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    Exclamation Wind!

    High winds are forecast for the Great Falls area for Tuesday, 6/22 (36 MPH), Wednesday, 6/23 (40 MPH) and Thursday, 6/24 (23 MPH). The forecast for Friday thru Sunday is for winds from 10 - 14 MPH.

    Winds tend to be much worse in the mid to late afternoon (but not always) and intense local thunderstorms can form. Best to get as many miles in as you can in the early part of the day and stake down tents well.

    Temperatures are forecast to be in the mid 70s to low 80s with overnight lows in the 50s.
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    I never believe a forecast 12 days out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I never believe a forecast 12 days out
    Sometimes even 12 hour out!

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    You call that high winds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skibum69 View Post
    You call that high winds?
    It is if it is a headwind and you are riding a G310GS.
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    Come on up to Newfoundland for a ride and you'll probably see real wind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skibum69 View Post
    Come on up to Newfoundland for a ride and you'll probably see real wind.
    I've been there. The only issue we had was the broken ferry not running meaning we had to ride to the other ferry and go the long way.
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    I recall the wind from when I lived in St. Johnís as a kid.

    The forecast is better today. Tuesday- 30 MPH; Wednesday- 31 MPH; Thursday- 20 MPH; Friday- 14 MPH. Forecast temperature are highs mid-70s to low 80s. Overnight temperatures in the low 50s. Chances of rain is 20-30% daily, most likely as afternoon thunderstorms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    It is if it is a headwind and you are riding a G310GS.
    Wouldn't shifting down to fifth gear solve the problem?
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    Ah yes the ferries. I've had the Argentia ferry cancel only to be put on the Port Aux Basques for the 900 km ride home. My last run coming this way in April they cancelled 3 in a row on me. On the middle day stuck in the hotel the wind was strong enough it blew my bike over in the parking lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyfty View Post
    Wouldn't shifting down to fifth gear solve the problem?
    Yes
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    Thanks for the updates Kevin.
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    Well this just blows!
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    Y'all haven't seen wind unless it has a name attached to it.....

    Anyway I remember Gillette and plan to stake my tent out like I did back then and survive just fine..
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    Update:

    Tuesday, 6/22: Temps: 80/50, Winds: 9-15 MPH, Intervals of clouds and sunshine with a couple of showers possible in the afternoon

    Wednesday, 6/23: Temps: 79/50, Winds: 8-24 MPH, Partly sunny with a thunderstorm possible in the afternoon

    Thursday, 6/24: Temps: 78/51, Winds: 16-41 MPH, Times of clouds and sun

    Friday, 6/25: Temps: 77/53, Winds: 4-18 MPH, Mostly cloudy

    Saturday, 6/26: Temps: 78/52, Winds: 5-17 MPH, Times of clouds and sun

    Sunday, 6/27: Temps: 80/52, Winds: 6-17 MPH, Mostly sunny with a thunderstorm possible in the afternoon
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