At 11 am the Wind Slammer says 0-6 averaging S 3. I give up.http://windslammer.hang-gliding.com/WindSlammer/
So much for forecasts. At 8:00 am Sunday the Ed Levin tabular forecast says wind NNW 8 in the morning, WNW 16-24 in the afternoon but current conditions according to the Wind Slammer are 23-38 averaging N 31. Doutbful it will even be flyable. Given the difference between the predicted and actual wind, the forecast seems to have underestimated the energy in this front, and the Forecast Summary says
MOISTURE IS LIMITED BUT INSTABILITY WILL INCREASE LEADING TO SHOWER DEVELOPMENT ALONG WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS TONIGHT. AIRMASS COOLING WILL LEAD TO LOWER SNOW LEVELS REACHING AS LOW AS 2500 FEET LATE TONIGHT AND AS LOW AS 2000 FEET MONDAY MORNING ... GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP OVER THE COASTAL WATERS TONIGHT AND MONDAY. BREEZY/BLUSTERY CONDITIONS WILL EXTEND TO COASTAL LAND AREAS AS WELL. http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.ph ... pe=digital
Check out the Ed Levin tabular forecast. At 8:45 am Saturday it says wind W 9 in the morning, WSW 15-23 in the early afternoon then W 20-29 in the late afternoon. Sounds like the day will start mild, get strong, then get even stronger. Might be a Golden Eagle day. Two strategies:
1. Launch Early. The Good - have a nice flight and land before it starts to blow hard. The Bad - sink out and land. The Ugly - break down while watching others soar.
2. Launch Late. The Good - easy to stay up. The Bad - launch and land in wind and turbulence. The Ugly - don't fly because of excess wind and turbulence at launch. The Uglier - wish you had landed before it got this bad because it is getting worse.