Tuesday: more of this typical spring weather…

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Temira
Date
 June 2, 2020
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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
Patrol
9am-
11:30a
11:30a-
3pm
3pm-
dusk
Rooster Rock OPEN! naked buns rejoice!
Steven’s Locks LTW 10-13 17-20 24-27
Swell-Hood River LTW 10-13 17-20 24-27
Doug’s, Lyle, Rowena LTW 10-13 17-20 24-27
Rufus, etc. LTW 10-13 17-20 24-27
Roosevelt & Arlington LTW LTW 10-13 10-13

Gorge Wind Forecast

Oregon and Washington are encouraging people to not travel more than 50 miles (not mph!) to access recreation. Non-essential travel is still being strongly discouraged in ALL jurisdictions. Land managers and law enforcement are carefully watching to see if people maintain social distancing. If crowding happens, water access will be revoked. If you are local and lucky enough to have water access in your community, please do this: rig, play, leave. There is NO camping allowed at any of the river parks. Please don’t camp unlawfully; doing so risks access for everyone, including for people who just want to use the parks for a picnic. Please follow the directions of your local government officials and help keep the Gorge community safe. Thank you!

Moderate to strong westerlies continue for the next few days with temps in the mid 70’s. River flow is quite strong right now, and so is the current. Please keep that in mind when recreating. On Tuesday, a weak cold front, evidenced by scattered high clouds, will swing by to the north, affecting wind quality. Morning wind will be light westerly through the whole Gorge. We’ll see a slow build to 14-17 from Stevenson to Hood River by midday. Afternoon wind will rise to gusty 24-27 from Stevenson to Rufus. Expect up-and-down conditions, especially near Swell, which does not respond well to frontal passages. Expect the wind there to drop into the upper teens or low 20’s after a short-lived mid-20’s session in the early afternoon. River flow is very high – 409kcfs, and temp is 56 degrees.

Wednesday sees moderate offshore high pressure combine with lower pressure in the desert for a steadier day. Morning wind will be 12-15 from Stevenson to Hood River. Afternoon: 25-28 from Stevenson to Avery. Morning westerlies on Thursday also start at 12-15. With a weak low pressure system off the coast, westerlies struggle to gain much strength. Afternoon wind maxes out at 16-19 from Stevenson to The Dalles, briefly, before shifting east to Moiser and dropping in the west.    

Jones, Sauvie Island, Coast

Jones, Sauvie’s, Coast (swell forecast provided by NWS. Wind North/Central/South). Tuesday: NW5-10/15-20/30-35, NW swell 2′ at 8 seconds & SW 3′ @ 15. Wednesday: 15-20/25-30/30-35+, W 5′ @ 10. Thursday: 15-20/25-30/35-40, W 6′ @ 13. Jones Tuesday: 10-13. Wednesday: 21-24. Thursday: 20-23. Sauvie’s Tuesday: 11-14. Wednesday: 11-14. Thursday: 11-14.    

Open/Closed Launch Site List -All restrooms are closed!

Washington:
Skamania County – Phase two, recreate with 5 or less people outside household
Stevenson East Point, Bob’s Beach, Boat ramp: all open
Home Valley: Unknown
Swell City: Open
Spring Creek Hatchery: Open
Klickitat County – Stay at home order in place. Only recreate with household members
Wunderbar: high water
Bingen Point: Open
Lyle: you have to cross private property to access
Doug’s Beach: Open
Avery: Open
Maryhill: Open for day use only..
The Wall: Open.
Roosevelt: Open for day use only.

Oregon: Phase one for Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam counties – recreate with 10 or fewer friends from the county
Rooster Rock: Open
Viento: Open
The Hook: Open
Waterfront Park: Closed
Event Site: Open
The Spit: Open
The Marina: Open
Boat ramp: open
Mosier: Only open for residents of 97040
Rowena: Still closed.
Celilo: Open
Rufus: Open
Arlington: Open
Threemile: Open
   

Mt. Hood Weather Forecast

Mt. Hood Meadows is now allowing uphill travel within the permit area. However, you will need to park outside their parking lots. Timberline is open for lift-serve skiing with exemplary guidelines for protecting guests and staff from the transmission of novel coronavirus. Please read their guidelines and rules here. Well done, T-Line! The Mt. Hood weather forecast will be on vacation unless something interesting happens in the weather up there. Some of you will be tempted to go out backcountry skiing. Please don’t – accidents do happen, and you may put others at risk. Timberline is allowing uphill access outside the permit area on the climbers’ trail ONLY. No uphill traffic is allowed at Meadows.    

Hood River Weather Forecast

Tuesday brings some high clouds to the region. Temps will be in the upper 40’s early and mid 70’s later. Moderate to strong westerlies. No rainbows. Wednesday may start with a few low clouds but will quickly clear. Temps will be near 50 early and in the mid 70’s later. Moderate to strong westerlies. No rainbows. Thursday looks sunny. Temps will be near 50 early and in the mid 70’s later. Light to moderate westerlies. No rainbows.     Looking for a complete Columbia Gorge forecast? Looking for more humor in your weather? Obscenities? You’re looking for my TATAS: Temira’s Awesome Travel Advisory Service on Facebook.    

Cycling

Trail update 6/1: Post Canyon: no parking in HRC forests (staging areas, or anywhere) with the exception of Seven Streams Staging Area, which is on State Parks land. Confused? Yup, that’s it – more parking should return soon. Syncline/Coyote Wall: Open. Mt. Hood National Forest: Open for day use. Surveyor’s, Dog River, and Oak Ridge snow-free. Kreps/SDS: open. Sandy Ridge: Open. Nestor Peak: open. Falls Creek: open. Columbia Hills State Park: open. Syncline: open . Skamania County trails outside the scenic area: open. Ape Canyon: Closed.

Current lawful social distancing requirements: only people from your household in Klickitat County. Only household members if you’re from Multnomah, Clark, or other ‘stay at home’ counties. Up to 5 friends in Skamania County. Up to 10 in Hood River County.    

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Have an awesome day!

Temira