Tuesday: warm and barely wind through the week…

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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 hot and sunny buns
Steven’s Locks LTW LTW LTW W10-13
Viento LTW LTW LTW W10-13
Swell-Hood River LTW LTW LTW W10-13?
Lyle to Doug’s LTV LTV calm calm
Rufus, etc. LTV LTV calm calm
Roosevelt & Arlington LTV LTV calm calm

Gorge Wind Forecast

Warmer-than-normal temperatures across the entire Pacific Northwest keep us in the doldrums for much of the next week. Your best chance for wind is going to be the south coast starting Wednesday and Sauvie’s on Wednesday with a chance of usable easterlies in the Gorge early Thursday. You might even find dawn patrol easterlies at Viento on Wednesday, but you’ll have to move fast to get them!

Tuesday starts off truly light and variable and stays that way for much of the day. It’s possible we’ll see westerlies at 10-13 late this afternoon from Stevenson to Swell or perhaps to Hood River. River flow is 65,000cfs, river temp is 66F, and high temp forecast is 83F.

Jump on Wednesday’s dawn patrol for your best chance at westerlies this week: 16-19 near Viento for a couple hours early in the morning. Swell might join for just long enough that you can sneak in a session. Thank widespread afternoon heat for the loss of gradients. Afternoon wind drops to less than 10mph. High temp: 82F.

Thursday starts with easterlies at 20mph from Rooster to Viento. Move fast. The wind starts to fade late morning and drops to 10mph or less after 2pm. As of this morning, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday all look light and variable. Models hint at a cold front early next week. That could bring a day of westerlies. We’ll keep a close eye on that!  


Jones, Sauvie’s, Coast

Coast forecast (north/central/south, waves). Swell forecast provided by NWS. Wind direction northerly unless otherwise noted. Tuesday: LTW/LTV/LTN, NW swell 4′ at 10 seconds. Wednesday: 10-15/15-20/25-30, NW 4′ @ 10. Thursday: 10-15+/10-15+/20-25, NW 3′ @ 13. Jones Tuesday: 13-16. Wednesday: 8-11. Thursday: 8-11. Sauvie’s Tuesday: 10-13 > 5pm. Wednesday: 15-18. Thursday: LTV.  

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – On vacation until next fall


Hood River Weather Forecast

Mostly clear sky this morning will have some intermittent high clouds during the day. Temps start in the low 50’s and rise to the low 80’s. Light and variable wind this morning. Light westerlies this afternoon. No rainbows. Wednesday will be mostly clear. Temps start in the low 50’s and rise to the low 80’s. Light to moderate westerlies early. Light westerlies in the afternoon. No rainbows. Thursday will have high clouds. Temps start in the mid 50’s and rise to the mid 80’s. Very light east wind becoming calm in the afternoon. No rainbows. Next chance of rainbows is next Tuesday.

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Local-ish Events

Please let me know of outdoor-related local-ish events. If you don’t tell me, I don’t know! Regular weekly events: Ferment’s Tuesday night 4-mile walk/run is at 6pm. The Columbia Gorge Tri Club has a weekly workout at Mayer Park in Rowena at 6pm Tuesdays. At 7:15am on Wednesdays, there’s a run from the White Salmon Bakery. At 7am on Friday morning, there’s a run from Pine Street Bakery. The Small Boat paddlers have a group paddle at 6pm on Thursday at the Hatchery. Post and Pint and Post n’ Pinot are done for the season due to darkness. There’s a free Zumba class at 6pm in the parking lot of One Community Health in The Dalles on Wednesday. Providence is sponsoring a walking program called Healthy Strides. Meets Weds at May Street 5:30pm, through Nov 16. All ages welcome, and there’s swag!  


It’s dusty out there… Hood River County has reopened motorized use for trails in the NW Area (Post, Kingsley, Binn’s Hill). Other HRC trails are still closed. These trails are closed to all uses, and some might not have signage saying they are closed: Hospital Hill, Underwood, Whoopdee, and any lands Owned or Managed by American Forest Management, Broughton Lumber Company, DGS Timber, Green Diamond, Kreps Ranch, Kreps Family LLC, Lupine Forest, Manulife Forest Management, Twin Creeks Timber, and Western Pacific Timber, LLC in Klickitat, Skamania, Stevens, Yakima, Hood River and Wasco counties.

The road connecting Plains of Abraham to Smith Creek closes at noon Monday-Friday and will not be open to bikers during that time. Courtney Road (the road that goes up above Syncline) is closed until October. Do not attempt to use it to access trails. If you’re riding Post Canyon, you will need a parking pass. Those can be purchased at many local shops or online.  

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By Temira

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