Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Race Preparation Step 3: Race 8

Checking the jetstream. Seems that the system is fairly stable. Looks like the weather they are predicting will hold. I will check again in the morning.

Current conditions in middle of lake (information from bouy 45012 in middle Lake Ontario)

Conditions at 45012 as of
(8:50 pm EDT on 08/23/2005)
0050 GMT on 08/24/2005:

Wind Direction (WDIR): NW ( 320 deg true )
Wind Speed (WSPD): 7.8 kts
Wind Gust (GST): 9.7 kts
Wave Height (WVHT): 1.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period (DPD): 3 sec
Average Period (APD): 3.1 sec
Mean Wave Direction (MWDIR): W ( 265 deg true )
Atmospheric Pressure (PRES): 30.08 in
Pressure Tendency (PTDY): +0.02 in ( Rising )
Air Temperature (ATMP): 70.2 °F
Water Temperature (WTMP): 72.7 °F

The overall wind gust graph for a five day period shows decreasing gusts over the past few days. The wind direction chart for 5 days suggest that the wind will come around to the NE by afternoon which is consistent with the forecast.

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