WEEKEND SOARING FORECAST JUNE 17 TO 20, 2011

CURRENT SOARING FORECAST FOR SCSA (CRYSTALAIRE – 46CN) JUNE 17 TO 20, 2011

A strong and persistent trough will keep the coastal and inland areas socked-in and gloomy with little chance of clearing through next week. Our area will be tantalizingly hot, clear and sunny with great soaring conditions through the period. There will be a steady westerly flow with breezy conditions at times. The upper level winds are forecast to have a southerly component so I expect we will have wave almost every day through the period with Sunday likely being the most excellent producer of smooth laminar lift. It is looking like there will be good thermal lift generated near our ridges and local summits providing an elevator for those who want to hone their skills and hook up with wave. Monday will see the beginning of a calm period. No June gloom at SCSA, just happy soaring pilots.


FRIDAY SKEW-T FORECAST: 1500 HRS.



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


FRIDAY:
Sunny. Temperature: 85 degrees.
Wind: Southwest 15 mph. Gusty.


SATURDAY:
Sunny. Temperature: 86 degrees
Wind: Southwest 10 to 15 mph. Gusty.


SUNDAY
Sunny, Temperature: 87 degrees
Wind: Southwest 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.


MONDAY:
Sunny, Temperature: 93 degrees
Wind: Southwest 5 to 10 mph. Becoming East in afternoon.