National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
Soaring Forecast for Southwest Ohio                                
                                                                   
Forecast Preparation Time/Date........12:11 GMT Fri May 29 2020                  
Upper Air Data Collection Time/Date...12:00 GMT Fri May 29 2020     
                                                                   
Forecast is based on upper air data collected at Wilmington, OH.   
Elevation 1060 feet.                                               
                                                                   
Height          Wind          Wind           Temp           Soaring
(ft AGL)        Direction     Speed(kts)     (Deg C)        Index  
3000            260           20             14             -0.5
5000            230           24             10              2.0
7000            235           26              6              4.5
 
Temperature needed for lift to 3000 ft agl (Trigger Temp)..75 
 
Time at which trigger temperature will be reached..........3 pm
 
Maximum Temperature for the day............................75 Deg F
 
Maximum altitude of thermals...............................3200 (ft agl)
 
Height where cumulus will form.............................1900 (ft agl)
 
Base of cumulus during the afternoon.......................1800 (ft agl)
 
Total Sky Cover in Eighths (Oktas) (11 AM to 4 PM).........5
 
Implications of specific soaring indices:
-4 or Less............Excellent
-3....................Good
-2 or -1..............Fair
Zero or Greater.......Poor