Tuesday: wind today and tomorrow

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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 calm wind steady buns
Steven’s Locks 5-10 5-10 11-14 G21-24
Viento 5-10 5-10 11-14 G21-24
Swell-Hood River 5-10 5-10 11-14 G17-20
Lyle to Doug’s 5-10 5-10 5-10 G17-20
Rufus, etc. 5-10 5-10 5-10 G15-18
Roosevelt & Arlington 5-10 5-10 5-10 10-13

Gorge Wind Forecast

A couple more days of wind are on tap before we head into a much different weather pattern that includes actual rain! Until then, make the most of today’s wind and warmth. Details for Tuesday: Not much in the way of gradients or wind to start the day. By early afternoon, there won’t be much more. Just 11-14 between Stevenson and Mosier. As a weak offshore front approaches late afternoon, westerlies bump up to gusty 20-24 from Stevenson to Mosier with 17-21 near Rowena and 14-17 near Rufus. River flow is 77,400cfs, river temp is 68F, and high temp forecast is 82F. That’s the last 80+ in the next 10-14 days!

A weak front swings through early Wednesday. Westerlies start at 15-18 from Viento to Mosier with 10-13 to the east and west. Everything steadies out late morning as offshore high pressure builds and stabilizes. Expect the wind to climb to 22-25 from Stevenson to Mosier by late morning. Models suggest a mid-afternoon dip, but the wind is forecast to come right back late afternoon and hold through the evening. Those of you who are working will still have a shot at some river time during the executive session. High temp: 71F.

Pressures equalize across the Cascades on Thursday. While we may start with light westerlies, the wind will go calm or even light easterly by late morning. Friday looks light, variable, and wet. Saturday brings gusty 15-18 and showers. Head to the eastern Gorge Sunday afternoon for 22-25. Enjoy the week and especially enjoy the last of the hot weather today!  

Coast, Jones, Coast

Coast (north/central/south, waves. Wind direction north unless otherwise noted. Swell forecast from NWS.) Tuesday: LTV/LTNW/N30-40, W swell 4′ at 9 seconds. Wednesday: 25-30/30-35/35-40, NW 6′ @ 10. Thursday: 15-20/15-20/25-30+, NW 6′ @ 10. Jones Tuesday: LTW. Wednesday: 14-17. Thursday: LTW. Sauvie’s Tuesday: 12-15. Wednesday: 8-11. Thursday: 7-10.  

Mt. Hood Weather forecast

On vacation unless some wintry weather happens.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Clear sky starts the day and high clouds end it. Temps will be in the upper 40’s early and low 80’s later. Light westerlies most of the day. Moderate to strong in the evening. No rainbows. Wednesday starts cloudy and ends clear. Temps will be in the upper 50’s early and low 70’s later. Moderate to strong westerlies. 0.1% chance of rainbows. Thursday will be clear all day. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and low 70’s later. Calm wind. No rainbows.

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SDS (Whoopdee, Underwood), BLC, HFM, DGS, and Kreps Land (Hospital Hill) are now closed until the end of fire season. It is also vital that people respect this closure to maintain positive relationships between the landowners and trail users. DNR land in Eastern Washington (Buck Creek / Nestor Peak) is all closed to recreation due to fire danger. Columbia Hills is closed due to fire danger.

Open trails: Post, Falls Creek, Lewis River, Sandy Ridge, Gorge 400, Plains of Abraham / Ape Canyon. 44 Road: Eightmile, Fifteenmile, Bottle Prairie, Dog River, Superconnector, Cedar, Knebal, Cooks Meadows, 450 to the top, Gunsight, Underhill. Siouxon has reopened. Huffman: not sure.

Maple Road in Post Canyon is closed. DO NOT drive past the closed signs. If you do so, you will jeopardize TRAIL access for the entire summer. This is the road that runs to the west, just north of the Binns/Riorden intersection. Also, the trail from the bottom of Post Canyon to Seven Streams Staging Area is now closed. It’s on private land. Respect the closure.  

Local Events

IFPL 3 restrictions west of Highway 35 went into effect on 7/16. No more motorized use in Post Canyon trails. Mountain View Cycles women’s ride is every Thursday, bottom of Post at 5:30pm. They have an all-genders ride at 6pm on Wednesday, end of the pavement on Post Canyon Road. Their shop road ride leaves at 9am on Saturday for a 2 hour ride. Dirty Fingers has the Post n’ Pint on Thursday evenings at 5:30pm from the shop. They also have the women’s Post n’ Pinot Wednesday evening at 5:30pm from the shop. Oregon E-Bikes has ladies’ rides at 7:30am Sunday and Monday. The Small Boat Group does paddles every Thursday evening at 6pm at the Hatchery.

Other weekly events. Normally on Tuesday night there’s meditation with the Pacific Hermitage Monks at 5:15 (1 hour) and 6:30 (30 minutes followed by a talk) at Yoga Samadhi in White Salmon. In-person meditation is on “pause” due to the recent Covid surge. It will happen on the Pacific Hermitage YouTube page at 6:30. Triathlon practice with the Tri Club is Tuesday at 6pm at West Mayer State Park. Sailboat races happen Wednesday night from the Hood River Marina. There are also lesser races on Friday nights. Cheno’s workout is every Saturday at 10am at the Ferment Lawn in Hood River ($10). Families in the Park starts August 5th at Jackson Park and runs for several weeks on Thursday evening.  

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By Temira

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