Late Evening Surprise Thermal

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chadness
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Late Evening Surprise Thermal

Post by chadness » Fri May 22, 2020 5:16 pm

yesterday, 5/21/2020 was pretty rough with punchy thermal and/or converging air starting with some climbs reaching 600 fpm behind Big T. Then a couple hours later, mellower stuff up to 400 fpm. Then at almost 5 pm, close to the LZ (out in front of Scooters), I stumbled across one reaching 900 fpm (on the averager with spikes well above 1000 fpm) shooting me up 3000' in 4 min. See linked plot (will try to attach too).

Very unexpected. I guess that is the thing about the air - ya just never know...
2020-05-22_glidingEveningThermalSurprise.jpg
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or if that doesn't work, URL:
http://chadandrea.net/ExternalSiteImage ... rprise.jpg

Cheers

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