WEEKEND SOARING FORECAST, OCTOBER 28 TO 31, 2011

WEEKEND SOARING FORECAST, OCTOBER 28 TO 31, 2011

The forecast thermal activity for Friday is 300 FPM of lift to 7,000 feet
Saturday looks better at 300 FPM of lift to 8,500 feet.
The Sunday forecast is not available yet but it should be the best day of the week as temps will be much warmer and lift should be commensurately better.
Monday is also looking to be a good thermal day but may not beat Sundays lift.

The cold jet stream blast we got this week will be pushed out by building high pressure. Temps should get warmer each day thru Sunday. Monday may not be as warm as another air mass moves in with a change in wind direction.

Saturdays skew-T forecast indicates possible high cirrus clouds (black line on left of Saturdays chart) that could affect thermal energy. See below. That may or may not come to pass.



FRIDAY SKEW-T FORECAST 1500 HOURS





SATURDAY SKEW-T FORECAST 1400 HOURS




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

FRIDAY:
Sunny. Temperature: 75 degrees
Wind: East. 5 to 15 mph.


SATURDAY:
Sunny. Temperature: 79 degrees
Wind: East. 5 to 15 mph.

SUNDAY
Sunny, Temperature: 80 degrees
Wind: Northeast 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY:
Sunny, Temperature: 77 degrees
Wind: Northeast 5 to 10 mph. Becoming West later.