Wednesday: clouds, gusty westerlies, and improved dirt

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 July 10, 2019

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Today’s Gorge Wind – these are ranges for the average speed, not a predicted wind range. =)
Your favorite beach Dawn
Rooster Rock clouds above buns below
Steven’s Locks 5-10 5-10 13-16 13-16
Swell-Hood River 5-10 5-10 13-16 13-16
Doug’s, Lyle, Rowena 10-13 10-13 16-20 22-25
Rufus, etc. 10-13 10-13 16-20 22-25
Roosevelt & Arlington 10-13 10-13 16-20 22-25

Gorge Wind Forecast

Offshore low pressure on Wednesday drives a cold front across the region in the afternoon for an increase in westerlies. Low pressure remains offshore on Thursday for light wind. Weak high pressure off the California coast appears to drive slightly stronger, but relatively gusty, westerlies starting on Friday and continuing through the weekend.

For Wednesday, morning westerlies will be light as we sit under the influence of a trough of low pressure. A weather system swings through today for an increase in the afternoon wind. In the morning, we’ll have 10-13 in the eastern Gorge and 5-10 in the west. By midday, westerlies pick up to 12-15 from Stevenson to The Dalles, holding in the western Gorge for the rest of the Day. The Rowena to Roosevelt stretch picks up to gusty 21-25 after 2pm or so. River flow is 114kcfs and temp is 66 degrees.

Offshore low pressure continues to tamp down the wind strength on Thursday. Morning westerlies will be in the “light” range. Afternoon westerlies pick up to 12-15 from Stevenson to Rufus with 7-10 farther east. Friday sees weak high pressure build off the California coast and low pressure remain off Washington and BC. As of right now, it appears the high will win the battle for influence over the Gorge. Friday’s forecast tops out at 17-21 from Stevenson to Avery. Current weekend forecast is low to mid twenties, but forecasting this far out with this particular weather setup isn’t all that accurate.

COAST, JONES, SAUVIE’S: Coast (north/central/south, wind N unless otherwise specified). Wednesday: S10-15/SW10-15/S5-10, SW swell 4@ 17 going to SW 6 @ 9. Thursday: W5/W5/N5-10, SW 4′ @ 10. Friday: NW5/NW5/20-25, W 3′ @ 9. Jones Wednesday: nope. Thursday: 5-10. Friday: 22-26. Sauvie’s Wednesday: nope. Thursday: 5-8 later. Friday: 9-12.

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast: on vacation unless needed!


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Hood River Weather Forecast

Clouds this morning will stick around most of the day and start to break up this evening. A few sprinkles are possible. Temps will be near 60 early and in the upper 70’s later. Muggy. Light to moderate westerlies. 2% chance of rainbows. Thursday looks cloudy in the morning and sunny later. Temps will be near 60 early and 80 later. Muggy. Light westerlies. No rainbows. Friday looks sunny. Temps will be near 60 early an din the low 80’s in the afternoon. Muggy. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows.

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Road and Mountain Biking

There was some rain yesterday afternoon in the higher regions of Post Canyon. It’s mixed tack and dust up there right now, and was quite good around 4pm yesterday. Other than that… All local trails are snow-free. The only unconfirmed trail I have right now is Huffman Peak. Apparently Boulder Lakes is quite overgrown. Whoopdee is closed for logging, but Ronnoc trail and the climb out are open. Red Hill Road is supposedly closed for logging. Ride at your own risk. If you’re riding Underwood, please do not park at the trailhead as per request by SDS. Continue past the trailhead 0.5 miles or so to the new parking area. The cows are off Hospital Hill!

Upcoming Events

Today’s events start with Zumba Gold at the Hood River Adult Center at 9 and senior yoga at FISH food bank at 10. The women’s Post n’ Pinot bike ride, earning you a glass of wine for completing it, leaves Dirty Fingers bikes at 5:30. At 5 tonight, there’s a group trail run from Mark’s Auto in White Salmon.

Coming up Friday, there’s a free concert at the Hood River Waterfront Park at 6, and Kiteboard For Cancer has a fundraiser dance party at The Ruins in Hood River at 7. KB4C continues at the Hood River Event Site all weekend. Mt. Hood Meadows has the Lost Sierra E-Bike festival, and Timberline is hosting the Summer Fun Nationals ski race. The Gorge Outrigger Canoe race happens Saturday from Stevenson to Hood River.

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Have an awesome day today!