Regional weather mapshows clear skies and high pressure. Local weather forecast showing easterly winds till 3PM. Winds aloft are light at (K & 12K! Snow has mostly melted from the hill. Thermal soaring forecast is good—643’/min starting at 11:30AM with over development at 3PM!
Looks like a short day!
NBR is showing light up slope early!
I will start hiking at 9AM!
Regional weather map shows stationary front of area.
Local weather forecast call for increasing winds from SE.
Pressure Difference: 0.04 in (Boulder-Eagle)
WInds aloft are light. Thermal soaring forecast has not been update but looks great!
NBR already showing SE flow early.
Friday started late after CU graduation. Bob & I took off at 5PM and experienced a strong glass off! Staying up was easy and I climbed to 1,800′ over in a few minutes. The lift was so abundant and winds so strong out of the south that I decided to see how far the magic air would push me as flew along H93 towards Lyons: 4.7 miles!
See my Doarama
Saturday looks short; Regional weather map shows approaching NW Cold Front!
Local weather forecast shows westerly winds by noon and strong westerly winds this PM! Pressure difference -.03″ and barometric pressure dropping. NOAA weather forecast calling for westerly winds this PM.
Thermal Soaring Forecast is excellent—1,300’/min starting at 10:45AM with no over development. Winds aloft are high!
Sunday is starting much better then overcast and rain early Saturday but Saturday started very cloudy but ended up soarable to almost till 6PM!
I launched late at 3:45PM from the drop off site but found abundant lift as seem by my Doarama.
I was able to climb almost 2,000′ over and boat around for 40 minutes and in fact searching for sink to land!
Sunday starts less cloudy. Thermal soaring forecast is much better as good starting at 11AM. Local forecast calls for easterly winds all day.
I have several pilots working on their ground handling skills this AM in the park getting ready for intensive P1/P2 course in Grand Junction starting next Sunday but perhaps I will get another soaring flight in the PM?
Saturday’s thermal soaring forecast is fair–243’/min—but I see clear skies and sun. I hope thermals to be stronger after 11AM and no over development is forecast.
Winds aloft are light and NBR is already showing easterly flow. Looks like a good spring day for flying.
Last Saturday saw many soaring flights. Several flew north towards Lyons and beyond!
I floated around for 1/2 hour but never got more than 700′ above launch. My video and GPS track are here.
This Saturday looks fair. Skies are clear and high pressure. Local forecast shows light easterly winds. Thermal soaring forecast is poor—-177’/min!
Air is starting cold—30 degrees—and lost of sun so things may change?
I am planning an intense P1/P2 course May 1-8th in Grand Junction for pilots want to earn their pilot ratings.
Christmas’s strong winds blew windsock on ridge at North Boulder down!
I hope we can get it reinstalled soon!
This month’s jet stream winds winds have been too strong and I look forward to my trip to Tapalpa, Mexico next month.
One week is full but I may add another week January 23—30th if there is demand. Let me know if you want to get out of the wind!
Although NBR is showing east winds early, the jet stream is right over us and high winds aloft exist! The strong west winds will soon arrive!
Enjoy my flight from Monday or consider coming with us to Mexico in January.
Friday’s flying was late because up slope flow was slow to develop & then very smooth with no soaring flights.
Saturday looks worst. Local weather forecast shows no easterly flow until 11AM. Regional weather maps shows cloudy skies and limited heating.
NBR showing westerly winds. Pressure difference -.27″!
NBR now showing east winds and sun is out!
Thermal soaring forecast calls for good thermal conditions—400’/min— starting at 1PM. Winds aloft are finally lighter at 8 m.p.h. at 9K! Pressure difference is -24″ but NBR is now showing light easterly winds and the new wind sock on the ridge is showing easterly flow also!