Weather Window Opening for America's Challenge?
October 3, 2022
October 3, 2022 2:40 PM MDT (2040 UTC)
The first shafts of light are finally beginning to shine into the weather picture for the 25th America’s Challenge gas balloon race, with potential for a launch over the next two days. But the forecast models vary widely, and the race meteorologists and staff are sorting through a complicated weather picture and several launch scenarios.
Pilots have been asked to report for a second briefing at 8:00 PM tonight (0200 UTC 4 October) for a further evaluation of the weather conditions. This briefing could be delayed or cancelled, depending on how things develop over the next few hours. Stay tuned!