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.

Sunday looks sunny but short!

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.

Saturday

Monday’s cold front made for some exciting flying as I was blown southward to North Boulder Park.

Saturday looks partly cloudy.  Local weather forecast shows easterly winds most of the day. Thermal soaring forecast is excellent—1,200’/min—starting at 11:30AM  and over development by 3PM!  NBR is not operating.

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