Thursday: several days of wind and lots of open trails

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 July 11, 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 clouds above buns below
Steven’s Locks 5-10 10-13 13-16 13-16
Swell-Hood River 10-13 10-13 13-16 13-16
Doug’s, Lyle, Rowena 10-13 10-13 13-16 13-16
Rufus, etc. 10-13 10-13 10-13 10-13
Roosevelt & Arlington 10-13 10-13 10-13 10-13

Gorge Wind Forecast

Offshore low pressure continues to add a case of the gusties to the wind for the next several day. That said, onshore flow continues through the weekend with intermittent sunshine and seasonable temps.

For Thursday, we have an offshore battle between California high pressure and BC low pressure. Gorge wind will be limited as a result, giving you perfect conditions for your lighter wind activities. Morning westerlies will be in the 10-13 or 7-10 range everywhere through the Gorge. Desert heating adds a little kick this afternoon, taking the wind to 13-16 from Stevenson to The Dalles. River flow is 133kcfs and temp is 66 degrees.

That offshore high pressure shifts north just enough for a stronger, steadier west wind day. Morning wind starts at 7-10 from Viento to Hood River. While that’s not all that impressive, we will see the wind climb. By 1pm or so, the wind will be in the 21-24 range from Stevenson to Hood River. It’ll fill in to Doug’s later in the afternoon.

Another offshore low approaches on Saturday. Not great, but it will bring deeper marine clouds to Portland and stronger, gustier wind to the Gorge. We should have 16-19 right off the bat from Viento to Moiser. As the clouds burn off, the wind picks up to 24-27 from Viento to Avery with 14-17 near Stevenson and Rufus. Sunday’s forecast currently looks like 21-25. Looking longer range, if nothing changes, westerlies continue through at least the middle of next week.

COAST, JONES, SAUVIE’S: Coast (north/central/south, wind N unless otherwise specified). Thursday: LTW/LTW/LTN, W swell 4′ at 11 seconds. Friday: NW5/NW5/N15-20, W 3′ @ 11. Saturday: NW5-10/NW5-10/N25-30, W 3′ @ 12. Jones Thursday: 10-13. Friday: 22-26. Saturday: 13-16. Sauvie’s Thursday: 5-8. Friday: 12-15 late. Saturday: 12-15 late.

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast: on vacation unless needed!


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Hood River Weather Forecast

High clouds stick around for most of the day. Temps will be in the mid 60’s early and near 80 later. Muggy. Moderate west wind. No rainbows. Friday looks clear at first and then high overcast. Temps will be in the low 60’s early and mid 80’s later. Muggy. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Saturday looks sunny. Temps will be near 60 early and near 80 later. Muggy. Moderate to strong westerlies. No rainbows.

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Road and Mountain Biking

There was some rain Tuesday afternoon in the higher regions of Post Canyon. It’s mixed tack and dust up there right now. The 44 Road trails and Sandy Ridge are likely good too. Other than that… All local trails are snow-free. The only unconfirmed trail I have right now is Huffman Peak. Apparently Boulder Lakes is quite overgrown. Mt. Margaret still has snow. Whoopdee is closed for logging, but Ronnoc trail and the climb out are open. Red Hill Road is supposedly closed for logging. Ride at your own risk. 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!

Upcoming Events

Community events today start with by-donation yoga at Flow at 8:30. There 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, the race-pace Post n’ Pint mountain bike ride from Dirty Fingers at 5:30. At 6, there’s paddling practice at the Hood River Event Site, yoga at Samadhi in White Salmon and Zumba at 6:30 at Mid-valley elementary. Dirty Fingers is sponsoring Families at Family Man this evening: live beats, hot dogs, popsicles, and a trials riding gorilla. #soundsfun

Friday is free swim day at the Hood River Pool. Saturday is the Gorge Outrigger Canoe Race from Stevenson to Hood River. This weekend is the annual kiteboard for Cancer fundraiser at Hood River’s Event Site. There’s a kickoff dance party at the Ruins on Friday night and the spectacular kite derby on Saturday. Meadows has an E-bike festival this weekend, if you’d like to try powered bicycles, and even though it’s mid-summer, Timberline has ski races. There’s an ice cream social at the Rockford Grange on Sunday at 4:30pm.

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Have an awesome day today!