Tuesday. 8/6. Gorge wind, events, and really uninteresting morning thoughts.

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 August 6, 2013

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Random Thoughts you may or may not regret reading…

I must have awakened too early. I don’t have anything to say this morning. Or maybe it’s that I’m still waiting for 4 minutes to count down on my French Press timer.

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Wind forecast

Looks like we’ll see just a bit of a cooling breeze again today as hot and muggy weather sticks around. Expect up-and-down west wind to pick up to 18-22 from Stevenson to Mosier by mid-morning today, backing off as Portland heats up midday, and picking up again from Stevenson to The Dalles in the evening.

Tomorrow starts off pretty light, maybe 13-15 in the western Gorge, but as an upper low moves east in the afternoon/evening, the wind will jump to the 23-27 range, possibly even stronger for a short period.

Timing is going to be everything on this one – yesterday’s model runs said it would happen mid-afternoon. Today’s suggest it will happen closer to sunset. Either way, the low’s approach should drop temps enough in Portland, early enough, that we’ll see something more than 15-18 tomorrow afternoon. Don’t get caught with your mainsail unreefed if you’re sailboat racing tomorrow night!

Thursday sees two offshore lows bracketing one weak offshore high, giving us west wind at 15-18. Long-term models show west wind of some sort daily through the long term.

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Today’s Gorge Wind
Your favorite beach Dawn
Stevenson 5-10 10-13 18-22 18-22
Hatch (subtract a few mph for Event Site) 5-10 18-22 15-18 18-22
Doug’s / Rowena / Lyle 5-10 5-10 10-13 18-22
Maryhill / Rufus / The Wall light light light light
Arlington / Roosevelt light light light light

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Other News

If you want to get out this evening, head to the Ruins, where a $3 safety-reasons-cover gets you in the door for the gorge’s best outdoor socializing (limited to 325 socializers by the fire marshal). Tonight’s opener is Richard Tillinghast, and the main-stage band is Lost Lander. I know nothing about these bands. I do know that the Ruins party is family-friendly, and kids are free and 100% welcome. Also welcome are adults who drink.

For the sporting crowd tonight, there’s pickup touch rugby at the Hood River Marina at 5:30, and there’s the Columbia Gorge Triathlon Club’s weekly practice at Mayer State Park at 6pm.

If you’re around next weekend, it’s another busy one: There’s the Tasar World Championships in Cascade Locks on Saturday, and it’s also, it’s the Double Damned race from Cascade Locks to The Dalles. The Perseid Meteor shower kicks off for this year on Sunday night. Best viewing is to the north after midnight.

Have an awesome day today!