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Recent Hot Air Balloon Rides and Weather Forecast

Monday, September 16th, 2013

The weather improved over the weekend after all the heavy rain earlier in the week for doing hot air balloon rides. Our first flight was on Saturday evening –

On Saturday afternoon, I flew Nadine and Luke from Ballston Lake on a Private Flight.

On Saturday afternoon, I flew Nadine and Luke from Ballston Lake on a Private Flight.

On Sunday morning, I flew Julie from Clifton Park and her father Tom from Yonkers. Sharing the ride with them was Art from New York City on a gift flight.

On Sunday morning, I flew Julie from Clifton Park and her father Tom from Yonkers. Sharing the ride with them was Art from New York City on a gift flight.

The all important Adirondacks/Lake George/Albany region weather forecast for the week heading into the Adirondack Balloon Festival looks good for flying during the week, but a bit unsettled over the weekend. The weather charts from the Weather Prediction Center show high pressure over the area for a good deal of the week, then a frontal passage on Saturday. For those looking to view the balloons at the Adirondack Balloon Festival, your best opportunity will be on Thursday evening at Crandall Park and Friday evening out at the Airport festival location. If things work out, they may be able to fly on Saturday morning before the rain and wind with the cold front. Sunday probably won’t happen, but, you never know for sure until the day of with the weather.

 

Recent Balloon Rides and Weather Forecast

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

The weather over the past weekend was pretty good for getting some early fall foliage flights in. We didn’t fly on Saturday due to the overnight rain and wind was a factor in cancelling the PM flight Saturday. On Sunday and early Monday, the balloon ride flying weather was perfect.

On Sunday morning, I flew a Private Flight for Rick and Patty from Glenville. It was Patty’s birthday present from Rick.

On Sunday evening, I flew Don and Carol from Highland NY and their grandson Jared.

On my Monday morning flight, I flew two couples, Gracielle and Manuel from Yonkers, and Steven and Jennifer from Troy.

Now for the weather forecast portion of this post, brings heavy rain and wind today, Tuesday. Right now as I write this post, it’s already pouring outside my window. The weather should begin to improve later on Wednesday as a high pressure system moves east. Looking toward the upcoming 40th Anniversary Adirondack Balloon Festival weather forecast for it’s opening ceremony on Thursday, it looks good for the balloons to fly from Crandall Park in Glens Falls that evening. The weather is currently forecast to hold thru early Saturday, with a front and an upper level low to affect the flying conditions for later on Saturday, and into Sunday and possibly Monday. I will post a weather update when we get closer to the weekend to fine-tune the outlook for doing our balloon rides into early next week.