utah weather and launch forecasts
often been said that if you don't like the weather in Utah, wait a
two and it'll change. How true!!
On an average week we get 3 - 4 days with wind speeds suitable for
riding. In Utah we are somewhat lucky to have all the
which help to funnel and intensify the wind.
The best winds are
from the North. They are very steady for the most part and offer
riding and good weather conditions. South winds are
but bring a lot of storms in the afternoons. The south winds
be very gusty and inconsistent. There are several good
take advantage of a South wind. West and East winds are less
and are generally also from storm fronts or jet stream assist.
With a little knowledge and a few good weather websites you can
good day to ride about 80% of the time.
Watch for North wind forecasts and a North to North West Jet
Stream for a
good predictor of North winds ahead. Also Low pressure
us nice North winds too.
Watch for the South winds to start building if you see
in from the South or South East. These storms can be very
violent. Watch out for lightning and gusts into the 50mph
range. These microburst have cost more than a few
gear. Below are several of the best sources for picking a
forecast your favorite launch site use the
of the forecasts below. Just type is
the zipcode or city nearest your