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Old Sep 28, 2012, 06:25 PM
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Lake effect

Our glider field(park) is due south of Skaha Lake by about 5 blocks, and we have found the same problem. Our winds a mainly from the north, and we have found that flying to the west or east of the park is more likely to lead to lifty conditions. The air above the lakes on a hot day is usually cooler descending air, and this air mass is drifting downwind over the park in a continuos 'river of air'(to quote Dave Thornburg). Ken.
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