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Thread: W Wave watch: Fri/Sat/Sun Jan 1-3

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    W Wave watch: Fri/Sat/Sun Jan 1-3

    Looking wavy late Friday, Jan 1, all day Sat Jan 2:
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    but the Saturday winds are on the low end of the range, only 45kt at 500mb, and the ground winds are too still, I think there may be a fog risk:
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    The plus for Saturday is altho the forecast wave strength is modest, the cloud cover on the mountains should indicate where the wave is all day. And the bigger plus is, it's on the weekend! Sunday looking good too:
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    Will update with the Wed eve RASP run.
    Last edited by Kempton; 12-28-2020 at 12:08 PM.
    Kemp
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    Re: W Wave watch: Fri/Sat/Sun Jan 1-3

    Watching sat!

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    Re: W Wave watch: Fri/Sat/Sun Jan 1-3

    Wed looks like a really nice wave day! Too bad Williams closed, but bears watching to sharpen forecasting skills. Let's hope for the weekend...

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    Re: W Wave watch: Fri/Sat/Sun Jan 1-3

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    Monday RASP now looking super duper. And peaks at 14:00, just about when I seem to get going !

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    Re: W Wave watch: Fri/Sat/Sun Jan 1-3

    Of course it might be low IFR too....

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    Re: W Wave watch: Fri/Sat/Sun Jan 1-3

    Well, Saturday and Sunday both have weakened to the extent that I'll not be flying (I drive up from Lompoc). If you are local, it should still work, esp. for those starting off in wave flying, and not as windy as strong days. Sunday may be too cloudy, but is looking the best of the lot for now.
    Kemp
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    Re: W Wave watch: Fri/Sat/Sun Jan 1-3

    Fun local wave day today. Teddy found it in the K-21 on the north end of Walker Ridge. It took a while to climb to 10K there but downwind of Goat it became really strong. I made it to 16K and it was still going up, but the day was running out.
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    Re: W Wave watch: Fri/Sat/Sun Jan 1-3

    Sunday forecast still shows wave and no rain. I am considering flying.

    Ramy

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    Re: W Wave watch: Fri/Sat/Sun Jan 1-3

    I'm planning on flying on Sunday.

    Monday appears to have better wave, but it's forecast to rain most of the day.
    Pete Alexander -- 98

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    Re: W Wave watch: Fri/Sat/Sun Jan 1-3

    I'll be flying Sunday as well, see you there.
    R4

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