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A Large and Slow-Moving Storm System with Thunderstorms and Heavy Rain

A large storm system will slowly track from the south-central U.S. into the East the rest of the week with strong to severe thunderstorms and heavy rain with flooding. Today's threat for severe storms is across Texas toward the Arklatex and heavy rain with flooding from the south-central Plains into the Lower Mississippi Valley. Also, critical fire weather threats are present again in New Mexico. Read More >

Soaring Forecast for the Twin Cities Area              
              Prepared at 12:30 GMT Tue May 24 2022                              
                                                                   
Height          Wind          Wind           Temp           Soaring
(ft AGL)        Direction     Speed(kts)     (Deg C)        Index  
3000            140           11              5             -4.0
5000            035           09              1             -2.0
7000            025           15             -4             -1.0
 
Temperature needed for lift to 3000 ft agl (Trigger Temp)..60 
 
Time at which trigger temperature will be reached..........12 pm
 
Maximum Temperature for the day............................68 Deg F
 
Maximum altitude of thermals...............................7900 (ft agl)
 
Height where cumulus will form.............................3700 (ft agl)
 
Base of cumulus during the afternoon.......................5800 (ft agl)
 
Total Sky Cover in Eighths (Oktas) (11 AM to 4 PM).........4
 
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.
 
 
 
To: Princeton FSS, FAX, (763) 389-7143  Voice, (800) 642-6505
From: National Weather Service Chanhassen, Voice (952) 361-6671