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Treacherous Travel Conditions Expected Early In The Week

The interaction of an arctic air mass and moisture will set the stage for an expansive area of dangerous travel conditions early in the week. A zone of freezing rain and drizzle along with some sleet is very likely from parts of Texas to the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. Meanwhile, heavy rain and flooding will remain in the forecast for a large portion of the Hawaiian Islands on Monday. Read More >

Soaring Forecast for the Twin Cities Area              
              Prepared at 12:30 GMT Sun Jan 29 2023                              
                                                                   
Height          Wind          Wind           Temp           Soaring
(ft AGL)        Direction     Speed(kts)     (Deg C)        Index  
3000            335           16            -21              4.5
5000            300           17            -18             12.5
7000            280           27            -19             17.0
 
Temperature needed for lift to 3000 ft agl (Trigger Temp)..12 
 
Time at which trigger temperature will be reached..........Will Not Reach  
 
Maximum Temperature for the day............................4 Deg F
 
Maximum altitude of thermals...............................1400 (ft agl)
 
Height where cumulus will form.............................No Cu Expected (ft agl)
 
Base of cumulus during the afternoon.......................No Cu Expected (ft agl)
 
Total Sky Cover in Eighths (Oktas) (11 AM to 4 PM).........Unavailable
 
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