Tuesday-Wednesday: west wind, east wind, hard freeze…

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Today’s Gorge Wind – these are ranges for the average speed, not a predicted wind range. =)
Your favorite beach Dawn
Rooster Rock cloudy sky umbrella buns
Steven’s Locks G5-10 G10-13 G13-16 G13-16
Swell-Hood River G5-10 G10-13 G13-16 G13-16
Doug’s, Lyle, Rowena 5-10 G20-23 G24-28 G22-25
Rufus, etc. 5-10 G20-23 G24-28 G22-25
Roosevelt & Arlington 5-10 G20-23 G24-28 G22-25

Gorge Wind Forecast

If you like easterlies, things are looking up for you in the extended forecast. You’ll just have to make it through Tuesday, when you can enjoy some westerlies as a cold front swings through and high pressure builds off the coast.

Tuesday starts with light and variable wind everywhere except Viento, where gusty 20’s are happening. Give that front ’til mid-morning to swing through. We’ll then have 20-23 in the west and 24-28 from Rowena to Arlington. The wind starts to fade, but steady out, mid-afternoon. At that point, we’ll have 13-16 in the west and 22-25 from The Dalles to Arlington. River flow is 76,300cfs and temp is 57 degrees.

Wednesday starts out light and variable. The wind builds to east 15-20 at Rooster, Stevenson, and Viento in the afternoon. Tuesday starts with 25-30 at Rooster and 20-25 at Stevenson and Viento. The wind holds all day. A weak front swings through on Friday with strong high pressure offshore. That gives us gusty 27-31 in the afternoon.

Looking out into the extended forecast, a deep cold pool starts to set up in the desert over the weekend. That gives us a transition day on Saturday followed by easterlies Sunday through Tuesday. While Sunday’s wind will be “strong”, you can bump your expectations up to “nuking” easterlies for Monday and Tuesday.

COAST, JONES, SAUVIE’S: Detailed forecast was on winter break. It came back for a visit today. Tuesday: 15-20/15-20/25-30, NW swell 8′ at 11 seconds. Wednesday: 15-20/20-25/30-35, NW 7′ @ 10. Thursday: 10-15/20-25/5-10, W 4 @ 9.

Hood River Weather Forecast

Cloudy sky and drizzle this morning turns mostly sunny this afternoon. Temps will be near 60 early and in the mid 60’s later. Moderate west wind. 99.99% chance of rainbows. Wednesday starts with Nothing and turns sunny. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and low 60’s later. Light east wind. No rainbows. Thursday looks Nothing and then sunny. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and mid 60’s later. Light easterlies. No rainbows. Next frost: Sunday or Monday. Next hard freeze: Monday or Tuesday.

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Road and Mountain Biking

Significant rain has fallen over the last week or so. Post, Whoopdee, and Hospital Hill are currently under a “too muddy to ride” advisory. Try Syncline. Remember that the southern half of Whoopdee has been logged (is gone). Riding Underwood? No parking at the trailhead – you’ll need to drive ½ mile east of the trailhead and park there. In other bike news: the HRATS have a board meeting at the Hood River Fire House at 5:30 Monday (the 21st) and they have a work party in Post, meeting at Family Man, on 10/26 at 9:30am.

Upcoming Events

It’s Tuesday: at 6am on Tuesday’s, you can do the Kaino’s coffee run in The Dalles for a free cup of coffee, or you can do Zen meditation at Trinity Natural Medicine in Hood River. At 5:15 tonight, there’s a silent hour of meditation at Yoga Samadhi, and there’s guided meditation at 6:30. Columbia High School hosts a by-donation women’s track and fitness camp at 5:30, triathlon practice is at Mayer Park at 6, there’s free youth yoga at HAVEN in The Dalles at 6, and there’s Zumba Gold at the Hood River Adult Center at 6.

There’s a work party meeting at Family Man at 9:30 on 10/26. Also on 10/26, OMSI has the annual American Meteorological Society Oregon Winter Weather Conference with speaker Dr. Cliff Mass of the University of Washington. That’s from 9am to noon.

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By Temira

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.