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Gorge Wind ForecastEasterlies dominate the majority of upcoming days, so if they’re your thing, you’ll be happy! For Thursday, expect 35-40 all day at Rooster and peak midday winds of 25-30 near Stevenson. Viento should max out at 15-20 or a bit less. River flow is way up: 141kcfs. Temps is down: 51 degrees.
Easterlies continue Friday,, but back off in the afternoon. They’ll start at 30-35 near Rooster, peak at 20-25 mid-morning near Stevenson, and back off to 5-10 or so in the afternoon from Rooster to Viento. Saturday starts with W 5-10 and picks up to 10-13 from Stevenson to Hood River. Models diverge on Sunday’s forecast, but come together with easterlies at 35-45 on Monday.
COAST, JONES, SAUVIE’S: Detailed forecast was on winter break, but it’s back because of coastal wind… Swell forecast by NWS. Wind: north coast/central coast/south coast. Thursday: NE5/N5-10/LTV, W swell 4′ at 11 seconds. Friday: S15-20/S15-20/LTS, W 3′ @ 9. Saturday: LTN/15-20/20-25, W 5′ @ 10.
Hood River Weather ForecastThursday will be sunny with some high clouds in the afternoon. Temps: low 30’s early and upper 50’s later. Light easterlies. No rainbows. Friday: sunshine! Temps will be in the low 30’s early and low 60’s (WARM!) later. Light easterlies. No rainbows. Saturday starts out clear and turns cloudy. Temps will be in the upper 30’s early and low 60’s (WARM!) later. Light westerlies. No rainbows. Next chance of precip: next Wednesday. Looking for a complete Columbia Gorge forecast? Looking for more humor in your weather? Obscenities? You’re looking for my TATAS: Temira’s Awesome Travel Advisory Service on Facebook.
Road and Mountain BikingFREEZE-THAW WARNING: overnight temps well below freezing will cause freezing and thawing of tacky dirt. Trail tread will be both muddy and extremely delicate in areas not under the canopy. Please don’t ride the trails if you see mud. You’ll do significant damage. Trail sensitivity will increase dramatically as overnight temps drop this week – please avoid Syncline, as it’s the most susceptible to daytime warming and resulting bike tire damage. Remember that the southern half of Whoopdee has been logged (is gone). Riding Underwood? No parking at the trailhead – you’ll need to drive ½ mile east of the trailhead and park there. Also, someone spotted a cougar there recently, so you may want to ride with a partner.
Upcoming EventsThere are several Tai Chi classes at the Hood River adult center during the day. In the evening, there’s pickleball at 5 at The Dalles Readiness Center. There’s $5 yoga at Samadhi in White Salmon at 6, Tai Chi at Our Savior church in Bingen at 6, and Zumba at 6:30 at Mid-valley elementary. At 7am on Friday, there’s the Kickstand Coffee Run, where jogging or walking 4 miles gets you a free cup of coffee and a donut. Saturday is the Klickitat marathon, 5k, and half-marathon.
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