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Gorge Wind Forecast
Well, I think we learned a little bit yesterday about what will happen today. The answer to that, in terms of wind, is “absolutely nothing”. We’ll have light and variable wind this morning as Absolutely No gradient provides Absolutely Zero support for air particle motion. We may see some tiny easterlies midday and some tiny westerlies late in the day. Up to 5mph. WOW! River flow is 170kcfs, and temp is 67 degrees.
Friday sees a weak little system passing to the north of us. It’s so weak, it’s basically invisible in the GFS. It will provide enough cooling on the west side to allow the desert heat low to help the wind. We’ll start with 7-10 in the morning. The wind will build to gusty 24-27 from Stevenson to The Dalles (Swell questionable) by late morning, holding through the evening. Rufus might get 12-15, and the Roosevelt area will be hot and windless.
Saturday, miraculously, because KB4C is blessed, will be windy. We’ll start with 19-22 early. As the entire PNW heats up into the low 90’s the wind will probably back off to 14-17ish at the Event Site with 17-20 at Stevenson, Viento, and Swell. Mosier might get 12-15. Locations farther east will just be hot and glassy and ski-boat ready. Sunday currently looks like 12-15 and Monday looks like 20-25.
BONUS: Sauvie’s Thursday: 17-20. Friday: 17-20. Saturday: 10-13?. Jones Thursday: 13-16. Friday: 24-27. Saturday: 17-20. Coast (north/central/south). Thursday: 20-25/25-30/30-35, NW swell 7′ @ 7 seconds. Friday: 20-25/25-30/maybe??, NW swell 8′ @ 8 seconds. Saturday: 15-20/20-25/30+, NW 8′ @ 8.
Random Morning Thoughts
My friend Megan and I were paddling around yesterday talking about the search for meaning. Kinda. We were talking about how people can become emotionally paralyzed and stuck contemplating how to achieve a meaningful life. It’s totally possible to think and think and think and get nowhere trying to figure out what’s “meaningful”, because, and this is just my theory, meaning doesn’t lie in our thoughts. It lies in our hearts and bodies.
The implication of this is that we must ‘do something’ to find meaning. Try stuff, and emotions will surface. Move the body, and reactions will happen. They might be positive, negative, or neutral. They might cause surprise and delight. In that case, meaning might lie in that direction. Sitting around thinking might, in rare cases, help (especially if it involves visualization, because that can fire up the same neural circuits as actually ‘doing something’).
Stuck on what to do? Go try something new with a friend. Attend the first thing on the list in the newspaper’s ‘happenings’ column. Do it even if you have no interest at all, and observe your reaction. Research shows that humans are not good at predicting how they will react to an experience in advance. So just do it. May you find delight and meaning. Have an awesome day.
Mt. Hood Mountain Weather Forecast
The three day forecast contains nothing but this: free air freezing level > 14,411′. Wind: W or WSW 10-15. Wear sunscreen. Watch for slow-moving summer avalanches in the afternoon. Stay hydrated.
Gorge Weather Forecast
Thursday will be sunny and fucking hot. Temps will be in the low 60’s early (open your windows!) and low triple digits later. Light and variable wind. No rainbows, except in sprinklers. Friday looks sunny. Temps will be in the mid 60’s early and mid 90’s later. Moderate to strong westerlies. No rainbows. Saturday looks sunny. Temps will be in the upper 50’s early and low 90’s in the afternoon. Light to moderate west wind. No rainbows. Sunday looks fucking hot: 100 degrees. Light westerlies. No rainbows.
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Road and Mountain Biking
Plains of Abraham is open. It joins Gunsight to complete our slate of open mountain bike rides. Get out and get some, and take plenty of water because it’s going to be hot.
Today’s events start with meditation at 6:15 at Trinity and yoga at flow at 8. Cascade Locks marina has community sailing from 5-9. There’s a free yoga class at Samadhi at 6, Zumba at Mid-Valley Elementary at 6:30, and Tai Chi at Our savior Church in Bingen at 6;30. Tongiht’s the weekly race-pace ride from Dirty Fingers. It’s special today because they’re going swimming. Meet at the shop at 5:30 with a pool float.
Coming up tomorrow, there are sailboat races in Cascade locks – those continue through the weekend. Kiteboard for Cancer is at the Hood River Event Site all weekend, and the Gorge Outrigger race is Saturday, so watch out for big boats on the river between Stevenson and Bingen.
Click here for the full events calendar.
Have an awesome day today!