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Old June 19th 19, 01:10 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Nick Kennedy[_3_]
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Task:
West Start
Mansfield 20 mile radius
Seven Bays 20 mile radius
Odessa 15 Mile radius
The forecast was for it to be blue and kinda windy. It was 99% Blue but not windy. Just a very few short lived little Cu.
Just as the launch started a fairly strong wind from the south came through and we thought it might be the start of a windy day, not to be.
A junior cold front was suppose to pass through today and bring a big band of cirrus. No cirrus band and not much wind I saw 7-10 knots is all.
The soaring was good, alot of really good thermals and of course all the dust devils to watch. Flew the first legs in a group, went good.
Flew the second leg in a loose group and that went good too. Third leg saw fewer planes and flew the leg home alone.
Overall a very nice day here today.
Tomorrow there is forecast a standup cold front passage with gusts to 40, so I don't think we are going to fly, but the rest of the week looks good.
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Old June 19th 19, 01:15 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Mike C
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On Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 6:10:51 PM UTC-6, Nick Kennedy wrote:
Task:
West Start
Mansfield 20 mile radius
Seven Bays 20 mile radius
Odessa 15 Mile radius
The forecast was for it to be blue and kinda windy. It was 99% Blue but not windy. Just a very few short lived little Cu.
Just as the launch started a fairly strong wind from the south came through and we thought it might be the start of a windy day, not to be.
A junior cold front was suppose to pass through today and bring a big band of cirrus. No cirrus band and not much wind I saw 7-10 knots is all.
The soaring was good, alot of really good thermals and of course all the dust devils to watch. Flew the first legs in a group, went good.
Flew the second leg in a loose group and that went good too. Third leg saw fewer planes and flew the leg home alone.
Overall a very nice day here today.
Tomorrow there is forecast a standup cold front passage with gusts to 40, so I don't think we are going to fly, but the rest of the week looks good.


Nice report.

Thank you.

Mike
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Old June 19th 19, 01:22 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Ron Gleason
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Default Day 2 Region 8 Ephrata Wa

On Tuesday, 18 June 2019 18:10:51 UTC-6, Nick Kennedy wrote:
Task:
West Start
Mansfield 20 mile radius
Seven Bays 20 mile radius
Odessa 15 Mile radius
The forecast was for it to be blue and kinda windy. It was 99% Blue but not windy. Just a very few short lived little Cu.
Just as the launch started a fairly strong wind from the south came through and we thought it might be the start of a windy day, not to be.
A junior cold front was suppose to pass through today and bring a big band of cirrus. No cirrus band and not much wind I saw 7-10 knots is all.
The soaring was good, alot of really good thermals and of course all the dust devils to watch. Flew the first legs in a group, went good.
Flew the second leg in a loose group and that went good too. Third leg saw fewer planes and flew the leg home alone.
Overall a very nice day here today.
Tomorrow there is forecast a standup cold front passage with gusts to 40, so I don't think we are going to fly, but the rest of the week looks good.



Thanks for the report NIck, BTW you are hired as the daily reporter for Nephi with these great skills you are showing us.

Can you explain what a 'junior cold front' and 'stand up cold front passage' are?

Hope you did not get too much fine dust in your cockpit from those WA dust devils!
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Old June 19th 19, 04:48 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Nick Kennedy[_3_]
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Ron
The Junior cold front I was referencing to was suppose to be a little one.
The Stand up front that moved through last night at about 10 PM was a big tall one. The profiles on those big ones are tall with a steep leading edge.
No damage on the field last night, it was windy. A couple of people packed up but most left there ships out.

 




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