Sunday is sunny again!

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.

 

Another Soaring Saturday?

Last Saturday saw many soaring flights. Several flew north towards Lyons and beyond!

I floated around for 1/2 hour but never got more than 700′ above launch. My video and GPS track are here.

This Saturday looks fair.  Skies are clear and high pressure. Local forecast shows light easterly winds. Thermal soaring forecast is poor—-177’/min!

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

I have finished the two videos from the P2 Ridge Soaring Trip to Grand Junction this month: Video #1 & Video #2

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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.