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biffmalibu



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:45 pm    Post subject: Where are the blowhards when you need them? Reply with quote

The Gorge and Columbia River are abnormally cold now. And there is a lot of snow melt runoff in the forecast. It's going to be an epic spring for wildflowers! We could use some hot air to warm up the river. In the last week, the temperature at The Dalles went up 2 degrees to 41F. Woohoo! So watch out this spring when the air temperature goes up and irrational exuberance abounds. Increased risk for hypothermia.

https://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?14105700

*This has no relation to Global Warming, which is has been reliably measured in the oceans of this water planet. Even the Columbia River is a drop in the bucket compared to the oceans.
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westender



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Above 40?!! Best news I've heard since Nov.
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combs



Joined: 01 Apr 1997
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I typically try to wait until it hits 50, which I believe was on or about the first week of April last year...wondering if it is going to hit 50 by mid May this year..
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westender



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

People ask if the water is cold,,, you say, I'm sailing not swimming. Usually the second session splashes in the face are Really cold.
I know about breaking down but I have a tow truck.
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kevinkan



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heading up there 2nd week of June... hopefully the water is nice and toasty by then!
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starfish



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:12 pm    Post subject: Vacation Reply with quote

Sorry the gorge is full. No tourist visitation this year. Very Happy
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kevinkan



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not a tourist... I come up for work... product testing, hobnobbing, etc...

I wish I could just come up and just have fun Razz

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cgoudie1



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Kevin,

I don't think the Columbia water is ever "toasty", but you can probably expect about 65 degrees at Doug's and 62 degrees at the Hatchery
by then.

-Craig

kevinkan wrote:
heading up there 2nd week of June... hopefully the water is nice and toasty by then!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heh, the gorge is toasty by my standards. I was trunking it mostly the last two trips up (mostly sailing the hatch and the wall)... although those trips were in July. Last year seemed especially warm.
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