Sounding Display


-SHARPpy Documentation-

Unless otherwise noted; inqueries about the sounding display can be resolved by referencing the SHARPpy documentation found here

-Local Modifications-

Wind bars and Hodograph segments are color-coded base on height AGL in KM from 0-1, 1-3, 3-6, 6-9, and >9KM in magenta, red, green, yellow, and cyan respectively.

Sounding Index Descriptions


-STANDARD-

FRZLowest freezing level (mb) or BG for below ground
WB0Wet bulb zero (mb) or BG for below ground
PWPrecipitable water (in)
RHAverage relative humidity from surface to 500 mb (%)
MAXTMaximum estimated forecast temperature (C) using a 150mb layer
TH1000-500 mb thickness (m)
L57700-500 mb lapse rate (C/km)
LCLLifting condensation level (mb) using parcel choice
LILifted index @ 500 mb (C) using parcel choice
SIShowalter index (C)
TTTotal totals index (C)
KIK index
SWSWEAT index
EIEnergy index (cal)

-PARCEL- : Thermodynamic Parameters

CAPEConvective available potential energy (J/kg) using parcel choice
CINHConvective inhibition (J/kg) using parcel choice
LCLLifting condensation level (mb) using parcel choice
CAPCap strength (C) using parcel choice
LFCLevel of free convection (mb) using parcel choice
ELEquilibrium level (mb) using parcel choice
MPLMaximum parcel level (mb) using parcel choice

-WIND- : Kinematic Parameters

STMEstimated storm motion (knts) from 0-6 km AGL mean layer, spd 75% of mean, dir 30 deg veer from mean
HEL0-3 km AGL storm relative helicity
SHR+0-3 km AGL positive shear magnitude (sum of veering shear values)
SRDS0-3 km AGL storm relative directional shear (directional difference of storm relative winds)
EHI0-3 km AGL energy helicity index
BRNBulk Richardson number
BSHR0-6 km AGL bulk shear value (kts)
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      MODEL GRIDDED SOUNDING PLOTTING (Ver 5.52-LINUX-X11)

Current filename: /home/data/models/gfs/2407121200F048.gfs
Reading from grid file:/home/data/models/gfs/2407121200F048.gfs
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VAR_make_datatype: no ltype: 10
VAR_make_datatype: no ltype: 10
Date: 48 hour GFS valid 12Z SUN 14 JUL 24
Station: 58.51,28.05
Latitude:   58.51
Longitude:  28.05
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LEV PRES  HGHT  TEMP  DEWP  RH  DD   WETB DIR SPD THETA THE-V THE-W THE-E   W
     mb     m     C     C    %   C     C  deg knt   K     K     K     K    g/kg
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SFC 1008    55  19.7  17.7  89  1.9  18.4 301   5 292.1 294.4 291.2 328.2 12.75
  1 1000   125  18.8  17.1  89  1.8  17.7 302   8 292.0 294.2 290.9 327.0 12.34
  2  950   564  15.6  15.2  97  0.4  15.4 293  12 293.1 295.1 290.5 325.8 11.51
  3  900  1022  13.4  13.2  99  0.2  13.3 279  13 295.4 297.3 290.6 326.1 10.67
  4  850  1503  11.6  11.5  99  0.1  11.5 271  10 298.3 300.1 291.0 327.6 10.05
  5  800  2011  11.2   3.5  59  7.7   6.9 251  11 303.1 304.2 289.2 321.6  6.15
  6  750  2547   9.4 -13.9  18 23.3   0.3 248  14 306.7 307.1 286.1 312.3  1.73
  7  700  3115   6.1 -11.8  26 17.9  -1.2 247  15 309.2 309.6 287.5 316.3  2.21
  8  650  3718   2.3 -19.4  18 21.7  -5.0 242  15 311.6 311.8 287.3 315.8  1.26
  9  600  4359  -1.2 -27.3  12 26.1  -8.4 245  19 314.7 314.8 287.8 317.0  0.68
 10  550  5047  -5.3 -19.7  31 14.3  -9.9 245  21 317.8 318.0 289.6 322.7  1.46
 11  500  5789  -9.3 -18.0  49  8.7 -12.2 246  28 321.8 322.1 291.2 328.1  1.85
 12  450  6597 -14.1 -22.3  50  8.2 -16.5 241  30 325.5 325.8 291.8 330.4  1.42
 13  400  7479 -20.9 -25.0  69  4.2 -21.9 233  28 327.9 328.1 292.3 332.3  1.25
 14  350  8450 -28.6 -33.9  60  5.4 -29.4 236  29 330.3 330.4 292.4 332.5  0.62
 15  300  9534 -37.5 -43.1  55  5.7 -37.9 239  32 332.6 332.6 292.7 333.7  0.28
 16  250 10766 -47.2 -52.0  58  4.8 -47.4 225  36 335.9 335.9 293.4 336.4  0.12
 17  200 12208 -55.9 -59.1  67  3.2 -56.0 226  36 344.2 344.2 295.4 344.5  0.07
 18  150 14070 -50.3 -79.9   2 29.6 -51.0 230  22 383.4 383.4 302.8 383.4  0.00
 19  100 16708 -51.7 -81.0   2 29.3 -52.5 232   9 427.8 427.8 308.6 427.8  0.01
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Sounding variables and indices
1000-500 mb thick:      5663.95 m
Freezing level:          617.40 mb =  4135.75 m = 13568.56 ft
Wetbulb zero:            739.33 mb =  2665.47 m =  8744.87 ft
Precipitable water:        1.18 inches
Sfc-500 mean rel hum:     48.24 %
Est. max temperature:     25.32 C =   77.58 F
Sfc-Lift cond lev (LCL): 979.97 mb =   298.47 m =   979.24 ft T:   17.58 C
700-500 lapse rate:        5.73 C/km
ThetaE index:             15.25 C Layer  800.0- 700.0 mb
Conv cond level (CCL):   941.02 mb =   644.66 m =  2115.00 ft
  Mean mixing ratio:      11.65 g/kg
  Conv temperature:       21.00 C =   69.80 F
Cap Strength:              3.42 C
Lifted Index:              3.79 C Risk: None
Lifted Index @300 mb:      5.24 C
Lifted Index @700 mb:      3.12 C
Showalter Index:           3.15 C Risk: None
Total Totals Index:       41.53 C Risk: None
  Vertical Totals Index:  20.82 C
  Cross Totals Index:     20.71 C
K Index:                  14.40   Risk: None
Sweat Index:             186.08   Risk: None
Energy Index:              0.09   Risk: None

Parcel Indices
Parcel: using 100 mb layer
CAPE (B+):                11.44 J/kg
Max Up Vert Vel:           4.78 m/s
Conv Inhibition (B-):   8024.63 J/kg
Cap Strength:              3.69 C
Lift Cond Lev (LCL):     945.84 mb =   601.31 m =  1972.77 ft
Lev Free Conv (LFC):      -1.00 mb = -9999.00 m = -9999.00 ft

Wind Parameters
Mean winds (0-6000m):            252.3 at   16.0 knts
Storm direction:                 282.3 at   12.0 knts
Shear (0-3000m)              pos:    0.0 neg:    2.1 tot:    2.1 10-3/s
Storm rel Dir Shear (0-3000m):     101.1 deg
Storm rel helicity (0-3000m) pos:    6.6 neg:   -6.8 tot:   -0.2 m^2/s^2
                             ave:   -0.1 10^-3 m/s^2 rel:  -0.23
Storm rel vorticity (0-3000m) horiz:    3.5 stream:   -0.8 10^-3/s
Energy-Hel index:          0.00
Bulk Rich Number:          0.66
Bulk Shear:               17.39 m/s
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