Thursday: Mostly sunny, mostly east windy…

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 November 8, 2018

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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 E15-20 E20-25 E15-20 E15-20
Steven’s Locks E15-20 E20-25 E15-20 E15-20
Hatchery/Wunderbar calm calm calm calm
Doug’s, Lyle, Rowena calm calm calm calm
Rufus, etc. calm calm calm calm
Roosevelt & Arlington calm calm calm calm

Gorge Wind Forecast

It seems we are starting to move into the time of year when east winds become more frequent. One sign of this is the evil Nothing clouds that blocks out the sun near Hood River but leaves the sun visible in the western reaches of the Gorge.

For Thursday, we’ll have east winds that peak at 20-25 midday before fading to 15-20 in the afternoon. Rooster to Viento, as usual. Friday starts off with pre-dawn easterlies at 30-35 near Rooster. Those disappear quickly, giving us afternoon westerlies of 21-24 from Stevenson to Avery. While those easterlies are associated with a weak weather system, offshore high pressure may offset some of the gustiness, meaning it could be a good afternoon on the river.

Moving on to the weekend… Saturday starts off with light westerlies and turns around to east wind at 15-20 from Rooster to Viento. Cold high pressure in the desert Sunday morning gives us east wind at 35-40 near Rooster, 30-35 near Stevenson, and 25-30 near Viento. Downwinder, anyone? Easterlies stick around at 30-35 on Monday morning with 20-25 Monday afternoon.

JONES, SAUVIE’S, COAST: now on vacation for the fall and winter. Will return in spring.


Random Morning Thoughts


Mt. Hood Mountain Weather Forecast

This is turning into an impressive sunny, warm and dry streak for November. Or to be more specific, a long snow-free streak for November. The next snow in the forecast is nine or ten days out, a period of time that’s not reliable for forecasting. Well, it’ll snow eventually!

For Thursday, Mt. Hood will be clear. Free air freezing level: 6000′ rising to 7500′. Wind: NE 15 becoming N5 becoming NW 10 overnight. Friday starts clear, turns cloudy in the afternoon and evening (with a few sprinkles) and turns clear overnight. Snow level 7500′ falling to 6500′ in the afternoon and 5000′ after midnight. Total precip: just a trace. Wind: NW 10 early builds to NW 30 in the afternoon and NNW 15 overnight. Saturday will be clear and sunny. FAF: 5000′ early, 2500′ in the afternoon, and 0-1000′ overnight. Wind: NNW 15 early transitions to E 20 overnight. Next precip: Tuesday. Form: rain below 6000′. Amount: .3” or so.

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Gorge Weather Forecast

It’s Thursday morning as I write this, and there’s a heck of a Nothing cloud out there. It should burn off by Thursday afternoon, leaving us with sun. Temps will be near freezing early and in the mid 50’s later. East wind. No rainbows. Friday looks clear or partly cloudy to start. Clouds move in during the afternoon with maybe a few sprinkles. Temps will be in the low 30’s early and mid 50’s later. East wind early. Moderate westerlies in the afternoon. 2% chance of rainbows. Saturday starts off with a Nothing and turns sunny. Temps will be in the upper 30’s early and mid 50’s later. Light and variable wind. No rainbows.

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Road and Mountain Biking

I’m sure there’s really wonderful dirt out there. All you have to do is get on your bike and ride it! You don’t have to rush – the weather will be mostly dry through next Tuesday. Lots of brown pow to be had! The next HRATS Post Canyon trail work party is on November 17 at 9:30 at Family Man.

Upcoming Events

There’s $5 Tai Chi at the Hood River Adult Center at 2:30 and free Tai Chi at Our Savior Church in Bingen at 6pm. By-donation yoga is at 6pm at Samadhi in White Salmon, and there’s Zumba at 6:30pm at Mid-Valley Elementary. Other fun things this week: TGR ski movie premiere at the Ruins on Thursday night and the Warren Miller movie at Skylight on Friday night. NOAA has a Weather Spotter training on Thursday night in Stevenson, and the Hood River County budget meeting is Thursday night at 6:30 at the Hood River Adult Center. Looking at next weekend, the 17th, there’s the Pray For Snow bonfire on the Spit Saturday night. Saturday is the annual HRVHS gear swap.

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Have an awesome day today!