Due to the Weather Gods and the Rocket Gods not getting together on this whole launch weather bailout thing, we have had to cancel the already re-scheduled October launch. As per our commitment to call off launches by the Wednesday prior to the scheduled event we have decided to cancel based on the NWS alert posted this morning for our launch site:
Issued by The National Weather Service
Salt Lake City, UT
5:37 am MDT, Wed., Oct. 8, 2008
AN UNSEASONABLY COLD STORM SYSTEM IS TARGETED FOR UTAH THIS WEEKEND. ALTHOUGH THIS STORM SYSTEM WILL FILTER IN ACROSS THE REGION DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS THE BRUNT OF THE SYSTEM WILL AFFECT THE STATE SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY. SNOW LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO COME DOWN TO THE VALLEY FLOORS FOR ALL OF UTAH EXCEPT DIXIE AND LAKE POWELL REGIONS BY SATURDAY NIGHT. ALTHOUGH SNOW AMOUNTS IN GENERAL MAY NOT BE SIGNIFICANT... EVEN MINOR AMOUNTS COULD CAUSE HAVOC WHEN YOU CONSIDER THAT MOST TREES HAVE NOT LOST THEIR FOLIAGE. IN ADDITION... MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WILL BE ABOUT 25 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.
Wish we didn't have to do this.
Keep your fingers crossed for November's launch dates.