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Mundek

Since 21 Apr 2022
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PostFri Aug 26, 22 12:33 pm    Hood River forecast and wind sensor Reply with quote

Hey,

I'm trying to figure this out. I don't want to drive 1:30h from Portland only to find out that the wind is shit.

So for today both ikitesurf and gorgeismygym predicted strong wind the whole day. Now I am looking at the Hood River Event Site DB1 sensor on ikitesurf and the wind is very up and down and not that strong. So what is happening there really? Very Happy Should I trust this sensor or is it usually very off?

Cheers!

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hilton

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PostFri Aug 26, 22 2:15 pm     Reply with quote

The sensors are correct right now.
Plenty of wind (24) at Swell City,
Not so much (14) for launching a kite from the sandbar (Event Site).
And Rufus is probably going off this afternoon (averaging 37).

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Mundek

Since 21 Apr 2022
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PostFri Aug 26, 22 2:36 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks for replying! It's another one of these days. I'm new to the area and still trying to figure out which is the best forecast/wind sensor to observe when deciding on going or not.

Rufus sounds tempting, but a bit too far for today. Stevenson might be my best bet then, though I did not enjoy the setup and launch there.

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mikeinhoodriver

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PostFri Aug 26, 22 3:05 pm     Reply with quote

The camera is your friend...

http://w3.gorge.net/niknas/underwoodweather.shtml

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Mundek

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PostFri Aug 26, 22 5:07 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks for the link!

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hilton

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PostFri Aug 26, 22 5:14 pm     Reply with quote

the wind in Hood River today was erratic to say the least.

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moondog

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PostSat Aug 27, 22 7:06 am     Reply with quote

Stevenson will be affected by the clouds more than HR which is just inside the cloud line. It will be gusty anywhere you go today. Yesterday the Hatchery was good in the morning and then shut down around 1 and came back with a vengeance around 2:30. Arlington is the only sure bet today with a looong drive.
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Mundek

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PostSat Aug 27, 22 7:37 am     Reply with quote

hilton wrote:
the wind in Hood River today was erratic to say the least.

Yeah. I saw the wind meter readings. I was just not sure how much I should trust them..


moondog wrote:
Stevenson will be affected by the clouds more than HR which is just inside the cloud line. It will be gusty anywhere you go today. Yesterday the Hatchery was good in the morning and then shut down around 1 and came back with a vengeance around 2:30. Arlington is the only sure bet today with a looong drive.


That's very useful! Cheers!

I need to get used to long drives for my kiting sessions. I used to have 20 min to the spot and now the 1:30h or 2h drives are discouraging. I can't just go to the beach and feel the wind, like I used to do. It was also much easier to predict the wind on the coast.

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hilton

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PostSat Aug 27, 22 8:38 am     Reply with quote

and as we get more into Fall, sometimes driving an extra 20 minutes further East can make the difference between a crappy (or no) session and a great one.

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Thatspec

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PostSat Aug 27, 22 11:27 am     Reply with quote

The number of Ikite forecasts that have been correct this season can be counted on one hand Rolling Eyes

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Windian

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PostSat Aug 27, 22 4:33 pm     Reply with quote

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The number of Ikite forecasts that have been correct this season can be counted on one hand Rolling Eyes


Victor is consistently way better with his Gorge forecasts. Check it out:

https://victortheinflictor.com/f/windy-today

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Mundek

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PostSat Aug 27, 22 6:35 pm     Reply with quote

hilton wrote:
and as we get more into Fall, sometimes driving an extra 20 minutes further East can make the difference between a crappy (or no) session and a great one.


I'll keep that in mind. So far Jones beach had been a winner for me and I hope it keeps on giving.

@Windian Thanks, I'll check it out.

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Hein

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PostSat Aug 27, 22 7:38 pm     Reply with quote

Arlington was the call today.
Was getting rattled on the 2m wing.
3-mile was probably good as well.


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shred_da_gorge

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PostSat Aug 27, 22 8:05 pm     Reply with quote

Thatspec wrote:
The number of Ikite forecasts that have been correct this season can be counted on one hand :roll:

True dat. It's actually the first time I've subscribed in ages, mainly because I wanted to support them for hosting that useful classifieds section.

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Mundek

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PostSat Sep 03, 22 1:25 pm     Reply with quote

It's another one of these days where the sensors readings are nuts with lulls below 10 knots and gust reaching 30kt. Is it really this crazy out there?

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McLovin

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PostSat Sep 03, 22 10:39 pm    Today's WIND Reply with quote

I was out from 12 noon to 2PM

In a word YES - wind was crazy gusty and less than ideal...

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hilton

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PostSun Sep 04, 22 1:00 am     Reply with quote

Conditions Saturday at Rufus were just about as good as they get mid-day.

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