2019 Santa Cruz Flats Race
The safety committee canceled the day because the forecasted gust
factor at launch time (1 PM - 2 PM) was greater than 5 mph.
The National Weather Service forecast:
Sunny, with a high near 101. Breezy, with a south southwest wind
10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
The four models on XCSkies were forecasting 20 - 25 mph gusting
winds at 1 PM with a surface wind of 14 - 16 mph.
The surface winds at 5 PM to the northeast, a likely area for landing, were
forecasted to be 19 mph.
Wind speed at Casa Grande Airport (very close to our launch) at 2:56 PM,
20 mph, gusting to 25 mph.