Status Report

STS-92 launch weather forecast

By SpaceRef Editor
October 10, 2000
Filed under

George H. Diller
Kennedy Space Center
ISSUED: Monday, Oct. 9, 2000
VALID:    Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000
Synopsis:  Cool, windy conditions will persist through Tuesday and begin to diminish on Wednesday.  The primary concern for a Tuesday evening launch will be the wind, however cloudiness will also increase as the winds gradually shift to the northeast tonight and tomorrow.  Conditions will begin to improve on Wednesday but clouds, wind and isolated showers will remain a limited concern.
At the 7:40 p.m. launch time on Tuesday:
Clouds:  4/8 – 5/8  scattered to broken at 3,000 feet – 6, 000 feet
Visibility:  7 miles
Wind at Launch Pad:  NNE at 15 – 20 knots          SLF Winds:  NE at 10 – 16 knots
Temperature:  68 degrees
Relative Humidity:  65%
Weather concerns:  RTLS crosswind and low clouds
Probability of weather prohibiting launch:  70%
24-hour scrub:  40%
48-hour scrub:  30%
Solid rocket booster recovery area
Wind: NE/18-25 knots  Seas:  8 feet  Water Temperature:  79 degrees
Sunrise:  7:20 a.m.  Sunset:  6:57 p.m.
Launch Forecast by USAF45th Weather Squadron, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
SLF Wind Forecast by Spaceflight Meteorology Group, Johnson Space Center

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