Found this excellent presentation on skew-t, soundings, and modeling from a link on http://rucsoundings.noaa.gov
Practical Use of Meteorological Models and Visulization Tools for Soaring Forecasters Presentation by Walt Rogers at the 2016 Soaring Society of American National Convention (Greenville NC). http://rucsoundings.noaa.gov/Greenville ... tation.pdf
Can we get Walt to give a talk at a future club meeting?
The more pilots we have looking at this stuff daily, the better. It really has almost all the info we need at one source. Its the second thing I look at every day I'm considering flying, the first being just the general forecast at weather.gov. Its also great when you are at some other site in a different state as you just punch in the closest airport code and since you are use to the format already, you can process it quickly to make your flying decisions.
There are some really great graphics in the referenced presentation which show how the thermal layer progresses throughout a typical day cycle as well.
P4; skywalk Chilli3S; Mesa, AZ of all places!
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