Originally Posted by planepainter
But I guess my question is not so much why I could not find lift, I am still learning to read the signs, but what would cause so little of it on what would otherwise seem to be a great lift day?
you may be interested in an article by Lee Murray in the Jan 2001 RCSD
, pg 20.
The Soaring Forecast
web page calculates thermal indices and generates a crude plot indicating altitude.
Teaching Soaring Weather
puts most of this together and describes how the Soaring Forecast works.