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Latest Hot Air Balloon Text Forecast

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Afternoon Hot Air Balloon Forecast
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
101 PM MST Sat Mar 2 2024

This forecast is information to assist pilots and aircrews for flight planning
and is not to be considered as a sole source of information to meet all
preflight actions. Pilots should receive a complete preflight briefing from a
Flight Service Station (1-800-WXBRIEF) or online via 1800wxbrief.com.

...HERE IS THE AFTERNOON HOT AIR BALLOON FORECAST
FOR THE HOT SPRINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...

...WIND ADVISORY FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM MST SUNDAY...
...HIGH WIND WATCH FROM 6 AM TO 8 AM MST SUNDAY...

.THIS AFTERNOON...
    Sunset:                          543 PM.

    Surface Wind Forecast:           3 PM...210/24G35 mph.
                                     5 PM...200/14 mph.

    Boundary Layer Wind:             3 PM...210/37 mph. Depth 10600 ft.
                                     5 PM...210/25 mph. Depth 700 ft.

    RAP Winds (approx. 4 PM):              250ft...210/16 mph.
                                           500ft...210/19 mph.
                                          1000ft...210/25 mph.
                                          2000ft...210/28 mph.
                                          3000ft...210/30 mph.

    Surface Lifted Index:            3 PM...+1.
                                     6 PM...+1.

    Density Altitude:                3 PM...5160 ft.
                                     5 PM...5134 ft.

    Additional Weather Info:         clear below 12000 feet AGL,
                                     unrestricted visibilities,
                                     20 percent chance of precipitation.


.OUTLOOK FOR TOMORROW MORNING...
    Sunrise:        625 AM.
    Weather:        clear below 12000 feet AGL,
                    unrestricted visibilities.
    Surface Wind:   6 AM...260/35G49 mph.
                    8 AM...270/33G48 mph.
    Boundary Wind:  6 AM...260/48 mph. Depth 2300 ft.
                    8 AM...270/52 mph. Depth 3600 ft.

    RAP Winds (approx. 6 AM):  250ft...270/14 mph.
                               500ft...280/21 mph.
                              1000ft...280/35 mph.
                              2000ft...280/44 mph.
                              3000ft...280/49 mph.

This forecast is not routinely updated or amended outside of any scheduled
issuances.

&&

Additional aviation observations and forecasts are available at
aviationweather.gov. You can also read the local aviation forecast discussion
at https://www.aviationweather.gov/fcstdisc.

$$

WFO UNR

Note: "Boundary layer" above refers to the planetary boundary layer, or the layer within which the effects of friction are significant (courtesy of the NWS Glossary). The depth of this layer will vary throughout the day, typically reaching its maximum depth in the afternoon and minimum depth overnight.

Latest Soaring Forecast

Normally issued March 1 to October 31


Soaring Forecast
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
0632 MST Saturday, March 2, 2024

This forecast is for Saturday, March 2, 2024:

If the trigger temperature of 62.3 F/16.9 C is reached...then
   Thermal Soaring Index....................... Good
   Maximum rate of lift........................ 652 ft/min (3.3 m/s)
   Maximum height of thermals.................. 13218 ft MSL (9754 ft AGL)

Forecast maximum temperature................... 66.0 F/19.3 C
Time of trigger temperature.................... 1215 MST
Time of overdevelopment........................ 1600 MST
Middle/high clouds during soaring window....... Overcast opaque high
Surface winds during soaring window............ 20 mph or less
Height of the -3 thermal index................. 5410 ft MSL (1945 ft AGL)
Thermal soaring outlook for Sunday 03/03....... Poor

Wave Soaring Index............................. Not available

Remarks... 

Sunrise/Sunset.................... 06:26:27 / 17:44:05 MST
Total possible sunshine........... 11 hr 17 min 38 sec (677 min 38 sec)
Altitude of sun at 12:05:16 MST... 39.86 degrees

Upper air data from numerical model forecast valid on 03/02/2024 at 0500 MST

Freezing level.................. 9141 ft MSL (5677 ft AGL)
Convective condensation level... 14015 ft MSL (10551 ft AGL)
Lifted condensation level....... 13926 ft MSL (10461 ft AGL)
Lifted index.................... +2.2
K index......................... +16.3

Height  Temperature  Wind  Wind Spd  Lapse Rate  ConvectionT  Thermal  Lift Rate
ft MSL  deg C deg F   Dir   kt  m/s  C/km F/kft  deg C deg F   Index    fpm  m/s
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 50000  -55.6 -68.1   255   22   11  -0.3  -0.2  115.3 239.5    54.0      M    M
 45000  -56.0 -68.8   255   34   17  -0.3  -0.1   90.6 195.0    42.8      M    M
 40000  -60.0 -76.0   245   40   21  -3.1  -1.7   60.3 140.5    26.5      M    M
 38000  -61.4 -78.5   245   43   22   2.8   1.5   48.6 119.4    19.5      M    M
 36000  -59.9 -75.8   245   44   23   2.5   1.4   41.6 107.0    15.4      M    M
 34000  -58.4 -73.1   250   45   23   2.0   1.1   35.7  96.2    11.7      M    M
 32000  -53.7 -64.7   245   44   23   8.5   4.7   33.8  92.9    10.7      M    M
 30000  -48.7 -55.7   245   43   22   8.5   4.7   33.0  91.4    10.4      M    M
 29000  -46.1 -51.0   245   42   22   8.4   4.6   32.4  90.2    10.0      M    M
 28000  -43.6 -46.5   245   41   21   8.4   4.6   31.7  89.1     9.7      M    M
 27000  -41.1 -42.0   245   40   21   8.3   4.6   31.3  88.3     9.4      M    M
 26000  -38.7 -37.7   245   39   20   7.9   4.3   30.7  87.3     9.1      M    M
 25000  -36.3 -33.3   245   38   19   7.9   4.3   29.9  85.8     8.6      M    M
 24000  -33.4 -28.1   245   36   18   7.9   4.4   29.1  84.4     8.1      M    M
 23000  -31.1 -24.0   245   34   18   7.3   4.0   28.3  82.9     7.5      M    M
 22000  -29.0 -20.2   245   33   17   7.2   4.0   27.3  81.2     6.8      M    M
 21000  -26.8 -16.2   240   32   16   7.3   4.0   26.5  79.7     6.2      M    M
 20000  -24.7 -12.5   240   30   15   6.7   3.7   25.4  77.7     5.3      M    M
 19500  -23.7 -10.7   245   29   15   6.7   3.7   24.8  76.7     4.9      M    M
 19000  -22.7  -8.9   245   28   14   6.7   3.7   24.3  75.7     4.5      M    M
 18500  -21.7  -7.1   245   26   14   6.8   3.7   23.8  74.8     4.1      M    M
 18000  -20.7  -5.3   245   25   13   6.5   3.6   23.3  73.9     3.6      M    M
 17500  -19.8  -3.6   245   24   13   6.5   3.6   22.7  72.9     3.1      M    M
 17000  -18.8  -1.8   245   23   12   6.7   3.7   22.2  71.9     2.7      M    M
 16500  -17.8  -0.0   245   23   12   7.0   3.8   21.7  71.0     2.2      M    M
 16000  -16.8   1.8   245   22   11   7.0   3.8   21.2  70.1     1.8      M    M
 15500  -15.7   3.7   250   21   11   7.3   4.0   20.7  69.3     1.4      M    M
 15000  -14.6   5.7   250   21   11   7.2   4.0   20.3  68.6     1.1      M    M
 14500  -13.5   7.7   250   20   11   8.1   4.4   20.0  67.9     0.7      M    M
 14000  -12.3   9.9   255   20   10   8.0   4.4   19.7  67.4     0.4      M    M
 13500  -11.1  12.0   255   20   10   8.3   4.5   19.4  66.9     0.2      M    M
 13000   -9.9  14.2   255   20   10   8.3   4.6   19.1  66.5    -0.1    836  4.2
 12500   -8.7  16.3   260   20   11   8.1   4.5   18.9  66.0    -0.3    784  4.0
 12000   -7.5  18.5   255   20   10   8.0   4.4   18.6  65.5    -0.6    734  3.7
 11500   -6.3  20.7   255   20   10   7.9   4.3   18.3  65.0    -0.9    683  3.5
 11000   -5.2  22.6   250   19   10   7.8   4.3   18.0  64.4    -1.2    634  3.2
 10500   -4.0  24.8   245   18    9   8.5   4.6   17.7  63.9    -1.4    583  3.0
 10250   -3.3  26.1   240   18    9   8.8   4.9   17.7  63.8    -1.5    556  2.8
 10000   -2.7  27.1   240   17    9   8.7   4.8   17.6  63.6    -1.6    529  2.7
  9750   -2.0  28.4   235   17    9   8.8   4.9   17.5  63.5    -1.7    502  2.6
  9500   -1.3  29.7   235   17    9   9.2   5.0   17.4  63.4    -1.7    475  2.4
  9250   -0.6  30.9   235   16    8   9.4   5.1   17.4  63.3    -1.8    446  2.3
  9000    0.1  32.2   230   16    8   9.2   5.1   17.4  63.3    -1.8    418  2.1
  8750    1.5  34.7   230   16    8  10.0   5.5   17.4  63.2    -1.8    360  1.8
  8500    2.3  36.1   230   16    8  10.4   5.7   17.4  63.3    -1.8    330  1.7
  8250    3.0  37.4   225   16    8   9.3   5.1   17.4  63.4    -1.8    300  1.5
  8000    3.7  38.7   225   16    8   8.8   4.8   17.3  63.2    -1.9    273  1.4
  7750    4.4  39.9   225   16    8   9.5   5.2   17.3  63.1    -1.9    245  1.2
  7500    5.1  41.2   220   16    8   9.3   5.1   17.3  63.1    -2.0    216  1.1
  7250    5.8  42.4   220   16    8   9.4   5.2   17.2  63.0    -2.0    188  1.0
  7000    6.5  43.7   220   15    8   9.6   5.2   17.2  63.0    -2.0    159  0.8
  6750    7.2  45.0   215   15    8   9.5   5.2   17.2  63.0    -2.0    131  0.7
  6500    7.9  46.2   215   15    8   9.9   5.4   17.2  62.9    -2.1    102  0.5
  6250    8.6  47.5   210   15    8   8.3   4.5   17.2  62.9    -2.1     73  0.4
  6000    9.1  48.4   205   15    8   5.7   3.1   16.9  62.5    -2.3     51  0.3
  5750    9.5  49.1   205   15    8   6.4   3.5   16.6  62.0    -2.6     30  0.2
  5500   10.0  50.0   200   14    7   3.0   1.7   16.3  61.4    -2.9     10  0.1
  5250    9.9  49.8   195   13    7  -3.1  -1.7   15.5  60.0    -3.7      4  0.0
  5000    9.6  49.3   190   12    6  -5.5  -3.0   14.5  58.0    -4.8      8  0.0
  4750    9.1  48.4   190   11    6  -7.5  -4.1   13.2  55.8    -6.1     15  0.1
  4500    8.3  46.9   185    9    4 -13.6  -7.4   11.7  53.1    -7.6     31  0.2
  4250    7.0  44.6   180    6    3 -18.0  -9.9    9.7  49.5    -9.6     63  0.3
  4000    5.7  42.3   165    3    2 -14.2  -7.8    7.8  46.0   -11.7     94  0.5
  3750    4.7  40.5   135    2    1 -12.7  -6.9    6.1  42.9   -13.4    116  0.6

 * * * * * * Numerical weather prediction model forecast data valid * * * * * * 

           03/02/2024 at 0800 MST          |       03/02/2024 at 1100 MST        
                                           |
CAPE...     0.0    LI...       +3.7        | CAPE...     0.0    LI...       +2.9
CINH...    -0.4    K Index... +9.8'        | CINH...    -0.3    K Index... +13.0'
                                           |
Height Temperature  Wnd WndSpd  Lapse Rate | Temperature  Wnd WndSpd  Lapse Rate
ft MSL deg C deg F  Dir kt m/s  C/km F/kft | deg C deg F  Dir kt m/s  C/km F/kft
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 50000 -54.2 -65.6  255  22 11  -1.1  -0.6 | -54.7 -66.5  230  23 12  -1.1  -0.6
 45000 -55.8 -68.4  260  34 18  -1.1  -0.6 | -56.3 -69.3  255  35 18  -1.1  -0.6
 40000 -60.7 -77.3  245  37 19  -3.7  -2.0 | -60.9 -77.6  240  39 20  -3.5  -1.9
 38000 -62.3 -80.1  240  38 20   4.0   2.2 | -62.5 -80.5  235  41 21   4.9   2.7
 36000 -60.1 -76.2  240  39 20   3.7   2.0 | -59.8 -75.6  230  41 21   4.4   2.4
 34000 -57.9 -72.2  240  40 21   3.3   1.8 | -57.2 -71.0  230  41 21   4.0   2.2
 32000 -53.1 -63.6  235  41 21   8.6   4.7 | -52.8 -63.0  230  42 22   7.8   4.3
 30000 -48.0 -54.4  235  41 21   8.5   4.7 | -48.2 -54.8  230  43 22   7.7   4.3
 29000 -45.6 -50.1  235  40 21   8.1   4.5 | -45.8 -50.4  230  42 22   8.1   4.5
 28000 -43.1 -45.6  235  39 20   8.1   4.5 | -43.4 -46.1  230  41 21   8.2   4.5
 27000 -40.7 -41.3  235  38 19   8.1   4.5 | -40.9 -41.6  230  40 20   8.2   4.5
 26000 -38.3 -36.9  235  36 19   7.8   4.3 | -38.6 -37.5  230  38 20   7.4   4.1
 25000 -36.0 -32.8  235  35 18   7.8   4.3 | -36.3 -33.3  230  37 19   7.4   4.1
 24000 -33.0 -27.4  235  34 17   7.8   4.3 | -33.6 -28.5  230  35 18   7.4   4.1
 23000 -30.8 -23.4  235  32 17   7.2   4.0 | -31.4 -24.5  230  33 17   6.9   3.8
 22000 -28.6 -19.5  240  31 16   7.2   4.0 | -29.4 -20.9  230  31 16   6.9   3.8
 21000 -26.5 -15.7  240  30 15   7.2   4.0 | -27.3 -17.1  235  29 15   6.8   3.8
 20000 -24.4 -11.9  240  28 14   7.0   3.8 | -25.2 -13.4  235  27 14   7.2   3.9
 19500 -23.3  -9.9  240  27 14   7.0   3.8 | -24.1 -11.4  230  26 13   7.2   3.9
 19000 -22.3  -8.1  240  26 13   7.0   3.8 | -23.0  -9.4  230  25 13   7.2   3.9
 18500 -21.3  -6.3  245  25 13   7.0   3.8 | -22.0  -7.6  230  24 12   7.2   3.9
 18000 -20.2  -4.4  245  24 12   7.1   3.9 | -20.9  -5.6  230  23 12   7.3   4.0
 17500 -19.2  -2.6  245  23 12   7.1   3.9 | -19.8  -3.6  230  23 12   7.3   4.0
 17000 -18.1  -0.6  245  21 11   7.1   3.9 | -18.7  -1.7  230  22 11   7.2   4.0
 16500 -17.1   1.2  245  21 11   7.1   3.9 | -17.7   0.1  230  21 11   6.9   3.8
 16000 -16.0   3.2  245  20 10   7.1   3.9 | -16.6   2.1  230  20 10   6.9   3.8
 15500 -14.9   5.2  245  19 10   7.1   3.9 | -15.6   3.9  230  19 10   7.2   3.9
 15000 -13.9   7.0  245  18  9   7.1   3.9 | -14.5   5.9  230  19 10   7.2   3.9
 14500 -12.8   9.0  245  18  9   7.1   3.9 | -13.5   7.7  235  18  9   7.3   4.0
 14000 -11.8  10.8  245  18  9   7.1   3.9 | -12.4   9.7  235  18  9   7.3   4.0
 13500 -10.7  12.7  245  17  9   7.4   4.0 | -11.3  11.7  240  18  9   7.8   4.3
 13000  -9.6  14.7  250  18  9   7.5   4.1 | -10.1  13.8  240  18  9   8.1   4.4
 12500  -8.5  16.7  250  18  9   7.7   4.3 |  -8.9  16.0  245  18  9   8.1   4.5
 12000  -7.3  18.9  255  18  9   7.9   4.3 |  -7.6  18.3  245  18  9   8.2   4.5
 11500  -6.1  21.0  255  19 10   8.1   4.4 |  -6.4  20.5  250  18  9   8.1   4.4
 11000  -4.9  23.2  260  19 10   8.2   4.5 |  -5.2  22.6  250  18  9   8.0   4.4
 10500  -3.7  25.3  260  20 10   8.1   4.5 |  -4.1  24.6  250  18  9   7.3   4.0
 10250  -3.1  26.4  260  20 10   8.0   4.4 |  -3.6  25.5  250  17  9   6.5   3.6
 10000  -2.5  27.5  260  20 10   8.1   4.4 |  -3.1  26.4  250  17  9   6.8   3.7
  9750  -1.9  28.6  260  20 10   8.0   4.4 |  -2.6  27.3  250  17  9   6.7   3.7
  9500  -1.3  29.7  260  20 10   7.7   4.2 |  -2.1  28.2  245  16  8   6.5   3.6
  9250  -0.7  30.7  260  19 10   7.6   4.1 |  -1.6  29.1  245  16  8   6.4   3.5
  9000  -0.2  31.6  260  19 10   7.6   4.2 |  -1.2  29.8  240  15  8   6.3   3.5
  8750   0.4  32.7  260  19 10   7.6   4.2 |  -0.1  31.8  235  14  7   9.0   4.9
  8500   1.5  34.7  255  18  9   7.6   4.2 |   0.6  33.1  235  14  7  10.1   5.5
  8250   2.0  35.6  255  18  9   7.0   3.8 |   1.3  34.3  230  14  7   9.0   4.9
  8000   2.5  36.5  250  17  9   7.0   3.8 |   1.9  35.4  230  14  7   8.4   4.6
  7750   3.1  37.6  250  17  9   7.9   4.3 |   2.6  36.7  230  14  7   9.4   5.1
  7500   3.7  38.7  245  16  8   7.9   4.4 |   3.3  37.9  230  14  7   9.7   5.3
  7250   4.3  39.7  245  16  8   7.7   4.2 |   4.1  39.4  230  14  7   9.6   5.3
  7000   4.8  40.6  240  15  8   8.1   4.4 |   4.8  40.6  230  13  7   9.5   5.2
  6750   5.5  41.9  240  15  8   8.5   4.7 |   5.5  41.9  230  13  7   9.5   5.2
  6500   6.1  43.0  240  15  8   8.6   4.7 |   6.2  43.2  230  13  7   9.5   5.2
  6250   6.8  44.2  235  15  8   8.0   4.4 |   6.9  44.4  225  13  7   9.5   5.2
  6000   7.3  45.1  235  15  8   7.5   4.1 |   7.6  45.7  225  13  7   9.6   5.3
  5750   7.9  46.2  230  15  8   7.8   4.3 |   8.3  46.9  225  13  7   9.6   5.3
  5500   8.5  47.3  230  14  7   7.9   4.3 |   9.1  48.4  225  13  7   9.7   5.3
  5250   9.1  48.4  225  14  7   9.0   4.9 |   9.8  49.6  225  13  7  10.2   5.6
  5000   9.7  49.5  225  14  7   7.6   4.2 |  10.6  51.1  225  13  7   9.9   5.4
  4750  10.2  50.4  225  13  7   5.0   2.7 |  11.3  52.3  225  13  7   9.1   5.0
  4500  10.4  50.7  220  12  6  -0.9  -0.5 |  12.0  53.6  225  12  6  10.0   5.5
  4250  10.1  50.2  220  11  5  -5.3  -2.9 |  12.8  55.0  225  12  6  11.3   6.2
  4000   9.7  49.5  215   9  5  -3.0  -1.6 |  13.6  56.5  225  12  6   9.5   5.2
  3750   9.4  48.9  215   7  4  -8.2  -4.5 |  14.3  57.7  225  11  6  10.8   5.9

           03/02/2024 at 1400 MST          |       03/02/2024 at 1700 MST        
                                           |
CAPE...   +12.8    LI...       +0.5        | CAPE...     0.0    LI...       +0.5
CINH...    -0.1    K Index... +20.3'        | CINH...    -1.0    K Index... +23.0'
                                           |
Height Temperature  Wnd WndSpd  Lapse Rate | Temperature  Wnd WndSpd  Lapse Rate
ft MSL deg C deg F  Dir kt m/s  C/km F/kft | deg C deg F  Dir kt m/s  C/km F/kft
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 50000 -54.0 -65.2  225  27 14  -0.6  -0.4 | -53.6 -64.5  235  20 10  -1.2  -0.7
 45000 -55.0 -67.0  245  37 19  -0.6  -0.4 | -55.5 -67.9  235  31 16  -1.2  -0.7
 40000 -60.3 -76.5  235  41 21  -4.2  -2.3 | -56.7 -70.1  240  39 20  -0.7  -0.4
 38000 -62.7 -80.9  230  42 22   1.4   0.8 | -57.1 -70.8  240  42 22  -0.3  -0.2
 36000 -59.4 -74.9  230  44 22   4.9   2.7 | -56.8 -70.2  235  45 23   0.6   0.3
 34000 -56.4 -69.5  235  45 23   4.8   2.6 | -56.4 -69.5  235  47 24   0.7   0.4
 32000 -52.7 -62.9  230  45 23   6.5   3.6 | -54.1 -65.4  230  45 23   5.1   2.8
 30000 -48.8 -55.8  230  44 23   6.4   3.5 | -51.0 -59.8  225  43 22   5.1   2.8
 29000 -46.6 -51.9  230  44 22   7.8   4.3 | -49.2 -56.6  225  42 21   7.1   3.9
 28000 -44.2 -47.6  230  43 22   7.8   4.3 | -47.0 -52.6  225  41 21   7.1   3.9
 27000 -41.9 -43.4  230  42 22   7.9   4.3 | -44.9 -48.8  225  40 21   7.1   3.9
 26000 -39.6 -39.3  230  41 21   7.3   4.0 | -42.7 -44.9  225  39 20   8.6   4.7
 25000 -37.4 -35.3  230  39 20   7.3   4.0 | -40.1 -40.2  225  36 19   8.8   4.8
 24000 -35.2 -31.4  230  38 19   7.3   4.0 | -37.5 -35.5  230  34 17   8.8   4.8
 23000 -32.5 -26.5  235  35 18   7.1   3.9 | -34.3 -29.7  230  30 16   7.9   4.3
 22000 -30.4 -22.7  235  33 17   7.1   3.9 | -31.9 -25.4  225  27 14   8.0   4.4
 21000 -28.3 -18.9  235  30 15   7.1   3.9 | -29.5 -21.1  225  24 12   8.0   4.4
 20000 -26.2 -15.2  230  28 14   7.1   3.9 | -27.0 -16.6  220  23 12   8.8   4.8
 19500 -25.2 -13.4  230  27 14   7.1   3.9 | -25.7 -14.3  215  23 12   8.8   4.8
 19000 -24.1 -11.4  230  26 13   7.1   3.9 | -24.4 -11.9  215  22 12   8.8   4.8
 18500 -23.1  -9.6  230  24 13   7.1   3.9 | -23.1  -9.6  215  22 12   8.8   4.8
 18000 -22.0  -7.6  230  23 12   7.3   4.0 | -21.8  -7.2  210  22 11   8.7   4.8
 17500 -20.9  -5.6  230  22 12   7.5   4.1 | -20.6  -5.1  210  22 11   8.6   4.7
 17000 -19.8  -3.6  230  21 11   7.5   4.1 | -19.3  -2.7  210  21 11   8.5   4.7
 16500 -18.7  -1.7  230  21 11   7.6   4.1 | -18.1  -0.6  205  21 11   7.4   4.1
 16000 -17.6   0.3  230  20 10   7.5   4.1 | -17.0   1.4  205  20 10   7.5   4.1
 15500 -16.4   2.5  230  19 10   7.9   4.3 | -16.0   3.2  205  19 10   7.0   3.9
 15000 -15.3   4.5  230  19 10   7.9   4.3 | -14.9   5.2  205  19 10   7.0   3.8
 14500 -14.1   6.6  230  18  9   7.7   4.2 | -13.9   7.0  205  18  9   6.9   3.8
 14000 -13.0   8.6  230  18  9   7.7   4.2 | -12.9   8.8  205  17  9   6.9   3.8
 13500 -11.9  10.6  230  17  9   8.2   4.5 | -11.9  10.6  205  17  9   7.7   4.2
 13000 -10.6  12.9  230  17  9   8.6   4.7 | -10.6  12.9  210  17  9   9.1   5.0
 12500  -9.3  15.3  225  16  8   8.9   4.9 |  -9.2  15.4  210  16  8   9.4   5.2
 12000  -7.9  17.8  225  16  8   9.4   5.1 |  -7.7  18.1  210  16  8  10.5   5.8
 11500  -6.5  20.3  225  16  8   9.5   5.2 |  -6.1  21.0  210  16  8  10.4   5.7
 11000  -5.1  22.8  225  15  8   9.7   5.3 |  -4.5  23.9  215  16  8  10.2   5.6
 10500  -3.6  25.5  225  15  8   9.7   5.3 |  -3.0  26.6  215  15  8  10.1   5.5
 10250  -2.9  26.8  225  15  8   9.7   5.3 |  -2.3  27.9  215  15  8   9.8   5.4
 10000  -2.2  28.0  225  15  8   9.7   5.3 |  -1.5  29.3  215  15  8   9.7   5.3
  9750  -1.5  29.3  225  15  8   9.7   5.3 |  -0.8  30.6  220  15  8   9.8   5.4
  9500  -0.7  30.7  225  15  8   9.6   5.3 |  -0.1  31.8  220  14  7   9.5   5.2
  9250  -0.0  32.0  225  15  8   9.6   5.3 |   0.6  33.1  220  14  7   9.2   5.1
  9000   0.7  33.3  225  15  8   9.6   5.3 |   1.3  34.3  220  14  7   9.2   5.0
  8750   1.4  34.5  225  15  8   9.6   5.3 |   2.0  35.6  220  14  7   9.2   5.1
  8500   2.1  35.8  220  15  8   9.3   5.1 |   2.7  36.9  225  14  7   9.0   4.9
  8250   3.5  38.3  220  15  8   9.7   5.3 |   3.3  37.9  225  13  7   8.6   4.7
  8000   4.3  39.7  220  15  8  10.8   5.9 |   4.7  40.5  230  13  7  10.3   5.6
  7750   5.1  41.2  220  15  8  10.2   5.6 |   5.5  41.9  230  13  7   9.9   5.5
  7500   5.8  42.4  220  15  7  10.0   5.5 |   6.2  43.2  235  13  7   9.5   5.2
  7250   6.5  43.7  220  14  7   9.1   5.0 |   6.9  44.4  235  13  6   9.4   5.2
  7000   7.2  45.0  220  14  7   9.0   4.9 |   7.6  45.7  235  12  6   8.9   4.9
  6750   7.9  46.2  220  14  7  10.0   5.5 |   8.3  46.9  240  12  6   9.3   5.1
  6500   8.7  47.7  220  14  7   9.7   5.3 |   9.0  48.2  240  12  6   9.6   5.3
  6250   9.4  48.9  220  14  7  10.2   5.6 |   9.7  49.5  240  12  6   9.5   5.2
  6000  10.2  50.4  220  14  7  10.0   5.5 |  10.4  50.7  245  12  6   9.4   5.2
  5750  10.9  51.6  220  14  7   9.5   5.2 |  11.1  52.0  245  12  6   9.4   5.1
  5500  11.6  52.9  220  14  7   9.4   5.2 |  11.8  53.2  245  11  6   9.2   5.0
  5250  12.3  54.1  220  14  7  10.4   5.7 |  12.5  54.5  245  11  6  10.0   5.5
  5000  13.1  55.6  220  13  7  10.2   5.6 |  13.3  55.9  250  11  6   9.6   5.3
  4750  13.8  56.8  215  13  7   8.8   4.8 |  13.9  57.0  250  10  5   8.5   4.6
  4500  14.5  58.1  215  13  7   9.7   5.3 |  14.6  58.3  250  10  5   8.6   4.7
  4250  15.3  59.5  215  12  6  11.3   6.2 |  15.2  59.4  250   9  5   8.8   4.8
  4000  16.1  61.0  215  12  6   9.9   5.4 |  15.8  60.4  250   8  4   8.0   4.4
  3750  16.8  62.2  215  11  6  10.0   5.5 |  16.2  61.2  250   7  4   1.9   1.0

Link: Interactive forecast soundings from NOAA's Global Systems Laboratory

Link: Vertical Wind Profile for Hot Springs Municipal Airport (courtesy CWSU Seattle)

 

The soundings below show temperature (in red) and dew point (in green) at decreasing pressures (increasing heights) throughout the atmosphere.

Winds (in knots; 1 knot = 1.15078 mph) are shown at right.
Pennants or flags correspond to 50 kt, long barbs represent 10 kt, and short barbs represent 5 kt. Winds are also colored by magnitude.
The shaft points to the direction from which the wind is blowing. More information about wind barbs can be found here.

 

Latest Observed Sounding from Rapid City


Latest Observed Sounding from Rapid City

 

 

Forecast Soundings for the Hot Springs Municipal Airport (click to zoom)

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