Wednesday-Thursday: some wind today followed by a few light days…

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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 chilly morning for bun warming
Steven’s Locks LTW 7-10 G12-15 G10-13
Viento LTW 7-10 G12-15 G10-13
Swell-Hood River LTW 7-10 G12-15 G10-13
Lyle to Doug’s 7-10 10-13 G15-18 G10-13
Rufus, etc. 10-13 10-13 G15-18 G22-26
Roosevelt & Arlington 10-13 10-13 G15-18 G22-26

Gorge Wind Forecast

I have very little time to write the forecast this morning and I missed my window with some of the models, so we’ll keep it brief. Looking at Wednesday, we have a weak front swinging through. This sets up moderate westerlies. The next two days look mostly not-windy. There’s still a chance of stronger wind on Sunday, but ensemble members are far from agreeing on this, and it also looks like a short-lived event.

Looking at Wednesday, we have a weak system moving through. Morning westerlies are variable to 17 with clouds in the west and also out east. by late morning, we’ll have gusty 12-15 in the western Gorge and gusty 15-18 from Mosier to Arlington. Showers push in as far east as Rowena (maybe) this afternoon. The wind action shifts eastward with gusty 22-26 from Avery to Rufus, or perhaps from Avery to Arlington. Western Gorge launches drop to 10-13 this afternoon. River flow is 84,100cfs, river temp is 60F, and high temp forecast is 53F.

Thursday sees drizzle in the morning as another weak system moves through. The wind will be light and variable in the western Gorge all day. Your best chance to get on the river will be east of The Dalles where westerlies pick up to gusty 12-15 in the afternoon. High temp: 57F.

Friday looks light and variable all day. There’s a chance of westerlies at 7-10mph from Stevenson to Hood River late in the afternoon. High temp: 64F. Saturday: light and variable. Sunday: we’ll have to wait until we get closer to see. 50-50. Enjoy your day!  

Coast, Jones, Coast

Coast (north/central/south, waves. Wind direction north unless otherwise noted. Swell forecast from NWS.) Wednesday: W5-10/LTW/N15-20, NW swell 10′ at 10 seconds. Thursday: SW 5-10/W5-10/N10-15, NW 10′ @ 12. Friday: S10-20/LTSW/N5-10, W 9′ @ 13. Jones Wednesday-Friday: LTV. Sauvie’s Wednesday-Friday: LTV.  

Mt. Hood Weather forecast

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

Hood River Weather Forecast

partly to mostly cloudy sky is the plan for Wednesday with increasing showers this afternoon. Temps will be in the upper 40’s early and low 50’s later. Moderate westerlies. 100% chance of rainbows. Thursday looks cloudy and drizzly becoming partly cloudy. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and upper 50s’ later. Light westerlies. 99% chance of rainbows. Friday looks mostly cloudy but dry. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and mid 60’s later. Light westerlies. No rainbows.

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Please help the HRATS out: sign up to volunteer for the Post Canyon Enduro the weekend of the 15th. HRATS receives money from the event organizers, and that money goes towards building and repairing trails. 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/he pronouns. They're also a mental health counselor. Temira bikes, skis, windsurfs, paddles a SUP, swims in mountain lakes, and has a giant garden. Most recently they've taken up SUP foiling. Temira is powered by La Croix, protein, and beets.