495  
UXUS97 KSLC 191316  
SRGSLC  
 
SOARING FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH  
0716 MDT THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018  
 
THIS FORECAST IS FOR THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018:  
 
IF THE TRIGGER TEMPERATURE OF 93.3 F/34.1 C IS REACHED...THEN  
THERMAL SOARING INDEX....................... EXCELLENT  
MAXIMUM RATE OF LIFT........................ 861 FT/MIN (4.4 M/S)  
MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF THERMALS.................. 15700 FT MSL (11474 FT AGL)  
 
FORECAST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE................... 98.0 F/37.1 C  
TIME OF TRIGGER TEMPERATURE.................... 1200 MDT  
TIME OF OVERDEVELOPMENT........................ NONE  
MIDDLE/HIGH CLOUDS DURING SOARING WINDOW....... BROKEN/OVERCAST THIN MIDDLE  
SURFACE WINDS DURING SOARING WINDOW............ 20 MPH OR LESS  
HEIGHT OF THE -3 THERMAL INDEX................. 7879 FT MSL (3653 FT AGL)  
THERMAL SOARING OUTLOOK FOR FRIDAY 07/20....... GOOD  
 
WAVE SOARING INDEX............................. NOT AVAILABLE  
 
REMARKS...  
 
SUNRISE/SUNSET.................... 06:12:52 / 20:55:26 MDT  
TOTAL POSSIBLE SUNSHINE........... 14 HR 42 MIN 34 SEC (882 MIN 34 SEC)  
ALTITUDE OF SUN AT 13:34:09 MDT... 68.70 DEGREES  
 
UPPER AIR DATA FROM RAWINSONDE OBSERVATION TAKEN ON 07/19/2018 AT 0600 MDT  
 
FREEZING LEVEL.................. 16712 FT MSL (12486 FT AGL)  
CONVECTIVE CONDENSATION LEVEL... 19159 FT MSL (14933 FT AGL)  
LIFTED CONDENSATION LEVEL....... 18836 FT MSL (14610 FT AGL)  
LIFTED INDEX.................... +2.2  
K INDEX......................... +16.7  
 
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 -19.8 -3.6 290 46 23 9.0 4.9 46.3 115.3 7.6 M M  
24000 -14.9 5.2 290 43 22 7.9 4.3 45.1 113.2 6.8 M M  
22000 -10.3 13.5 285 40 21 7.5 4.1 43.6 110.4 5.7 M M  
20000 -7.1 19.2 285 38 20 5.0 2.7 40.5 104.9 3.2 M M  
18000 -3.7 25.3 275 31 16 9.4 5.1 38.0 100.4 0.6 M M  
16000 1.7 35.1 255 22 11 7.9 4.3 37.7 99.9 0.3 M M  
14000 6.9 44.4 245 20 10 9.3 5.1 37.1 98.8 -0.3 878 4.5  
12000 12.4 54.3 255 17 9 8.9 4.9 36.8 98.2 -0.6 652 3.3  
10000 18.3 64.9 240 10 5 8.3 4.5 36.0 96.8 -1.3 410 2.1  
9000 20.8 69.4 220 7 3 8.6 4.7 35.5 96.0 -1.8 306 1.6  
8000 22.6 72.7 190 5 3 5.3 2.9 34.4 93.9 -2.9 223 1.1  
7000 24.1 75.4 320 5 2 5.3 2.9 33.0 91.5 -4.3 148 0.8  
6000 25.6 78.1 210 1 1 5.5 3.0 31.7 89.0 -5.8 72 0.4  
5000 26.4 79.5 160 5 3 -7.4 -4.1 29.5 85.1 -8.0 19 0.1  
 
* * * * * * NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDICTION MODEL FORECAST DATA VALID * * * * * *  
 
07/19/2018 AT 0900 MDT | 07/19/2018 AT 1200 MDT  
|  
CAPE... +0.9 LI... +1.5 | CAPE... +52.8 LI... +2.0  
CINH... -13.4 K INDEX... +12.9 | CINH... -107.2 K INDEX... +8.1  
|  
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 -20.6 -5.1 285 19 10 8.3 4.5 | -20.7 -5.3 280 16 8 8.4 4.6  
24000 -15.8 3.6 285 17 9 7.9 4.3 | -15.8 3.6 275 15 8 8.2 4.5  
22000 -11.1 12.0 280 15 8 6.9 3.8 | -10.9 12.4 270 14 7 6.9 3.8  
20000 -7.1 19.2 275 15 7 6.8 3.7 | -6.8 19.8 270 14 7 6.8 3.7  
18000 -3.2 26.2 275 15 8 7.2 3.9 | -2.9 26.8 270 14 7 7.3 4.0  
16000 1.3 34.3 270 13 7 8.0 4.4 | 1.6 34.9 270 11 6 7.9 4.4  
14000 7.0 44.6 265 10 5 9.1 5.0 | 6.9 44.4 270 8 4 8.3 4.5  
12000 12.2 54.0 265 8 4 8.6 4.7 | 11.9 53.4 275 7 3 8.9 4.9  
10000 16.7 62.1 260 4 2 7.6 4.1 | 16.8 62.2 280 5 2 7.8 4.3  
9000 18.7 65.7 255 2 1 6.4 3.5 | 19.1 66.4 280 3 1 7.7 4.2  
8000 20.7 69.3 240 1 1 6.3 3.4 | 21.4 70.5 295 2 1 8.1 4.5  
7000 22.6 72.7 215 1 1 6.3 3.5 | 23.7 74.7 300 2 1 9.2 5.0  
6000 24.5 76.1 200 2 1 7.1 3.9 | 26.3 79.3 300 3 1 10.5 5.8  
5000 26.3 79.3 185 1 1 12.4 6.8 | 29.1 84.4 300 3 2 15.9 8.7  
 
07/19/2018 AT 1500 MDT | 07/19/2018 AT 1800 MDT  
|  
CAPE... +0.7 LI... +3.6 | CAPE... +0.2 LI... +4.3  
CINH... -7.7 K INDEX... +2.0 | CINH... -0.3 K INDEX... -2.2  
|  
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 -20.7 -5.3 270 15 8 8.5 4.6 | -20.5 -4.9 265 15 8 8.3 4.5  
24000 -15.7 3.7 270 14 7 8.4 4.6 | -15.5 4.1 265 14 7 8.3 4.6  
22000 -10.7 12.7 270 14 7 7.3 4.0 | -10.6 12.9 265 14 7 7.7 4.2  
20000 -6.3 20.7 270 14 7 7.3 4.0 | -6.0 21.2 275 13 7 7.6 4.2  
18000 -2.2 28.0 275 13 7 7.0 3.8 | -1.5 29.3 275 13 6 7.4 4.1  
16000 2.2 36.0 270 13 7 8.3 4.6 | 3.0 37.4 275 12 6 7.7 4.2  
14000 7.6 45.7 270 10 5 8.4 4.6 | 8.3 46.9 275 12 6 8.2 4.5  
12000 12.5 54.5 275 7 4 8.4 4.6 | 13.1 55.6 275 9 5 8.1 4.5  
10000 17.6 63.7 280 5 2 8.4 4.6 | 17.9 64.2 285 7 3 7.6 4.2  
9000 20.2 68.4 290 4 2 9.1 5.0 | 20.7 69.3 295 5 3 9.0 5.0  
8000 22.8 73.0 295 4 2 8.6 4.7 | 23.2 73.8 305 4 2 9.0 4.9  
7000 25.3 77.5 305 4 2 9.1 5.0 | 25.8 78.4 320 4 2 9.7 5.3  
6000 28.1 82.6 305 4 2 10.8 5.9 | 28.4 83.1 325 4 2 10.3 5.6  
5000 30.9 87.6 305 4 2 15.2 8.4 | 31.2 88.2 325 3 2 11.0 6.0  
________________________________________________________________________________  
 
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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