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From the NWS for the Bay, late Saturday...
"se winds 30 to 40 kt with occasional gusts to 50 kt"
Is that really kiting weather for Alameda or should I work on taxes? Local experts, please provide guidance. My first thought is "too dangerous". You goin'?
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30 2 35...tops for me
add StiNg with driveing rain to it.
also the fight to say up wind yesterday
helps take my edge ofF.
saterday mayhave a window
Sunday may have window
dave ,if it blows i go ...6 words....
SAN FRANCISCO SAN PABLO SUISUN BAY AND THE WEST DELTA- 820 AM PST FRI FEB 22 2008
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...
.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY. .TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...FREQUENT GUSTS TO 35 KNOTS DURING THE AFTERNOON. RAIN LIKELY. .SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 30 TO 40 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 50 KT. RAIN.
.SUN...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING...THEN...BECOMING W 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
I dunno, with exceptions, NWS' 50knts normally means a nice 25knt day at alameda. With exceptions though. I know they nailed it the last few storms, so maybe they will be right again. But with our nice little protected bay we may get some nice buffered winds.
As long as you got the right size kites, Alameda is usually ridable in storms. It is pretty rare that it is too windy to kite but it does happen. Typically it just blows too hard for a little bit and then it dies off enough to ride again or it is just too late and dark anyway.
Bring a 10, 9 or 7 depending on your size and skill but I typically pack a 12 in the car as well cause you never know and it aint worth getting in that wet suit and cold water and be on a kite that is too small.
please be careful out there this weekend. If the colors are right many of us should not be kiting at all! Let's live to kite another day. I actually dont think i have ever seen this color on ikite before normally they forecast the storms lower than they actually are. this is forecast in pink at 40!
as of 3 am
next update 9 am
and the wine up in this one is cool too
http://sat.wrh.noaa.gov/satellite/satlo ... =ir&size=4
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