‘Monsoon’ Continues

People who live in a moist climate would have to chuckle, but here in the Mojave a few big clouds and maybe a short-lived thundershower are called ‘monsoon’ weather.  We’ve had such conditions every day now for a couple weeks – bringing some of the easiest soaring conditions imaginable.  For cross-country soaring however, the heavy shading and precip cause serious difficulties.  Mike Koerner’s tale of his most recent flight is a well-told example, finished by diving through the heaviest rain he’d ever seen – and still reaching diamond distance!