I would like to point out before I begin that this was a topic by someone else about the in-game weather ( Flying Through Hurricane Force Winds ) This one is talking about the real world recent weather on 1/20/17-1/24/17 from someone who expirienced these conditions in person, just to clarify for the people that like to call out duplicate posts :)
Some of you (especially those on training Server) might have found out that the easy, mellow, coastline conditions in the SoCal region have brought on new extreme conditions with winds at 25 knots. And for those of you that don’t live around Southern California, we are being hit by a tropical storm.
Some that live in Seattle, New England, etc. might be thinking that this is no big deal. Well, considering that SoCal is in a severe drought, and we are getting flash flood warnings from the city of San Diego, I’d call this pretty extreme.
In fact, this storm is so bad, my friend’s Truck almost got washed down the street (well, he parked near a storm drain, so I’m making it seem a little more extreme than it may sound).
You could call this a mini hurricane. Friday evening, we got one inch of rain every hour. Yeah, it was pretty bad, and this is California we are talking about.
My friend’s dad is a pilot for southwest, and he is really happy that it is raining, so he took the next few days off so he could get home for the weekend, and he wasn’t so crazy about flying a 747 in the windy conditions.
My advice for those beginners that are frustrated with the conditions: stay out of Southern California region until Tuesday. You will get a bad first glance at an amazing some of the “pros” on here find these conditions difficult.
Stay safe and happy landings!