High pressure is in charge of today's weather. The forecast wind direction is basically from the east. Hang on; high pressure; wind from the east; must mean wave? All the forecast programs for wave said no. A detailed look at the atmospheric sounding showed the reason why. There was an inversion at about 4000ft - good, but the wind profile was all wrong. Instead of the wind strength increasing with height with a steady direction, the wind was going to be 15knots from the east up to the inversion where the wind strength would reduce and change direction to just east of south. Above the inversion the wind would return to 15 knots easterly all the way up.
|CCY and HXP waiting to go|
|Colin checking out the varios in CCY|
|The wave clouds were aligned NE-SW instead of the usual N-S|
|A view of the wave clouds from the air|
|Looking down at the runway from the east end|
|HXP on approach with the Twin Astir behind|
|Down and safe|