Saturday looks catabatic!

Regional weather map cloudy conditions over area. Local forecast calls for westerly winds all day. Pressure gradient -.05″ and NBR showing west winds.

NOAA weather radio calling for strong west winds by time things heat up.

Winds aloft very high—31 m.p.h. at 9K!

Hope Sunday will be as Thursday was when several of us caught thermals and soared!

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Wednesday starts windy!

Last weekend was the spring 2016 Ridge Soaring Clinic in Grand Junction.  We had great success and flew & soared 4 times!  Uncommonly we flew Otto’s Ridge Thursday until 8PM! and then 3 times on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Here are some of the flights.

Wednesday looks windy:  Winds above my house are gusting to 15 m.p.h out of the west!

Regional weather map shows clear skies and no fronts but …

Local weather forecast is for winds to go east later, but …

NBR show west winds early. Pressure difference -.12″

Jet stream over area.

Winds aloft very high, waiting till Thursday for lessons.

 

 

Thursday looks good

Wednesday was a humid day with several threats to over development.  Derrick & I climbed up  early and he got his first thermal soaring forecast climbing up with 360’s.  I saw the quickly developing clouds and launched soon thereafter and climbed constantly as I headed towards Boulder Reservoir. I landed at Gateway Park.

Thursday looks like a short day also due to strong southerly winds and thunderstorms forecast in the PM.   Regional weather map shows frontal activity to the NW!

Pressure difference -.13″.

Local forecast shows light easterly winds this AM. NBR showing light and variable winds.

Will start with P1’s at 8AM.

Thermal soaring forecast is excellent starting at 10:45 with over development by 3PM!