Tuesday. More of that unseasonably nice weather…

This morning’s model run backed way off from yesterday’s run, taking away our strong winds and replacing them with moderate wind. This, likely, has to do with a pesky cold front that’s hanging around the Oregon coast, destabilizing the atmosphere a bit and allowing the winds to go places other than the surface of the Columbia. That said, we’ll still see wind over the next few days. Today starts off with a west gradient of .06 (pdx-dls) and wind in the 10-15 range near Hood River. We may see the wind drop off mid-morning before picking up to 13-16 from Stevenson to Mosier early in the afternoon. By mid-afternoon, we’ll see gusty 22-25 from Stevenson to Maryhill. It’s likely the wind will be quite up and down near Swell, forcing you to other places for the best conditions. Continued after the chart…

Today’s Gorge Wind – these are ranges for the average speed, not a predicted wind range. =)
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Steven’s Locks LTW LTW W 13-16 W 23-26
Hatchery/White Salmon Sandbar (minus a few for Hood River) 13-16 10-13 13-16 20-23
Doug’s, Lyle, Rowena 5-10 5-10 13-16 23-26
Rufus, etc. LTW LTW 13-16 23-26
Roosevelt, etc. LTW LTW 5-10 10-13


Gorge wind forecast, continued…

Wednesday starts off with west 12-15 from Hood River to Mosier. By early afternoon, the wind will pick up to gusty 22-25 from Mosier to Maryhill, with western Gorge cloudiness likely knocking the wind down a few notches, to 12-15, from Stevenson to Mosier. The far eastern Gorge is currently not registered to participate in tomorrow’s wind.


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Thursday looks a little steadier as this pesky weather system starts to go away. Expect W 12-15 near Hood River early, 21-24 by noon, and 23-26 from Stevenson to Maryhill in the afternoon.

Jones n’ Sauvie’s beta test forecast… Jones today, 22-25. Tomorrow: 22-25. Thursday: 22-25. Sauvie’s today: 13-16. Tomorrow: 13-16+. Thursday: 10-13.

Coast (north/central/south). Today: 15-20/20-25/20-25, W swell 6′ @ 12 seconds. Tomorrow: 25-30/25-30/30-40, W 6 @ 10. Thursday: 20-25/25-30/30-40, NW 5 @ 8.

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast

It’s going to be a week of spring skiing up on Mt. Hood, and these high overcast skies will make it less likely that the snow surface will refreeze overnight. You can expect high clouds today with light rain overnight. The snow level will be 10,000′, and we’ll see approximately .1” of rain tonight. Wind will be S 15 early and light and variable later in the day. Wednesday looks high overcast for much of the day with rain overnight. The snow level will be 10,000′, and we’ll see .3-.4” rain overnight. Wind will be SSW 10-15 early and SW 5-10 in the evening. Thursday will probably start off with some sprinkles and turn partly cloudy. The snow level will be 9000′ early and 10,000′ in the afternoon. Light wind.

Random Morning Thoughts

No time for this today. Too much homework and too few hours. Have an awesome day!

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Gorge Weather Forecast

There’s some high overcast stuff going on out there this morning along with a few lingering convective debris clouds. This, likely, is how things will remain all day today. Tonight, however, we may see some sprinkles. Just a few, but some sprinkles, nonetheless. Temps today will be in the low 60’s early and the mid 70’s in the afternoon. Moderate westerlies. 3% chance of rainbows. Wednesday may see a few sprinkles in the morning, mostly cloudy sky during the day, and some light rain after 7pm. Temps will be in the low 50’s early and the upper 60’s in the afternoon. Moderate westerlies, 11% chance of rainbows. Thursday looks partly cloudy. Temps will be near 50 early and in the mid 60’s in the afternoon. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows.

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Road and Mountain Biking

The wind forecast has backed off a notch or two for the next couple of days, and that means there will be periods of lighter wind for your road biking please. Mid-morning today looks like light westerlies, and so do Wednesday and Thursday mornings. On the trails, it’s a bit dry, but we may get some rain on Wednesday night. For the complete list of current trail conditions, visit the mountain biking page on the TheGorgeismyGym.

Upcoming Events

Today’s events all happen this evening. There a free yoga class at Flow at 4:30, pickleball at 5:15 at May Street Elementary, pickup touch rugby at 5:30 at the Hood River marina, and community Zumba at the Parkdale Community Center at 6:30.

Later this week, we have the delta aquarids meteor shower peaking Thursday and Friday with no moon to interfere. The Angela Coe Rainy Day run and walk is Saturday in Cascade Locks, Hood River Valley High School hosts a Tracktown Youth meet on Saturday, and there’s a car wash for our local women’s mountain bike team, the Dirty Harlots, at Dirty Fingers Saturday.

Have an awesome day today!


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Temira Lital is a recreation and travel weather forecaster based in Hood River, Oregon. She's also a mental health counselor. Temira bikes, skis, windsurfs, paddles a SUP, swims in mountain lakes, and has a giant garden. Most recently she's taken up SUP foiling. Temira is powered by La Croix, steak, and beets.