Thursday 10/10 & T’s Vacation

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 October 10, 2019

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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 E25-30 E25-30 E30-35 E30-35
Steven’s Locks E20-25 E20-25 E25-30 E25-30
Swell-Hood River LTE LTE LTE LTE
Doug’s, Lyle, Rowena LTE LTE LTE LTE
Rufus, etc. LTE LTE LTE LTE
Roosevelt & Arlington LTE LTE LTE LTE

Gorge Wind Forecast

Hello everyone! I’ll be on vacation after today through the 20th or so. Take care of yourselves until then, and spend as much time outside as you can! Here’s the forecast through the weekend of the 12th. I’ll see ya when I return!

For Thursday, we’ll have building easterlies. The day starts with mid 20’s at Stevenson and Rooster and upper teens near Viento. We’ll see 30-35 from Rooster to Stevenson this afternoon with 20-25 near Viento. River flow is 102kcfs and temp is 59 degrees.

Friday sees another round of easterlies as strong high pressure in the desert combines with low pressure along the coast. Easterlies starts at 40-45 near Rooster and 30-35 near Stevenson. They’ll drop a bit in the afternoon to 20-25 at Stevenson and 30-35 near Rooster. Saturday sees an approaching weather system. The wind starts easterly at 20-25 and fades to light easterly in the afternoon. Looking ahead to Sunday, models agree on a switch to westerlies. It appears the wind will max out somewhere in the 24-28 range east of The Dalles with teens near Hood River.

COAST, JONES, SAUVIE’S: Coast (north/central/south, wind N unless otherwise specified – swell forecast courtesy of National Weather Service). Thursday: 5-10/10-15/25-30, NW 3′ @ 8. Friday: LTW/LTV/LTV, NW 2′ @ 7. Saturday: LTW/LTW/LTN, SW 2′ @ 9. Jones/Sauvie’s Thursday-Saturday: nope, nada, nothing.

Hood River Weather Forecast

Clear sky sticks around all day Thursday. Temps will be in the upper 20’s to low 30’s early and mid 50’s later. East wind. No rainbows. Friday also looks sunny. Temps will be in the low 30’s early and upper 50’s later. Est wind. No rainbows. Clouds increase Saturday and light rain moves in overnight. Temps will be in the upper 30’s early and upper 50’s in the afternoon. Light easterlies. No rainbows. Next chance of heavier rain is the middle of next week. No snow, ice or freezing rain is in the forecast.

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Road and Mountain Biking

FREEZE-THAW warning. Wednesday night’s temps dipped into the 20’s and 30’s, cold enough to freeze the trails. Some may turn muddy as they thaw today. Do not ride there – the soil structure is extremely delicate after being frozen, and you will do permanent damage. Avoid areas that are not under a canopy while overnight temps are below freezing. HRATS have a trail work party meeting on Saturday the 12th at Family Man Staging Area at 9:30am.

Logging is finished on the Whoopdee trail. The southern 1/3 of the trail is gone, but you are welcome to go up there and ride and check it out. Ronnoc trail is still open and good to go, as is the climb out. 130,140, Borderline, and the jump trails in the 150 area are closed for timber harvesting. Upper 8 Track is now closed due to logging. Motorized use is now permitted in Post (thanks, rain!), east side and Middle Mountain. If you’re riding Underwood, please do not park at the trailhead as per request by SDS. Continue past the trailhead 0.5 miles or so to the new parking area. The cows are off Hospital Hill, which means your dog can come along.

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars for an HRATS work party in Post Canyon on Saturday October 12th at 9:30am at Family Man. There’s an HRATS fundraiser at Double Mountain in Portland on October 20th. Other than that, there’s not much on my calendar for the next week other than my vacation.

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Have an awesome day today!