Our local sites extend from valleys influenced by coastal weather on the west, to snowy mountains and interior areas characterized by desert-like climates in the east. As such, flying weather in our area can vary substantially from site to site on any given day, and some sites maybe better than others for particular weather patterns. Further, valley influences often dictate winds more than synoptic patterns, giving great variability within a relatively small area.
A great variety of our sites are thermal flying sites. This means that in spring, summer and early fall, pilots can generally expect days to follow a pattern of light conditions early in the day, increasingly strong and turbulent conditions during peak heating during mid-day, and smoother conditions in the evening. Winds may sustain evening
ridge soaring and glass-offs at several sites.
WHAT SHOULD YOU CHECK BEFORE YOU FLY?
The weather links below: