Issued: Friday, August 27
Launch Weather Officers: F. Clay Flinn, Johnny Weems, 45th Weather Squadron
Synoptic Discussion: "A trough of lower pressure will influence the weather over the peninsula the next two days which will enhance afternoon thunderstorm activity. This will result in East to Southeasterly surface winds as the sea breeze sets up in the early afternoon. Initial thunderstorm development along the seabreeze is expected around the noon hour near the coast and will push slowly toward the West. The seabreeze should not migrate very far inland with thunderstorm activity remaining closer to the coast. Thunderstorms are also expected to form inland during the afternoon hours. Steering level winds throughout the column have become less favorable and will act to steer thunderstorm activity back toward the coast in the mid to late afternoon time period.
"The main concern for the launch will be isolated thunderstorms within 10 nm of the complex and associated clouds (anvil, debris)."
Clouds: Scattered at 3,000 feet with 1-2/8ths sky coverage and tops at 5,000 feet, Scattered at 10,000 feet with 1-2/8ths sky coverage and tops at 14,000 feet; Scattered at 25,000 feet with 3-4/8ths sky coverage and tops at 28,000 feet
Visibility: 7 miles
Launch Pad Winds: Southeasterly from 130 degrees at 12 to 15 knots
Temperature: 83 degrees F
Relative Humidity: 80 percent
Weather: Isolated Thunderstorms
Solar Activity: Low
Probability of Violating Weather Constraints: 70 percent
Concerns: Isolated showers/thunderstorms, anvil clouds, debris clouds