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Slow Moving Storm to Impact California and Dampen Western States

A slow moving system off the California coastline will bring rain, mountain snow, and coastal impacts. Locally heavy rain may cause flash flooding, especially, on burn scars in from central California to southwestern Oregon. Snow up to 3 feet will be possible in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains. Rain with mountain snow can be expected from the Northwest to the Northern Rockies and into the Plains. Read More >


Soaring Forecast


THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE DALLAS - FORT WORTH AREA. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR DFW           DATE... 12/06/19...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ 4.5
       5000 FT MSL........ 8.5
       6000 FT MSL........ 9.0
      10000 FT MSL........ 15.0
      15000 FT MSL........ 21.0

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 600 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 1800 FT MSL
DFW MAX TEMPERATURE....... 59 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 73 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 116 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 300 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS
          2000 FT MSL..... 340 DEGREES AT 39 KNOTS
          3000 FT MSL..... 355 DEGREES AT 39 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 345 DEGREES AT 35 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 335 DEGREES AT 39 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 335 DEGREES AT 35 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 315 DEGREES AT 29 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 295 DEGREES AT 37 KNOTS
          10000 FT MSL.... 285 DEGREES AT 32 KNOTS
          11000 FT MSL.... 305 DEGREES AT 30 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 325 DEGREES AT 34 KNOTS
          13000 FT MSL.... 330 DEGREES AT 35 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 330 DEGREES AT 42 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 330 DEGREES AT 50 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 305 DEGREES AT 70 KNOTS
          21000 FT MSL.... 300 DEGREES AT 74 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 295 DEGREES AT 76 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.

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THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE AMARILLO - PANHANDLE REGION. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR AMA           DATE... 12/06/19...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ -8.5
       5000 FT MSL........ 0
       6000 FT MSL........ 2.0
      10000 FT MSL........ 10.5
      15000 FT MSL........ 18.5

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 4700 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 5000 FT MSL
AMA MAX TEMPERATURE....... 50 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 58 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 139 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 360 DEGREES AT 09 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 010 DEGREES AT 13 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 010 DEGREES AT 07 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 010 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 020 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          10000 FT MSL.... 345 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS
          11000 FT MSL.... 325 DEGREES AT 17 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 325 DEGREES AT 24 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 305 DEGREES AT 23 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 300 DEGREES AT 32 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 290 DEGREES AT 36 KNOTS
          23000 FT MSL.... 290 DEGREES AT 42 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 300 DEGREES AT 61 KNOTS
          28000 FT MSL.... 300 DEGREES AT 71 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 305 DEGREES AT 70 KNOTS
          21000 FT MSL.... 300 DEGREES AT 74 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 295 DEGREES AT 76 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.

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THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE MIDLAND - WEST TEXAS REGION. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR MAF           DATE... 12/06/19...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ -6.0
       5000 FT MSL........ 2.0
       6000 FT MSL........ 4.0
      10000 FT MSL........ 10.5
      15000 FT MSL........ 18.0

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 3400 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 4600 FT MSL
MAF MAX TEMPERATURE....... 59 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 68 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 152 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 015 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 025 DEGREES AT 31 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 355 DEGREES AT 18 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 325 DEGREES AT 16 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 305 DEGREES AT 25 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 300 DEGREES AT 27 KNOTS
          10000 FT MSL.... 315 DEGREES AT 16 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 285 DEGREES AT 27 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 305 DEGREES AT 30 KNOTS
          15000 FT MSL.... 310 DEGREES AT 32 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 305 DEGREES AT 33 KNOTS
          18000 FT MSL.... 295 DEGREES AT 37 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 305 DEGREES AT 45 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 295 DEGREES AT 54 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 305 DEGREES AT 70 KNOTS
          21000 FT MSL.... 300 DEGREES AT 74 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 295 DEGREES AT 76 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.

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THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE SHREVEPORT - EAST TEXAS REGION. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR SHV           DATE... 12/06/19...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ 12.5
       5000 FT MSL........ 13.5
       6000 FT MSL........ 13.5
      10000 FT MSL........ 13.5
      15000 FT MSL........ 18.0

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 300 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 300 FT MSL
SHV MAX TEMPERATURE....... 59 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 84 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 57 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 190 DEGREES AT 07 KNOTS
          1000 FT MSL..... 230 DEGREES AT 35 KNOTS
          2000 FT MSL..... 245 DEGREES AT 37 KNOTS
          3000 FT MSL..... 270 DEGREES AT 25 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 275 DEGREES AT 24 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 270 DEGREES AT 32 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 270 DEGREES AT 33 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 270 DEGREES AT 33 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 270 DEGREES AT 33 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 270 DEGREES AT 39 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 270 DEGREES AT 54 KNOTS
          15000 FT MSL.... 270 DEGREES AT 56 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 265 DEGREES AT 72 KNOTS
          17000 FT MSL.... 260 DEGREES AT 79 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 265 DEGREES AT 82 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 275 DEGREES AT 97 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 295 DEGREES AT 76 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.

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THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE BROWNSVILLE - DEEP SOUTH TEXAS REGION. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR BRO           DATE... 12/06/19...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ 1.0
       5000 FT MSL........ 6.5
       6000 FT MSL........ 8.0
      10000 FT MSL........ 11.5
      15000 FT MSL........ 16.5

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 1400 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 2400 FT MSL
BRO MAX TEMPERATURE....... 82 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 88 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 175 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 205 DEGREES AT 13 KNOTS
          1000 FT MSL..... 190 DEGREES AT 25 KNOTS
          2000 FT MSL..... 200 DEGREES AT 27 KNOTS
          3000 FT MSL..... 205 DEGREES AT 16 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 220 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS
          5000 FT MSL..... 300 DEGREES AT 05 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 310 DEGREES AT 07 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 355 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 360 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 345 DEGREES AT 16 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 290 DEGREES AT 19 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 265 DEGREES AT 19 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 265 DEGREES AT 22 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 295 DEGREES AT 29 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 285 DEGREES AT 38 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 275 DEGREES AT 97 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 295 DEGREES AT 76 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.

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THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE CORPUS CHRISTI - MID-TEXAS GULF COAST REGION. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR CRP           DATE... 12/06/19...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ 1.5
       5000 FT MSL........ 4.0
       6000 FT MSL........ 7.0
      10000 FT MSL........ 10.5
      15000 FT MSL........ 18.0

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 1500 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 2300 FT MSL
CRP MAX TEMPERATURE....... 79 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 83 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 170 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 305 DEGREES AT 06 KNOTS
          1000 FT MSL..... 240 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS
          2000 FT MSL..... 230 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          3000 FT MSL..... 260 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 290 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 335 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 350 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 340 DEGREES AT 18 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 330 DEGREES AT 19 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 265 DEGREES AT 27 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 260 DEGREES AT 31 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 275 DEGREES AT 35 KNOTS
          17000 FT MSL.... 275 DEGREES AT 37 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 285 DEGREES AT 35 KNOTS
          23000 FT MSL.... 285 DEGREES AT 34 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 285 DEGREES AT 46 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 295 DEGREES AT 76 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.

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THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE DEL RIO - BIG BEND/EWARDS PLATEAU REGION. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR DRT           DATE... 12/06/19...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ 0.0
       5000 FT MSL........ 4.0
       6000 FT MSL........ 4.5
      10000 FT MSL........ 11.5
      15000 FT MSL........ 18.5

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 1600 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 2900 FT MSL
DRT MAX TEMPERATURE....... 72 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 79 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 157 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 320 DEGREES AT 07 KNOTS
          2000 FT MSL..... 355 DEGREES AT 23 KNOTS
          3000 FT MSL..... 020 DEGREES AT 17 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 030 DEGREES AT 17 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 315 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 325 DEGREES AT 17 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 295 DEGREES AT 25 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 270 DEGREES AT 23 KNOTS
          11000 FT MSL.... 310 DEGREES AT 26 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 300 DEGREES AT 27 KNOTS
          13000 FT MSL.... 300 DEGREES AT 25 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 285 DEGREES AT 24 KNOTS
          15000 FT MSL.... 280 DEGREES AT 23 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 290 DEGREES AT 27 KNOTS
          17000 FT MSL.... 275 DEGREES AT 31 KNOTS
          18000 FT MSL.... 295 DEGREES AT 31 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 290 DEGREES AT 37 KNOTS
          23000 FT MSL.... 300 DEGREES AT 37 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 280 DEGREES AT 40 KNOTS
          26000 FT MSL.... 280 DEGREES AT 42 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.

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