SOARING FORECAST AUGUST 5 THROUGH 8, 2011

CURRENT SOARING FORECAST FOR SCSA (CRYSTALAIRE – 46CN) AUGUST 5 THROUGH 8, 2011

DID YOU SAY YOU WANTED HOT? OK. HOW ABOUT TEN DAYS OF 100 DEGREE PLUS WEATHER.
Another high pressure system will build in east of us and push west. We are entering a warming trend that will persist for more than a week with no relief in sight. The monsoonal flow that caused so much over-development last week is thankfully not forecast to build in this time around.

LAST WEEK the southeast monsoonal flow created some interesting skies with cloudbursts at the field and played havoc with our soaring Sunday. Southeast wind at Crystal usually makes finding lift difficult here so thankfully this week it’s all west and southwest.


Dr. JACKS SOARING FORECAST predicts lift of 600 FPM to over 11,000 feet at the field FRIDAY with SATURDAY following suit.



SATURDAY UPDRAFT VELOCITY 1400 HRS


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


FRIDAY:
Sunny and HOT. Temperature: 100 degrees
Wind: Southwest 5 to 15 mph becoming gusty

SATURDAY:
Sunny and HOT. Temperature: 101 degrees
Wind: Southwest 5 to 15 mph.


SUNDAY
Sunny and HOT, Temperature: 102 degrees
Wind: Southwest 5 to 10 mph.


MONDAY:
Sunny and HOT, Temperature: 100 degrees
Wind: Southwest 5 to 10 mph.