Remember the weather pattern change that was forecast for last week? Well, it came true. Nearly all
of the storms that move into the West from now on are expected to hit the west coast around northern California
and totally miss our eagles. The storms will be close enough to cause variable cloudy conditions to persist where
our eagles are. The winds will most likely be light throughout the week, but from the West. Though the sun will
not be out all this week, you have to wonder if the general improvement of the weather conditions will convince
the eagles to start heading North. After all, for the times that the sun is out, it is possible for thermals to
develop. Winds should not be a deterring factor this week. Winds should be light.
Review of Last Week:
The clouds and showers from early last week hung around a little while longer than expected. Then the weather
pattern changed and things dried out considerably. The sun was not out much. The winds became slightly stronger
just after those early storms moved out. It appears that the weather did not have an effect on the eagles this
Review of Last Week
Between the two storms that hit us this past week, Thursday was a nice sunny day. The weather was warm, and a
lot of heat was warmed the ground. That means thermals could have been a good possibility for Thursday. Look
at the latest eagle data and see whether Eagle #F42
or #F43 took advantage of the good traveling
day on Thursday. Any surprises?
Coming This Week
Once again, another storm is going to come through the area. This one is a very slow moving storm. You
can see it in the map for Sunday evening:
Take a look at the big "L" that is centered to the West of our eagles. That is an area of low pressure.
Winds rotate around a low pressure center counter-clockwise. So, according to the map, should our eagles have
a tail wind Monday morning from the South if the "slow moving low" stays pretty much where it is? If
they are from the South, how does the weather look? There is a little pocket in the storm where there is no rain.
Can you see it? Will that pocket be over our eagles on Monday?
This storm is the big weather story for this week. After that, the forecast is for things to get even windier.
If the low pressure is moving northeast, which direction will the winds be coming from after it passes Northeast
of our eagles? Might that help them glide North?
Later in the week, the sun will be out in abundance. This pattern of sunshine should last right into next weekend.
It looks like we are going to have to watch the later part of this week very closely for movement.