GOES Soundings - U.S. Coverage of Lifted Index 

Latest NOAA GOES Soundings - Lifted Index (Degrees Celsius)

   Light Blue: Lifted Index 6 or Greater, Very Stable Conditions
    Green:       Lifted Index Between 1 and 6 : Stable Conditions, Thunderstorms Not Likely
   Yellow:      Lifted Index Between 0 and -2 : Slightly Unstable, Thunderstorms Possible, With Lifting Mechanism (i.e., cold front, daytime heating,...)
    Orange:     Lifted Index Between -2 and -6 : Unstable, Thunderstorms Likely, Some Severe With Lifting Mechanism
   Red:          Lifted Index Less Than -6: Very Unstable, Severe Thunderstorms Likely With Lifting Mechanism


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Henry F. Drahos, Team Leader, FPDT  hdrahos@nesdis.noaa.gov
Last Updated 11/09/07