Copyright John A. Sperr
Monday, February 14, 2011
Saturday Sailing Report
It was a beautiful day on the ice in Rhinecliff yesterday afternoon. There were six stern steerers and a DN on the ice at the end of the day. Excursions were made north to the Rhinecliff Bridge and back. A brief squall line passed through late afternoon bringing white out conditions that tested the rigging of most of the fleet. SPIDER was the last to arrive and missed the sailing in the calm after the passage of the squall line. We will be on the ice again today, though if the forecast warmer temperatures become a reality, the light south breeze may not provide the motive power needed on a soft surface. It was 12 F when I left the house in Milan, and it is 22 F here in Red Hook. Thanks to Bob Wills for the photos -- more to follow when I get Mary's pictures downloaded to my computer. Happy Birthday, Zak!
Ice Flight Photos
Finally, we have an up-to-date flight of the river. Slides (15) and (17) from February 6th show the potential of the ice sheet on the river. Cheviot is the current focus of activity, but if we get more cold weather and then a thaw, it may be possible to sail an extended length of the ice sheet that has formed along the left bank from Rhinecliff to Greendale. There are nice photos of Rhinecliff and Tivoli Bay in the latest February 9th flight album.
Recent Photo Albums
Friday Sailing Report
Bob Wills and I put his boat ORION together early Friday
|Composite Weather from UniSys||Zone Forecast Tivoli Bay||15 Image 5 Day GFS Forecast|
|Northern Hemisphere 850 Temp||Regional Summary -- Albany & VT||5 Image 2 Day Forecast Maps|
|US Radar from Intellicast||Jetstream 4 Panel Forecast||Snow and Precip Type Forecast Loop|
|Albany Radar from Intellicast||Jetstream Map -- Environment Canada||Water Vapor Forecast Loop|
|Albany Storm Precipitation Totals||SailFlow Wind Forecast for Kingston NY||6 - 10 Day Threat Outlook|
|Day 1 Quant Precip Forecast Map||Wind Speed and Direction Map||10 day GFS Forecast|
|Day 2 Quant Precip Forecast Map||Northeast Wind Speed (Kts) & Streamlines||31 Frame Forecast Animation|
|Day 3 Quant Precip Forecast Map||Northeast Temperature 5° F Contour||Quantitative Precipitation Discussion|
Links to Field Reports of Ice Conditions
IDNIYRA Ice Conditions Reports
Saratoga Lake Ice Report
Yahoo Group "IceReports"
photo Copyright Brian Reid, December 2002
Email John Sperr