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Soaring Forecast


THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE DALLAS - FORT WORTH AREA. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR DFW           DATE... 09/19/20...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ -5.0
       5000 FT MSL........ 1.5
       6000 FT MSL........ 2.5
      10000 FT MSL........ 9.5
      15000 FT MSL........ 14.0

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 4000 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 4500 FT MSL
DFW MAX TEMPERATURE....... 84 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 83 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 252 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 045 DEGREES AT 03 KNOTS
          2000 FT MSL..... 095 DEGREES AT 20 KNOTS
          3000 FT MSL..... 075 DEGREES AT 16 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 045 DEGREES AT 16 KNOTS
          5000 FT MSL..... 060 DEGREES AT 16 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 060 DEGREES AT 20 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 050 DEGREES AT 23 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 060 DEGREES AT 21 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 065 DEGREES AT 25 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 070 DEGREES AT 22 KNOTS
          13000 FT MSL.... 050 DEGREES AT 24 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 050 DEGREES AT 19 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 025 DEGREES AT 07 KNOTS
          18000 FT MSL.... 360 DEGREES AT 06 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 005 DEGREES AT 13 KNOTS
          22000 FT MSL.... 010 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS
          24000 FT MSL.... 345 DEGREES AT 20 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 350 DEGREES AT 21 KNOTS
          27000 FT MSL.... 355 DEGREES AT 17 KNOTS
          28000 FT MSL.... 330 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.

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THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE AMARILLO - PANHANDLE REGION. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR AMA           DATE... 09/19/20...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ -19.0
       5000 FT MSL........ -5.5
       6000 FT MSL........ -3.5
      10000 FT MSL........ 1.0
      15000 FT MSL........ 6.0

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 6300 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 9000 FT MSL
AMA MAX TEMPERATURE....... 84 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 81 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 330 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 190 DEGREES AT 08 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 200 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 185 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 175 DEGREES AT 06 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 160 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS
          10000 FT MSL.... 175 DEGREES AT 17 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 175 DEGREES AT 18 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 190 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 215 DEGREES AT 03 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 320 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 350 DEGREES AT 03 KNOTS
          27000 FT MSL.... 330 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 025 DEGREES AT 07 KNOTS
          18000 FT MSL.... 360 DEGREES AT 06 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 005 DEGREES AT 13 KNOTS
          22000 FT MSL.... 010 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS
          24000 FT MSL.... 345 DEGREES AT 20 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 350 DEGREES AT 21 KNOTS
          27000 FT MSL.... 355 DEGREES AT 17 KNOTS
          28000 FT MSL.... 330 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.

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THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE MIDLAND - WEST TEXAS REGION. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR MAF           DATE... 09/19/20...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ -9.0
       5000 FT MSL........ -7.0
       6000 FT MSL........ -6.0
      10000 FT MSL........ 4.5
      15000 FT MSL........ 10.5

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 7200 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 7500 FT MSL
MAF MAX TEMPERATURE....... 83 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 72 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 292 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 055 DEGREES AT 05 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 130 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 135 DEGREES AT 04 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 335 DEGREES AT 01 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 070 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 085 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 105 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 095 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 105 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 025 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          23000 FT MSL.... 060 DEGREES AT 07 KNOTS
          24000 FT MSL.... 025 DEGREES AT 16 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 040 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS
          27000 FT MSL.... 055 DEGREES AT 17 KNOTS
          29000 FT MSL.... 355 DEGREES AT 16 KNOTS
          22000 FT MSL.... 010 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS
          24000 FT MSL.... 345 DEGREES AT 20 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 350 DEGREES AT 21 KNOTS
          27000 FT MSL.... 355 DEGREES AT 17 KNOTS
          28000 FT MSL.... 330 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.

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THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE SHREVEPORT - EAST TEXAS REGION. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR SHV           DATE... 09/19/20...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ -3.5
       5000 FT MSL........ 2.0
       6000 FT MSL........ 4.0
      10000 FT MSL........ 11.0
      15000 FT MSL........ 15.0

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 3200 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 4200 FT MSL
SHV MAX TEMPERATURE....... 83 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 82 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 253 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 040 DEGREES AT 03 KNOTS
          1000 FT MSL..... 060 DEGREES AT 25 KNOTS
          2000 FT MSL..... 080 DEGREES AT 32 KNOTS
          3000 FT MSL..... 065 DEGREES AT 26 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 050 DEGREES AT 23 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 060 DEGREES AT 24 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 070 DEGREES AT 19 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 045 DEGREES AT 20 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 055 DEGREES AT 24 KNOTS
          10000 FT MSL.... 050 DEGREES AT 27 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 035 DEGREES AT 24 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 025 DEGREES AT 21 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 040 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS
          18000 FT MSL.... 035 DEGREES AT 13 KNOTS
          19000 FT MSL.... 010 DEGREES AT 13 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 010 DEGREES AT 13 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 320 DEGREES AT 07 KNOTS
          27000 FT MSL.... 285 DEGREES AT 06 KNOTS
          27000 FT MSL.... 355 DEGREES AT 17 KNOTS
          28000 FT MSL.... 330 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.

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

SOARING FORECAST FOR BRO           DATE... 09/19/20...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ -1.5
       5000 FT MSL........ 3.0
       6000 FT MSL........ 4.0
      10000 FT MSL........ 10.0
      15000 FT MSL........ 15.0

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 800 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 3700 FT MSL
BRO MAX TEMPERATURE....... 87 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 89 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 233 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 345 DEGREES AT 06 KNOTS
          1000 FT MSL..... 015 DEGREES AT 25 KNOTS
          2000 FT MSL..... 020 DEGREES AT 26 KNOTS
          3000 FT MSL..... 015 DEGREES AT 25 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 010 DEGREES AT 25 KNOTS
          5000 FT MSL..... 010 DEGREES AT 25 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 355 DEGREES AT 25 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 360 DEGREES AT 27 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 355 DEGREES AT 26 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 355 DEGREES AT 22 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 350 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          13000 FT MSL.... 020 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 015 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 320 DEGREES AT 08 KNOTS
          17000 FT MSL.... 265 DEGREES AT 01 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 280 DEGREES AT 07 KNOTS
          24000 FT MSL.... 335 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 325 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS
          26000 FT MSL.... 290 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS
          28000 FT MSL.... 290 DEGREES AT 20 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... 09/19/20...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ -3.0
       5000 FT MSL........ 0.5
       6000 FT MSL........ 2.5
      10000 FT MSL........ 9.0
      15000 FT MSL........ 14.5

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 3100 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 4400 FT MSL
CRP MAX TEMPERATURE....... 88 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 86 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 268 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 025 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS
          1000 FT MSL..... 045 DEGREES AT 25 KNOTS
          2000 FT MSL..... 045 DEGREES AT 29 KNOTS
          3000 FT MSL..... 045 DEGREES AT 23 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 030 DEGREES AT 22 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 345 DEGREES AT 21 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 355 DEGREES AT 26 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 350 DEGREES AT 26 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 005 DEGREES AT 22 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 020 DEGREES AT 17 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 035 DEGREES AT 16 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 040 DEGREES AT 13 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 040 DEGREES AT 04 KNOTS
          24000 FT MSL.... 035 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 360 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS
          26000 FT MSL.... 360 DEGREES AT 16 KNOTS
          27000 FT MSL.... 325 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS
          28000 FT MSL.... 325 DEGREES AT 16 KNOTS
          29000 FT MSL.... 350 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS
          28000 FT MSL.... 290 DEGREES AT 20 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... 09/19/20...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ -5.0
       5000 FT MSL........ -3.0
       6000 FT MSL........ -2.0
      10000 FT MSL........ 6.0
      15000 FT MSL........ 12.5

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 5100 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 7600 FT MSL
DRT MAX TEMPERATURE....... 87 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 80 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 381 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 025 DEGREES AT 01 KNOTS
          1000 FT MSL..... 065 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS
          2000 FT MSL..... 100 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS
          3000 FT MSL..... 100 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 080 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 040 DEGREES AT 04 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 315 DEGREES AT 06 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 330 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 325 DEGREES AT 17 KNOTS
          10000 FT MSL.... 030 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          11000 FT MSL.... 055 DEGREES AT 09 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 060 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          13000 FT MSL.... 095 DEGREES AT 16 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 085 DEGREES AT 18 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 085 DEGREES AT 21 KNOTS
          17000 FT MSL.... 095 DEGREES AT 19 KNOTS
          18000 FT MSL.... 065 DEGREES AT 22 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 070 DEGREES AT 23 KNOTS
          21000 FT MSL.... 070 DEGREES AT 17 KNOTS
          22000 FT MSL.... 055 DEGREES AT 19 KNOTS
          24000 FT MSL.... 050 DEGREES AT 19 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 030 DEGREES AT 22 KNOTS
          26000 FT MSL.... 355 DEGREES AT 19 KNOTS
          28000 FT MSL.... 005 DEGREES AT 22 KNOTS
          29000 FT MSL.... 360 DEGREES AT 28 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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