Wednesday: drizzly, muggy, and moderately windy. Make plans for the windy weekend too!

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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 buns like warm sun
Steven’s Locks 5-10 5-10 5-10 10-13
Swell-Hood River 5-10 10-13 14-17 14-17+
Lyle to Doug’s 5-10 10-13 14-17 G19-23
Rufus, etc. 10-13 10-13 14-17 G19-23
Roosevelt & Arlington 10-13 10-13 14-17 G19-23

Gorge Wind Forecast

A broad trough sits off the coast today and tomorrow and is joined by an upper level low on Thursday and Friday. Despite all this action, westerlies of some sort, not the most reliable sort, but some sort stick around through Sunday. Kiteboard 4 Cancer is at the Event Site Friday through Sunday, and it looks like they’ll have plenty of wind to pull off the event on Saturday.

Let’s look at Wednesday: it’s raining and not-windy to start, with 5-10ish in the western Gorge and low teens out east. Desert heating will help today. By late morning, westerlies pick up to gusty 12-15 from Viento to Rufus with 7-10 west of Viento and east of Rufus. Models like the idea of gusty 22-25 this afternoon between Mosier and Arlington with 14-17 to the west. Given the not-ideal setup, 22-25 might be a bit optimistic. Let’s go with 19-23 instead. River flow readings are 248-271kcfs, river temp is 63F, and high temp forecast is a rather muggy 79F.

Thursday sees a low approach the southern Oregon Coast. The desert provides the gradients by heating up in the afternoon. Instability will negatively impact wind quality. Expect light westerlies to start with max speeds of 7-10 east of The Dalles. Wind speeds creep upwards, slowly, reaching 10-13 from Stevenson to The Dalles by early afternoon. Models suggest a bit of nudge in the afternoon to gusty 16-19 from Hood River to Rufus with 11-14 near Viento and lighter wind at Stevenson and Arlington. High temp: 79F.

Low pressure offshore on Friday drives marine clouds into Portland and sets us up with gusty westerlies in the low 20’s in the afternoon. A better, more stable setup arrives on Saturday. The current forecast is 16-19, but it’s likely reality will outperform. Current forecast for Sunday is low teens. After that: a couple days of hot weather and east wind. Enjoy!  

Jones, Sauvie’s, Coast

Coast forecast (north/central/south, waves). Swell forecast provided by NWS. Wind direction northerly unless otherwise noted. Wednesday: SW 5-10/WSW5-10/LTS, W swell 3′ at 10 seconds. Thursday: LTW/LTW/LTV, W 3′ @ 10. Friday: NW5-10/NW5/LTV, W 2′ @ 10. Jones Wednesday: LTW. Thursday: LTW. Friday: 17-20. Sauvie’s Wednesday: LTV. Thursday: 9-12 late. Friday: LTV.  

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – Back on vacation until next fall


Hood River Weather Forecast

Clouds and drizzle this morning give way to clouds and scattered showers this afternoon. Temps will be in the upper 05’s early and upper 70’ls later. Muggy. Moderate westerlies. 11% chance of rainbows. Thursday will be cloudy and then partly cloudy with scattered showers. Temps will be in the upper 50’s early and upper 70’s later. Moderate westerlies. 6% chance of rainbows. Friday starts partly cloudy and ends mostly clear. Temps will be in the mid 50’s early and low 80’s later. Moderate to strong westerlies. No rainbows.

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Local-ish Events

Please let me know of outdoor-related local-ish events. If you don’t tell me, I don’t know!

This weekend (Friday-Sunday) is Kiteboard for Cancer at the Hood River Event Site. The Oregon 12/24 hour mountain bike race takes place in Bend this weekend.

Ferment’s Tuesday night 4-mile walk/run is at 6pm. At 7:15am on Wednesdays, there’s a run from the White Salmon Bakery. At 7am on Friday morning, you can get a donut and coffee for going for a run at Kickstand Coffee. The Small Boat paddlers have a group paddle at 6pm on Thursday at the Hatchery. Post and Pint happens Thursday evenings at 5:30 when Post is not too wet to ride. The women’s Post-and-Pinot ride is Wednesday evening at 5:30.  


Lots of perfect dirt out there right now! Falls Creek sis open. All the 44 Road trails are open with a couple of caveats: Lookout Mountain and Cooks Meadow still have some blowdown and a few patches of snow. Plains of Abraham is open, but Ape Canyon trail has received no maintenance this year. It is rideable. Also, the road connecting Plains of Abraham to Smith Creek closes at noon Monday-Friday and will not be open to bikers during that time. Courtney Road (the road that goes up above Syncline) is closed until October. Do not attempt to use it to access trails. Starting now, you will need a parking pass to park at Post Canyon. This money will support trails. Hospital Hill: cows are out – no dogs allowed. Underwood: do not enter areas that are closed due to logging operations.  

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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.