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.
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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!
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.
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.
Regional weather maps shows High pressure over area and most clear skies. Local weather forecast calling for light easterly winds today. Pressure gradient -.16″. Humidity is 50% and 10% chance of thunderstorms this PM. NBR showing light and variable winds.
Start at 9AM.
Weather map shows clouds over area. Local forecast call s for NE winds today. Humidity is high at 84% and NBR showing light and variable winds.
Starting P1 at 7AM.
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?
Canadian Cold Front passed early this AM and winds are settling down. Weather map shows passage of cold front. Local forecast shows winds winds turning NE by mid morning.
We will start ground handling at 9:00 AM.
Today looks as good as Thursday when P2 students had climbs in thermals and got above launch for extended flights.
Regional weather map shows approaching clouds and stationary front over area. Pressure gradient is only -.03″ and NBR is showing light easterly winds early. Partly could skies today.
We will start at 9AM.
Local forecast show light winds over area. NBR is showing calm conditions. Partly cloudy skies are forecast show up slope conditions expected.
We will start at 9AM.
Weather map shows passage of NW cold front which is causing strong NW winds in its wake. Local forecast shows winds not switching to easterly until 6PM.
Check NBR to look for change.