Michelle, the person who was scheduled to drop off the poodle at VNY, called on the morning of my departure, before I had checked the weather, to say it was very windy in the San Fernando Valley. When I called Leidos Flight Service, the briefer said the winds were gusty at 15 to 25 knots and warned of windshear near Van Nuys. I asked whether there had been any reports of windshear. There hadn’t, and the briefer said the conditions were expected to dissipate. I sent Michelle a message saying I was still planning to go.