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Nov 13, 2012, 01:04 PM
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Hey wait, I'M still using 72Mhz (well, ok, just for the old stuff, all the new planes are 2.4 )
I think Pat still has some 72 as well, but the board definitely doesn't get the use it used to.
Tom
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Nov 16, 2012, 01:49 PM
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What forecast model are people using for wind direction and speed at PB?
Today, NOAA has 8mph from the south, but slople.com has 0/0. The MM5 page and UofWash is just confusing but if I got the correct map, it looks closer to NOAA then slople.
So, what are you guys looking at?
Tom
Nov 16, 2012, 07:37 PM
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Tom, look on page 39 of this thread. Rick
Nov 16, 2012, 08:11 PM
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Tom, look on page 39 of this thread. Rick
But the thread only has 16 pages.
Nov 16, 2012, 08:23 PM
stuck in ol' Uffni again...
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He means post #584 and this link: http://www.windfinder.com/weatherfor...peterson_butte
Sunday looks good.

Dieter Mahlein, ShredAir
Nov 16, 2012, 09:08 PM
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Forecasting the weather from half a world away.
Talk about long range forecast.

way to go Dieter

TIM
Nov 16, 2012, 09:49 PM
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Wiindfinder, I knew I was missing one.
Well, it turns out that both windfinder and NOAA were wrong and slope.com was right. Got up there about 1pm to total calm. There was an occasional very slight breeze that would move the survey tape windsock, unfortunately it was out of the north.
I wasn't the only one suckered though, there were about 6 paragliders pilots up there getting ready for a hike to the top. Hope they had a good sled ride down
Tom
Nov 16, 2012, 10:20 PM
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Oh, and don't tell me that sign I had made years ago is still in one piece. If it is, that must be SOME weather-resistent vinyl...

Dieter Mahlein, ShredAir
Dieter, the sign is still in great shape. The duct tape portion that said don't litter is gone, but the vinyl lettering is all still in great shape... How old is it?
Tom
Nov 16, 2012, 10:21 PM
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I was thinking Sunday look the best too. Good call Dieter...
Nov 17, 2012, 01:05 PM
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He means post #584 and this link: http://www.windfinder.com/weatherfor...peterson_butte
Sunday looks good.

Dieter Mahlein, ShredAir
Wow that is a great weather site. It beats Weather Underground by a long ways.

Thanks Dieter.
Nov 17, 2012, 02:39 PM
stuck in ol' Uffni again...
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Tom, credit for the windfinder site is due Pete; I just reposted his link.
That sign's at least 8 years old... unbelievable.

Dieter Mahlein, ShredAir
Nov 17, 2012, 06:39 PM
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Never been to Peterson but Wingnut and I are heading down early tomorrow morning for a 2 day trip. Hope to see some locals out there. Lee
Nov 18, 2012, 08:57 AM
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Last time I looked at the sign it seemed like the Oregon mold had taken over.

looks great now...
Nov 18, 2012, 11:01 PM
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Never been to Peterson but Wingnut and I are heading down early tomorrow morning for a 2 day trip. Hope to see some locals out there. Lee
Good to meet you guys, was good air, glad the windrider bee didn't chop anyone's head off when I was flying it in the out-of-control finless configuration... there were a few head-over-heels tumbles induced by the yaw instability today... Steve
Nov 19, 2012, 09:36 AM
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Had a great time flying and meeting a few locals yesterday at PB. Lee and I arrived shortly after 9AM to find the winds straight on at +20mph and only increased as the day went on. Rain wasn't an issue till around 3:30 at which time we were about to start packing up so that worked out. We had planned to spend two days in the area but the forecast indicated we'd probably be in the vehicle for most of the day today so we headed north.
Windshield time to PB from the I-90/Hwy18 area, at a little over 3hrs, was only a few minutes longer than if driving to Eagle from here. For us, PB is definitely a doable day trip.

Xwing


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