Tuesday, 6/25. Gorge rain, wind and events.

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 June 25, 2013

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Good morning,

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Well. It’s still raining. My garden is happy. The trails are getting muddy, so the mountain bikers are happily anticipating tacky dirt. The cherry farmers, they are not happy at all. Their plight makes me want to erect a big bubble over the entire Hood River Valley. Someday, maybe, we’ll have the technological ability to create some sort of water-repelling field. But not yet, sadly. Not yet.

Wind forecast

There’s zero wind this morning, as we sit in a subtropical air mass with light pressure gradients across the Cascades. As this weather system moves through this afternoon, we’ll see the wind pick up a bit, with gusty, spotty, up-and-down 13-15 after 2pm, first in the western Gorge and then filling in all the way to Arlington, where you’ll likely find 15-18. There might be some scattered stronger bits of wind, but don’t expect much. Low pressure off the coast, weather systems moving through, subtropical air mass… this just isn’t a good recipe for Gorge Wind.

Tomorrow looks less rainy, but other than that, it’ll be nearly identical to today. Light wind and showers early give way to 15-18 at most. Thursday looks decidedly tropical, with dewpoints in the 60’s, highs in the 80’s, and muggy, muggy, muggy weather. The wind will be light, picking up to the upper teens near Hood River in the afternoon.

Today’s Gorge Wind
Your favorite beach Dawn
Stevenson light light 10-13> 13-15
Hatch (subtract a few mph for Event Site) light light 13-15 13-15
Doug’s / Rowena / Lyle light light gusty
Maryhill / Rufus / The Wall light light gusty
Arlington / Roosevelt 12-16 12-16 gusty

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Cycling news

As of yesterday, Post Canyon dirt was perfect, and Kitchen Sink was a sloppy mess, but judging by the downpour currently happening outside my window, you can kiss Post Canyon away for today. By Thursday, though, the dirt should be primo everywhere (except maybe Kitchen Sink, because my bike was more mud than bike after yesterday’s ride).

The Post n’ Pinot ride is tomorrow night at 5:30 at Dirty Fingers – all women are welcome and nobody will be dropped. On Thursday night, there’s the Post n’ Pint, theoretically also a no-drop ride, but happening at a much, much faster pace.

Other stuff

If you’re hungry between 5pm and 9pm tonight, ride your bike to Cooper Spur Inn (or you could drive there, I guess), for free bbq at the grand opening of the new bar. Also tonight, there’s outdoor music at the Ruins at Springhouse Cellars, there’s pickup touch rugby at 5:30 at the Hood River Marina, and there’s triathlon practice with the local three-sport folks at 6pm at the Event Site.

Coming up tomorrow, there are three events at 5:30: the Kayak Shed’s shop paddle at Husum, the Post and Pinot Women’s mountain bike ride at Dirty Fingers, and there’s pickup rugby at Henkle Middle School. Don’t forget Karma Yoga, by donation at Flow at 4pm, and there’s sailboat racing at 6pm at the Hood River Marina.

Also next weekend, Saturday only, it’s the Central Gorge Master Gardeners garden tour. Come check out some amazing gardens right here in the Valley. $10. Tickets available at Waucoma.

Have an awesome day today!