Author Archive for Pete

Champions

32nd World Gliding Champions15 Meter Class – Sebastian Kawa  POL 11062 points18 Meter Class – Zbigniew Nieradka  POL 12170 pointsOpen Class – Laurent Aboulin  FRA 12084 points

Closing Thoughts

Congratulations to everyone for a great competition. Thank you especially to the many volunteers that have made this event possible. It has been my greatest pleasure to be a part of the large team that has done such a wonderful job. Most of us, maybe a…

Incident at WGC 2012

A midair collision between two 15-Meter class gliders happened at around 15:30, about 30 km southwest of Uvalde. Loius Bourderlique of France (glider FB) was able to fly back to Uvalde and land safely.  Peter Hartmann of Austria (glider PC) b…

Dan & Walts Weather

Here’s a quick look at the Uvalde Temp and Dew Point sounding from the radiometer this morning at 932am CDT Wed comparing the last 24 hours. Notice the cooling of 1.5 DegC below 4000msl and warming aloft from 5000 to 9000msl. What this means is that th…

Dan & Walts Weather

Finishers are rapidly coming into Uvalde at this hour, 1858 CDT, under a beautiful scattered cumulus filled sky. Our radiometer sounding profile indicates thermal tops and cloud bases at between 9,000 and 10,000ms. Soon I will post an animated gif loop…

Dan & Walts Weather

Finishers are rapidly coming into Uvalde at this hour, 1858 CDT, under a beautiful scattered cumulus filled sky. Our radiometer sounding profile indicates thermal tops and cloud bases at between 9,000 and 10,000ms. Soon I will post an animated gif loop…

Dan & Walts Weather

The Hill Country had widespread convective activity develop by 1500 CDT on Monday, August 13th. This activity was felt to threaten outflow gust fronts over the Uvalde contest site and Task Planning ran the contestants to the south and southeast areas.&…

Dan & Walts Weather

Forecast for Hill Country convection/thunderstorm activity on-schedule per the HRRR Model Echo Top forecast as depicted below.