Tuesday: yes, it’ll be windy today.

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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 W10-20 W10-20 W5-10 W5-10
Steven’s Locks W10-20 W10-20 W5-10 W5-10
Viento G20-25 G20-25 G10-15 G10-15
Swell-Hood River LTW LTW G10-13 G10-13
Lyle to Doug’s LTW LTW G10-13 G10-13
Rufus, etc. LTW LTW G23-26 G23-26
Roosevelt & Arlington LTW LTW G23-26 G23-26

Gorge Wind Forecast

Today’s another one of those cloudy fall days, but offshore pressure will give the wind a nudge this afternoon. We’re then looking at a light day followed by a windy day followed by a light day and then some easterlies. Got all that? Good! Don’t forget that the water is still poopy around The Hook – E. Coli readings are still too high for safety. Choose another location for your water play.

Let’s look at Tuesday. A low pressure trough is overhead. That’ll keep the rain going in the western Gorge and instability out east. Expect gusty 10-20 to start west of Viento with light and variable wind elsewhere. Afternoon westerlies pick up to 10-13 from Hood River to Rowena. East of there, you’ll find gusty 23-26 to Threemile. River flow is 80,000cfs, river temp is 65F, and high temp forecast for Hood River is 59F. Arlington: 64F.

A weather system approaches on Wednesday. On the river, all you’ll find is light and variable wind. A system swings through on Thursday. Upper level wind and high pressure off California amp up the westerlies in the afternoon. Expect light and variable wind on Thursday morning. By noon, you’ll find 14-17 from Stevenson to The Dalles. That holds west of Hood River through late afternoon, when rain may shut it down. From Hood River (or perhaps Mosier) to Arlington, you’ll find 23-26+ in the afternoon. This is a setup where the wind can outperform the models, so be prepared.

Looking at Friday, we see 12-15 to start with a quick fade to light easterlies or calm wind. Saturday’s currently forecast is E 30-35, and Sunday’s is E 20-25. That’s all subject to change, but if nothing else, the weather should be sunny and a bit warmer. Enjoy the variety!  

Coast, Jones, Coast

Coast (north/central/south, waves. Wind direction north unless otherwise noted. Swell forecast from NWS.) Tuesday: SW10/SW10/LTV, W swell 14′ @ 13 seconds. Wednesday: S30/LTS/N10, W 7′ @ 10. Thursday: LTV/N10-15/20-25, W 7′ @ 10 building to 10′ @ 11. Jones Tuesday-Thursday: LTV. Sauvie’s Tuesday-Thursday: LTV.  

Mt. Hood Weather forecast

Mt. Hood snow forecast returns sometime around the beginning of November.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Cloudy sky sticks around all day with occasional raindrops. Chance of drizzle in the evening. Temps will be in the low 50’s early and upper 50’s later. Light westerlies. 89% chance of rainbows. Wednesday looks cloudy with a trace of rain around sunset. Temps will be in the mid 40’s early and low 60’s later. Light and variable wind. 1% chance of rainbows. Thursday looks cloudy with a sprinkle possible but not likely. Temps will be in the upper 40’s early and upper 60’s later. Light westerlies early. Moderate to strong westerlies in the afternoon. 0.05% chance of rainbows.

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SDS and Kreps lands have reopened. Washington DNR land is also open now. All other trails are open at this time. Motorized use is still not allowed in areas where it was closed due to fire season. In other news… thanks to last week’s rain, the dirt is nearly perfect in most places. More rain is coming, so get ready for more brown pow!  

Local Events

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/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.