014  
UXUS97 KSLC 251219  
SRGSLC  
 
SOARING FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH  
0619 MDT TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018  
 
THIS FORECAST IS FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018:  
 
IF THE TRIGGER TEMPERATURE OF 65.3 F/18.5 C IS REACHED...THEN  
THERMAL SOARING INDEX....................... GOOD  
MAXIMUM RATE OF LIFT........................ 494 FT/MIN (2.5 M/S)  
MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF THERMALS.................. 11179 FT MSL (6953 FT AGL)  
 
FORECAST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE................... 72.0 F/22.7 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................. 9359 FT MSL (5133 FT AGL)  
THERMAL SOARING OUTLOOK FOR WEDNESDAY 09/26.... GOOD  
 
WAVE SOARING INDEX............................. NOT AVAILABLE  
 
REMARKS...  
 
SUNRISE/SUNSET.................... 07:18:38 / 19:20:15 MDT  
TOTAL POSSIBLE SUNSHINE........... 12 HR 1 MIN 37 SEC (721 MIN 37 SEC)  
ALTITUDE OF SUN AT 13:19:26 MDT... 47.95 DEGREES  
 
UPPER AIR DATA FROM RAWINSONDE OBSERVATION TAKEN ON 09/25/2018 AT 0600 MDT  
 
FREEZING LEVEL.................. 12943 FT MSL (8717 FT AGL)  
CONVECTIVE CONDENSATION LEVEL... 19392 FT MSL (15166 FT AGL)  
LIFTED CONDENSATION LEVEL....... 16220 FT MSL (11994 FT AGL)  
LIFTED INDEX.................... +6.4  
K INDEX......................... -29.0  
 
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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5000 11.3 52.3 250 1 1 0.0 0.0 13.9 57.1 -8.7 7 0.0  
6000 10.8 51.4 120 3 1 7.9 4.3 16.5 61.6 -6.2 51 0.3  
7000 8.7 47.7 105 10 5 7.8 4.3 17.2 62.9 -5.3 144 0.7  
8000 7.3 45.1 085 5 3 9.0 5.0 18.7 65.6 -3.7 214 1.1  
9000 4.9 40.8 040 4 2 8.3 4.5 19.1 66.4 -3.2 317 1.6  
10000 1.6 34.9 330 5 3 8.1 4.5 19.6 67.2 -2.8 450 2.3  
12000 2.1 35.8 305 16 8 4.0 2.2 26.1 79.0 3.6 M M  
14000 -2.1 28.2 330 18 9 5.2 2.8 27.9 82.1 5.1 M M  
16000 -5.7 21.7 305 25 13 8.4 4.6 30.4 86.7 7.1 M M  
18000 -11.0 12.2 290 27 14 9.3 5.1 31.0 87.8 7.5 M M  
20000 -16.4 2.5 290 27 14 8.1 4.4 31.6 88.8 7.8 M M  
22000 -20.2 -4.4 300 33 17 6.2 3.4 33.9 93.0 9.6 M M  
24000 -24.0 -11.2 310 39 20 9.2 5.0 36.5 97.8 11.5 M M  
26000 -29.2 -20.6 320 50 26 6.7 3.7 38.3 100.9 12.6 M M  
 
* * * * * * NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDICTION MODEL FORECAST DATA VALID * * * * * *  
 
09/25/2018 AT 0900 MDT | 09/25/2018 AT 1200 MDT  
|  
CAPE... 0.0 LI... +8.5 | CAPE... 0.0 LI... +8.2  
CINH... -0.1 K INDEX... -21.9 | CINH... -0.2 K INDEX... -19.7  
|  
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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5000 10.5 50.9 100 1 1 6.6 3.6 | 14.6 58.3 300 3 1 17.4 9.6  
6000 9.5 49.1 060 1 0 0.8 0.4 | 11.6 52.9 310 2 1 10.7 5.8  
7000 8.4 47.1 040 1 1 3.3 1.8 | 9.2 48.6 335 1 1 8.2 4.5  
8000 6.6 43.9 030 1 1 5.5 3.0 | 7.1 44.8 010 1 0 7.0 3.9  
9000 4.5 40.1 015 1 0 7.4 4.1 | 5.0 41.0 000 0 0 7.6 4.2  
10000 2.8 37.0 350 1 1 7.7 4.2 | 3.2 37.8 000 0 0 7.7 4.2  
12000 -0.4 31.3 305 4 2 4.3 2.3 | -0.3 31.5 285 3 1 5.0 2.7  
14000 -2.9 26.8 290 8 4 3.7 2.0 | -3.1 26.4 295 7 4 4.3 2.4  
16000 -6.4 20.5 285 12 6 7.5 4.1 | -6.4 20.5 290 12 6 7.1 3.9  
18000 -11.7 10.9 290 14 7 7.9 4.3 | -11.3 11.7 285 13 7 7.1 3.9  
20000 -16.0 3.2 300 16 8 6.6 3.6 | -15.4 4.3 295 15 8 6.5 3.6  
22000 -19.9 -3.8 310 19 10 6.6 3.6 | -19.4 -2.9 305 17 9 6.9 3.8  
24000 -23.9 -11.0 310 22 11 6.6 3.6 | -23.5 -10.3 305 20 10 6.9 3.8  
26000 -28.5 -19.3 310 23 12 7.9 4.4 | -27.9 -18.2 305 22 11 7.6 4.2  
 
09/25/2018 AT 1500 MDT | 09/25/2018 AT 1800 MDT  
|  
CAPE... 0.0 LI... +7.6 | CAPE... 0.0 LI... +7.2  
CINH... -0.1 K INDEX... -17.4 | CINH... -0.0 K INDEX... -16.6  
|  
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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5000 15.9 60.6 310 4 2 17.3 9.5 | 15.7 60.3 315 4 2 11.5 6.3  
6000 12.9 55.2 310 4 2 12.5 6.9 | 13.1 55.6 320 4 2 10.4 5.7  
7000 10.5 50.9 315 3 2 9.0 4.9 | 11.0 51.8 325 3 2 7.8 4.3  
8000 8.4 47.1 310 2 1 7.2 4.0 | 8.9 48.0 320 2 1 7.0 3.8  
9000 6.3 43.3 275 1 1 7.1 3.9 | 6.6 43.9 300 2 1 7.7 4.2  
10000 4.1 39.4 235 1 1 6.9 3.8 | 4.5 40.1 280 2 1 7.5 4.1  
12000 0.2 32.4 265 3 1 6.3 3.5 | 0.5 32.9 275 3 1 6.2 3.4  
14000 -3.4 25.9 285 5 3 5.8 3.2 | -3.4 25.9 290 5 3 6.5 3.6  
16000 -6.9 19.6 285 10 5 6.3 3.4 | -7.3 18.9 295 10 5 6.6 3.6  
18000 -11.4 11.5 285 13 7 6.7 3.7 | -11.9 10.6 295 13 7 6.7 3.7  
20000 -15.4 4.3 285 15 8 6.7 3.7 | -16.0 3.2 295 15 8 7.1 3.9  
22000 -19.4 -2.9 295 16 8 7.2 3.9 | -20.3 -4.5 300 17 9 7.6 4.2  
24000 -23.7 -10.7 295 19 10 7.2 3.9 | -24.8 -12.6 300 19 10 7.6 4.2  
26000 -28.2 -18.8 300 21 11 7.6 4.2 | -29.3 -20.7 300 21 11 7.6 4.2  
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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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