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iParaglide Right Site Weather: Aug 07

Vancouver, Chilliwack, Bellingham, Seattle, Whistler & Pemberton area paragliding weather forecast, based on data available at 0600. 

High pressure with reduced sea-breeze and N winds aloft with ongoing smoke from interior forest fires. Slight improvement due to mild sea-breeze establishing yesterday late. Visibility down to less than 6 km in select areas.  

YVR 3000 ft winds aloft light and variable, becoming NW to 13 km/hr.  Valley winds light outflow to 10 km/hr becoming inflow W to 10 km/hr. Novice peak lapse rate -1.3C/1000ft.

SEA 3000 ft winds aloft NNE to 19km/hr. Valley winds NW to 10 km/hr. Novice peak lapse rate -1.6C/1000ft.

iParaglide Right Site Ranking:

1. Paragliding Bellingham: -1.0C/1000ft novice peak lapse rate.  Proximity to ocean and low altitude put Blanchard Mountain as first place to establish mild sea breeze with reduced smoke in area. Blanchard Mountain for P2 pilots 1000-2000 with sled runs due to thin smoke haze.  Paragliding prospects 70%.

2. Paraglidng Chilliwack: -1.8C/1000ft novice peak lapse rate. Woodside 0900-1900 if smoke reduces and visibility improves. Paragliding prospects 50%. 

Paragliding marginal today in Pemberton, Vancouver, Chilliwack and Seattle area sites due to smoke resulting in poor air quality, reduced visibility, and supressed thermals and sea breeze.

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