Watch out for strong westerly gusts!
Time to plan your winter flying trips.
Flew Wednesday evening with several other pilots enjoying a smooth glass off flight!
Thursday looks similar before approaching storm that will make Friday & Saturday very windy. Thermal Soaring forecast for Thursday has not been updated yet but skies are clear and the air is starting out cold—another day for glass off flying?
Regional weather map shows clear skies and stationary front parked over area. Local forecast calls for light easterly winds with cloud skies by this PM. Thermal soaring forecast is good—620’/min—starting at 11:15AM with over development by 3PM! Humidity is high at 85%. 40% chance of thunderstorms!
NBR showing light and variable winds early.
The day started with lost of smoke and light west winds. Local forecast calls for easterly flow most of the day. Thermal soaring forecast is excellent—-1,400’/min—starting at 10:30AM with over development at 6PM. Is the haze factored into this? NBR is showing west winds early. When will sunshine arrive and give us up slope flow?
Meanwhile, watch our smooth glass off flight last evening?
Early in the AM there is significant west winds at NBR.
Regional map shows High pressure to west and Low pressure to east. Local forecast calls for west winds until noon. Winds aloft are light. Thermal soaring forecast is excellent starting at 11:15AM with no over development forecast. Winds will be up to 1,435’/min!
Regional Weather map shows high pressure dominating area. Local weather forecast shows southeasterly winds in area. Humidity is lower than yesterday but still very high at 70%. Thermal soaring forecast is excellent—1,300’/min starting at 11:30 AM! Again they are calling for no over development but yesterday it did over develop. 20% chance of precipitation. I recommend you start early.
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Regional Weather map shows high pressure and clear skies. Local forecast is for easterly winds all day. Humidity is 94% so thermals will be soft and slow to develop. Thermal soaring forecast is good—700’/min starting at 11:30AM and calling for no over development! I find this suspicious with such high humidity!
20% chance of thunderstorms this PM.
At 6AM no wind! NBR showing cold front has already passed. Waiting till later.
Thermal Soaring forecast is excellent—-1,200’/min—-starting at 10:30 with over development at 3:00PM. Cloud cover will determine thermal development.
30% chance of thunderstorms this PM.
The monsoon season is upon us with short soaring periods before thunderstorms. My best reference for this is the thermal soaring forecast. It calls for thermal to start at 10:30AM and to be over developed—rain & gusty winds at 3PM! Thermals will strengthen up to 1,100’/ minute near time of over development so come early for smoother air!
Winds aloft are light and little pressure difference. Today I hope to finally fly my new Delta 3!
I have posted another of my Rat Race Videos that shows the rules—this was a left turn day—and challenges of flying with 230 other pilots.