RE: [BSA] RE: [snowkiteidaho] LP Friday AM...
Yes, a good morning. First time out in a while for me. Water was a bit cool, but the “point” launch was great (thanks Jake). It seemed to back off a bit by the time I joined Betsy. It was gusty, but still good kiting/sailing. Too bad I don’t know how to land my kite…. Greg (headed to Carlsbad soon) arrived just after I hauled it out to the water. And, Jim ( good try on the duck jibe)… was still having fun!!!
From: Betsy Russell [mailto:bzrussell@...]
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2010 11:55 AM
To: Jack Harrison
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; Boise Sailors Association
Subject: Re: [BSA] RE: [snowkiteidaho] LP Friday AM...
Wow, what a difference a day makes! It was CRANKIN' up there this morning! I sailed from 9 to 10:30, and for the first half-hour it was super-strong and steady - i even got jumps on my first reach out across - and I was happy on my usual 5.5. Then the water turned dark, the whitecaps brightened, and it picked up a notch. It was bigtime. I was wishing for both a smaller sail and a smaller board. Then after a bit it got wildly gusty, challenging and fun, with the ups and downs keeping it interesting. What a great morning! It dropped down around the time I came in but Jim T. headed back out on his big stuff and appeared to be doing fine. Several kiters out also. And this is November 5th???
On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 8:31 AM, Jack Harrison <hyqual@...> wrote:
“Mini-Santa Ana”…you must be from California…or maybe Baja!
The Santa Ana winds are strong, extremely dry offshore winds that characteristically sweep through Southern California and northern Baja California in late fall and winter. They can range from hot to cold, depending on the prevailing temperatures in the source regions, the Great Basin and upper Mojave Desert. The winds are known for the hot dry weather (often the hottest of the year) that they bring in the fall, and are infamous for fanning regional wildfires.
6:53am Clear 10.0 52 37 57 SSE 13 30.05 +0.16
5:53am Clear 10.0 51 37 59 SE 15 30.06 +0.15
4:53am Clear 10.0 47 38 71 SE 8 30.08 +0.14
52 degrees @ Airport !! We got a "mini-Santa Ana" goin' on folks. As high elevation winds kick up big between 4:53 & 5:53 & reach airport, they heat up & dry out as they fall in elevation. Airport goes from 47 to 52 degrees & RH drops from 71 to 57%.