NBR showing west winds in early AM. Local forecast shows winds switching easterly by 9AM. Thermal soaring forecast is excellent—-1,000’/min—starting at 11AM and over development at 3PM. 20% chance of rain.
Early in the AM there is significant west winds at NBR.
Regional map shows High pressure to west and Low pressure to east. Local forecast calls for west winds until noon. Winds aloft are light. Thermal soaring forecast is excellent starting at 11:15AM with no over development forecast. Winds will be up to 1,435’/min!
After several days of wet weather, it looks like sunshine has returned!
Regional map shows clear skies and high pressure dominate. Local forecast shows easterly winds by noon but I see bright sunshine on the hill and expect up slope flow to start sooner. Pressure difference is -.15″ so it and NBR is showing lift and variable winds. Thermal soaring forecast is excellent starting at 8:45AM getting to 800’/min with no over development! I will start hiking at 9AM.
Last Saturday saw many soaring flights. Several flew north towards Lyons and beyond!
Air is starting cold—30 degrees—and lost of sun so things may change?
I am planning an intense P1/P2 course May 1-8th in Grand Junction for pilots want to earn their pilot ratings.
Thursday looks soft and short:Humidity is 63% and 40% chance of thunderstorms this PM.
Local forecast showing easterly winds until 6PM—thunderstorms?
Thermal soaring forecast is good—500’/min–starting at 11:30AM and over development at 3PM.
Humidity is 85% and cloudy skies over area. Winds are expected to be light and variable this morning with a good chance of rain again this afternoon. NBR showing light winds this AM and dry conditions before thunderstorms this PM.
Meet at 9AM for ground handling so that you are ready for flying on Sunday.