get a donut and coffee for going for a run at Kickstand Coffee. The Small Boat paddlers have a group paddle at 6pm on Thursday at the Hatchery. Post and Pint happens Thursday evenings at 5:30 when Post is not too wet to ride. The women’s Post-and-Pinot ride is Wednesday evening at 5:30.  


Lots of perfect dirt out there right now! Falls Creek sis open. All the 44 Road trails are open with a couple of caveats: Lookout Mountain and Cooks Meadow still have some blowdown and a few patches of snow. Plains of Abraham is open, but Ape Canyon trail has received no maintenance this year. It is rideable. Also, the road connecting Plains of Abraham to Smith Creek closes at noon Monday-Friday and will not be open to bikers during that time. Courtney Road (the road that goes up above Syncline) is closed until October. Do not attempt to use it to access trails. Starting now, you will need a parking pass to park at Post Canyon. This money will support trails. Hospital Hill: cows are out – no dogs allowed. Underwood: do not enter areas that are closed due to logging operations.  

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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.