Wednesday. 8/28. Gorge wind. Incoming rain. Events.

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 August 28, 2013

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Wind forecast guess paragraphs

We’re going to see a nice warm day in the Gorge today, with very little wind, so it’s going to be a great day for Standup Paddling or fishing or road biking. Yes, I know there’s a bit of wind this morning. If you want it, get it now, because it’s going to fade to 10-13 by midday, not picking up again until late in the afternoon or early evening.

Tomorrow starts with light wind, and then we’ll see rain. Blessed, lovely, wonderful rain. After this weather system swings through (if it does before dark), we’ll see afternoon westerlies at gusty 15-18 from Mosier east.

Friday looks like a light start with maybe 13-15 in the afternoon. Saturday looks like east wind. Sunday looks like strong west wind, but I’m not sure I’m buying the model’s wind forecast for Sunday. Speaking of Sunday, there will be no forecast on Sunday.

Don’t forget: It’s time to nominate folks for the Gorge Windsurfing Awards.
You can do that at CGWA’s website through the 28th. Your award choices are: Dale Cook (big air), Grom of the Year, Windsurfer of the Year, Most Selfless Windsurfer, and Most Stoked. Also, don’t forget that new windsurfing windows are 15% off this month at Northwave.

Today’s Gorge Wind
Your favorite beach Dawn
Steven’s Locks light 5-10 10-13 10-13
after 5pm
Hatch (subtract a few mph for Event Site) 14-17 14-17 10-13 14-17
Doug’s / Rowena / Lyle 10-13 10-13 10-13 14-17
Maryhill / Rufus / The Wall 20?
I don’t get it
10-13 10-13 14-17
Arlington / Roosevelt light light 10-13 14-17

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Sports, activities, and other stuff

In great news for trail users, the Forest Service lifted most of the trail and road closures due to the Government Flats fire yesterday. All the trails except the 451 (whatever that is!) have reopened, but parts of the 17 Road and spur roads off the 17 are still closed. Hood River County’s Kitchen Sink trail, has also reopened to non-moto use. Moto folks, start doing rain dances so we can end fire season and get everyone back on the trails.

Speaking of trails, Hood River County is looking for sponsors for toilet cleaning at Family Man. Minimum donation is $150 – cleanings are $45 per visit, and include toilet paper. Hooray. We’re working on signage to thank all the sponsors, so start thinking if you or your business would like to be a Potty Hero, and shoot me an email.

Tonight’s roundup: at 5:30, there’s women’s mountain biking at Dirty Fingers, whitewater paddling at Husum, kids mountain biking at Family Man, and Qi Gong at Wilson Park. At 6pm, there’s sailboat racing in Hood River, there’s Tai Chi at Wilson Park, and there’s pickup Ultimate Frisbee at Wy’East Middle School.

Have an awesome day today!