Tuesday, June 20, 2017

1st Contest Day USA Club Class Nationals 2017

A lot of talk at task committee meeting but Plan A called is AT of 226 miles. Start B, Crossroads, Andrews, Lovington,  Hobbs finish. Plan B knick off Lovington. Weather brief was 12,000 msl  ish cloud bases, real good soaring Hobbs area within 50 or so ish miles Hobbs.  I didn't do pilots meeting. 

Grid 12 noon, first launch 12:15. Day should last till 7 pm but weaker after 5:30 or so.


Tuesday 06/20 0% / 0 in
Some clouds this morning will give way to generally sunny skies for the afternoon. High 97F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

DrJack (www.drjack.info/BLIP) miniBLIPSPOT
        Lat,Lon= 33.01,-102.94 (286,144)
 Jun 20 - NAM
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 VALID.TIME     18z    21z  VALID.TIME 
 ForecastPd      6h     9h  ForecastPd 
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         W*     608    631  W*         
Sfc.Heating     405    369  Sfc.Heating
      Hcrit    9308  10669  Hcrit      
   BL Depth    7580   9322  BL Depth   
     BL Top   11238  12980  BL Top     
Hgt.Variab.    1682   3719  Hgt.Variab.
  B/S Ratio      20     23  B/S Ratio  
    BL Wind       5      5  BL Wind    
  Direction     157    117  Direction  
 Wind Shear       6     18  Wind Shear 
Max.Converg      -2      3  Max.Converg
      CUpot    2258   1594  CUpot      
     CUbase    8981  11386  CUbase     
      ODpot   -2122  -1374  ODpot      
     ODbase   13360  14354  ODbase     
      maxRH      81     72  maxRH      
       CAPE    2253   1645  CAPE       
    Temp@2m    90.3     96  Temp@2m 

Best #711.