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Soaring Forecast for the Twin Cities Area              
              Prepared at 12:16 GMT Mon Mar 27 2017                              
                                                                   
Height          Wind          Wind           Temp           Soaring
(ft AGL)        Direction     Speed(kts)     (Deg C)        Index  
3000            035           13              0             -2.0
5000            360           19              0              3.5
7000            330           06             -2              7.0
 
Temperature needed for lift to 3000 ft agl (Trigger Temp)..51 
 
Time at which trigger temperature will be reached..........2 pm
 
Maximum Temperature for the day............................54 Deg F
 
Maximum altitude of thermals...............................3700 (ft agl)
 
Height where cumulus will form.............................2400 (ft agl)
 
Base of cumulus during the afternoon.......................3200 (ft agl)
 
Total Sky Cover in Eighths (Oktas) (11 AM to 4 PM).........7
 
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 Chanhassen, Minnesota. Elevation 943 feet.
 
 
 
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From: National Weather Service Chanhassen, Voice (952) 361-6671