Explanations of the tools below and more
Introduction to weather for ultralight pilots
NWS forecast Southeast OK
NWS hourly forecast Southeast OK
Le Flore county, OK – current conditions in Wister, OK
Stigler, OK – current conditions
Poteau, OK – current conditions at the Poteau airport
Kiamichi – current conditions near Panorama launch
Buffalo Mountain Flyers – current conditions & more at Buffalo Mountain
WeatherLink station at Buffalo Mtn – requires a free logon (more info)
MesoWest stations Ouachita Mountains – current conditions
Weather for Aircrews – Basic weather info for non-professionals
Pivotal Weather – an outstanding site for anything weather but it requires some work and know-how
SPC Balloon Soundings (every 12 hours)
UoW Balloon Soundings – usually available before the SPC soundings for 72364 (ELP)
NOAA Satellite image of moisture and clouds over the USA
Windy – animated map of winds and other data over the surface of the world
Wind History Map – actual vs. forecasts
Weather Spark – monthly, daily, and hourly graphical reports anywhere on earth
Introductory videos and information about paragliding.
Launching from Buffalo Mountain on a good XC day!
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This was one of those days when the magic of this region appears and yours truly ridge-soared the east face of the range. As far as the eye can see, it is mountainous forest. If a pilot has to land, LZ's are sparse, if there are any within a mile or two. Tree landings are, unfortunately, more common than they should be but greatly preferable to doing extreme maneuvers near the terrain or landing in water or power-lines. View here is east into Arkansas. The Talimena highway (not visible) snakes along the crest of the range for 40 miles.
This is the view north from the same location as the previous photo. The LZ is about 5 acres and just enough for a hang glider. It is thermic! So much so that sometimes, it is difficult to get down. In the far distance Lake Wister and beyond that is Mt. Cavanal where our home is.
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