Balloon Rides over the Weekend and Weather for coming Week

We had our best stretch of flying weather so far this season over the weekend thanks to a Bermuda high pressure system. We were able to accomplish a number of flights from the Friday PM flight through Sunday AM. We lost out on doing our Sunday PM ride due to a couple of storms that were near to our flying area during the PM flight time. One that was exiting the Albany/lower Washington County area and one that was advancing from our west and was withing 15-20 miles of us at flight time. We tend to be conservative about our flying decisions, especially when we have storms within 20 miles of our flying area and have low visibility with haze conditions like we had yesterday evening. Haze like we are getting now with the Bermuda High make it difficult to pick-out weather on the horizon that can adversely affect flight conditions.

Dick and Barb from Verona Beach

Dick and Barb from Verona Beach

Nate & Leslie from Pulaski, Loretta from SGF

Nate & Leslie from Pulaski, Loretta from SGF

Pat & Donna from East Greenbush

Pat & Donna from East Greenbush

Shel and Mike from New Haven CT

Shel and Mike from New Haven CT

Our weather for hot air balloon rides this week will bring a mixed bag. We expect a chance of scattered storms again this late evening with flyable conditions on Tuesday AM. By the PM on Tuesday, a chance of storms again as a front approaches from the NW. Weather should improve by either late Wednesday PM or early for Thursday AM with another front approaching for either late on Thursday or early Friday, possibly into early Saturday with improving weather for Sunday. As always, weather changes as systems approach, especially as Tropical systems from the South Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico begin to get active and influence weather patterns. Stay tuned for updates. We have a number of spaces available for balloon rides during the coming week.

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