Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Chase 2 March 22nd 2011

(click on school bus picture & if you look closely you can see the 787 plane)

March well known for WIND! High Wind Advisory for Downsloping areas (Northern Colorado) all up and down I-25. We were aiming to target the Cheyenne Ridge to get some gusty wind action! Shep and I stopped pretty much near the border on the Wyoming side. We parked out this nice grassy hill. When trying to get out of the car, we were in for a ride of strong constant winds. It was so FUN! We watched trucks on the interstate swerving like mad and finally stopping at the exit, when they should've stopped before leaving Cheyenne to Denver. Most of the trucks were weighted down thank goodness. The neatest part which is shown in the video was when we were standing in the 65+ Gusting winds and a train came out below from the tunnel. We couldn't hear ourselves which was why we laughed after we saw we didn't understand each other outside. Trains & planes were daring themselves in an incredible High Pressure Gradient. We left the target and drove back to Cheyenne where we watched I guess from what Becky Elliot said (by the way it is her birthday today, so a shout out to her) a 787 Dreamliner. They were practicing how to land in chaotic HIGH WINDS :) I guess if you were parallel to the wind it wasn't bad, but crosswind, oh man!

65+ Gust
30-40 mph constant winds
All this from sfc obs reports, no I don't have money to own a Kestrel sorry.

Total Miles: 57.5

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