Re: Weather Courtesies
Posted by David on 4/10/2012, 11:23 am, in reply to "Weather Courtesies"
It might be helpful if you could give a ground school at some point to initiate us newbies.
I've spent some time trying to learn about the SkewT plots but there is a lot to digest.
Maybe later in the day during soarfest?
: March, when we weren't ready, was most
: courteous. So far in April, Mother Nature
: has been getting even. Although, anyone
: looking at the sky yesterday, which featured
: 7 - 8 K cloud bases and enough wind to mount
: a challenge to Kai's NY state distance
: record...if you could have gotten launched
: early enough to be safe...knows things are
: WARNING : from time to time, and especially
: when unusually interesting scenarios are
: developing, these discussions may get a bit
: technical. If terms like "entropy"
: and "quasi-geostrophic flow" are
: not your cup of tea, save yourself both time
: and an unhealthy increase in blood pressure
: by just skipping it, no one's forcing you to
: read it. There are some in the club
: interested in learning more than what is
: provided by Aviation Weather or Flight
: Service...and those are the target of such
: For a healthy increase in blood pressure, as
: in happy excitement, Nature provides that
: later this week. After the next little nasty
: during mid week (snow?), the latter part is
: looking great. Thursday is definitely the
: stronger XC distance day, in honor of Alex's
: birthday. There may be morning clouds from
: residual moisture, especially over Rochester
: downstream from warm (for this time of year)
: Lake Ontario...but they will erode quickly.
: If you wait for the sun before going to the
: airport, you'll miss your chance for Gold
: distance, or even Diamond if it weren't for
: the airspace strictures in place on the
: Delmarva since 911.
: Friday is going to be another winner...no
: morning overcast to worry about...and the
: better day for triangles and other tasks
: ending at DSV. How high cloud base? You
: need to check the morning sounding.
: By the weekend, the models diverge
: significantly and disturbingly. Stay tuned.
: So there, I avoided any "big