November 3, 2010. Columbia River Gorge, Oregon.
WeatherFlow installed 3 new sites along the Columbia River Gorge during the 2nd half of 2010 and is making plans to add two more during the 1st half of 2011. These new sites are located near Rowena, Stevenson, and Sauvie’s Island Oregon and are positioned on navigational aids along the river, each with an outstanding fetch that yields extremely clean data in this “natural wind tunnel.”
U.S. Coast Guard units in the area are finding the data from these sites to be a great help in their operations, while the active local water sports community has quickly latched on to the data to help plan successful and safe events. Other end users finding value in these unique on-the-water sites are the commercial and recreational fishing communities, wind energy operators, and transportation businesses with routes through the region, including those traveling by barge, rail, and highway.