Wednesday: dry weather and easterlies

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 October 10, 2018

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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 LTV LTE E 10-15 E 10-15
Steven’s Locks LTV LTE E 5-10 E 5-10
Hatchery/Wunderbar LTV LTV LTV LTV
Doug’s, Lyle, Rowena LTV LTV LTV LTV
Rufus, etc. LTV LTV LTV LTV
Roosevelt & Arlington LTV LTV LTV LTV

Gorge Wind Forecast

It’s Wednesday morning, and there’s not much happening out there in the Gorge. The general weather picture for the next 7-10 days, with the exception of Thursday, is a ridge of high pressure that leads to offshore wind.

For Wednesday, we’ll have light and variable wind in the morning with easterlies at 10-15 near Rooster Rock midday and 5-10 near Stevenson. Thursday looks like E 15-20 midday from Stevenson to Rooster, fading to 10-15 at Rooster and 5-10 at Stevenson. Friday starts with east 10-15 and turns around to west wind in the afternoon. As usual with this setup, models disagree. Best guess: 17-20 from Stevenson to Mosier in the afternoon. Saturday and Sunday bring easterlies at 25-30.

BONUS: Jones Wednesday: 5-8. Thursday: nope. Friday: nope. Sauvie’s Wednesday: 7-10. Thursday: 7-10. Friday: 17-20. Coast (north/central/south). Wednesday: 5-10/10-15/25-30, W swell 7′ at 11 seconds. Thursday: 10-15/15-20/25-30, W 5′ @ 11. Friday: 15-20/20-25/25-30, W 4′ @ 11.


Random Morning Thoughts


Mt. Hood Mountain Weather Forecast

Wednesday starts out cloudy on Mt. Hood and turns mostly clear. Free air freezing level (FAF): 6000′. Wind: NE 15. Thursday looks clear. FAF: 6000′ rising to 12,000′. Wind: ENE 15 becoming N 15 after noon and NW 15 overnight. Friday looks clear in the morning with a few mid level clouds midday and clear sky overnight. FAF: 12,000′ falling to 10,000′ after midnight. Wind: NW 15-20 becoming N 20 overnight.

Gorge Weather Forecast

It’s a cloudy start to Wednesday with a mix of Nothing cloudy and higher clouds. By afternoon, the sky will be mostly clear. Temps will be in the upper 40’s early and low 60’s later. Light east wind. No rainbows. Thursday may start off with Nothing but will end up clear. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and mid 60’s in the afternoon. Light east wind. No rainbows. Friday may start with a Nothing, but it will end up sunny. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and low 70’s in the afternoon. Light east wind early, moderate west wind later. No rainbows.

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Road and Mountain Biking

I haven’t been in Post for a couple of days, but we did receive .12” of rain yesterday. That means it’s likely to be slick early, but might be perfect later. If not, we’re headed into an extended period of dry weather and associated brown pow, so don’t lose heart! Want to give back to trails? The HRATS have a work party this Saturday (October 13) at Family Man at 9:30. In other news, regulated use closure has terminated, meaning all Hood River County moto trails have reopened for motorized use.

Upcoming Events

It’s Wednesday. There’s community yoga, free or by donation, at FISH Food Bank in Hood River at 10am. There’s community meditation at Trinity Natural Medicine at noon. There’s ping pong at the Hood River Armory at 5:30pm and Zumba at the St. Francis House in Odell at 6pm. This weekend, Friday through Sunday, is Harvest Fest at the Hood River Event Site. The HRATS have a trail work party at Family Man on Saturday at 9:30am. There’s a free half-day meditation retreat with the Pacific Hermitage monks at Yoga Samadhi on Saturday from 1pm to 5pm.

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Have an awesome day today!