SOARING FORECAST MAY 3-6, 2013

UPDATE: SUNDAY WE WILL HAVE STRONG WAVE ALOFT. PRE-FRONTAL WINDS OUT OF THE SOUTH FORECAST 40 KNOTS AT 10,0000 FEET.

LAST WEEK

LAST WEEKEND WAS AWESOME! The lift showed up and was better than forecast. Ground temps were unseasonably high into the mid nineties. Pilots were regularly releasing the towplane after towing only 1,000 feet above the field. Harry Weunstall and another pilot did an easy 400k out and return. We had an aircraft return to the field on Saturday at 6:30 pm (student and instructor) and reported boomer lift of 1,000 FPM continuing at that late hour. …Hoping this is a good sign of an exceptional summer.
THIS WEEK

Another Excellent weekend on tap.
Hot dry offshore conditions this week will wrap up with Saturday marking the end of the Northerly flow and the return of our favorite buoyant Westerlies. We will have good lift Friday and even better lift Saturday with wide areas across the Antelope Valley producing good thermals for excellent cross-country conditions!
Dr. Jacks forecast for Saturday indicates we’ll have 600 to 800 FPM of lift at the field to above 15,000 feet.
The weather will do a 180 by Sunday-Monday with temps 15 degrees lower. We will still have quite good soaring but look for shear line soaring to return as the marine layer pushes the air aloft each day.

 

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


FRIDAY:
Sunny, Temperature: 89 degrees.
Wind: Southeast 5-10 mph.

SATURDAY
Sunny, Temperature: 87 degrees
Wind: West 5-10 mph.

SUNDAY
Sunny, Temperature: 76 degrees
Wind: Southwest 10-15 mph.

MONDAY:
Sunny, Temperature: 73 degrees
Wind: South 10 mph.