Wednesday: not windy today, windy on Thursday, calm on Friday…

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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 LTV LTV LTV LTV
Steven’s Locks LTV LTV LTV LTV
Swell-Hood River LTV LTV LTV LTV
Lyle to Doug’s LTV LTV LTV LTV
Rufus, etc. LTV LTV LTV LTV
Roosevelt & Arlington LTV LTV LTV LTV

Gorge Wind Forecast

Light and variable wind days are on tap for Wednesday and Friday. Keep an eye on Thursday for your best chance to get on the river. The easterlies forecast for the weekend have dropped in strength, reminding us that extended forecasts can be inaccurate.

Offshore low pressure headed for BC and a front at the coast keep gradients minimal on Wednesday. You’ll find light and variable wind all day. River flow is 74,300cfs, river temp is 65F, and high temp forecast is 65F.

Thursday sees that weather system pushing inland. High pressure builds offshore (briefly) behind it. The day starts light and variable. As that front approaches and high pressure builds, the wind rises to 12-15 all through the Gorge midday. Afternoon wind jumps to gusty 21-24 from Stevenson to Arlington. It’s possible the wind could briefly rise to the 24-27 range east of The Dalles, but don’t count on it, and do expect it to drop after 5pm. High temp: 70F.

Light and variable wind returns on Friday for a pleasant, sunny fall day. High temp: 70F. The weekend forecast has changed and will likely change again. It’s currently E 15-20 on Saturday and light westerlies for Sunday. Have a great day today!  

Coast, Jones, Coast

Coast (north/central/south, waves. Wind direction north unless otherwise noted. Swell forecast from NWS.) Wednesday: S25-30/S10-15/LTV, W 8′ @ 10. Thursday: LTV/LTN/N25-30, W 8′ @ 11. Friday: 20-25/20-25/30-40, W 10′ @ 12. Jones Wednesday-Friday: LTV. Sauvie’s Wednesday: LTS. Thursday: briefly N 15-18 in the afternoon. Friday: 10-13.  

Mt. Hood Weather forecast

Mt. Hood snow forecast returns sometime around the beginning of November.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Partly cloudy sky stays that way today and turns high overcast. Temps will be in the mid 40’s early and mid 60’s later. Light and variable wind. No rainbows. Thursday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of drizzle in the evening. Temps will be in the upper 40’s early and near 70 later. Light wind early. Moderate to strong westerlies in the afternoon. No rainbows. Friday will be partly cloudy then clear. Temps will be in the upper 40’s early and upper 60’s in the afternoon. Light and variable wind. No rainbow.

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SDS and Kreps lands have reopened. Washington DNR land is also open now. All other trails are open at this time. Motorized use is still not allowed in areas where it was closed due to fire season. In other news… thanks to last week’s rain, the dirt is nearly perfect in most places. More rain is coming, so get ready for more brown pow!  

Local Events

Mountain View Cycles women’s ride is every Thursday, bottom of Post at 5:30pm. They have an all-genders ride at 6pm on Wednesday, end of the pavement on Post Canyon Road. Their shop road ride leaves at 9am on Saturday for a 2 hour ride. Dirty Fingers has the Post n’ Pint on Thursday evenings at 5:30pm from the shop. They also have the women’s Post n’ Pinot Wednesday evening at 5:30pm from the shop. Oregon E-Bikes has ladies’ rides at 7:30am Sunday and Monday. The Small Boat Group does paddles every Thursday evening at 6pm at the Hatchery.

Other weekly events. Normally on Tuesday night there’s meditation with the Pacific Hermitage Monks at 5:15 (1 hour) and 6:30 (30 minutes followed by a talk) at Yoga Samadhi in White Salmon. In-person meditation is on “pause” due to the recent Covid surge. It will happen on the Pacific Hermitage YouTube page at 6:30. Triathlon practice with the Tri Club is Tuesday at 6pm at West Mayer State Park. Sailboat races happen Wednesday night from the Hood River Marina. There are also lesser races on Friday nights. Cheno’s workout is every Saturday at 10am at the Ferment Lawn in Hood River ($10). Families in the Park starts August 5th at Jackson Park and runs for several weeks on Thursday evening.  

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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.