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Gorge Wind Forecast
A very active weather pattern for this time of year will set up several days of moderate to strong, but shorlived, wind from both the east and west. While models are predicting strong west wind for both Thursday and Friday, rain and instability in the far eastern parts of Oregon could possibly decrease wind quality.
For Tuesday, we have a weather system moving through the Gorge during the day. That’ll give us some rain through early afternoon followed by an increase in the eastern Gorge wind. River flow this morning is 271kcfs and temp is 55 degrees. We’ll see westerlies at 14-17 this morning from approximately Viento to Mosier with 10-13 in other locations. As rain moves in from the west, we’ll see the wind drop to 10-13 from Stevenson to The Dalles. East of there, westerlies climb to gusty 25-29 from Avery to Arlington from 11ish to 3ish. After that, the wind drops. Given the setup, the direction is likely to be “wrong” for the Maryhill stretch of the river, but check it out and see for yourself!
Another weather system crawls in from the south on Wednesday. Offshore low pressure in the morning starts the day with easterlies at 20-25 near Rooster and Stevenson. As the low transitions onshore into No-Cal int eh afternoon, the wind turns around to W 10-13.
That low moves farther into California on Wednesday as high pressure takes up brief residence off the Oregon coast. Morning wind looks calm. That doesn’t last; afternoon westerlies look like gusty 28-32 from Rowena to Arlington late in the afternoon. Moisture wrapping around the previously mentioned low will likely fall as moderate to heavy rain east of John Day Dam, causing detrimental impacts on the wind. A somewhat similar situation on Friday gives us a current forecast of gusty west wind at 28-32.
JONES, SAUVIE’S, COAST: Jones Tuesday: 5-10. Wednesday: nada. Thursday: 12-15. Sauvie’s: Nope, nope, nope. Coast (north/central/south). Tuesday: S20/S10/LTS, SW swell 4′ at 16 seconds. Nice surf! Wednesday: SW5/SW10/W5, W 4′ @ 10 and S 3 ‘ @ 17. Thursday: 10-15/NW10-15/N10, W 4′ @ 10 and S 3’ @ 16.
Mt. Hood Snow Forecast: on vacation unless needed!
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Hood River Weather Forecast
Looky dooky, it’s cloudy out there! That’s the story for today, with sunbreaks after this weather system moves through. Rain will fall until 2pm or so. Temps will be in the upper 50’s early and low 60’s later. Moderate westerlies. 78% chance of rainbows. Wednesday brings drizzle through midday and then rain for the far west. Temps will be in the upper 40’s early and mid 60’s later. East wind early, light westerlies late afternoon. 16% chance of rainbows. Thursday looks partly cloudy with scattered sprinkles. Temps will be in the low 50’s early and upper 60’s later. Light wind early, strong westerlies later. 9% chance of rainbows.
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Road and Mountain Biking
First, this week is National Bike to Work Week! Next, there’s a confirmed report, with photos, of Falls Creek being open. Go get it! Post feels like July – very dusty, but maybe it will recover this week from the rain? Remember that there is a race in Post on Saturday the 18th. If you’re riding Underwood, please do not park at the trailhead any more as per request by SDS. There is a parking area 0.5 miles farther down the road. The cows are out on Hospital Hill, which happens to be private land owned by the Kreps family. Do not take your dog or you 1) endanger the life of your dog and 2) endanger access to the land for everyone.
Today’s events start with an hour-long silent meditation at 5:15 at Yoga Samadhi. At 6:30, there’s a shorter sit for anyone interested in mindfulness. There’s a free gardening class at the Fish Food Bank in Hood River at 6, and triathlon practice at Rowena’s Mayer Park at 6.
Coming up this weekend, Cascade Locks hosts sailboat races on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, there are Pivot bike demos at Sandy Ridge, a Dressage show at the Hood River Saddle club, BBQ and giveaway “on the river” in Lyle, and the Cascadia Dirt Cup in Post Canyon. Avoid the crowds by riding at Falls Creek instead – that trail is now open.
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