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Postby richard donovan » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:08 am

why no information about Bear Lake? I used to live in Wyoming and Montana and heard rumors of sailing Bear Lake. I do not see any reference to conditions and such at Bear Lake. Why?
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Re: new to the forum and possibly new to the area

Postby Craig Goudie » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:20 am

Well, you don't get much forecast info from me for a couple of reasons. Bear lake is almost too
far for a day trip, and I tend to stick with what's available about 1 to 2 hours from the SLC metro
area, where most of the Wind Riders are located, but I do have some experience with Bear lake
from my old water skiing days. Just like most of the area, Bear lake will blow with ridable
conditions under an approaching front, and after one. Naturally, I'd recommend the
North end on a South wind (before a front), and then the South end on a North wind
(after a front passes). But it also seems to develop an afternoon breeze virtually every
day when no weather makers are approaching. The afternoon breeze is probably rideable
and quite steady in the 8/16M range most summer days.

-Craig


richard donovan wrote:why no information about Bear Lake? I used to live in Wyoming and Montana and heard rumors of sailing Bear Lake. I do not see any reference to conditions and such at Bear Lake. Why?
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Re: new to the forum and possibly new to the area

Postby bordy » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:28 pm

richard donovan wrote:why no information about Bear Lake? I used to live in Wyoming and Montana and heard rumors of sailing Bear Lake. I do not see any reference to conditions and such at Bear Lake. Why?



Becuase it is very low on anyone priority list.. Hopefully the rest of the website will make up for it....
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Re: new to the forum and possibly new to the area

Postby DaveHubbel » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:56 pm

The wind sensor on Mesonet that appears to be on the east shore of the lake looks like it is actually tucked into a little canyon when you zoom in on its location, so that side of the lake is kind of a black hole for wind sensors. It will report South or west at 5 when the sensors in the same valley up in Idaho are reading 15-20 from the NW
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