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Severe thunderstorms possible from the upper Midwest to the lower Mississippi Valley

Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, a few tornadoes and some hail are expected across much of Arkansas and southern Missouri Wednesday. Isolated severe thunderstorms with damaging wind are also expected across Illinois during the day and across the lower Mississippi Valley overnight. Heavy rain with localized flooding is also possible in these areas. Read More >

Tuesday Afternoon Soaring Forecast For Anchorage
updated Tue Apr 25 17:10:02 ADT 2017

SOARING FORECAST FOR ANC           DATE... 04/26/17...00Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       5000 FT ASL........1.5
       6000 FT ASL........2.0
      10000 FT ASL........6.0
      15000 FT ASL........11.5

HEIGHT OF THE - 3 INDEX...400 FT ASL
TOP OF THE LIFT...........1900 FT ASL
ANC MAX TEMPERATURE.......48 DEGREES F
FIRST USABLE LIFT.........50 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT..............125 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
           5000 FT ASL....115 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS
          10000 FT ASL....155 DEGREES AT 19 KNOTS

IT IS EMPHASIZED...THIS SOARING FORECAST INFORMATION IS VALID
ONLY FOR THE RAOB SITE AREA AND FREQUENTLY WILL NOT APPLY
TO OTHER AREAS IN THE STATE.