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Friday Feb 26

posted Feb 25, 2016, 1:56 PM by Jay Campbell   [ updated Jan 8, 2017, 1:11 PM by Jason Arnold ]
Jason and Sarah need to schedule these things when my dance card is less-full! Tonight we are entertaining  a soaring couple from Costa Rica for dinner.  (And tomorrow, we are taking Anne's daughter and son-in-law to dinner.) Thus, once again, this prognostication will have to be a bit early, and it will be cleaned up later tonight.
  • With overnight temps dipping into the mid-twenties and Shiflet being so low and moist, you may want to plan on wing and fuselage frost getting in the way early on Friday.  But you should be well above freezing between eight and nine.
  • Surface winds should be reasonably gust-free all day and run between 9 and 12 mph from the NW.
  • Current data would suggest no particular wind gradient and only a minute temperature inversion between 9,000 and 12,000.  Just too soon for certainty.
  • Winds at mountaintop should be sufficient (34mph) and aligned reasonably well (320) to at least give you some action near the summit.
  • At this point, saying you will have wave would be premature. 
  • There should be some thermal activity tomorrow afternoon. 
  • More at 11:00
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