Accession Number : AD0661278

Title :   CLIMATOLOGY OF SIGNIFICANT WEATHER AT MACTAN AB, PHILIPPINES.

Corporate Author : WEATHER WING (1ST) APO SAN FRANCISCO 96553

Personal Author(s) : Atkinson,Gary D.

Report Date : OCT 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The climatology of significant weather at Mactan is presented in graphical and table form. Significant weather is defined as: the occurrence of thunderstorms, ceiling/visibility conditions below VFR, surface wind gusts greater than or equal to 20 knots, and or rainfall. Observations for a limited period at Mactan are compared with a 10 to 15 year summary of observations at Cebu. There appears to be no significant climatic differences between the two locations. A screening of predictors to forecast thunderstorms at Mactan indicates that low level wind speed gives the best indication of thunderstorm probability (thunderstorms much more likely with light winds). (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CLIMATE, PHILIPPINES), WEATHER FORECASTING, RAINFALL, WIND, THUNDERSTORMS, VISIBILITY, TABLES(DATA), VELOCITY

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE