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Launch weather forecast for Contour/Delta II

Status Report From: Kennedy Space Center
Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2002

Eastern Range Operations Forecast Op Number: F9695

Issued: 2 July 02 / 1030 EDT Valid: 3 July 02 / 0247 EDT Note: Forecasts available on the 45th Weather Squadron

Vehicle/Payload: Delta II / Contour

Location: SLC 17A

Launch Weather Officer: Joel Tumbiolo

Synoptic Discussion:		
Low pressure center located east of the area will be the main driver for
weather conditions during the launch countdown.  Showers and thunderstorms
will rotate in a counterclockwise direction around this low pressure center,
with activity affecting the Cape coming from the W through N.   Wind field
from the surface through 30 KFT will be less than 10 KTS.  Main concern
initially will be local conditions at the time of MST Rollback.  Afterwards,
launch window concerns will be cloud cover and any showers and thunderstorms
still in the vicinity.	
	
Clouds	Coverage	Bases (feet)	Tops (feet)	
SCT030	3/8	3,000 	7,000	
BKN120	5/8	12,000	16,000	
BKN250	5/8	25,000	27,000	
Visibility:	7 miles	
		
Wind:	 290 / 5 G 10 KTS	Pressure:	30.00 IN HG	
		
Temperature:	 71 F -73 F	RH:	97%	
				
Weather:	Isolated shower or thunderstorm in the vicinity	
		
Overall probability of violating weather constraints:	30%	
Primary concern(s):	Anvil, Debris Cloud Rule, Thick Cloud Rule, Flight
through Precipitation	
		
Overall probability of violating weather constraints for 24 hour delay:	20%

Primary concern(s):	Anvil, Debris Cloud Rule, Thick Cloud Rule, Flight
through Precipitation	
		
Overall probability of violating weather constraints for 48 hour delay:	20%

Primary concern(s):	Cumulus Cloud Rule, Flight through Precipitation

		
Sunrise:	  2 Jul 02 0630 EDT   3 Jul 02 0630 EDT   4 Jul 02 0630 EDT
Moonrise/ (% illum):	  2 Jul 02 0114 EDT / (50%)   3 Jul 02 0142 EDT /
(41%)   4 Jul 02 0212 EDT / (32%)	
Sunset:	  2 Jul 02 2024 EDT     3 Jul 02 2024 EDT   4 Jul 02 2024 EDT
Moonset:	   2 Jul 02 1326 EDT    3 Jul 02 1418 EDT     4 Jul 02 1511
EDT	
		
Next forecast will be issued:	As needed	

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