National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Turning Stormy in the Northwest

An active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rain and high elevation snow. Northern California will benefit from rainfall this week that will aid firefighters given the recent large wildfires. Read More >

Tuesday Afternoon Soaring Forecast For Anchorage
updated Tue Oct 17 17:10:01 ADT 2017

SOARING FORECAST FOR ANC           DATE... 10/18/17...00Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       5000 FT ASL........2.0
       6000 FT ASL........2.5
      10000 FT ASL........6.0
      15000 FT ASL........12.0

HEIGHT OF THE - 3 INDEX...600 FT ASL
TOP OF THE LIFT...........2600 FT ASL
ANC MAX TEMPERATURE.......39 DEGREES F
FIRST USABLE LIFT.........41 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT..............148 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
           5000 FT ASL....140 DEGREES AT 06 KNOTS
          10000 FT ASL....205 DEGREES AT 10 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.