756  
UXUS97 KSLC 171229  
SRGSLC  
 
SOARING FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH  
0629 MDT TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2018  
 
THIS FORECAST IS FOR TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2018:  
 
IF THE TRIGGER TEMPERATURE OF 89.0 F/31.7 C IS REACHED...THEN  
THERMAL SOARING INDEX....................... EXCELLENT  
MAXIMUM RATE OF LIFT........................ 1137 FT/MIN (5.8 M/S)  
MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF THERMALS.................. 14824 FT MSL (10598 FT AGL)  
 
FORECAST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE................... 95.0 F/35.5 C  
TIME OF TRIGGER TEMPERATURE.................... 1200 MDT  
TIME OF OVERDEVELOPMENT........................ NONE  
MIDDLE/HIGH CLOUDS DURING SOARING WINDOW....... NONE  
SURFACE WINDS DURING SOARING WINDOW............ 20 MPH OR LESS  
HEIGHT OF THE -3 THERMAL INDEX................. 8652 FT MSL (4426 FT AGL)  
THERMAL SOARING OUTLOOK FOR WEDNESDAY 07/18.... EXCELLENT  
 
WAVE SOARING INDEX............................. NOT AVAILABLE  
 
REMARKS... DRIER TODAY, MOSTLY SUNNY  
 
SUNRISE/SUNSET.................... 06:11:12 / 20:56:49 MDT  
TOTAL POSSIBLE SUNSHINE........... 14 HR 45 MIN 36 SEC (885 MIN 36 SEC)  
ALTITUDE OF SUN AT 13:34:01 MDT... 69.05 DEGREES  
 
UPPER AIR DATA FROM RAWINSONDE OBSERVATION TAKEN ON 07/17/2018 AT 0600 MDT  
 
FREEZING LEVEL.................. 16102 FT MSL (11876 FT AGL)  
CONVECTIVE CONDENSATION LEVEL... 15653 FT MSL (11427 FT AGL)  
LIFTED CONDENSATION LEVEL....... 15565 FT MSL (11339 FT AGL)  
LIFTED INDEX.................... -1.7  
K INDEX......................... +26.4  
 
HEIGHT TEMPERATURE WIND WIND SPD LAPSE RATE CONVECTIONT THERMAL LIFT RATE  
FT MSL DEG C DEG F DIR KT M/S C/KM F/KFT DEG C DEG F INDEX FPM M/S  
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26000 -20.5 -4.9 280 38 19 7.1 3.9 46.6 115.8 9.1 M M  
24000 -15.3 4.5 285 36 19 7.0 3.8 44.9 112.8 8.0 M M  
22000 -11.8 10.8 280 33 17 4.9 2.7 42.1 107.7 5.8 M M  
20000 -8.7 16.3 275 34 18 3.8 2.1 39.0 102.1 3.2 M M  
18000 -4.5 23.9 265 34 18 8.6 4.7 37.3 99.1 1.6 M M  
16000 0.2 32.4 280 30 15 9.1 5.0 36.3 97.4 0.5 M M  
14000 5.1 41.2 295 18 9 8.0 4.4 35.5 95.8 -0.4 860 4.4  
12000 9.7 49.5 270 7 4 8.0 4.4 34.3 93.8 -1.6 662 3.4  
10000 15.6 60.1 220 8 4 8.3 4.5 33.7 92.6 -2.4 420 2.1  
9000 18.0 64.4 205 9 5 8.2 4.5 33.3 91.9 -2.9 317 1.6  
8000 20.4 68.7 185 11 6 5.2 2.9 32.7 90.9 -3.4 216 1.1  
7000 21.3 70.3 170 15 7 3.4 1.8 30.7 87.2 -5.5 161 0.8  
6000 23.5 74.3 145 9 5 9.2 5.0 30.0 86.1 -6.3 65 0.3  
5000 24.3 75.7 140 8 4 -6.5 -3.6 28.0 82.4 -8.4 10 0.1  
 
* * * * * * NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDICTION MODEL FORECAST DATA VALID * * * * * *  
 
07/17/2018 AT 0900 MDT | 07/17/2018 AT 1200 MDT  
|  
CAPE... +640.9 LI... -2.6 | CAPE... +951.6 LI... -3.1  
CINH... -123.2 K INDEX... +23.9 | CINH... -37.2 K INDEX... +21.6  
|  
HEIGHT TEMPERATURE WND WNDSPD LAPSE RATE | TEMPERATURE WND WNDSPD LAPSE RATE  
FT MSL DEG C DEG F DIR KT M/S C/KM F/KFT | DEG C DEG F DIR KT M/S C/KM F/KFT  
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26000 -20.6 -5.1 275 17 9 6.9 3.8 | -20.4 -4.7 280 17 9 7.1 3.9  
24000 -16.3 2.7 275 16 8 7.5 4.1 | -16.1 3.0 275 16 8 7.2 3.9  
22000 -11.9 10.6 275 15 8 6.6 3.6 | -11.9 10.6 275 15 8 6.9 3.8  
20000 -8.2 17.2 270 14 7 6.1 3.4 | -7.8 18.0 270 15 8 6.8 3.7  
18000 -5.1 22.8 270 13 7 6.4 3.5 | -4.4 24.1 270 14 7 6.2 3.4  
16000 -0.2 31.6 270 12 6 8.3 4.5 | 0.1 32.2 265 12 6 7.6 4.2  
14000 4.8 40.6 265 10 5 9.3 5.1 | 4.9 40.8 260 10 5 8.8 4.8  
12000 10.0 50.0 260 7 4 8.8 4.8 | 9.9 49.8 260 8 4 8.9 4.9  
10000 14.8 58.6 260 5 2 8.3 4.5 | 14.6 58.3 265 5 3 7.9 4.3  
9000 16.8 62.2 265 4 2 6.9 3.8 | 16.9 62.4 270 4 2 7.7 4.2  
8000 18.7 65.7 265 3 2 6.3 3.4 | 19.1 66.4 285 3 2 8.2 4.5  
7000 20.4 68.7 265 3 1 6.6 3.6 | 21.3 70.3 295 3 1 9.1 5.0  
6000 21.9 71.4 250 2 1 7.9 4.3 | 23.9 75.0 295 3 1 11.4 6.2  
5000 24.1 75.4 245 1 0 13.8 7.6 | 26.8 80.2 295 3 1 15.9 8.7  
 
07/17/2018 AT 1500 MDT | 07/17/2018 AT 1800 MDT  
|  
CAPE... +501.8 LI... -1.4 | CAPE... +48.2 LI... +1.1  
CINH... -30.5 K INDEX... +17.8 | CINH... -48.6 K INDEX... +20.1  
|  
HEIGHT TEMPERATURE WND WNDSPD LAPSE RATE | TEMPERATURE WND WNDSPD LAPSE RATE  
FT MSL DEG C DEG F DIR KT M/S C/KM F/KFT | DEG C DEG F DIR KT M/S C/KM F/KFT  
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26000 -20.0 -4.0 280 17 9 7.3 4.0 | -19.6 -3.3 280 17 9 7.1 3.9  
24000 -15.7 3.7 275 16 8 7.0 3.8 | -15.2 4.6 275 16 8 7.2 4.0  
22000 -11.5 11.3 270 16 8 7.0 3.9 | -10.9 12.4 275 17 9 7.1 3.9  
20000 -7.3 18.9 270 16 8 7.1 3.9 | -6.6 20.1 275 16 8 7.1 3.9  
18000 -3.1 26.4 270 15 8 7.0 3.8 | -1.8 28.8 275 16 8 6.0 3.3  
16000 0.9 33.6 270 14 7 7.3 4.0 | 1.7 35.1 275 15 8 6.6 3.6  
14000 5.7 42.3 265 12 6 8.3 4.5 | 5.8 42.4 275 12 6 7.8 4.3  
12000 10.6 51.1 260 9 5 8.9 4.9 | 10.6 51.1 280 9 5 9.0 4.9  
10000 15.6 60.1 265 7 3 8.6 4.7 | 16.0 60.8 290 7 4 9.1 5.0  
9000 18.2 64.8 275 6 3 8.9 4.9 | 18.7 65.7 295 6 3 9.1 5.0  
8000 20.6 69.1 295 5 3 8.3 4.6 | 21.4 70.5 305 6 3 8.7 4.8  
7000 23.1 73.6 305 5 2 9.9 5.4 | 24.0 75.2 315 5 3 9.5 5.2  
6000 25.9 78.6 310 4 2 10.6 5.8 | 26.6 79.9 325 4 2 9.6 5.3  
5000 28.8 83.8 315 4 2 13.4 7.3 | 29.4 84.9 330 4 2 11.0 6.1  
________________________________________________________________________________  
 
THIS PRODUCT IS ISSUED ONCE PER DAY BY APPROXIMATELY 0600 MST/0700 MDT  
(1300 UTC). THIS PRODUCT IS NOT CONTINUOUSLY MONITORED NOR UPDATED AFTER  
THE INITIAL ISSUANCE.  
 
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS BASED ON THE 1200 UTC RAWINSONDE OBSERVATION  
AT THE SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND/OR NUMERICAL WEATHER  
PREDICTION MODEL DATA REPRESENTATIVE OF THE AIRPORT. THESE DATA MAY NOT BE  
REPRESENTATIVE OF OTHER AREAS ALONG THE WASATCH FRONT. ERRONEOUS DATA SUCH AS  
THESE SHOULD NOT BE USED.  
 
THE CONTENT AND FORMAT OF THIS REPORT AS WELL AS THE ISSUANCE TIMES ARE SUBJECT  
TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOME AND SHOULD  
BE DIRECTED TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:  
 
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