Status Report

STS-98 Landing Weather Forecast 15 Feb 2001

By SpaceRef Editor
February 15, 2001
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KSC Synopsis: A cold front is expected to move through the KSC area early
Sunday. Low clouds and rain will be associated with this system during the
morning hours and move into southern Florida by landing time. High
pressure will build in behind system producing easterly wind component on
subsequent days. In the west, a frontal system approaching the Pacific
coast will produce the likelihood of showers in southern California on
Sunday. Conditions will be favorable at all three sites Monday, but begin
deteriorating again Tuesday.

Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility:

Valid: 12:52 EST / SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2001

Clouds: Scattered at 3,000 feet

Scattered at 25,000 feet

Visibility: 7 miles

Wind: N/ 8-15 knots

Temperature: 68 degrees

Dew Point: 55 degrees

Relative Humidity: 68%

Precipitation: none forecast at time of landing

Edwards Air Force Base/NASA Dryden Flight Research Center:

Valid: 12:59 PST / SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2001

Clouds: Scattered at 5,000 feet

Broken at 25,000 feet

Visibility: 7 miles

Wind: SW/ 10-16 knots

Precipitation: CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITHIN 30 NM

Forecast by NOAA National Weather Service Space Flight Meteorology Group

SpaceRef staff editor.