Friday’s flying was great with many pilots flying and several soaring including my former student Greg Kelly of Vail Paragliding while I was working with P1’s on ground handling.
NBR reporting light and variable winds so I will start with P1’s at 7:30AM. Let me know if you need a wing—got a ML and MS wing to demo.
I will start ground handling with P1 students at 7:30AM and watch wind direction. Feel free to join us. I think best chance of flights today will be early.
Pressure gradient +.17″ and NBR showing light winds.! Humidity 60% and temperature dew point spread 7 degrees. Looks like snow late afternoon. Starting at 8:30AM.
Pressure gradient -.29″! NOAA weather radio and local forecast calling for strong west winds. Hold on to you hat!
Thursday looking good for flying.
Pressure gradient +.11 and clear with light winds. North winds and precipitation this afternoon.
I will start with P1’s at 8AM today. Let me know if you need a wing.
Today is the day: westerly winds and snow for Sunday!
Weather map shows approaching Canadian Cold Front. Steady NE winds and up slope winds should be the results. Exact arrival today is unknown. Follow it roughly on the map and then more exactly looking for NE flow and temperature drop to start in Fort Collins and the Longmont.
NBR reporting NE flow will show it has arrived.
At 12PM I see steady NE flow and will try a flight.
Saturday’s break in winds allowed for great flying. P1’s were able to get flights early before strong, steady easterly winds allowed Brad M to soar about noon and he needed to hold big ears for several minutes to get down!
Jet stream is back today. Only mountain sites have experienced strong winds early—Copper Mountain 31—46 m.p.h. but it is coming. Winds are forecast to drop latter and be 20–40 out of SW!