Weekend Wx

Looks like a washout.  The synoptic picture is unusual in that the low pressure area is south of us and the high north.  This is just the opposite of the classic ridge day set up with strong NE winds rather than NW. There is just a chance that Sunday will produce some soarable weather but … Read more

Saturday – Sun Forecasts

The slow moving coastal low pressure area which has produced sustained strong NW winds for three days will move to the NE but not without producing one more day with a NW flow and very dry air.   For Saturday expect surface and BL winds to be <15 kts with possible 20 kt gusts.   Should see … Read more

Thursday – Sun Forecasts

The slow moving coastal low pressure area at the Canadian borderwill drag a second front through on Thursday, maintaining the strong NW winds and ushering in very dry air.  Thursday and Friday look very blue and very windy with surface gusts to 30+ mph.  Both days will see strong ridge conditions. Saturday will remain under … Read more

Weekend Forecast

A slow moving extensive area of low pressure to the W/NW and a coastal high will bring a meandering warm front our way, producing extensive cloud cover but no precip on Saturday, and sunny conditions on Sunday.  Both days look quite stable and the soaring on either day will be for the birds only.  Light … Read more

First Look at the FRI- SUN weekend

An extensive surface low and its upper air extension are making for a very wet Thursday and are likely to cause trouble in the shape of extensive cloud  cover on both Friday and Saturday.  Friday should be the better of the two days with cu at or about 5,500 ft msl if the sun gets … Read more

Weekend Wx

The low which has brought clouds and strong gusty winds (and some precip) will move quickly to the NE leaving us with a blue day Saturday with climbs to maybe 3,500 ft msl and a weak WNW flow.  Excellent day for training, maybe a little chilly since we will be lucky to see mid-fifties. Enjoy … Read more

Weekend Wx

Sunday through Tuesday all look like ridge days with Monday shaping up to be preferred for local ridges.  Sunday wind angles are OK but not comfortable at 290 degree, strength is adequate.  Sunday is also likely to see extensive SC development.   Monday the NW flow veers to 310+, a better angle for local ridges.  … Read more

Weekend Wx

Pretty clear cut choice in favor of Sunday which will be post-frontal, dry and pleasant while Saturday will prolong the string of ghastly weather we have been enduring. Assuming no rain on Saturday about the best to be expected is 4,000 ft msl, probably with cu.  Sunday looks blue and not particularly strong with the … Read more

Weekend Wx

Post frontal high pressure will give us a second soaring day on Saturday, albeit not as good as Friday.  As the high slides East on Sunday, SW winds will pick up and the airmass will become more stable and may not support soaring.   Saturday:  It’s reasonable, but not guaranteed to expect cu at about … Read more