Wednesday. 10/9. Gorge wind. Gorge weather. Upcoming events.

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 October 9, 2013

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Random Morning Thoughts

Yesterday I had a one-day Temira shutdown. Now I see why those congressmen are doing this. I had a lot more play time when I wasn’t writing a morning forecast.

Wind guessings, prognosticatings and musings

Today brings east wind at 10-13 at Steven’s Locks and Rooster’s Rocks. Tomorrow brings a weak weather system through early. After it passes, high pressure builds off the coast. Combine that with the passing front, and we should see westerlies at 15-18 early and 21-24 in the afternoon. It’s likely you’ll find the strongest wind (maybe even 24+) from Lyle to Maryhill, but there’s a decent chance of 15-18 near Hood River.

Looks like the westerlies will continue at 21-24 on Friday, after a slow start. Indicators are that westerlies of some sort will grace the Columbia on Saturday and Sunday looks like light east wind.

Today’s Gorge Wind
Your favorite beach Dawn
Steven’s Locks light E 10-13 E 10-13 light
Hatch (subtract a few mph for Event Site) light light light light
Doug’s / Rowena / Lyle light light light light
Maryhill / Rufus / The Wall light light light light
Arlington / Roosevelt light light light light

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Plain old weather

The Nothing decided the Gorge was a lovely nest last night. Hopefully it will move on quickly, leaving us with sunny skies. That’s the forecast for today: Nothing in the morning and sunshine later on. Tomorrow looks cloudy and dry, Friday likely brings Nothing in the morning and sun later on. For the weekend, there’s a chance of showers Saturday morning and Sunday looks dry.

Mountain biking

I went for a jog in Post Canyon yesterday evening, and it was pretty muddy. I’d say it was muddy enough that riding there this morning is a no-go. Maybe this afternoon? And speaking of Post Canyon, I’d like to thank everyone for all the enthusiasm for fixing trails. I’d also like to remind you that all the non-motorized trails in Post have official adopters. If you see something needing repair, please contact the trail adopter to ask permission, because unauthorized repairs can have unanticipated consequences. You can get the name of the adopter by calling Henry at the HRC Forestry department at 7-7089.

Events n’ stuff – Please email with upcoming events related to the outdoors

After a lot of back-and-forth between LUBA, farmers, Parks n’ Rec, and the Board of Commissioners, the time for a last (hopefully) Barrett Park vote has come. The Commission will take testimony on whether the park will “significantly change local farming practices”. If you can testify to this not happening, please show up and help make this park happen. (Yep, I did just take a side – this one’s important to me.)

Also tonight, your friends at Mt. Hood Meadows will be at Double Mountain taking pass photos from 4pm-8pm. No, they will not be providing you with free beer. If you’d like to get your Om on before you get riled up thinking of fresh pow, Flow Yoga has Karma Yoga (free or by donation) this evening from 4pm-5:15.

Coming up this weekend, Skibowl has trail work parties both Saturday and Sunday. “Why,” you ask, “should I do work for a for-profit corporation for free?” Well, you’re not. They’ll give you a lift ticket for each day you work, and they’ll also feed you pizza and beer at the Ratskeller in Govy after you work. Yes, that’s right. Your friends at Skibowl love you.

At the Skamania County Fairgrounds on Saturday, it’s the Food Forum, brought to you by Gorge Grown. Lots of talks on food-related stuff. Lots of kids’ activities. Food. Mmmm.

Also Saturday, CGWA has a work party at Doug’s Beach from 9-noon.

Have an awesome day today!