My Adventure Story
After arriving in the Soo MVFR from Wawa, we then checked the weather, and would have launched except for rain
showing on the radar over Wiarton and Brampton. We decided to wait for
it to blow over, and the 3200 ASL ceilings in the Soo to blow east
also. Well, the rain stopped but the ceiling didn't improve, and my
wife wasn't to keen to go IFR at night (with the risk of IMC).
The low cloud came with a 30% risk of fog, which in the Soo really means
a 30% risk there won't be fog. So, of course there was fog and it took
longer to clear than initially forecast. So waking at 5 AM only left
me tired and didn't get us launched any sooner.
Ironically, I did convince my wife that it was worth spending 2 minutes
in fog on departure (after the requisite 1/2 SM visibility was
reported). I filed an IFR flight plan then we went out to load up, and
found the fog had just lifted! We were in VMC for the entire following