Thursday, December 30, 2010

This Should Be Good

After an AmTrak weekend last week, it's looking good for the flight from KBDR to KVKX this afternoon. First, and most importantly, N631S is free from the snows of last weekend. Actually, the high winds associated with the weather event did most of the work leaving the need for only minor shoveling on Tuesday.

The weather map is showing the eastern portion of the country dominated by high pressure which should lead to fair weather. (The map at left is the forecast for 18Z derived from the NAM model.)

The Terminal Area Forecasts (TAF's) for the afternoon and evening look good. Here are the 15Z forecasts issued for my departure and arrival locations.

KBDR 301435Z 3015/3112 VRB03KT P6SM SCT250 
     TEMPO 3015/3017 5SM HZ 
     FM301700 27005KT P6SM BKN200 
     FM302200 VRB03KT P6SM SCT050 BKN100 
     TEMPO 3109/3112 3SM BR
KDCA 301454Z 3015/3112 20003KT P6SM SCT150 BKN200 
     FM301700 14005KT P6SM BKN100 OVC120 
     FM302000 17006KT P6SM SCT060 BKN090 
     FM310000 19005KT P6SM SCT090 SCT120 
     FM310600 19003KT P6SM FEW100 BKN200
Bridgeport is expecting light winds from the west and some high cirrus, while DCA is calling for scattered clouds at 6,000 feet under a 9,000 foot overcast and light winds from the south.

So it looks like I can anticipate an uneventful trip for what will probably be N631S's last flight of 2010.

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