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Wednesday: it’s gonna RAIN!

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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
Patrol
9am-
11:30a
11:30a-
3pm
3pm-
dusk
Rooster Rock clean air sandy buns
Steven’s Locks LTW LTW LTW LTW
Swell-Hood River LTW LTW LTW LTW
Lyle to Doug’s LTW LTW LTW LTW
Rufus, etc. LTW LTW G20-26 LTW
Roosevelt & Arlington LTW LTW G10-13 G10-13

Gorge Wind Forecast

Rain moves in the Gorge for the next several days as a series of weather systems move through. While there will be westerlies, they’ll be gusty and inconsistent and mostly short-lived. For Wednesday, it’s light westerlies to start the day. Between early afternoon and sunset, westerlies pick up to gusty 20-26 for a few hours between The Dalles and Maryhill and also Viento and areas farther west (where it will also be pouring). River flow is 65,200cfs, temp is 65, and high temp today will be near 70.

Showers fall all day to The Dalles on Thursday. Light and variable wind starts the day in the west. From Biggs to Arlington, you’ll find gusty 19-23. Afternoon wind picks up to 10-13 in the (showery) western Gorge with gusty 22-25 from The Dalles to Threemile. High temp: 63.

Friday will be sprinkly in the morning with heavy rain to Hood river in the afternoon. The day starts with calm wind or very light westerlies in the west and 15-18 east of The Dalles. Afternoon westerlies: very gusty 24-28 near Viento, and also east of Avery. Other locations: wet 10-13.

Kiting is no longer allowed at the Marina – it has become unsafe for other user groups. Lyle is now off limits unless you can get to the sandbar without crossing the RR tracks. If you cross the tracks, you will be ticketed. Lyle: loved to death. Roosevelt: still closed due to wind damage from earlier this year. Mosier is only available to residents of 97040 (Mosier).    

Coast, Jones, Sauvie’s

Coast (north/central/south, waves. Direction north unless otherwise noted. Swell forecast from NWS.) Wednesday: S30-40/S30-40/S30-40, combined seas 8′ at 10 seconds becoming 13′ @ 14. Thursday: SW15-20/SW10-15/LTV, W 14@ 15. Friday: SW5-10/S25-30/S10-15, W 12′ @ 13. Jones Wednesday: calm. Thursday: 7-10. Friday: LTW. Sauvie’s Wednesday: S10-20. Thursday: SW10-20. Friday: S20-25, morning only.    

Hood River Weather Forecast

Cloudy sky this morning turns showery midday with heavy rain this evening and tonight. Temps will be in the upper 50’s early and near 70 later. Light westerlies. No rainbows. Thursday looks showery all day. Temps will be in the low 50’s early and low 60’s later. Light westerlies. 99.9% chance of rainbows. Friday looks showery, cloudy, and then rainy in the afternoon. Temps will be in the low 50’s early and low 60’s later. Light west wind. 89% chance of rainbows. Rain total between now and Sunday AM: 1.0-1.5”.     Looking for a complete Columbia Gorge forecast? Looking for more humor in your weather? Obscenities? You’re looking for my TATAS: Temira’s Awesome Travel Advisory Service on Facebook.    

Cycling

9/23: Hood River County lands have reopened, but it will rain so much through this week that it’ll be too muddy to ride without damaging trails after Wednesday. Mt. Hood National Forest is closed to all uses. Syncline/Coyote Wall: closed due to fire danger. Whoopdee, Hospital Hill, and Underwood are closed due to fire danger. Respect the closures. Complete list of open/closed: http://readysetgorge.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/09/Outdoor-Rec-Status-for-Ready-Set-Gorge-Sept-11.pdf    

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Local Events

Weekly events: there are sailboat races at the Hood River Marina every Wednesday evening. Dirty Fingers has a group mountain bike ride Thursday nights at 5:30pm. The small boat group has a friendly and distanced paddle on, I believe, Thursday nights. Cheno has an outdoor HIIT workout at Columbia High School in White Salmon at 6pm on Wednesday nights. That’s pretty much it for outdoor sports. There is a BLM rally every Tuesday evening at 5:30 at the Salmon Fountain in Hood River, and there’s a White Coats for BLM rally every Wednesday evening at 6pm at 12th and May.    

Current Closures (may not be complete)

Mt. Hood National Forest (all closed). Gifford Pinchot NF west of Indian Heaven and south of the 90/30 Roads. Syncline/Coyote Wall. Hood River County Land. Kreps, SDS, and other private timberlands. DNR and ODF lands. Many places in the scenic area. Completeish list here.

Have an awesome day!

Temira

By Temira

Temira Lital is a recreation and travel weather forecaster based in Hood River, Oregon. She's also a mental health counselor. Temira bikes, skis, windsurfs, paddles a SUP, swims in mountain lakes, and has a giant garden. Most recently she's taken up SUP foiling. Temira is powered by La Croix, steak, and beets.