Status Report

STS-102 Landing weather forecast 20 Mar 2001

By SpaceRef Editor
March 20, 2001
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SYNOPSIS: Strong surface low pressure system in southern Georgia will move
northeast by Thursday night. Crosswinds, and a threat of cloud ceilings
will be concerns for tonight’s landing opportunities at KSC.

In the event of a 24-hour wave-off, weather conditions in Florida will be
improving by Wednesday night. Conditions remain favorable at the back-up
landing site at Edwards AFB, California through Thursday night.

Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility:

  • Valid: 12:56 a.m. EST WEDNESDAY MARCH 21, 2001

  • Clouds: Scattered at 4, 0000 Chance of Broken at 4,000

  • Visibility: 7 miles

  • Wind: WSW/12 knots, peak 20 knots (CROSSWIND VIOLATION)

  • Temperature: 58 degrees Dew Point: 51 degrees Relative Humidity: 70%

  • Precipitation: None

    Edwards Air Force Base/NASA Dryden Flight Research Center:

  • Valid: 1:03 a.m. PST WEDNESDAY MARCH 21, 2001

  • Clouds: Few at 10,000 Broken at 20,000

  • Visibility: 7 miles

  • Wind: SW/5 knots, peak 9 knots

  • Precipitation: None forecast at time of landing.

    Forecast by NOAA National Weather Service Space Flight Meteorology Group

  • SpaceRef staff editor.