Soaring Forecast

It is emphasized...this soaring forecast information is valid only for the RAOB site area, and frequently will not apply to other areas of the state.
General Soaring Forecast for Central/Southeast Kansas              
Prepared at 19:30 GMT Mon Jul 28 2014                                            
                                                                   
Height          Wind          Wind           Temp           Soaring
(ft AGL)        Direction     Speed(kts)     (Deg C)        Index  
3000            N/A          N/A             15             -5.0
5000            N/A          N/A             13             -0.0
7000            335           35             10              3.5
 
Temp. needed for lift to 3000 ft agl (Trigger Temp).....76 
 
Time at which trigger temperature will be reached.......12 pm
 
Maximum Temperature for the day.........................87 Deg F
 
Maximum altitude of thermals............................5100 (ft agl)
 
Height where cumulus will form..........................No Cu Expected (ft agl)
 
Base of cumulus during the afternoon....................No Cu Expected (ft agl)
 
Total Sky Cover in Eighths (Oktas) (11 AM to 4 PM)......4
 
Implications of specific soaring indices:
-4 or Less............Excellent
-3....................Good
-2 or -1..............Fair
Zero or Greater.......Poor
 
Forecast based on Upper Air Data collected
from Topeka, Kansas.

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