Wednesday: strong wind Thursday. not much else through Sunday.

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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 just another bun tan day
Steven’s Locks LTV LTV 11-14 11-14+
Viento-Swell-Hood River LTV LTV 11-14 14-17+?
Lyle to Doug’s LTV LTV 11-14 G22-25?
Rufus, etc. LTV LTV 11-14 G22-25?
Roosevelt & Arlington LTV LTV LTV LTV

Gorge Wind Forecast

Not much is happening for wind prior to dawn on this fine Wednesday morning, but there will be just enough late today for some of you. Tomorrow, Thursday, looks much windier. Best strength (more is better?) and quality will be east of The Dalles. Friday’s westerlies fall back into the low teens. Saturday looks light and variable, and Sunday looks slightly stronger but marginal for wind sports.

Wednesday is starting off calm. Pressures are 29.95/29.94/29.93 for very light west gradients. The wind holds below 10mph until 2pm when an approaching system gives it a nudge. Afternoon westerlies rise to 11-14 or a touch more from Stevenson to The Dalles. It appears there’s a slight chance of an evening burst at gusty 22-25 from Hood River to Rufus as a low settles in over the Columbia Basin and a front pushes inland. River flow readings are 80-93kcfs this morning, river temp is 68F, and high temp forecast is 79F.

Thursday starts with a low in the east, clouds in the west, and another frontal system dropping down from the northwest. Models still don’t agree on the exact force of Thursday’s wind, but it should be the windiest day this week. Morning westerlies kick off with 17-21 from Stevenson to The Dalles (24-28 at Viento) and 24-28 from Avery to Threemile. Afternoon westerlies rise to the upper 20’s or low 30’s from Avery to Threemile and fall to 11-14 west of The Dalles. High temp: 70F for Hood River and 73F for Arlington.

Minimal gradients on Friday morning give us a 10mph start all the way from Stevenson to Arlington. The wind turns calm east of Mosier. Afternoon westerlies rise to 11-14 from Stevenson to Mosier with a shot at 16-19 in that river stretch after 5pm. High temp: 73F. Saturday looks light and variable. Ensembles suggest low to mid teens on Sunday. Enjoy!  


Jones, Sauvie’s, Coast

Coast forecast (north/central/south, waves). Swell forecast provided by NWS. Wind direction northerly unless otherwise noted. Wednesday: SW10-15/SW10-15/LTV, NW swell 4′ @ 12 seconds. Thursday: SW10-15/LTSW/LTV, W 3′ @ 10. Friday: N5-10/N15-20/25-30, NW 3′ @ 7. Jones Wednesday: 20-23. Thursday: 5-10. Friday: 7-10. Sauvie’s Wednesday: 10-13 > 5pm. Thursday: 5-10. Friday: LTN.  

Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – On vacation until next fall


Hood River Weather Forecast

Partially overcast sky this morning adds more high clouds later. Temps will be near 50 this morning and in the upper 70’s later. Calm wind early. Light westerlies later. No rainbows. Thursday will be partly cloudy then clear. Temps will be in the low 50’s early and near 70 later. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Friday will be partly cloudy becoming clear. Temps start in the upper 40’s and end in the low 70’s. Light 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! Regular weekly events: Ferment’s Tuesday night 4-mile walk/run is at 6pm. The Columbia Gorge Tri Club has a weekly workout at Mayer Park in Rowena at 6pm Tuesdays. 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. The women’s Post-and-Pinot ride is Wednesday evening at 5:30.  


Yes, there was some rain a couple of days ago. No, it did not change the trails – it’s still dusty and dry! All Hood River County trails are closed to motorized use until further notice. These trails are closed to all uses: Hospital Hill, Underwood, Whoopdee, and any lands Owned or Managed by American Forest Management, Broughton Lumber Company, DGS Timber, Green Diamond, Kreps Ranch, Kreps Family LLC, Lupine Forest, Manulife Forest Management, Twin Creeks Timber, and Western Pacific Timber, LLC in Klickitat, Skamania, Stevens, Yakima, Hood River and Wasco counties.

Other news: some nice Hood River folks went and cleared the Smith Creek trail by St. Helens. That loop is now open. As a matter of fact, I’m not sure of anything being closed. No report yet on Boulder Lakes or Gunsight, but I’m sure someone will email me after changing this. Caveats: 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. If you’re riding Post Canyon, you will need a parking pass. Those can be purchased at many local shops or online.  

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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.