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Dangerous heat will persist over portions of interior California, the Great Basin, and the northern Rockies through Thursday. Heat will gradually spread into the northern Plains today. Across the western Gulf Coast, heavy to excessive rainfall will persist through mid-week. Additionally, the Southwest Monsoon will continue to bring a flash flooding threat to the Four Corners Region this week. Read More >

Recreation Forecasts

Latest Hot Air Balloon Text Forecast

                        
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SXUS43 KUNR 230901
RECUNR

Morning Hot Air Balloon Forecast
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
301 AM MDT Tue Jul 23 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 MORNING HOT AIR BALLOON FORECAST
FOR THE HOT SPRINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...

.THIS MORNING...
    Sunrise:                         531 AM.

    Surface Wind Forecast:           5 AM...250/03 mph.
                                     7 AM...240/02 mph.

    Boundary Layer Wind:             7 AM...250/07 mph. Depth 500 ft.
                                     9 AM...250/08 mph. Depth 600 ft.

    RAP Winds (at 6 AM):              250ft...250/05 mph.
                                      500ft...250/16 mph.
                                     1000ft...250/19 mph.
                                     2000ft...260/12 mph.
                                     3000ft...280/07 mph.

    Surface Lifted Index:            6 AM...+3.
                                     9 AM...0.

    Density Altitude:                5 AM...4729 ft.
                                     7 AM...5234 ft.

    Additional Weather Info:         clear below 12000 feet AGL,
                                     unrestricted visibilities.


.OUTLOOK FOR THIS EVENING...
    Sunset:         826 PM.

    Weather:        clear below 12000 feet AGL,
                    unrestricted visibilities.

    Surface Wind:   5 PM...100/07 mph.
                    7 PM...100/07 mph.

    Boundary Wind:  5 PM...110/09 mph. Depth 9200 ft.
                    7 PM...100/13 mph. Depth 600 ft.

    RAP Winds (at 5 PM):  250ft...120/03 mph.
                          500ft...120/03 mph.
                         1000ft...120/03 mph.
                         2000ft...130/02 mph.
                         3000ft...130/02 mph.


.OUTLOOK FOR TOMORROW MORNING...
    Surface Wind Forecast:           5 AM...250/05 mph.
                                     7 AM...250/05 mph.

    RAP Winds (at 6 AM):              250ft...260/04 mph.
                                      500ft...230/17 mph.
                                     1000ft...230/25 mph.
                                     2000ft...240/23 mph.
                                     3000ft...250/15 mph.

    Additional Weather Info:         clear below 12000 feet AGL,
                                     unrestricted visibilities.


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
0732 MDT Monday, July 22, 2024

This forecast is for Monday, July 22, 2024:

If the trigger temperature of 79.3 F/26.3 C is reached...then
   Thermal Soaring Index....................... Excellent
   Maximum rate of lift........................ 879 ft/min (4.5 m/s)
   Maximum height of thermals.................. 14214 ft MSL (10757 ft AGL)

Forecast maximum temperature................... 89.0 F/32.1 C
Time of trigger temperature.................... 1000 MDT
Time of overdevelopment........................ None
Middle/high clouds during soaring window....... None
Surface winds during soaring window............ 20 mph or less
Height of the -3 thermal index................. 11124 ft MSL (7666 ft AGL)
Thermal soaring outlook for Tuesday 07/23...... Excellent

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

Remarks... 

Sunrise/Sunset.................... 05:34:03 / 20:25:37 MDT
Total possible sunshine........... 14 hr 51 min 34 sec (891 min 34 sec)
Altitude of sun at 12:59:50 MDT... 66.72 degrees

Upper air data from numerical model forecast valid on 07/22/2024 at 0600 MDT

Freezing level.................. 13876 ft MSL (10419 ft AGL)
Convective condensation level... 12388 ft MSL (8931 ft AGL)
Lifted condensation level....... 13297 ft MSL (9839 ft AGL)
Lifted index.................... -2.4
K index......................... +18.5

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  -57.0 -70.6   360   17    9   1.7   0.9  104.2 219.6    41.6      M    M
 45000  -54.7 -66.5   360   21   11   0.6   0.3   83.2 181.8    31.6      M    M
 40000  -53.4 -64.1   345   18    9   5.1   2.8   62.8 145.0    20.4      M    M
 38000  -50.6 -59.1   345   15    8   4.7   2.6   57.8 136.1    17.6      M    M
 36000  -47.7 -53.9   350   12    6   4.8   2.6   53.7 128.6    15.2      M    M
 34000  -43.5 -46.3   360   11    5   7.8   4.3   51.2 124.2    13.9      M    M
 32000  -38.8 -37.8   015   10    5   7.9   4.3   49.8 121.6    13.1      M    M
 30000  -33.9 -29.0   010   10    5   8.2   4.5   48.3 119.0    12.4      M    M
 29000  -31.5 -24.7   005   11    5   8.2   4.5   47.7 117.9    12.1      M    M
 28000  -29.0 -20.2   355   11    6   8.2   4.5   47.2 117.0    11.8      M    M
 27000  -26.3 -15.3   355   11    6   7.0   3.9   45.9 114.6    11.0      M    M
 26000  -24.2 -11.6   350   11    5   7.0   3.9   44.8 112.7    10.3      M    M
 25000  -22.1  -7.8   345   10    5   7.0   3.9   43.9 111.0     9.7      M    M
 24000  -20.0  -4.0   355    9    5   7.1   3.9   42.8 109.1     8.9      M    M
 23000  -17.9  -0.2   005    9    4   7.1   3.9   41.8 107.2     8.2      M    M
 22000  -15.8   3.6   015    8    4   7.2   4.0   40.9 105.7     7.5      M    M
 21000  -13.5   7.7   015    9    5   7.5   4.1   40.0 104.0     6.8      M    M
 20000  -11.3  11.7   015   10    5   7.5   4.1   39.2 102.6     6.2      M    M
 19500  -10.2  13.6   015   10    5   7.6   4.2   38.9 101.9     5.9      M    M
 19000   -9.1  15.6   015   11    6   6.4   3.5   38.4 101.1     5.6      M    M
 18500   -8.2  17.2   015   11    6   6.5   3.6   37.8 100.1     5.1      M    M
 18000   -7.2  19.0   020   11    6   6.4   3.5   37.3  99.1     4.6      M    M
 17500   -6.3  20.7   020   11    6   6.3   3.4   36.7  98.0     4.1      M    M
 17000   -5.4  22.3   020   12    6   6.4   3.5   36.1  96.9     3.6      M    M
 16500   -4.5  23.9   025   11    6   5.4   2.9   35.4  95.7     3.0      M    M
 16000   -3.7  25.3   025   11    6   5.5   3.0   34.6  94.3     2.4      M    M
 15500   -2.9  26.8   025   10    5   5.4   3.0   33.9  93.0     1.7      M    M
 15000   -2.1  28.2   020   10    5   5.4   3.0   33.1  91.7     1.0      M    M
 14500   -1.3  29.7   020    9    5   5.9   3.2   32.4  90.4     0.4      M    M
 14000   -0.4  31.3   020    9    5   6.5   3.6   31.9  89.3    -0.2    866  4.4
 13500    0.6  33.1   020    9    5   6.6   3.6   31.3  88.4    -0.7    822  4.2
 13000    1.5  34.7   020    9    5   6.7   3.7   30.8  87.4    -1.2    779  4.0
 12500    2.5  36.5   020   10    5   6.8   3.7   30.3  86.5    -1.7    736  3.7
 12000    3.5  38.3   020   10    5   7.6   4.2   29.9  85.8    -2.2    691  3.5
 11500    4.5  40.1   020   10    5   7.7   4.2   29.5  85.2    -2.7    645  3.3
 11000    5.6  42.1   020   10    5   8.2   4.5   29.3  84.7    -3.0    597  3.0
 10500    6.8  44.2   025    9    5   8.2   4.5   29.0  84.2    -3.3    547  2.8
 10250    7.4  45.3   025    9    5   7.9   4.3   28.9  84.0    -3.5    523  2.7
 10000    7.9  46.2   025    9    5   7.7   4.2   28.7  83.7    -3.7    499  2.5
  9750    8.5  47.3   030    8    4   7.7   4.2   28.5  83.4    -3.9    475  2.4
  9500    9.6  49.3   030    7    4   8.3   4.6   28.3  82.9    -4.2    426  2.2
  9250   10.2  50.4   030    7    4   8.5   4.7   28.2  82.7    -4.4    401  2.0
  9000   10.8  51.4   030    6    3   8.5   4.6   28.0  82.5    -4.5    376  1.9
  8750   11.4  52.5   030    6    3   8.5   4.7   28.0  82.3    -4.7    351  1.8
  8500   12.0  53.6   030    5    3   8.5   4.7   27.9  82.1    -4.8    325  1.6
  8250   12.6  54.7   025    5    2   8.7   4.8   27.8  82.0    -4.9    298  1.5
  8000   13.3  55.9   020    4    2   9.5   5.2   27.7  81.9    -5.0    271  1.4
  7750   14.0  57.2   015    4    2   8.6   4.7   27.7  81.8    -5.0    243  1.2
  7500   14.5  58.1   005    4    2   7.4   4.1   27.5  81.6    -5.2    218  1.1
  7250   15.1  59.2   360    3    2   8.0   4.4   27.4  81.3    -5.4    194  1.0
  7000   15.8  60.4   350    3    2  10.1   5.6   27.3  81.1    -5.5    167  0.8
  6750   16.5  61.7   340    3    2   9.4   5.1   27.4  81.3    -5.4    137  0.7
  6500   17.1  62.8   335    3    2   7.5   4.1   27.2  81.0    -5.6    112  0.6
  6250   17.7  63.9   325    3    2   7.6   4.2   27.1  80.7    -5.8     87  0.4
  6000   18.3  64.9   320    3    2   9.1   5.0   26.9  80.5    -5.9     62  0.3
  5750   19.0  66.2   310    3    2   9.2   5.0   26.9  80.5    -6.0     33  0.2
  5500   19.6  67.3   305    4    2   7.5   4.1   26.8  80.2    -6.1      9  0.0
  5250   20.1  68.2   300    4    2   8.0   4.4   26.7  80.0    -6.3      M    M
  5000   20.7  69.3   300    4    2   5.9   3.3   26.5  79.7    -6.5      M    M
  4750   21.0  69.8   295    4    2   4.5   2.4   26.1  79.0    -6.9      M    M
  4500   21.3  70.3   295    4    2   4.3   2.4   25.7  78.3    -7.4      M    M
  4250   21.5  70.7   290    4    2   2.6   1.4   25.2  77.4    -7.9      M    M
  4000   21.5  70.7   285    3    2  -6.1  -3.4   24.5  76.0    -8.7      M    M
  3750   20.5  68.9   280    3    1 -18.5 -10.1   22.8  73.0   -10.4      M    M

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

           07/22/2024 at 0900 MDT          |       07/22/2024 at 1200 MDT        
                                           |
CAPE...   +72.4    LI...       -0.1        | CAPE...  +258.9    LI...       -0.7
CINH...   -27.4    K Index... +16.8'        | CINH...     0.0    K Index... +26.7'
                                           |
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 -58.4 -73.1  010  17  9   1.8   1.0 | -57.7 -71.9  360  15  8   1.7   1.0
 45000 -55.0 -67.0  005  21 11   3.0   1.6 | -54.5 -66.1  355  19 10   2.7   1.5
 40000 -50.6 -59.1  360  21 11   2.3   1.3 | -50.4 -58.7  355  18  9   3.3   1.8
 38000 -49.2 -56.6  355  17  9   2.4   1.3 | -48.5 -55.3  355  16  8   3.2   1.8
 36000 -47.8 -54.0  350  13  6   2.5   1.4 | -46.5 -51.7  350  14  7   3.3   1.8
 34000 -43.5 -46.3  345  10  5   7.7   4.2 | -42.9 -45.2  345  12  6   6.3   3.4
 32000 -38.9 -38.0  350   8  4   7.7   4.2 | -39.1 -38.4  335  10  5   6.3   3.4
 30000 -34.0 -29.2  360   9  5   8.3   4.6 | -34.4 -29.9  335  10  5   8.4   4.6
 29000 -31.6 -24.9  005  10  5   8.3   4.6 | -31.9 -25.4  340  10  5   8.4   4.6
 28000 -29.1 -20.4  005  10  5   7.9   4.4 | -29.4 -20.9  345  11  5   8.2   4.5
 27000 -26.9 -16.4  010  10  5   7.1   3.9 | -27.0 -16.6  350  10  5   7.8   4.3
 26000 -24.8 -12.6  015  10  5   7.1   3.9 | -24.7 -12.5  355   9  5   7.8   4.3
 25000 -22.6  -8.7  015  11  5   7.1   3.9 | -22.4  -8.3  005   8  4   7.9   4.4
 24000 -20.5  -4.9  015  10  5   7.4   4.0 | -20.3  -4.5  010   8  4   6.8   3.7
 23000 -18.3  -0.9  015   8  4   7.4   4.0 | -18.2  -0.8  010   8  4   6.8   3.7
 22000 -16.1   3.0  010   7  4   7.4   4.0 | -16.2   2.8  015   7  4   6.7   3.7
 21000 -13.3   8.1  010   7  4   7.4   4.1 | -13.5   7.7  015   7  4   7.6   4.2
 20000 -11.1  12.0  005   8  4   7.4   4.1 | -11.2  11.8  015   7  4   7.6   4.2
 19500 -10.0  14.0  005   8  4   7.4   4.0 | -10.1  13.8  015   8  4   7.6   4.1
 19000  -9.0  15.8  010   8  4   6.7   3.7 |  -9.1  15.6  015   8  4   6.9   3.8
 18500  -8.0  17.6  010   8  4   6.7   3.7 |  -8.0  17.6  010   8  4   7.0   3.8
 18000  -7.0  19.4  010   9  4   6.6   3.6 |  -7.0  19.4  010   8  4   6.1   3.4
 17500  -6.0  21.2  015   9  4   6.6   3.6 |  -6.2  20.8  010   8  4   5.8   3.2
 17000  -5.1  22.8  015   9  5   6.6   3.6 |  -5.3  22.5  010   8  4   5.7   3.1
 16500  -4.1  24.6  015   9  5   6.6   3.6 |  -4.5  23.9  010   8  4   5.6   3.1
 16000  -3.1  26.4  015   9  4   6.6   3.6 |  -3.7  25.3  005   8  4   5.6   3.1
 15500  -2.1  28.2  015   9  4   6.2   3.4 |  -2.9  26.8  005   8  4   5.8   3.2
 15000  -1.2  29.8  015   9  5   6.2   3.4 |  -2.1  28.2  005   9  5   5.8   3.2
 14500  -0.3  31.5  015   9  5   5.9   3.2 |  -1.3  29.7  360   9  5   6.3   3.5
 14000   0.5  32.9  020   9  5   5.8   3.2 |  -0.3  31.5  360  10  5   6.6   3.6
 13500   1.3  34.3  020  10  5   5.9   3.2 |   0.6  33.1  360  10  5   6.4   3.5
 13000   2.1  35.8  020  10  5   6.0   3.3 |   1.4  34.5  360  10  5   6.2   3.4
 12500   3.0  37.4  020  11  6   6.1   3.3 |   2.2  36.0  360   9  5   6.9   3.8
 12000   3.8  38.8  020  11  6   6.3   3.5 |   3.3  37.9  360   9  5   8.6   4.7
 11500   4.6  40.3  020  12  6   6.7   3.7 |   4.5  40.1  005   9  4   8.8   4.8
 11000   5.6  42.1  020  11  6   7.6   4.2 |   5.8  42.4  005   8  4   9.5   5.2
 10500   6.6  43.9  020  11  6   7.7   4.3 |   7.2  45.0  010   8  4   9.5   5.2
 10250   7.1  44.8  020  10  5   7.7   4.2 |   7.9  46.2  010   8  4   9.6   5.3
 10000   7.6  45.7  020  10  5   7.7   4.2 |   8.6  47.5  010   8  4   9.6   5.3
  9750   8.2  46.8  020   9  5   7.7   4.2 |   9.3  48.7  010   8  4   9.6   5.3
  9500   8.7  47.7  020   9  5   8.0   4.4 |  10.1  50.2  010   8  4   9.6   5.2
  9250   9.3  48.7  020   8  4   8.6   4.7 |  10.8  51.4  010   8  4   9.5   5.2
  9000   9.9  49.8  015   7  4   8.7   4.8 |  11.5  52.7  010   8  4   9.5   5.2
  8750  10.6  51.1  015   7  3   8.6   4.7 |  12.2  54.0  010   8  4   9.5   5.2
  8500  11.2  52.2  015   6  3   8.8   4.8 |  12.9  55.2  015   8  4   9.4   5.2
  8250  11.8  53.2  010   6  3   8.8   4.8 |  13.6  56.5  015   8  4   9.3   5.1
  8000  12.5  54.5  010   5  3   9.4   5.1 |  14.2  57.6  015   8  4   9.4   5.2
  7750  13.2  55.8  010   5  3  10.4   5.7 |  15.0  59.0  015   8  4   9.7   5.3
  7500  14.6  58.3  005   5  3   8.0   4.4 |  16.3  61.3  020   8  4   7.9   4.3
  7250  15.3  59.5  005   5  3   9.2   5.1 |  16.9  62.4  020   7  4   9.3   5.1
  7000  16.0  60.8  005   5  3  11.3   6.2 |  17.7  63.9  020   7  4  11.3   6.2
  6750  16.9  62.4  005   5  3  10.2   5.6 |  18.5  65.3  025   7  4  10.2   5.6
  6500  17.5  63.5  005   5  2   9.6   5.3 |  19.2  66.6  025   7  4   8.7   4.8
  6250  18.2  64.8  005   5  2   7.0   3.9 |  19.9  67.8  025   7  4  10.6   5.8
  6000  18.6  65.5  360   4  2   6.9   3.8 |  20.7  69.3  030   7  4  11.0   6.0
  5750  19.3  66.7  360   4  2   9.6   5.3 |  21.4  70.5  030   7  4   9.6   5.3
  5500  20.0  68.0  355   4  2   9.2   5.0 |  22.2  72.0  030   7  4  10.2   5.6
  5250  20.6  69.1  350   4  2   8.3   4.5 |  22.9  73.2  035   7  4   9.4   5.1
  5000  21.2  70.2  345   4  2   8.4   4.6 |  23.6  74.5  035   7  4   9.8   5.4
  4750  21.9  71.4  345   3  2   9.7   5.3 |  24.4  75.9  035   7  4  10.7   5.8
  4500  22.6  72.7  340   3  2   9.4   5.2 |  25.2  77.4  040   7  4  10.8   5.9
  4250  23.3  73.9  340   3  2  10.6   5.8 |  26.0  78.8  040   7  4  10.4   5.7
  4000  24.1  75.4  340   3  1  10.1   5.5 |  26.9  80.4  040   7  4  16.6   9.1
  3750  24.8  76.6  340   3  1  11.4   6.2 |  28.6  83.5  045   6  3  28.6  15.7

           07/22/2024 at 1500 MDT          |       07/22/2024 at 1800 MDT        
                                           |
CAPE...  +228.4    LI...       -0.9        | CAPE...   +91.7    LI...       -0.5
CINH...    -1.1    K Index... +33.1'        | CINH...  -114.9    K Index... +32.7'
                                           |
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 -57.2 -71.0  355  15  8   1.9   1.0 | -57.6 -71.7  355  15  8   1.9   1.1
 45000 -54.0 -65.2  355  20 10   2.7   1.5 | -54.4 -65.9  350  21 11   2.8   1.5
 40000 -50.0 -58.0  355  19 10   3.3   1.8 | -50.2 -58.4  345  23 12   3.6   2.0
 38000 -48.0 -54.4  355  17  9   3.3   1.8 | -48.0 -54.4  345  19 10   3.6   2.0
 36000 -46.0 -50.8  355  16  8   3.4   1.8 | -45.6 -50.1  350  16  8   3.4   1.8
 34000 -42.4 -44.3  360  13  7   6.1   3.4 | -42.1 -43.8  350  13  7   6.3   3.4
 32000 -38.7 -37.7  005  11  6   6.1   3.4 | -38.4 -37.1  355  11  6   6.3   3.4
 30000 -34.4 -29.9  010  10  5   7.6   4.1 | -33.8 -28.8  360  10  5   8.0   4.4
 29000 -32.2 -26.0  010  10  5   7.6   4.2 | -31.4 -24.5  360  10  5   8.0   4.4
 28000 -29.9 -21.8  015  10  5   7.8   4.3 | -29.0 -20.2  005  10  5   8.0   4.4
 27000 -27.5 -17.5  015  10  5   8.2   4.5 | -26.6 -15.9  005  10  5   8.0   4.4
 26000 -25.0 -13.0  015   9  5   8.2   4.5 | -24.3 -11.7  005  11  6   8.0   4.4
 25000 -22.5  -8.5  020   9  5   8.3   4.6 | -21.9  -7.4  360  11  6   8.0   4.4
 24000 -20.3  -4.5  020   8  4   7.3   4.0 | -19.6  -3.3  360  11  6   7.6   4.2
 23000 -18.1  -0.6  020   8  4   7.3   4.0 | -17.3   0.9  355  12  6   7.6   4.2
 22000 -16.0   3.2  020   8  4   7.3   4.0 | -14.5   5.9  355  12  6   7.3   4.0
 21000 -13.4   7.9  010   8  4   7.0   3.9 | -12.5   9.5  350  12  6   7.0   3.8
 20000 -11.3  11.7  005   8  4   7.1   3.9 | -10.5  13.1  345  12  6   7.1   3.9
 19500 -10.3  13.5  005   8  4   7.1   3.9 |  -9.4  15.1  340  12  6   7.1   3.9
 19000  -9.2  15.4  360   8  4   7.6   4.2 |  -8.6  16.5  340  12  6   4.6   2.5
 18500  -8.1  17.4  355   9  4   7.6   4.2 |  -8.0  17.6  340  11  6   4.9   2.7
 18000  -7.0  19.4  355   9  5   7.0   3.8 |  -7.3  18.9  340  11  6   6.0   3.3
 17500  -6.1  21.0  350   9  5   6.8   3.7 |  -6.4  20.5  345  10  5   6.7   3.7
 17000  -5.1  22.8  350   9  5   6.7   3.7 |  -5.4  22.3  355  10  5   6.8   3.7
 16500  -4.2  24.4  345  10  5   6.5   3.5 |  -4.5  23.9  360   9  5   6.9   3.8
 16000  -3.3  26.1  345  10  5   6.7   3.7 |  -3.5  25.7  010   9  5   7.0   3.8
 15500  -2.5  27.5  340  10  5   5.4   3.0 |  -2.6  27.3  015   9  5   6.6   3.6
 15000  -1.8  28.8  340  11  6   5.5   3.0 |  -1.6  29.1  020   9  4   6.5   3.6
 14500  -1.0  30.2  345  11  6   6.1   3.4 |  -0.7  30.7  025   8  4   6.4   3.5
 14000  -0.1  31.8  350  10  5   6.5   3.5 |   0.2  32.4  030   8  4   6.4   3.5
 13500   0.7  33.3  355   9  4   7.3   4.0 |   1.1  34.0  035   8  4   6.8   3.7
 13000   2.0  35.6  005   8  4   8.4   4.6 |   2.2  36.0  040   8  4   7.6   4.1
 12500   3.2  37.8  010   8  4   8.8   4.8 |   3.3  37.9  050   7  4   7.8   4.3
 12000   4.6  40.3  015   8  4   9.7   5.3 |   4.6  40.3  050   7  4   9.3   5.1
 11500   6.1  43.0  015   7  4   9.6   5.3 |   6.0  42.8  055   7  4   9.2   5.1
 11000   7.5  45.5  020   7  4   9.5   5.2 |   7.4  45.3  060   7  3   9.5   5.2
 10500   8.9  48.0  020   7  4   9.5   5.2 |   8.8  47.8  065   6  3   9.4   5.2
 10250   9.6  49.3  025   7  4   9.6   5.3 |   9.5  49.1  065   6  3   9.4   5.1
 10000  10.3  50.5  025   7  4   9.6   5.3 |  10.2  50.4  065   6  3   9.4   5.1
  9750  11.1  52.0  025   7  4   9.6   5.3 |  10.9  51.6  065   6  3   9.4   5.1
  9500  11.8  53.2  025   7  4   9.6   5.3 |  11.6  52.9  070   6  3   9.3   5.1
  9250  12.5  54.5  030   7  4   9.5   5.2 |  12.2  54.0  070   5  3   9.2   5.1
  9000  13.2  55.8  030   7  4   9.4   5.2 |  12.9  55.2  070   5  3   9.2   5.0
  8750  13.9  57.0  030   7  4   9.5   5.2 |  13.6  56.5  070   5  2   9.2   5.1
  8500  14.6  58.3  030   7  4   9.4   5.1 |  14.3  57.7  075   5  2   9.0   5.0
  8250  15.3  59.5  035   7  4   9.0   4.9 |  15.6  60.1  075   4  2   8.9   4.9
  8000  16.0  60.8  035   7  4   9.6   5.3 |  16.3  61.3  075   3  2   9.7   5.3
  7750  16.7  62.1  035   7  4  10.4   5.7 |  17.0  62.6  075   3  2   8.8   4.8
  7500  17.5  63.5  040   7  4   9.2   5.1 |  17.6  63.7  075   3  1   7.8   4.3
  7250  18.7  65.7  040   7  4   9.3   5.1 |  18.2  64.8  075   2  1   8.6   4.7
  7000  19.5  67.1  045   7  4  10.9   6.0 |  18.9  66.0  075   2  1   9.9   5.5
  6750  20.3  68.5  045   7  4   9.9   5.4 |  19.6  67.3  075   1  1   9.0   4.9
  6500  21.0  69.8  045   7  4   8.6   4.7 |  20.2  68.4  000   0  0   7.7   4.3
  6250  21.6  70.9  050   8  4  10.0   5.5 |  20.8  69.4  000   0  0   8.5   4.6
  6000  22.4  72.3  050   8  4  11.0   6.0 |  21.4  70.5  270   1  1   9.1   5.0
  5750  23.2  73.8  050   8  4  10.3   5.6 |  22.1  71.8  265   2  1   8.6   4.7
  5500  24.0  75.2  055   8  4  10.1   5.6 |  22.7  72.9  265   2  1   7.8   4.3
  5250  24.7  76.5  055   8  4   9.8   5.4 |  23.3  73.9  265   3  2   8.6   4.7
  5000  25.4  77.7  055   8  4   9.9   5.4 |  23.9  75.0  270   4  2   8.0   4.4
  4750  26.2  79.2  060   8  4  10.3   5.6 |  24.4  75.9  270   5  2   6.5   3.6
  4500  27.0  80.6  060   7  4  10.3   5.7 |  24.9  76.8  270   5  3   8.2   4.5
  4250  27.7  81.9  060   7  4   9.7   5.3 |  25.5  77.9  270   6  3   3.1   1.7
  4000  28.5  83.3  065   7  4  14.7   8.1 |  25.3  77.5  270   6  3  -2.7  -1.5
  3750  30.0  86.0  065   7  3  25.0  13.7 |  25.2  77.4  270   5  3   2.4   1.3

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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