The morning call to Flight Service...
CONVECTIVE SIGMET 8E VALID UNTIL 1155Z MA NH VT CT NY FROM 40NW CON-10E ALB-30NE SAX LINE TS 40 NM WIDE MOV FROM 26030KT. TOPS TO FL300.
CONVECTIVE SIGMET 9E VALID UNTIL 1155Z NJ DE MD VA DC FROM 30WSW CYN-30WNW SBY-30SE CSN-10N EMI-30WSW CYN AREA TS MOV FROM 27030KT. TOPS TO FL420.
AIRMET IFR...PA OH LE WV MD VA FROM ERI TO 50SW JST TO 40NW CSN TO 30NW GSO TO HMV TO HNN TO CVG TO FWA TO 30S DXO TO ERI OCNL CIG BLW 010/VIS BLW 3SM CLDS/PCPN/BR/FG. CONDS ENDG 12-14Z. .
AIRMET IFR...ME NH MA RI CT FROM 40NE ENE TO 30SSW ENE TO BOS TO 50N ACK TO ACK TO 30WSW PVD TO 20NNW CON TO 40NE ENE OCNL CIG BLW 010/VIS BLW 3SM CLDS/BR/FG. CONDS ENDG 12-14Z.
Area Forecast – Northeast
BOSC FA 070045
SYNOPSIS AND VFR CLDS/WX
SYNOPSIS VALID UNTIL 071900
CLDS/WX VALID UNTIL 071300...OTLK VALID 071300-071900
ME NH VT MA RI CT NY LO NJ PA OH LE WV MD DC DE VA AND CSTL WTRS
MA RI CT SCT-BKN CI. BECMG 06-09Z SCT-BKN020-030. TOPS 050. BECMG 09-12Z BKN015-025 BKN100. OTLK...MVFR CIG BECMG AFT 16Z VFR WND.
PA NJ ERN PA/NJ...SCT CI. BECMG 05-09Z SCT015-025 SCT-BKN100. OCNL VIS 4-6SM BR. OTLK...VFR.
071120Z 071212 18006KT P6SM SCT006 SCT020 OVC100
FM1500 21012KT P6SM BKN060
FM2000 22012G18KT 4SM -SHRA BR OVC030
TEMPO 2301 2SM TSRA BR OVC015CB
FM0400 29007KT P6SM BKN050
FM0800 30004KT P6SM SCT100
Needless to say a "no-go" decision this morning. I really wanted to be there today to watch the kids play ball and share a trip with my brother to the Mid Atlantic Regionals'. I guess the greatest lessons learned in the last year were patience and professionalism, so here I sit.
I know, it's better to be on the ground wishing I was in the air then to be in the air wishing I was on the ground........I don't feel any better.
I am looking forward to this weekend and hopefully better weather so Mary and I can take to the sky.