894  
UXUS97 KSLC 211256  
SRGSLC  
 
SOARING FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH  
0656 MDT SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2018  
 
THIS FORECAST IS FOR SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2018:  
 
IF THE TRIGGER TEMPERATURE OF 89.9 F/32.2 C IS REACHED...THEN  
THERMAL SOARING INDEX....................... EXCELLENT  
MAXIMUM RATE OF LIFT........................ 1083 FT/MIN (5.5 M/S)  
MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF THERMALS.................. 16324 FT MSL (12098 FT AGL)  
 
FORECAST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE................... 98.0 F/37.1 C  
TIME OF TRIGGER TEMPERATURE.................... 1200 MDT  
TIME OF OVERDEVELOPMENT........................ 1800 MDT  
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................. 10880 FT MSL (6655 FT AGL)  
THERMAL SOARING OUTLOOK FOR SUNDAY 07/22....... EXCELLENT  
 
WAVE SOARING INDEX............................. NOT AVAILABLE  
 
REMARKS...  
 
SUNRISE/SUNSET.................... 06:14:35 / 20:53:56 MDT  
TOTAL POSSIBLE SUNSHINE........... 14 HR 39 MIN 21 SEC (879 MIN 21 SEC)  
ALTITUDE OF SUN AT 13:34:16 MDT... 68.33 DEGREES  
 
UPPER AIR DATA FROM RAWINSONDE OBSERVATION TAKEN ON 07/21/2018 AT 0600 MDT  
 
FREEZING LEVEL.................. 16598 FT MSL (12372 FT AGL)  
CONVECTIVE CONDENSATION LEVEL... 15990 FT MSL (11764 FT AGL)  
LIFTED CONDENSATION LEVEL....... 16195 FT MSL (11969 FT AGL)  
LIFTED INDEX.................... -1.6  
K INDEX......................... +26.3  
 
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 -19.7 -3.5 250 25 13 8.1 4.5 46.5 115.7 7.7 M M  
24000 -14.8 5.4 250 23 12 7.9 4.3 45.4 113.8 6.9 M M  
22000 -10.3 13.5 255 22 11 3.6 2.0 44.0 111.2 5.7 M M  
20000 -5.8 21.6 240 20 10 6.4 3.5 42.4 108.4 4.4 M M  
18000 -3.0 26.6 220 17 9 7.9 4.3 39.1 102.3 1.4 M M  
16000 1.1 34.0 195 14 7 6.8 3.7 37.3 99.2 -0.3 1058 5.4  
14000 5.4 41.7 215 9 5 8.5 4.7 35.9 96.5 -1.8 869 4.4  
12000 10.5 50.9 245 6 3 8.5 4.7 35.1 95.2 -2.5 656 3.3  
10000 16.2 61.2 285 13 7 8.0 4.4 34.0 93.1 -3.5 420 2.1  
9000 18.6 65.5 290 18 9 8.5 4.7 33.6 92.5 -4.0 318 1.6  
8000 21.1 70.0 300 10 5 8.6 4.7 33.2 91.8 -4.5 215 1.1  
7000 23.5 74.3 280 4 2 8.5 4.7 32.9 91.1 -5.0 112 0.6  
6000 25.5 77.9 180 11 6 5.4 3.0 32.0 89.6 -6.0 23 0.1  
5000 26.4 79.5 165 14 7 9.1 5.0 30.1 86.2 -8.1 M M  
 
* * * * * * NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDICTION MODEL FORECAST DATA VALID * * * * * *  
 
07/21/2018 AT 0900 MDT | 07/21/2018 AT 1200 MDT  
|  
CAPE... +79.3 LI... -0.9 | CAPE... +412.7 LI... -1.5  
CINH... -67.4 K INDEX... +30.3 | CINH... -9.5 K INDEX... +30.3  
|  
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 -19.4 -2.9 240 13 7 7.5 4.1 | -19.3 -2.7 230 12 6 7.5 4.1  
24000 -15.0 5.0 245 12 6 7.3 4.0 | -15.0 5.0 235 11 6 7.2 3.9  
22000 -10.7 12.7 245 11 6 6.5 3.5 | -10.7 12.7 240 10 5 6.5 3.6  
20000 -7.1 19.2 235 10 5 6.3 3.5 | -7.0 19.4 240 11 6 6.4 3.5  
18000 -3.6 25.5 230 9 5 6.3 3.5 | -3.6 25.5 235 11 6 6.2 3.4  
16000 0.0 32.0 235 8 4 6.7 3.7 | 0.6 33.1 230 12 6 7.0 3.9  
14000 4.9 40.8 245 7 4 8.3 4.5 | 4.9 40.8 235 9 5 7.9 4.3  
12000 10.0 50.0 240 7 4 8.7 4.8 | 10.0 50.0 235 8 4 9.0 4.9  
10000 15.1 59.2 235 5 3 9.0 4.9 | 15.4 59.7 230 6 3 9.6 5.2  
9000 17.6 63.7 230 5 3 9.7 5.3 | 18.2 64.8 225 6 3 10.7 5.9  
8000 20.0 68.0 215 5 2 8.1 4.4 | 20.9 69.6 225 6 3 9.8 5.4  
7000 22.5 72.5 205 5 2 7.3 4.0 | 23.9 75.0 225 5 3 9.5 5.2  
6000 24.3 75.7 185 5 3 5.0 2.7 | 26.8 80.2 230 5 2 9.0 4.9  
5000 26.2 79.2 175 4 2 8.7 4.8 | 29.6 85.3 230 4 2 13.5 7.4  
 
07/21/2018 AT 1500 MDT | 07/21/2018 AT 1800 MDT  
|  
CAPE... +385.4 LI... -1.5 | CAPE... +632.0 LI... -2.0  
CINH... -11.5 K INDEX... +31.7 | CINH... -26.0 K INDEX... +32.7  
|  
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 -19.4 -2.9 225 13 7 7.1 3.9 | -19.1 -2.4 230 13 7 7.5 4.1  
24000 -15.1 4.8 225 12 6 7.2 3.9 | -14.9 5.2 230 13 7 6.7 3.7  
22000 -10.9 12.4 225 11 6 6.8 3.7 | -11.0 12.2 225 12 6 6.6 3.6  
20000 -7.0 19.4 235 11 6 6.7 3.7 | -7.1 19.2 235 12 6 6.7 3.7  
18000 -3.1 26.4 240 12 6 6.7 3.7 | -3.0 26.6 240 11 6 7.1 3.9  
16000 1.2 34.2 235 12 6 7.1 3.9 | 1.6 34.9 240 10 5 7.7 4.2  
14000 5.7 42.3 230 10 5 8.9 4.9 | 6.4 43.5 235 8 4 8.9 4.9  
12000 11.0 51.8 230 8 4 9.4 5.2 | 12.0 53.6 240 7 4 9.4 5.2  
10000 16.7 62.1 235 7 3 9.7 5.3 | 17.5 63.5 250 6 3 8.8 4.8  
9000 19.6 67.3 240 6 3 10.7 5.9 | 20.4 68.7 255 5 3 10.3 5.7  
8000 22.4 72.3 245 6 3 9.8 5.4 | 23.0 73.4 260 4 2 8.8 4.8  
7000 25.4 77.7 250 5 3 9.8 5.4 | 25.7 78.3 265 4 2 9.0 4.9  
6000 28.3 82.9 260 5 2 9.9 5.4 | 28.5 83.3 265 3 2 8.6 4.7  
5000 31.2 88.2 260 4 2 11.5 6.3 | 31.2 88.2 270 3 2 5.0 2.8  
________________________________________________________________________________  
 
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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