Tuesday: warm and muggy and moderately breezy. Substantial heat wave next 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 buns like warm sun
Steven’s Locks LTV LTV LTW LTW
Swell-Hood River LTV LTV LTW G11-14
Lyle to Doug’s LTV LTV LTW G11-14
Rufus, etc. LTV LTV LTV LTV
Roosevelt & Arlington LTV LTV LTV LTV

Gorge Wind Forecast

The next few days will be dominated by minimal support from offshore high pressure, but some sort of west wind will build in the afternoon thanks to thermal gradients. Atmospheric instability could be a factor as well – associated lift will have a detrimental impact on wind quality. Thank the desert heat from saving the Gorge from being becalmed over the next few days!

Speaking of becalmed, that’s how Tuesday starts. Basically no wind and basically no gradient. This persists through early afternoon. A disturbance in the force gives a slight nudge to the wind late afternoon or early evening; we could see gusty 11-14 from Hood River or Viento to The Dalles with light wind to the east and west of that stretch. River flow reports are 165-260kcfs, river temp is 63F, and high temp forecast is 82F and muggy.

The previously mentioned disturbance swings through on Wednesday morning. Wind east of The Dalles starts at 15-18 in response, but quickly drops to 10-13. Between Stevenson and The Dalles, morning westerlies start at 8-11 (with drizzle) and drop to “light” mid-morning. Early afternoon sees some thermal assistance from the desert despite no help from offshore. Westerlies slowly build to 22-25 from Mosier to Rufus with 14-17 or a bit more between Stevenson and Hood River. Arlington holds at 10-13. Thunderstorms are possible along the Cascade Crest in the afternoon, which could disrupt the wind. High temp: 79F and muggy.

Thanks to an offshore low, deeper marine clouds push in to the metro area on Thursday. This keeps temps down for a while and helps the cross-Cascade temp/pressure gradient builds. Morning wind will be light westerly in the west and 10-13 from Celilo to Boardman. Midday: 17-21 from Viento to Rufus with 10-13 east and west. Afternoon: 22-25 from Hood River to Arlington, perhaps from Viento to Arlington, with 10-13 at Stevenson and to the east of Arlington.

Middling westerlies are forecast for Friday, Saturday, and potentially Sunday before a switch to hot weather and easterlies starting on Monday. Have a great week!  

Jones, Sauvie’s, Coast

Coast forecast (north/central/south, waves). Swell forecast provided by NWS. Wind direction northerly unless otherwise noted. Tuesday: NW5-10/LTV/S10-15, W swell 3′ @ 10 seconds. Wednesday: LTW/LTW/LTS, W 3′ @ 10. Thursday: LTW/LTW/LTN, W 3′ @ 10. Jones Tuesday: 15-18. Wednesday: 9-12. Thursday: LTW. Sauvie’s Tuesday: 7-10. Wednesday: LTNW. Thursday: LTW.  

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – Back on vacation until next fall


Hood River Weather Forecast

Clouds stick around all day, and drizzle is possible overnight. Temps will be in the upper 50’s early and low 80’s later. Light westerlies. 1% chance of rainbows. Wednesday starts will some drizzle and ends mostly cloudy with a chance of thunder. Temps will be near 60 early and in the upper 70’s later. Light westerlies early. Moderate in the evening. 52% chance of rainbows. Thursday will be partly cloudy. Temps start near 60 and end in the upper 70’s. Muggy. Moderate to strong westerlies. No rainbows.

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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!

This weekend (Friday-Sunday) is Kiteboard for Cancer at the Hood River Event Site. The Oregon 12/24 hour mountain bike race takes place in Bend this weekend.

Ferment’s Tuesday night 4-mile walk/run is at 6pm. At 7:15am on Wednesdays, there’s a run from the White Salmon Bakery. At 7am on Friday morning, you can get a donut and coffee for going for a run at Kickstand Coffee. The Small Boat paddlers have a group paddle at 6pm on Thursday at the Hatchery. Post and Pint happens Thursday evenings at 5:30 when Post is not too wet to ride. The women’s Post-and-Pinot ride is Wednesday evening at 5:30.  


Lots of perfect dirt out there right now! Falls Creek sis open. All the 44 Road trails are open with a couple of caveats: Lookout Mountain and Cooks Meadow still have some blowdown and a few patches of snow. Plains of Abraham is open, but Ape Canyon trail has received no maintenance this year. It is rideable. Also, 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. Starting now, you will need a parking pass to park at Post Canyon. This money will support trails. Hospital Hill: cows are out – no dogs allowed. Underwood: do not enter areas that are closed due to logging operations.  

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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.