Saturday not looking good!

NBR is showing significant west winds early and local forecast calling for this to continue all day.  Winds aloft are strong from west.  Morning sunshine may temporarily give us up slope flow but with strong winds aloft watch for inversion to break and strong west winds.

Sunday looks better as local forecast shows up slope winds.

Sunday’s strong west winds!

Sunday is looking very catabatic with west winds increasing during the day.

NBR already showing light west winds early with a pressure difference of -.24″!

NOAA weather radio calling for strong west winds this PM.

No flying today but I have these Christmas Gifts in stock:

Accent H2 Vario $349

Easy Packs $125

Ozone Flight Suits $195

Baofeng UV–5R radios $75

Tapalpa, Mexico Fly Week Feb 4–11th $1,800

Ozone Ozium 2 Pod Harnesses $950

 

 

Saturday’s west winds but Sunday’s up slope?

The jet stream and strong winds aloft are over area.  Local forecast calls for strong westerly winds on Saturday but turning northerly on Sunday.  This would give a NE flow at NBR on Sunday if sunny,

The jet stream and strong westerly winds are a part of winter here so consider our trips to Tapalpa, Mexico in January & February. There are still a few spots left.

Sunday starting west but ….

Sunday is starting out with strong west winds at NBR and a pressure difference of -.41″!  The local forecast calls for winds to switch by noon.  Winds aloft are much lower today.  Perhaps some afternoon flying?

Thermal soaring forecast is good—400’/min—starting at 12:30PM with no over development.

Winds have calmed! I will meet P2 pilots in park at 10:30AM.

West winds are back! Check NBR

Tuesday looks good!

Thermal soaring forecast for Tuesday is good—-500’/min starting at 10:45 AM with no over development.  Regional map shows high pressure and clear skies over area. Local forecast shows NE flow today. Winds aloft have not been updated, but Sugar Loaf is light.

NBR showing light and variable winds early.

 

Strong NW winds aloft persist. Not worth the risk.

Sunday and the jet stream moving south

On Friday several of us wanted to get a flight in before Saturdays west winds.  It was good: Thermalling on Friday.

Saturdays strong west winds show that jet stream has moved south and strong westerly winds are closer. I believe to fly  this time of year without checking winds aloft at 9K and 12K is irresponsible.  See yet stream.  See winds aloft.

Sunday’s weather map shows clear skies with High to west and Low to east negative pressure gradient of -.35″!   Local forecast shows light west winds till noon but sunny skies should start up slope flow earlier. NBR showing light and variable winds early. Thermal soaring forecast is fair—300’/min starting at 1:45 with no over development but remember it was also fair on Friday when I climbed at 600’/min.  Winds aloft have not been updated yet but Sugar Loaf is reporting light winds.