Thermal soaring forecast for Sunday is good with 654’/min starting at 11:15AM and no over development. Winds aloft are finally light! Local forecast calls for light and variable winds but clear skies over CO will give give some heating and easterly winds today.
NBR is showing drain earlyl but the winds should reverse soon.
Sunday is looking very catabatic with west winds increasing during the day.
NBR already showing light west winds early with a pressure difference of -.24″!
NOAA weather radio calling for strong west winds this PM.
No flying today but I have these Christmas Gifts in stock:
Accent H2 Vario $349
Easy Packs $125
Ozone Flight Suits $195
Baofeng UV–5R radios $75
Tapalpa, Mexico Fly Week Feb 4–11th $1,800
Ozone Ozium 2 Pod Harnesses $950
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.
Jet stream is right over CO. Winds aloft are very high! Cloudy skies over area with 50% humidity. Local forecast calls for northerly winds.
Sunday is looking much better for flying with approaching cold front and steady NE flow.
The jet stream is sitting over area. Winds aloft are high!
NBR is showing light winds now but strong down sloping are forecast during the day. Local forecast calls for west winds all day.
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?
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.
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.
Any pilots with large Buzz Z that wants to upgrade to a new wing, please let me know as I need one.
Last Sunday was fantastic. I flew nearly out to Boulder Reservoir and back!
Here is my short XC flight.
Saturday’s forecast is dry & hot. Regional map shows clear skies and high pressure over area. Local forecast show NE winds all day. Thermal soaring forecast is excellent starting at 11:45AM with no over development forecast! Thermals to 957’/min. NBR showing humidity at only 36% and light winds early.
Regional weather map shows clear skies and high pressure over area. Local weather forecast shows easterly winds all day. Thermal soaring forecast is excellent—-1,500’/min—starting at 10:45AM with no over development. Humidity is 35% and 0% chance of rain. NBR showing light and variable winds early. Active flying by midday!