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.

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.

Any pilots with large Buzz Z that wants to upgrade to a new wing, please let me know as I need one.

Saturday looks hot & dry!

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.

Sunny Sunday

Saturday was short and we got west winds by about 1PM.  Sunday looks longer.

Regional weather map shows clear skies and high pressure.  Local forecast shows easterly winds until late afternoon.  NBR showing light and variable winds early. Thermal soaring forecast   is excellent today—-1,400’/min—starting at 11:30AM but over development by 3PM! 20% chance of rain.

 

Sunday looks drier!

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.

If you have a used entry level Ozone wing that you would like to upgrade, please contact me as I need them and production time for your new wing is only about 1 month.

Cold Front Saturday?

Regional weather map show passage of Canadian Cold Front. Already early—5AM– NE winds are consistent at NBR.

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.