Wednesday, 6/19. Gorge wind (plenty of it), rain, and a ton of Hood River area events

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 June 19, 2013

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Good morning,

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I slept through my alarm this morning. It’s amazing how I can do that. Usually those mornings are days when Rockstar, rather than coffee, is the call. But enough about me. Let’s talk weather. We’re entering a wet phase of the MJO, which bodes very poorly for next week’s weather, unless you like rain. Cherry farmers are not going to like this. Mountain bikers are. Sure, we might see some sprinkles today and tomorrow, but starting Sunday afternoon, models are hinting at significant amounts of rain. Unseasonable amounts. Cherry splitting amounts. If you have a helicopter, perhaps you could befriend a cherry farmer in the next few days and volunteer your services.

Next, yes, I know the website has been up and down repeatedly over the last 48 hours. Thank you for all the emails and texts. No, I’m not doing this to torture you. GoDaddy is doing this to torture me. I spent almost two hours on the phone with them yesterday, during which they managed to knock my entire site offline for several hours. Anyway… yet another reason to subscribe to the mailing list!

Wind forecast

That weather pattern will likely disrupt the wind next week too, but let’s talk about today, first, because it’s going to be a fun day on the river. An upper low moving east will drive strong west wind. Gradients are currently .09 (PDX-DLS) and .09 (DLS-Pasco) – no, I don’t know the call sign for Pasco – giving us decent dawn patrol. You can expect 30+ from Lyle (unless the clouds push too far, in which case you can change that to Avery) eastward today. Maryhill/Rufus/The Wall will be 30+ by mid-morning, as will Arlington/Roosevelt (although there is a t-storm currently hovering over the Roosevelt dump). The wind will back off a touch late in the day. A touch. You’ll still get that after-work sesh.

Models are arguing a bit over tomorrow, but with an ULL over Vancouver Island and high pressure off Cali, we should see 17-21 early, picking up to 20-24 in the afternoon through much of the Gorge. Not Stevenson. Too cloudy there.

Friday looks sunny, with 17-21 possible, but not necessarily likely. Saturday looks pretty light at this point, and Sunday looks windy, with rain in the afternoon.

Pistol looks not-windy through Thursday, with light N wind possible Thursday afternoon and 23-27 Friday afternoon.

Windance has free kite/board/beer/bbq at Rufus all weekend long.

Today’s Gorge Wind
Your favorite beach Dawn
Stevenson 5-10 5-10 10-15 10-15
Hatch (subtract a few mph for Event Site) Upndown
Doug’s / Rowena / Lyle 20-24 28-32+
all day
28-32+ 26-30
Maryhill / Rufus / The Wall 25-29 30+ 30+ 26-30
Arlington / Roosevelt 23-27 26-30+ 30+ 26-30

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Cycling news

Post n’ Pinot ladies ride at 5:30 at DF tonight. One glass of free wine after the ride. Hammerhead boys ride tomorrow night at 5:30. HRATS board meeting tomorrow night. Mt. Hood Cycling classic Friday-Sunday. Oregon Enduro Series Saturday in Ashland (go Amanda, JJ, and all the Dirty Harlots).

On Sunday, join Jimmy T for a work party to build the Superconnector Trail at 9am at Little John. Well, the Superconnector isn’t at Little John. It connects Knebal to Surveyors. F-bomb to you, paved/gravel road. We’ll take all singletrack, all the time from now on.

Other stuff

Every Mon/Wed/Friday at 8:15, Miss Molly K teaches a watersport warmup at Cascade Kiteboarding. The class is by donation, and includes yoga poses n’ such. Bring your mat and check it out.

Coming up Saturday: Whitewater Family Fun day at Northwestern (Lake be gone) Park starting at 11am. Free kayak demos, raft rides, bbq, beer. 5K/10k run for Sternwheeler Days in Cascade Locks. Opening day of yachting season in Cascade Locks.

The Fruit Company in Odell has a warehouse sale on Friday from 9am-6pm. First 50 people get a free basket. The rest of you get bargains on delicious food.

Other Stuff

Not much today!

Have an awesome day today!