SOARING FORECAST, FEBRUARY 3 to 6, 2012

WEEKEND SOARING FORECAST, FEBRUARY 3 to 6, 2012

Predictably consistent in a word or two. Our weather will largely be unchanged throughout this period. Sunny and mild with unlimited visibility and a gentle Northeast wind component will dominate. It will likely be windy in Los Angeles and the canyons this weekend but gentle to mild with great soaring weather here.

Expect to find the typical narrow, slanted and choppy winter thermals mixed with ridge lift and the likelihood of bow wave along and ahead of North slopes if the wind keeps above 10 knots or so. With mesoscale weather influencing this airmass it is likely to be smooth and steady as opposed to local and variable. Looks to be a great opportunity to polish lift finding and holding skills along with stick and rudder artistry ahead of the fast approaching boomer season. Tallyho!


THERMAL UPDRAFT STRENGTH FORECAST FOR FRIDAY 1300 HRS.





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

FRIDAY:
Sunny. Temperature: 60 degrees
Wind: Northeast 5 to 15 mph.

SATURDAY:
Sunny, Temperature: 60 degrees
Wind: Northeast 5 to 15 mph.

SUNDAY
Sunny, Temperature: 63 degrees
Wind: Northeast 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY:
Sunny, Temperature: 63 degrees
Wind: Northeast 5 to 10 mph.

-Robert….