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iParaglide Right Site Weather Aug 04

Paragliding Weather forecast for Vancouver, Chilliwack, Bellingham, Seattle, Whistler & Pemberton areas, based on data available at 0500.

High pressure brings sunny skies.  

YVR 3000 ft winds aloft N to 9 km/hr becoming E to 9 km/hr.  Valley flow NW to 15 km/hr in Vancouver. Novice peak lapse rate -2.0C/1000ft.  

SEA 3000 ft winds aloft E to 13km/hr becoming NE. Valley winds light and variable NNW to 15 km/hr. Novice peak lapse rate -2.3C/1000ft. 

iParaglide Right Site Ranking:

1. Paragliding Pemberton: -3.0C/1000ft advanced peak lapse rate.  Great day for Pemberton with light N to E winds aloft nullifying the whistler express and making XC in any direction possible.  Mt McKenzie with P2 novice conditions 0800-1300 and 1800-2000 with P4 conditions 1300-1800. 90% chances to paraglide. 

2. Paragliding Vancouver: -2.0C/1000ft novice peak lapse rate.  Grouse for GMFT P4 advanced pilots 1000-2000. 90% paragliding chances.  

3. Paragliding Bellingham: -2.2C/1000ft novice peak lapse rate. Blanchard's proximity to ocean and low altitude makes for sea-breeze overpowering N and E wind aloft. Blanchard for P2 pilots 0900-2000 Paragliding prospects 80%.

4. Paragliding Whistler: -3.4C/1000ft XXX peak lapse rate.  Light N to E wind aloft counters anabatic flows. Watch for very strong thermals. Whistler Team P4 pilots 0900-2000. 70% chances for paragliding.

5. Paragliding Chilliwack: -3.0C/1000ft advanced peak lapse rate. Wind aloft N to 9 km/hr becoming E to 9 km/hr pacing Woodside in lee side till mid afternoon.  Chilliwack ground station measuring gusty NNE wind 24-34 km/hr at 0500.  Bridal should be on today with N to E wind aloft making ridge line soarable. Watch for P3 intermediate conditions 100-1400 and 1800-200 with P4 advanced conditions 1400-1800.  Paragliding chances at Woodside 10% early, 50% late.  Paragliding chances at Bridal 70% mid afternoon for advanced P4 pilots.

6. Paragliding Seattle: -2.3C/1000ft novice peak lapse rate. E wind aloft followed by NE wind aloft placing Tiger in mild lee side today. Watch for rough P3 intermediate to P4 advanced conditions, chances to fly 50%.


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