Accession Number : AD0706392

Title :   FORECASTING GUSTY SURFACE WINDS IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR WEATHER SERVICE SCOTT AFB ILL

Personal Author(s) : Waters,Andrew W.

Report Date : JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : The technical report contains case studies of strong surface wind gust occurrences which occur under specific conditions in certain designated areas called 'Wind Boxes.' There are ten such wind boxes within the contiguous United States. Actual cases are included with several of the main weather charts used in forecasting gust occurrences. Procedures shown herein are a relevant part of the method used by the Military Weather Warning Center in forecasting gusty surface winds. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GUSTS, WEATHER FORECASTING), SURFACE PROPERTIES, METEOROLOGICAL CHARTS, STORMS, HAZARDS, RADAR TRACKING, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, WARNING SYSTEMS, VELOCITY

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE