Wednesday: thunderstorm chances…

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Temira
Date
 June 26, 2019
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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 cloudy sky buns sigh
Steven’s Locks 5-10 10-13 G18-22 G18-22
Swell-Hood River 5-10 10-13 G21-26? G21-26?
Doug’s, Lyle, Rowena 5-10 10-13 G21-26? G21-26?
Rufus, etc. 5-10 10-13 G18-22 G18-22
Roosevelt & Arlington 5-10 10-13 G18-22 G18-22

Gorge Wind Forecast



Predicting the wind for the next few days is quite a tricky matter. Offshore low pressure limits gradients and drives afternoon thunderstorm chances. Resulting wind will be gusty and difficult to predict. With those caveats in place, let’s take a look at Wednesday.

Not much happens to start Wednesday: early gradients of .05 and .01 suggest what wind there is will be confined to the western Gorge. For the first half of the day, we’ll have 5-10mph, perhaps 10-13 midday. As a shortwave moves through this afternoon, atmospheric instability increases. So does the wind. It’s hard to predict what we’ll get – models say anything from 18-22 to 25-29 from Stevenson to The Dalles. I think we’ll see a short period of mid-20’s before thunderstorms make the wind completely unpredictable. River flow is 146kcfs and temp is 63 degrees.

Offshore low pressure continues to negatively impact wind speed and quality on Thursday. Morning westerlies will be 5-10 in the west and 14-18 east of The Dalles. Afternoon thundershowers could be an issue again on Thursday, but the chances are lesser than on Wednesday. Best-case scenario gives us 7-10 in the western Gorge with 15-18 from Mosier to Arlington on Thursday afternoon.

Low pressure starts to move inland on Friday. That increases the chances of showers and knocks down the gradients. Morning westerlies will be 5-8 in the western Gorge and 10-13 east of The Dalles. The latest model run suggests afternoon wind of 11-14 from Stevenson all the way to Arlington. Models aren’t quite agreeing on the weather for the weekend, so we’ll wait and see what they say tomorrow before making predictions. The forecast is better than no wind, but lesser than nuking.

COAST, JONES, SAUVIE’S: Coast (north/central/south, wind N unless otherwise specified). Wednesday: W5/W5/S10-15, W swell 3′ at 8 seconds. Thursday: SW10/SW10/W 2′ @ 8. Friday: S20/S20/LTV, W 3′ @ 7. Jones Wednesday: 10-13. Thursday & Friday: nope. Sauvie’s Wednesday: 7-10. Thursday and Friday: nope.
 

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Hood River Weather Forecast

Partly cloudy sky this morning turns cloudy later with a good chance of thunder. Temps will be int eh low 50’s early and upper 60’s later. Light wind early. Moderate to strong under thunderstorms later. 59% chance of rainbows. Thursday looks partly to mostly cloudy with a lesser chance of thunder and showers. Temps will be in the mid 50’s early and mid 60’s later. Light to moderate west wind. 49% chance of rainbows. Friday looks partly to mostly cloudy with a slight chance of thunder and showers. Temps will be in the mid 50’s early and upper 60’s later. Light west wind. 38% chance of rainbows.
 

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Road and Mountain Biking

Events today include beginning Tai Chi at the Hood River Adult Center at 9:30. Then this evening, there’s silent meditation at 5:15 at Yoga Samadhi and guided meditation at 6:30. There’s free yoga for the under-18 crowd at HAVEN at 5, and triathlon practice at Mayer Park in Rowena at 6. If you like windsurfing, check out the movie Girl on a Wave at Skylight Theatre tonight.

Thursday’s the annual pray for wind party at Stonehedge gardens. Friday and Saturday bring the White Salmon Riverfest, Symposium, and low-cost locals raft trip. Call Wet Planet for more details. There’s a free concert at Hood River’s Waterfront Park Friday night if that’s not enough waterfront park for you, Columbia Gorge Pride runs all weekend. Saturday is the Mt. Adams Country Bike tour, an obstacle challenge at the Hood River Saddle club, Mosier Fest, a bird walk with Ken at Steigerwald wildlife refuge, a free Windance kite demo at The Spit, a trail work party on Surveyor’s (meet at Little John at 9am), a cleanup at Mt. Hood Meadows (10-2), and the Twilight Scramble Fun Run at White River Sno Park at 5pm. Sunday is the Rainbow Fun Run 5k at Pride.
 

Upcoming Events

Today’s events start with senior yoga at FISH food bank at 10. The women’s Post n’ Pinot bike ride, earning you a glass of wine for completing it, leaves Dirty Fingers bikes at 5:30. At 5 tonight, there’s a group trail run from Mark’s Auto in White Salmon.

Thursday’s the annual pray for wind party at Stonehedge gardens. Friday and Saturday bring the White Salmon Riverfest, Symposium, and low-cost locals raft trip. Call Wet Planet for more details. There’s a free concert at Hood River’s Waterfront Park Friday night if that’s not enough waterfront park for you, Columbia Gorge Pride runs all weekend. Saturday is the Mt. Adams Country Bike tour, an obstacle challenge at the Hood River Saddle club, Mosier Fest, a bird walk with Ken at Steigerwald wildlife refuge, a free Windance kite demo at The Spit, a trail work party on Surveyor’s (meet at Little John at 9am), a cleanup at Mt. Hood Meadows (10-2), and the Twilight Scramble Fun Run at White River Sno Park at 5pm. Sunday is the Rainbow Fun Run 5k at Pride.
 

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Have an awesome day today!

Temira