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Re: STS-134 Launch Weather Thread
« Reply #180 on: 05/16/2011 11:33 AM »
Recent METAR obs has a broken layer at 5500 feet:

SPECI KTTS 161125Z VRB02KT 10SM FEW035 BKN050 18/16 A2976 RMK SLP078 7SC /7/ N2603/06 C2604/06 S2702/04

Winds are light, not an issue right now.

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Re: STS-134 Launch Weather Thread
« Reply #181 on: 05/16/2011 11:58 AM »
As noted by Rob and also PAO, that deck of clouds has scattered out...and even earlier, they were still observed go.

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Re: STS-134 Launch Weather Thread
« Reply #182 on: 05/16/2011 12:01 PM »
No change with the 8am ob, there are a few reports of OVC instead of BKN to the west but I'd be surprised if it was a major issue at T0.

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Re: STS-134 Launch Weather Thread
« Reply #183 on: 05/16/2011 12:02 PM »
Thank you for your coverage, gentlemen

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Re: STS-134 Launch Weather Thread
« Reply #184 on: 05/16/2011 12:02 PM »
Recent METAR obs from SLF:

METAR KTTS 161155Z 29005KT 10SM FEW035 BKN050 19/17 A2976 RMK SLP078 1SC 7SC /7/ N2804/06 C2704/07 S2905/08 53007

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Re: STS-134 Launch Weather Thread
« Reply #185 on: 05/16/2011 12:16 PM »
SPECI KTTS 161210Z 29006KT 10SM SCT035 BKN050 19/17 A2976 RMK SLP078 3SC 3SC /6/ N2804/08 C2905/08 S2906/10

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Re: STS-134 Launch Weather Thread
« Reply #186 on: 05/16/2011 12:28 PM »
Cloud coverage obs, seeing the layers thin out:

SPECI KTTS 161215Z FEW035 SCT050

The 1225Z full obs:

SPECI KTTS 161225Z VRB06KT 10SM FEW035 SCT050 21/17 A2976 RMK SLP078 2SC 2SC /4/ N2806/09 C2905/08 S2906/09

« Last Edit: 05/16/2011 12:32 PM by psloss »

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Re: STS-134 Launch Weather Thread
« Reply #187 on: 05/16/2011 12:53 PM »
840am - Winds from the west at 5-9mph (no violation) with a few clouds at 3500ft and a broken layer at 5000ft (no violation.)

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Re: STS-134 Launch Weather Thread
« Reply #188 on: 05/16/2011 01:01 PM »
60% chance that I will have a 80% go forecast when the weekend hits.

That's three in a row where my 6-7 day forecast ended up being on target - I could get used to this (feels all the more better when so many people jump in and say that 48 hour forecasts in Florida are useless ;) )

Launch ob:

Winds from the W/NW at 6-10mph
1/8th Few clouds at 3500ft
6/8ths Broken clouds at 5000ft

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Re: STS-134 Launch Weather Thread
« Reply #189 on: 05/16/2011 01:02 PM »
KTTS 161256Z 30008KT 10SM FEW035 BKN050 21/17 A2977 RMK SLP081 1SC 
     6SC /7/ N2807/11 C2907/10 S3008/10= 

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Re: STS-134 Launch Weather Thread
« Reply #190 on: 05/16/2011 01:13 PM »
Thanks Rob.  Your insights were invaluable through both launch attempts
« Last Edit: 05/16/2011 01:14 PM by IL2windhawk »

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