Accession Number : AD0653187

Title :   STUDY OF RAIN VERSUS SNOW AT OTIS AIR FORCE BASE DURING THE WINTER SEASON OF 1966-1967.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1 Dec 66-31 Mar 67,

Corporate Author : WEATHER SQUADRON (12TH) OTIS AFB MASS DETACHMENT 12

Personal Author(s) : Forcier,Henry Emile

Report Date : 26 APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The thickness patterns 1000 - 850 MB, 1000 - 7000 MB, 1000 - 5000 MB for the winter season 1966 - 1967 were investigated using the ACK sounding plus temperatures at the 850 and 700 MB level to determine the possibility of the occurrence of snow and/or rain at Otis AFB. Furthermore, consideration was given to the precipitable water values from Nantucket and compared with the recorded water amounts at Otis. During the winter season 1966 - 1967 twenty-five case studies were investigated. Results are very promising. Graph C, 1000 - 700 MB Thickness vs 850 MB Temperature indicates the possibility in determining the state of the precipitation on a six-hour forecast basis at Otis AFB. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SNOW, WEATHER FORECASTING), (*RAINFALL, WEATHER FORECASTING), MEASUREMENT, THICKNESS, MASSACHUSETTS, STORMS

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE