03 31 10 WEDNESDAY. WAUKEEGAN OR ZION?

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03 31 10 WEDNESDAY. WAUKEEGAN OR ZION?

Postby nG » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:51 am

Who is going tomorrow and where are you going?
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Postby jkjaeschke » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:55 pm

I'm am. Most likely waukegan.
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Postby gbleck » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:37 pm

The rule of thumb is Waukegan for south winds and Zion for north.
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Postby dewsy » Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:00 pm

I'll be at keegs..
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Postby nG » Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:02 pm

Around time are you guys all planing to come?
I arranged my schedule so that i have time tomorrow before college to kite a little bit.
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Postby dewsy » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:49 pm

I'll be there around 12 or 12:30 but I'm stayin probably the whole day.

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Postby jkjaeschke » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:20 pm

Not sure, took the day off so just going to see how it's looking.
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Postby lebeda12345 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:25 pm

I'll be at Waukegan around 11. So see you there.
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Postby nG » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:01 pm

i should be around 11.
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Postby IVO » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:19 pm

nG wrote:i should be around 11.


Will be in keegs around same time....
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Postby smpl » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:22 pm

it's t-shirt weather out tonight.

tomorrow is gonna be nuts!
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Postby nG » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:36 pm

now.. which kite should i bring :?
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Postby V » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:12 am

watching the keegs meter, and of course like clock work it goes down with no updates for the last 40 minuntes...ARGH!

Should be there around 11:30 for some riding. Need to get my legs back under me! Its been a while and totally looking forward to gettin' some today. Awesome!
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Postby V » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:55 am

looking like a thermal block, water too cold. waukeegs reading only 11-15? going to watch it still at work. if it doesn';t happen in the next hour, its not happening imo until sundown when it gets cooler on land.
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Postby adseguy » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:18 am

V wrote:looking like a thermal block, water too cold. waukeegs reading only 11-15? going to watch it still at work. if it doesn';t happen in the next hour, its not happening imo until sundown when it gets cooler on land.


Agreed. Plus the next few days have something going on too.
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Postby adseguy » Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:13 pm

Brian and I are heading to Wolf at 2. Much stronger forecast and no risk of thermal block. Keegs this weekend hopefully
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Postby jochi » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:12 pm

if it turns SW it may be good at St. Joe as well, if W then MC. THermal block is the real problem this time of year for all the sites. NE is a sure thing but these S, SW are always weird. Have never been up to Keegs but maybe this weekend i will go for it.

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Postby jochi » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:21 pm

WHILE HIGH GALE TO STORM FORCE SSW WINDS ARE OCCURRING ABOUT 2000FT ABOVE THE LAKE SURFACE DUE TO THIS PRESSURE GRADIENT...DUE TO THE COLD WATER AND THE WARM AIR MASS BEING ADVECTED OVER IT THERE IS A VERY STRONG
INVERSION BENEATH THESE WINDS. THUS...MOMENTUM FROM THE STRONG WINDS IS NOT BEING MIXED DOWN CLOSER TO THE LAKE SURFACE WITH THIS VERY STABLE CONDITION.

OBSERVATIONS FROM SITES WITH ANEMOMETERS WELL ABOVE THE STANDARD 10M HEIGHT...INCLUDING THOSE FROM LARGER COMMERCIAL BOATS ON THE LAKE...WILL SEE SOME STRONGER WINDS ESPECIALLY TOWARD THE UPWIND SHORES AS STRONG MIXING OVER LAND REACHES A SHORT DISTANCE OUT OVER THE WATER BEFORE HIGHLY LAMINAR FLOW DOMINATES.
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Postby dewsy » Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:52 pm

well it was good while it lasted.. nice to see all the guys that made it out there for what it was..

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Postby nG » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:04 pm

adseguy wrote:Brian and I are heading to Wolf at 2. Much stronger forecast and no risk of thermal block. Keegs this weekend hopefully


So how does this thermal block work?
flags are riping but not a breeze.
further from the shore it looked like it was still blowing.

wtf? :-(
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