Tuesday: chilly, sunny, and calm-ish

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The Forecast

Today’s Gorge Wind – these are ranges for the average speed, not a predicted wind range. =)
Your favorite beach Dawn
Rooster Rock chilly morning for bun warming
Steven’s Locks LTW LTV LTW 8-11
Viento LTW LTV LTW 8-11
Swell-Hood River LTW LTV LTW 8-11
Lyle to Doug’s LTW LTV LTW 8-11
Rufus, etc. LTV LTV LTV LTV
Roosevelt & Arlington LTV LTV LTV LTV

Gorge Wind Forecast

There’s not much wind out there to start the day. It’s just enough that the launches are above freezing and most other Gorge locations are not. The wind stays light today, returns Wednesday, and becomes light again on Thursday. Keep an eye on Saturday or Sunday for another gusty eastern Gorge day.

Tuesday morning is variable to 10mph with gradients of .05 and .02. The wind stays light westerly, perhaps becoming light and variable midday. Afternoon westerlies pick up to 8-11 from Stevenson to The Dalles. Rain moves in this evening. River flow is 70,900cfs, river temp is 61F, and high temp forecast is 57F.

A cold front in the offshore waters moves closer during the day Wednesday. This nudges the wind upwards. Early westerlies will be 12-15 from Viento to Swell with light westerlies to the east and west. Morning temp: 40F. By late morning, westerlies build to 11-14 at Stevenson, 17-21 from Swell to The Dalles, and 10-13 east of there. The wind shifts eastward to Doug’s and Rufus at gusty 22-25 in the afternoon and drops to 8-11 in the west. Why the drop? Rain and showers increase from The Dalles westward. High temp: 53F.

Thursday looks light westerly in the morning with max wind of 12-15 east of The Dalles in the afternoon. Friday looks light and variable early with light westerlies later. A strong cold front is predicted to swing through on either Saturday or Sunday. That gives us a shot at a repeat of last weekend: strong, gusty westerlies in the eastern Gorge. Enjoy your week!  

Coast, Jones, Coast

Coast (north/central/south, waves. Wind direction north unless otherwise noted. Swell forecast from NWS.) Tuesday: S25-30/S15-20/LTV, NW swell 7′ at 11 seconds. Wednesday: LTW/LTW/N15-20, NW 9′ @ 11. Thursday: S10-15/LTW/N10-15, NW 9′ @ 12. Jones Tuesday-Thursday: LTV. Sauvie’s Tuesday-Thursday: LTV.  

Mt. Hood Weather forecast

Mt. Hood snow forecast returns sometime around the beginning of November.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Clear sky this morning turns high overcast this afternoon and rainy tonight with about 0.25” rainfall. Temps will be right at freezing early and in the upper 50’s later. Light westerlies. No rainbows. Wednesday will be cloudy with scattered showers. Temps will be near 40 early and in the low 5’s later. Moderate westerlies. 95% chance of rainbows. Thursday will be cloudy with dry weather early and showers in the afternoon. Temps will be near 40 in the morning and in the mid-upper 50’s later. Light westerlies. 63% chance of rainbows.

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Please help the HRATS out: sign up to volunteer for the Post Canyon Enduro the weekend of the 15th. HRATS receives money from the event organizers, and that money goes towards building and repairing trails. SDS and Kreps lands have reopened. Washington DNR land is also open now. All other trails are open at this time. Motorized use is still not allowed in areas where it was closed due to fire season. In other news… thanks to last week’s rain, the dirt is nearly perfect in most places. More rain is coming, so get ready for more brown pow!  

Local Events

Mountain View Cycles women’s ride is every Thursday, bottom of Post at 5:30pm. They have an all-genders ride at 6pm on Wednesday, end of the pavement on Post Canyon Road. Their shop road ride leaves at 9am on Saturday for a 2 hour ride. Dirty Fingers has the Post n’ Pint on Thursday evenings at 5:30pm from the shop. They also have the women’s Post n’ Pinot Wednesday evening at 5:30pm from the shop. Oregon E-Bikes has ladies’ rides at 7:30am Sunday and Monday. The Small Boat Group does paddles every Thursday evening at 6pm at the Hatchery.

Other weekly events. Normally on Tuesday night there’s meditation with the Pacific Hermitage Monks at 5:15 (1 hour) and 6:30 (30 minutes followed by a talk) at Yoga Samadhi in White Salmon. In-person meditation is on “pause” due to the recent Covid surge. It will happen on the Pacific Hermitage YouTube page at 6:30. Triathlon practice with the Tri Club is Tuesday at 6pm at West Mayer State Park. Sailboat races happen Wednesday night from the Hood River Marina. There are also lesser races on Friday nights. Cheno’s workout is every Saturday at 10am at the Ferment Lawn in Hood River ($10). Families in the Park starts August 5th at Jackson Park and runs for several weeks on Thursday evening.  

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By Temira

Temira Lital is a recreation and travel weather forecaster based in Hood River, Oregon. Temira uses they/he pronouns. They're also a mental health counselor. Temira bikes, skis, windsurfs, paddles a SUP, swims in mountain lakes, and has a giant garden. Most recently they've taken up SUP foiling. Temira is powered by La Croix, protein, and beets.