Thursday: moderate easterlies for three days.

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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 LTE E20-25 E15 E15
Steven’s Locks E5-10 E20-25 E15 E10-15
Viento E20-25 E20-25 E15 E10
Swell-Hood River LTE LTE calm calm
Lyle to Doug’s LTE LTE calm calm
Rufus, etc. LTE LTE calm calm
Roosevelt & Arlington LTE LTE calm calm

Gorge Wind Forecast

Easterlies stick around for the next few days. They will probably be just strong enough for foil sports or the bigger kites and sails. In yesterday’s forecast, we were eyeing Sunday as potentially bringing some westerlies. That possibility is gone from today’s forecast, but we can still hold out hope as there’s variety in the ensembles. Maybe the forecast will change again? There’s a shot at westerlies on Monday, but only 60% of the ensemble members have wind. The rest are decidedly not-windy.

Thursday starts with pressures of 30.12-30.16-30.17 for light offshore gradients. Viento dawn patrol starts at 20ish mph easterlies. The wind fills in at 20-25mph from Rooster to Viento for a few hours midday. In the afternoon, the wind drops to 15mph at Rooster, 10-15mph near Stevenson, and 10mph at Viento. River flow readings are 56-62kcfs, river temp is 66F, and high temp forecast is 82F.

Friday starts with 10-15 near Rooster and 15-20 from Stevenson to Viento. That wind drops after 1pm or so and lands near 10mph. High temp: 83F. Saturday looks nearly identical to Friday. We’ll hold off on a for-sure forecast for Sunday and Monday as models and ensembles show a fair bit of spread in possible outcomes. Have a great end to the week!  


Jones, Sauvie’s, Coast

Coast forecast (north/central/south, waves). Swell forecast provided by NWS. Wind direction northerly unless otherwise noted. Thursday: 15-20/10-15/15-20, W swell 3′ at 12 seconds. Friday: 10-15/10-15/20-25+, W 4′ @ 13. Saturday: 15-20+/15/20-25+, W 4′ @ 13. Jones Thursday: 8-11. Friday: 8-11. Saturday: LTV. Sauvie’s Thursday-Saturday: 8-11.  

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – On vacation until next fall


Hood River Weather Forecast

Clear sky today stays that way. Temps will be in the low 50’s early and low 80’s later. Light easterlies. No rainbows. Friday will be partly high cloudy. Temps start in the low 50’s and rise to the low 80’s. Light easterlies. No rainbows. Saturday looks exactly the same as Friday.

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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! Regular weekly events: Ferment’s Tuesday night 4-mile walk/run is at 6pm. The Columbia Gorge Tri Club has a weekly workout at Mayer Park in Rowena at 6pm Tuesdays. At 7:15am on Wednesdays, there’s a run from the White Salmon Bakery. At 7am on Friday morning, there’s a run from Pine Street Bakery. The Small Boat paddlers have a group paddle at 6pm on Thursday at the Hatchery. Post and Pint and Post n’ Pinot are done for the season due to darkness. There’s a free Zumba class at 6pm in the parking lot of One Community Health in The Dalles on Wednesday. Providence is sponsoring a walking program called Healthy Strides. Meets Weds at May Street 5:30pm, through Nov 16. All ages welcome, and there’s swag!  


It’s dusty out there… Hood River County has reopened motorized use for trails in the NW Area (Post, Kingsley, Binn’s Hill). Other HRC trails are still closed. These trails are closed to all uses, and some might not have signage saying they are closed: Hospital Hill, Underwood, Whoopdee, and any lands Owned or Managed by American Forest Management, Broughton Lumber Company, DGS Timber, Green Diamond, Kreps Ranch, Kreps Family LLC, Lupine Forest, Manulife Forest Management, Twin Creeks Timber, and Western Pacific Timber, LLC in Klickitat, Skamania, Stevens, Yakima, Hood River and Wasco counties.

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. If you’re riding Post Canyon, you will need a parking pass. Those can be purchased at many local shops or online.  

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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.