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Soaring Forecast

 

It is emphasized...this soaring forecast information is valid only for the RAOB site area, and frequently will not apply to other areas.


 
                Soaring Forecast for the Wichita Area              
                Prepared at 13:00 GMT Sun Apr 14 2024                            
                                                                   
Height          Wind          Wind           Temp           Soaring
(ft AGL)        Direction     Speed(kts)     (Deg C)        Index  
3000            280           29            -28            -51.0
5000            275           16             13             -3.5
7000            260           16            -12            -22.5
 
Temperature needed for lift to 3000 ft agl (Trigger Temp)..0 
 
Time at which trigger temperature will be reached..........-4 am
 
Maximum Temperature for the day............................91 Deg F
 
Maximum altitude of thermals...............................3800 (ft agl)
 
Height where cumulus will form.............................No Cu Expected (ft agl)
 
Base of cumulus during the afternoon.......................No Cu Expected (ft agl)
 
Total Sky Cover in Eighths (Oktas) (11 AM to 4 PM).........0
 
Implications of specific soaring indices:
-4 or Less............Excellent
-3....................Good
-2 or -1..............Fair
Zero or Greater.......Poor
 
Forecast is based on Upper Air Data collected
at Topeka, Kansas. Elevation 938 feet.