Winds sock down!

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!

Saturday not looking good!

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!

Saturday looks dry and sunny!

Regional weather map show High pressure and clear skies continue to dominate area. Local forecast calls for light easterly winds all day.  Pressure gradient  -.23″ and NBR showing light and variable winds early so could be late morning before steady up slope flow starts. Thermal soaring forecast is good starting at 12:30PM.

Friday saw some light soaring and a few top landings.

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!

3 pilots signed up for Tapalpa, Mexico

Sunday should also get windy!

Saturday was good until about 10AM when west winds started. Today looks similar with NOAA forecasting strong west winds.  Local weather forecast calls for increasing westerly winds.  Winds aloft are very high!  Sugar Loafand NBR showing only light west winds now but watch out when inversion breaks!

Received several new videos from Kerry and Bruce and posted another of Granger’s from our Ridge Soaring Clinic in Grand Junction last weekend.

Got another Tapalpa, Mexico trip deposit yesterday so trip is filling up!

Saturday looks like west winds!

Winds aloft are very high! Sugar Loaf is reporting strong winds gusting to 36 m.p.h.! Jet stream is over CO!

Local weather forecast calls for west winds for next 3 days!

Have posted 2 videos from last weeks ridge soaring clinic.

Have 2 deposits for the February Tapalpa, Mexico Trip. Let me know if for you want a spot—airline tickets still very low!

Received an order of the updated Ascent H1 GPS Varios.  They now come in a variety of colors and are still only $349!

ascent_varioNew Ascent vario has GPS built in for only $349!

Monday still windy?

Regional weather map shows approaching weak NW cold front.  Local weather forecast shows light & variable winds.  Winds aloft are still strong. NBR reporting light and variable winds.  Thermal soaring forecast is excellent—800’/min—starting at 10:45AM and no over development.  NOAA weather radio calling for light winds.  Pressure gradient -.16″.

Waiting to see if winds aloft decrease and easterly flow continues.

Winds aloft have decreased and at Sugar Loaf also. Looks good!