Saturday looks like west winds!

NOAA weather radio calling for strong westerly winds this PM and local forecast shows the same.  Pressure gradient is big at negative -.27″!  Winds aloft are very high! NBR  still showing light and variable  winds but Sugar Loaf already showing strong westerly winds.

Good day to finish your Christmas shopping:  I just received a new order of Ozone Ozium pod harnesses and have Ozone flight suits to keep you warm for during this winters flying. Have Ascent H2 GPS varios  in a variety of colors for just $349!

Still some spots left if you really want to stay warm in Tapalpa, Mexico February 4—-11th.

The solstice is past so more sun is coming!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


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 looks cloudy!

Local weather forecast calls for cloudy skies over area with  light NE  flow.  Humidity is high ~70% but streets are dry. NBR is showing calm winds.  Slight change of rain this AM.

Given cloudy conditions and no up slope flow early, lets wait until 8AM to start.

Despite the cloudy skies, a P1 student got his first two flights and P2 students worked towards the rating with 3 more flights.

Sunday looks mostly west

Weather maps shows approaching Canadian Cold Front—–NE flow! Local weather forecast shows  west winds early then moderate NE flow at noon—-when cold front arrives?

NBR still down but I can see SW flow from my window.  NCAR showing 8-16 m,p,h, out of SW! Pressure gradient -.2″! Cloudy skies preventing up slope heating.

Local airports reporting mostly west winds.

I will be in l.z. at 8AM for ground handling—-flying?