Re: Long-range forecast for Hutchinson for GPSL


I was going to start running predictions today but as Mark says, It is still too early.  As an experiment ran a prediction using each of the 4 forecast runs (00:00H, 06:00H, 12:00H, 18:00H).  They were all radically different directions.  The 12:00 forecast matched Mark's prediction.  The others were radically different.

About all we can say at this point is the balloons will probably go up and they will probably come down somewhere in Kansas (Except the floaters).

I will post all my predictions on a public dropbox folder here: GPSL2017_Predictions. Zack is also going to keep the latest on the GPSL site.

Jerry Gable
Balloon Flight Prediction tools

From: "Mark Conner mconner1@... [GPSL]"
To: GPSL list
Sent: Thursday, June 8, 2017 1:34 PM
Subject: [GPSL] Long-range forecast for Hutchinson for GPSL

​At the moment, it looks like pretty nice weather late next week for southern Kansas.  Highs Friday and Saturday should be around 80 and early-morning temps on Saturday around 60.  A cold front will push through sometime early Friday - ahead of the front it will be in the low 90s.  Surface winds would be northerly around 10-15 mph.

As a WAG, landings look to be to the northeast, maybe around Hillsboro.  Too early to get real specific, and a lot will depend on the timing of the cold front.

73 de Mark N9XTN

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