SOARING FORECAST AUGUST 31 TO SEPTEMBER 3, 2012

THIS WEEKEND:
The National Weather Service promises calmer weather with less chance for overdevlopment going into this weekend. Pretty fantastic soaring conditions for this period with booming lift marked by CU’s. Just keep an eye on the weather in the afternoons as we still have a chance of overdevlopment.
Winds are forecast to be calm to light for the weekend with temperatures back to normal levels. Great flying weather!


EARLIER THIS WEEK:

Monsoonal flow from the south poured into the frying pan hot Antelope Valley this week. The collision created spectacular Cu-Nim clouds with frequent lightning strikes in the valley on Wednesday. A couple of fires were triggered by lightning with one just south of our first ridge. 3 Cal Fire Firehawk helicopters accompanied by a lumbering Ericson Sky Crane were on the spot in less than a half hour. We watched the show as they dipped water out of the aqueduct close by the field and had the fire doused quickly.

Thursday the weather took a turn to the extreme. Massive downpours at the field were accompanied by an intense electrical storm that had us on edge and keeping a distance from anything conductive. Even this extreme weather would run its course each day and our skies would clear each evening.




 

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


FRIDAY:
Sunny, Temperature: 94 degrees
Wind: South 5 mph.

SATURDAY:
Sunny, Temperature: 93 degrees
Wind: Southwest 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY
Sunny, Temperature: 94 degrees
Wind: West 5 mph.

MONDAY:
Sunny, Temperature: 94 degrees
Wind: West 5 mph.


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