Soaring Guidance
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Soaring Forecast
National Weather Service Salt Lake City, Utah
0639 MDT Monday, August 2, 2021

This forecast is for Monday, August 2, 2021:

If the trigger temperature of 79.6 F/26.4 C is reached...then
   Thermal Soaring Index....................... Good
   Maximum rate of lift........................ 407 ft/min (2.1 m/s)
   Maximum height of thermals.................. 12113 ft MSL (7887 ft AGL)

Forecast maximum temperature................... 86.0 F/30.5 C
Time of trigger temperature.................... 1500 MDT
Time of overdevelopment........................ 1200 MDT
Middle/high clouds during soaring window....... Broken/overcast opaque middle
Surface winds during soaring window............ 20 mph or less
Height of the -3 thermal index................. 8400 ft MSL (4174 ft AGL)
Thermal soaring outlook for Tuesday 08/03...... Better

Wave Soaring Index............................. Not available

Remarks... Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop once again today
           around noon, and will be most widespread over central and northern
           utah. Activity is expected to develop first mainly over terrain, but
           some shower and thunderstorm development is expected over valleys as
           well. A drying trend will build in for Tuesday.

Sunrise/Sunset.................... 06:25:54 / 20:42:14 MDT
Total possible sunshine........... 14 hr 16 min 20 sec (856 min 20 sec)
Altitude of sun at 13:34:04 MDT... 59.21 degrees

Upper air data from rawinsonde observation taken on 08/02/2021 at 0600 MDT

Freezing level.................. 15385 ft MSL (11159 ft AGL)
Convective condensation level... 10703 ft MSL (6477 ft AGL)
Lifted condensation level....... 11575 ft MSL (7349 ft AGL)
Lifted index.................... -2.9
K index......................... +32.2

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
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  5000   19.3  66.7   185   11    6   9.5   5.2   23.6  74.5    -8.5      5  0.0
  6000   17.0  62.6   185   14    7   8.1   4.4   24.2  75.6    -7.8    103  0.5
  7000   16.7  62.1   185   14    7   5.5   3.0   26.4  79.6    -5.1    143  0.7
  8000   14.7  58.5   225    6    3   3.3   1.8   27.4  81.3    -4.2    232  1.2
  9000   13.2  55.8   245    5    3   8.4   4.6   28.7  83.6    -2.7    307  1.6
 10000   10.7  51.3   270    6    3   8.5   4.7   29.0  84.2    -2.3    412  2.1
 12000    6.4  43.5   225   12    6   5.2   2.8   31.4  88.5    -0.0    606  3.1
 14000    2.1  35.8   250    5    2   4.6   2.5   32.9  91.3     1.5      M    M
 16000   -1.5  29.3   145    1    1   6.7   3.7   35.2  95.4     3.7      M    M
 18000   -5.4  22.3   065    1    0   7.1   3.9   37.2  98.9     5.5      M    M
 20000   -8.7  16.3   240    2    1   5.2   2.9   39.9 103.8     7.9      M    M
 22000  -11.7  10.9   195    7    4   5.2   2.8   43.1 109.6    10.4      M    M
 24000  -15.2   4.6   170   10    5   6.9   3.8   46.0 114.8    12.6      M    M
 26000  -20.0  -4.0   155   13    7   6.9   3.8   48.2 118.7    14.1      M    M

 * * * * * * Numerical weather prediction model forecast data valid * * * * * *

           08/02/2021 at 0900 MDT          |       08/02/2021 at 1200 MDT
                                           |
CAPE... +1094.3    LI...       -4.4        | CAPE... +1047.5    LI...       -4.2
CINH...   -11.8    K Index... +33.0        | CINH...    -0.0    K Index... +30.0
                                           |
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
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  5000  21.6  70.9  185   5  3  35.3  19.4 |  23.0  73.4  285   5  3  50.1  27.5
  6000  17.8  64.0  185   5  3   8.7   4.8 |  18.9  66.0  265   5  3  10.2   5.6
  7000  15.8  60.4  190   5  3   5.8   3.2 |  16.0  60.8  245   5  3   9.7   5.3
  8000  14.3  57.7  200   5  2   4.9   2.7 |  13.6  56.5  225   5  3   7.3   4.0
  9000  12.9  55.2  250   5  3   7.4   4.1 |  11.9  53.4  230   5  3   6.9   3.8
 10000  11.3  52.3  265   5  3   6.6   3.6 |  10.3  50.5  250   5  3   6.7   3.7
 12000   6.8  44.2  250   5  3   7.2   4.0 |   6.4  43.5  265   5  3   6.2   3.4
 14000   2.1  35.8  230   5  3   6.8   3.7 |   2.3  36.1  260   5  3   6.2   3.4
 16000  -1.7  28.9  230   5  3   5.3   2.9 |  -1.5  29.3  255   5  3   5.1   2.8
 18000  -5.1  22.8  230   5  3   6.3   3.5 |  -4.9  23.2  270   5  3   6.2   3.4
 20000  -8.6  16.5  215   5  2   6.3   3.4 |  -8.4  16.9  270   5  3   6.1   3.3
 22000 -12.2  10.0  185   5  3   6.3   3.5 | -11.9  10.6  255   5  3   5.9   3.3
 24000 -16.1   3.0  165   7  3   6.7   3.7 | -15.2   4.6  175   3  2   5.7   3.1
 26000 -20.2  -4.4  150   9  5   7.3   4.0 | -18.9  -2.0  140   7  3   6.8   3.8

           08/02/2021 at 1500 MDT          |       08/02/2021 at 1800 MDT
                                           |
CAPE...  +982.9    LI...       -3.1        | CAPE...  +744.2    LI...       -2.2
CINH...    -4.3    K Index... +28.7        | CINH...    -8.9    K Index... +25.8
                                           |
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
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  5000  25.5  77.9  290   8  4  79.5  43.6 |  25.6  78.1  315   8  4  61.0  33.5
  6000  20.2  68.4  270   8  4  10.9   6.0 |  21.1  70.0  310   8  4  10.6   5.8
  7000  17.3  63.1  265   8  4   9.0   5.0 |  18.5  65.3  315   8  4   8.7   4.8
  8000  15.0  59.0  270   8  4   6.3   3.5 |  16.2  61.2  310   8  4   8.2   4.5
  9000  13.2  55.8  280   8  4   8.8   4.8 |  14.1  57.4  310   8  4   9.6   5.3
 10000  11.4  52.5  285   8  4   6.5   3.5 |  12.0  53.6  315   8  4   7.2   3.9
 12000   7.1  44.8  290   8  4   6.8   3.7 |   7.5  45.5  310   8  4   6.9   3.8
 14000   3.0  37.4  280   8  4   6.7   3.7 |   3.4  38.1  305   8  4   6.1   3.4
 16000  -0.9  30.4  285   8  4   5.3   2.9 |  -0.3  31.5  305   8  4   5.9   3.2
 18000  -4.4  24.1  295   8  4   6.3   3.5 |  -3.6  25.5  300   8  4   5.6   3.1
 20000  -7.6  18.3  290   8  4   6.8   3.7 |  -7.0  19.4  295   8  4   6.6   3.6
 22000 -11.7  10.9  270   8  4   6.7   3.7 | -10.8  12.6  295   8  4   6.7   3.7
 24000 -15.3   4.5  230   7  4   6.1   3.4 | -15.5   4.1  250   7  3   7.9   4.3
 26000 -19.4  -2.9  185   7  4   7.9   4.3 | -20.0  -4.0  205   7  3   7.1   3.9

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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