Arriving at launch yesterday, we could see the start of overdevelopment to our west, so a task was iffy from the start. But, it seemed to not move or grow toward our task area, so the committee called a task to the town of Meeker. But, by the time launch opened, there were bits of development even out in front of launch - smallish, but enough for us to watch carefully.
It wasn't long after pilots got in airborne that concerns started. Just a few minutes after the first start, we got calls from several pilots saying the sky was blowing up along course. The task was cancelled and most enjoyed at least a half a rest day. Greg Chastain didn't have his radio on and his driver didn't get our messages about the task being cancelled, so he flew the task and landed at goal ;-). He reported some pretty rough air along the way.
I love weather....and I love the wild sky out here. This was the view driving away from launch yesterday after the task was cancelled.