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            SOARING FORECAST FOR THE TWIN CITIES AREA              
              PREPARED AT 13:01 GMT SAT DEC 27 2014                              
                                                                   
HEIGHT          WIND          WIND           TEMP           SOARING
(FT AGL)        DIRECTION     SPEED(KTS)     (DEG C)        INDEX  
3000            355           17             -8              4.5
5000            025           12            -11              7.5
7000            350           09            -13             11.0
 
TEMPERATURE NEEDED FOR LIFT TO 3000 FT AGL (TRIGGER TEMP)..35 
 
TIME AT WHICH TRIGGER TEMPERATURE WILL BE REACHED..........WILL NOT REACH  
 
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE DAY............................26 DEG F
 
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE OF THERMALS...............................1300 (FT AGL)
 
HEIGHT WHERE CUMULUS WILL FORM.............................2100 (FT AGL)
 
BASE OF CUMULUS DURING THE AFTERNOON.......................300 (FT AGL)
 
TOTAL SKY COVER IN EIGHTHS (OKTAS) (11 AM TO 4 PM).........8
 
IMPLICATIONS OF SPECIFIC SOARING INDICES:
-4 OR LESS............EXCELLENT
-3....................GOOD
-2 OR -1..............FAIR
ZERO OR GREATER.......POOR
 
FORECAST IS BASED ON UPPER AIR DATA COLLECTED
AT CHANHASSEN, MINNESOTA. ELEVATION 943 FEET.
 
 
 
TO: PRINCETON FSS, FAX, (763) 389-7143  VOICE, (800) 642-6505
FROM: NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN, VOICE (952) 361-6671



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