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

A walk in the woods

Here is a link to “Tales of the Blue Fly”, the collection of writings by Bob Fitch – a Blairstown legend. Many great stories, among them a rather interesting “retrieve” described in “A walk in the woods”: https://soaringeconomist.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/bluefly-bob-fitch.pdf

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

Weekend Wx

Miserable pretty much does it. If you want details, low cloud and possible rain/storms likely both days and nothing I can see which suggests soarable conditions are possible either day, with Saturday likely to be IMC all day and Sunday cloudbase less than 3,000 ft msl.  Medium and long range forecasts offer little in the … Read more

Sunday Update

Cancel yesterday’s forecast – strong WSW winds aloft pulling in moisture and blanketing us with mid and hi-level cloud.  Reduced surface heating will be hard pressed to develop much more than a 3,000 ft BL..  On the bright side it’s going to be really pleasant on the ground….   QV Sunday August 15 1145Z