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SXUS43 KUNR 291002  
RECUNR  
 
MORNING HOT AIR BALLOON FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD  
301 AM MST THU FEB 29 2024  
 
THIS FORECAST IS INFORMATION TO ASSIST PILOTS AND AIRCREWS FOR FLIGHT PLANNING  
AND IS NOT TO BE CONSIDERED AS A SOLE SOURCE OF INFORMATION TO MEET ALL  
PREFLIGHT ACTIONS. PILOTS SHOULD RECEIVE A COMPLETE PREFLIGHT BRIEFING FROM A  
FLIGHT SERVICE STATION (1-800-WXBRIEF) OR ONLINE VIA 1800WXBRIEF.COM.  
 
...HERE IS THE MORNING HOT AIR BALLOON FORECAST  
FOR THE HOT SPRINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...  
   
THIS MORNING
 
 
SUNRISE: 630 AM.  
 
SURFACE WIND FORECAST: 6 AM...250/14G22 MPH.  
8 AM...250/16G26 MPH.  
 
BOUNDARY LAYER WIND: 7 AM...250/22 MPH. DEPTH 500 FT.  
9 AM...250/26 MPH. DEPTH 1100 FT.  
 
RAP WINDS (AT 7 AM): 250FT...250/09 MPH.  
500FT...290/15 MPH.  
1000FT...300/17 MPH.  
2000FT...310/17 MPH.  
3000FT...320/15 MPH.  
 
SURFACE LIFTED INDEX: 6 AM...+17.  
9 AM...+15.  
 
DENSITY ALTITUDE: 6 AM...2586 FT.  
8 AM...3333 FT.  
 
ADDITIONAL WEATHER INFO: CLEAR SKIES,  
UNRESTRICTED VISIBILITIES.  
 
   
OUTLOOK FOR THIS AFTERNOON
 
 
SUNSET: 540 PM.  
 
WEATHER: CLEAR BELOW 12000 FEET AGL,  
UNRESTRICTED VISIBILITIES.  
 
SURFACE WIND: 3 PM...250/17G28 MPH.  
5 PM...250/15G24 MPH.  
 
BOUNDARY WIND: 3 PM...250/29 MPH. DEPTH 2300 FT.  
5 PM...250/25 MPH. DEPTH 600 FT.  
 
RAP WINDS (AT 3 PM): 250FT...180/06 MPH.  
500FT...210/08 MPH.  
1000FT...240/14 MPH.  
2000FT...250/19 MPH.  
3000FT...250/23 MPH.  
 
   
OUTLOOK FOR TOMORROW MORNING
 
 
SURFACE WIND FORECAST: 6 AM...250/18G28 MPH.  
8 AM...250/22G33 MPH.  
 
RAP WINDS (AT 7 AM): 250FT...240/09 MPH.  
500FT...250/23 MPH.  
1000FT...260/37 MPH.  
2000FT...260/46 MPH.  
3000FT...260/50 MPH.  
 
ADDITIONAL WEATHER INFO: SCATTERED CLOUDS AT LESS THAN 1000 FEET  
AGL,  
UNRESTRICTED VISIBILITIES.  
 
 
THIS FORECAST IS NOT ROUTINELY UPDATED OR AMENDED OUTSIDE OF ANY SCHEDULED  
ISSUANCES.  
 

 
 
ADDITIONAL AVIATION OBSERVATIONS AND FORECASTS ARE AVAILABLE AT  
AVIATIONWEATHER.GOV. YOU CAN ALSO READ THE LOCAL AVIATION FORECAST DISCUSSION  
AT HTTPS://WWW.AVIATIONWEATHER.GOV/FCSTDISC.  
 

 
 
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