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|Your favorite beach||Dawn
|Doug’s, Lyle, Rowena||5-8||10-13||13-16||22-25|
|Roosevelt & Arlington||5-8||5-8||10-13||10-13|
Gorge Wind Forecast
Weather systems over the next couple of days drive gusty westerlies. For Tuesday through Thursday, we’ll also see the wind shift to the near and far east Gorge in response to western Gorge cloudiness. After that, offshore high pressure builds in for a better chance of steadier wind in the Corridor. If you’re out on the water between Viento and Hood River this week, keep an eye upwind. The Gorge Downwind Champs is on, and there are hundreds of downwind floating objects headed your way.
For Tuesday, clouds stick around for much of the day, and humidity makes the water look mighty enticing. Morning wind will be 10-13 from Viento to Swell with 5-8 east and west of there. By noon, the wind picks up to 19-22 from Stevenson to The Dalles. It continues to climb, reaching gusty 22-25 from Rowena to Avery this afternoon. River flow is 142kcfs and temp is 68 degrees.
Wednesday looks cloudy all day with a warm front moving in during the late afternoon hours. As that front moves overhead, the wind will die off. Until that happens… morning westerlies will be 10-13 in the western Gorge and 15-18 east of The Dalles. Mid-afternoon sees 10-13 in the west and gusty 24-28 from Rowena to Roosevelt. We’ll probably see a period of gusty 20-23 midday from Viento to Mosier before the wind backs off.
A cold front swings through Thursday morning and high pressure starts to build offshore behind it. Morning wind will be gusty 12-15 everywhere with rain west of Mosier. Afternoon: gusty 17-20 from Stevenson to Mosier with 24-27 from Rowena to Roosevelt. Models are bouncing around quite a bit for the Friday through Sunday time period. As of today, Friday looks like 23-26 and steady. Models suggest easterlies on Saturday, but given the setup, I’m holding with westerlies. Better chance of east wind on Sunday.
COAST, JONES, SAUVIE’S: Coast (north/central/south, wind N unless otherwise specified). Tuesday: LTNW/NW5-10/N20-25, SW swell 3′ at 18 seconds. Wednesday: SW10/LTW/N10-15, SW 3′ @ 18. Thursday: NW10/N10-15/N25-30, NW 6′ @ 8 and SW 3′ @ 17. Jones Tuesday: 16-19. Wednesday: 5. Thursday: 13-16. Jones Tuesday: NW 10-13. Wednesday: nada. Thursday: 8-11.
Mt. Hood Snow Forecast: on vacation unless needed!
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Hood River Weather Forecast
It’s another clouds and muggy morning, and the sky will stay at least partly cloudy today. Temps will be in the mid 60’s early and mid to upper 70’s later. Muggy! Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Wednesday looks cloudy all day. Showers or drizzle start up after 5pm and continue overnight. Temps will be in the upper 50’s early and mid 70’s later. MUGGY! Light to moderate westerlies. 3% chance of rainbows. Thursday looks shower and cloudy to start and partly cloudy after mid-morning. Temps will be near 60 early and in the mid 70’s later. Muggy as fuck in the morning. Less muggy later. Moderate westerlies. 78% chance of early morning rainbows.
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Road and Mountain Biking
All local trails are snow-free. The only unconfirmed trail I have right now is Huffman Peak. Apparently Boulder Lakes is quite overgrown. Mt. Margaret still has snow. Whoopdee is closed for logging, but Ronnoc trail and the climb out are open. Red Hill Road is supposedly closed for logging. Ride at your own risk. If you’re riding Underwood, please do not park at the trailhead as per request by SDS. Continue past the trailhead 0.5 miles or so to the new parking area. The cows are off Hospital Hill!
Events today include beginning Tai Chi at the Hood River Adult Center at 9:30. Then this evening, there’s silent meditation at 5:15 at Yoga Samadhi and guided meditation at 6:30. There’s free yoga for the under-18 crowd at HAVEN at 5, Zumba Gold at the Hood River Adult Center at 6, and triathlon practice at Mayer Park in Rowena at 6.
The Gorge Downwind Champs runs all week, with base camp at the Hood River Waterfront Park. Swing by and check out all the downwind floating objects. The Race Across Oregon, a 625 mile road bike race, kicks off from The Dalles on Saturday. Meadows has the Adventure Van Expo this weekend (Sprinter Vans!!!), and Cascade Locks has sailboat races. Stevenson has the Bridge of the Gods Kitefest under-18 freestyle kiteboarding Friday and the annual Blowout Race Saturday. That schedule is wind-dependent with Sunday as a backup. There’s a by-donation meditation retreat at the Underwood Community Center on Sunday with internationally acclaimed teacher Willa Reid.
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Random Morning Thoughts: on vacation.
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Have an awesome day today!