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Heavy Snow from the Wasatch to the Upper Midwest through Friday; Severe storms for Ohio Valley on Friday

A strong weather system will bring heavy snow, gusty winds - with blizzard conditions - to a broad area from the Great Basin to the Upper Midwest through Friday creating treacherous travel conditions. Also, strong winds and dry conditions are creating extreme wildfire threats in the southern Plains. Meanwhile, this system will bring a threat of severe thunderstorms to the Ohio Valley on Friday. Read More >

Friday Morning Soaring Forecast For Anchorage
updated Fri Feb 24 05:10:02 AST 2017

SOARING FORECAST FOR ANC           DATE... 02/24/17...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       5000 FT ASL........27.5
       6000 FT ASL........29.0
      10000 FT ASL........37.0
      15000 FT ASL........42.5

HEIGHT OF THE - 3 INDEX...-200 FT ASL
TOP OF THE LIFT...........-200 FT ASL
ANC MAX TEMPERATURE....... DEGREES F
FIRST USABLE LIFT.........44 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT..............59 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
           5000 FT ASL....210 DEGREES AT 33 KNOTS
          10000 FT ASL....245 DEGREES AT 51 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.