SOARING FORECAST APRIL 5-8, 2013

THIS WEEK Spring conditions in full effect this weekend with lift forecast at the field up to 450 FPM Friday and Saturday. A front will move through north of us bringing strong gusty NW breezes Monday. Heads up.




 

The National Weather Service is predicting the following local surface conditions for Friday through Monday:


FRIDAY:
Sunny, Temperature: 75 degrees.
Wind: West 20 mph. Gusty.

SATURDAY
Sunny, Temperature: 76 degrees
Wind: Northwest 15 mph. Gusty.

SUNDAY
Sunny, Temperature: 77 degrees
Wind: Northwest 25 mph. Gusty.

MONDAY:
Sunny, Temperature: 71 degrees
Wind: Northwest 30 mph. Gusty.

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SOARING FORECAST MARCH 29 – APRIL 1, 2013

THIS WEEK An interesting mix of good spring soaring conditions are on tap this period. We’ll have excellent thermal conditions for this time of year Friday improving to better on Saturday. Dr. Jacks forecast is for up to 550 FPM of lift at the field Friday and Saturday.

The steady SOUTH winds even though not very strong will likely create some local small wave conditions north of our San Gabriel mountains Friday and Saturday. Max daytime temps are the warmest we’ve seen all season reaching into the 70’s.

Sunday and Monday will mark the arrival of a cold front and big change in conditions. Moisture aloft will work into the equation producing clouds marking lift. We’ll have wave conditions Sunday improving to STRONG WAVE ON MONDAY.

Spring soaring in varied conditions throughout this period. It’s going to be an excellent weekend. Come and get it!




 

The National Weather Service is predicting the following local surface conditions for Friday through Monday:


FRIDAY:
Sunny, Temperature: 74 degrees.
Wind: Southwest 5 – 15 mph. Gusty.

SATURDAY
Sunny, Temperature: 73 degrees
Wind: Southeast becoming Southwest 10-15 mph.

SUNDAY
Sunny with clouds, Temperature: 66 degrees
Wind: West 15 mph. Gusty.

MONDAY:
Sunny with clouds, Temperature: 65 degrees
Wind: Southwest 10 – 15 mph. Gusty.

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SOARING FORECAST MARCH 22-25, 2013

THIS WEEK The weather service has upgraded the outlook this weekend with temps a few degrees higher than expected. It will be beautiful warm spring weather in the high desert. Wind will be gentle to calm on some days. Thermals will definitely be ON. Spring thermals are finicky and much smaller than our summer boomers. Good time to sharpen your skills on finding and centering.

Dr. Jack is forecasting lift up to 400 FPM at the field Friday and Saturday.

LAST WEEK Several pilots stayed aloft in our local area for flights up to 5 hours. They reported it was a lot of work to wring lift out of the weak spring-like thermals but rewarding flying nonetheless. We anticipate this weekend will be an improvement over last.




 

The National Weather Service is predicting the following local surface conditions for Friday through Monday:


FRIDAY:
Sunny, Temperature: 71 degrees.
Wind: Southwest 5 – 10 mph.

SATURDAY
Sunny, Temperature: 70 degrees
Wind: Calm and variable to 5 mph.

SUNDAY
Sunny, Temperature: 69 degrees
Wind: Northwest 10 to 15 mph.

MONDAY:
Sunny, Temperature: 71 degrees
Wind: Northwest 10 mph.

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SOARING FORECAST MARCH 8 – 11, 2013

THIS WEEK Moist, cold air and precipitation from a cold front will taper off Friday. Saturday will be sunny with some clouds as the front pushes off eastward. We will quickly warm up on Saturday then to above normal temps by Monday with the advent of a dry North flow into the Antelope valley area.

WE EXPECT SOME REALLY GOOD SPRING THERMAL CONDITIONS SATURDAY with Dr. Jack forecasting updraft velocity in excess of 500 FPM AT THE FIELD.

Dont miss out!




 

The National Weather Service is predicting the following local surface conditions for Friday through Monday:


FRIDAY:
Some Clouds, Temperature: 48 degrees.
Wind: East 10 – 15 mph.

SATURDAY
Sunny, Temperature: 56 degrees
Wind: North 5 to 15 mph. Gusty.

SUNDAY
Sunny, Temperature: 63 degrees
Wind: Northeast 10 to 15 mph. Gusty.

MONDAY:
Sunny, Temperature: 71 degrees
Wind: Northwest 5 to 10 mph.

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