STUDY OF RAIN VERSUS SNOW AT OTIS AIR FORCE BASE DURING THE WINTER SEASON OF 1966-1967.
Rept. for 1 Dec 66-31 Mar 67,
WEATHER SQUADRON (12TH) OTIS AFB MASS DETACHMENT 12
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The thickness patterns 1000 - 850 MB, 1000 - 7000 MB, 1000 - 5000 MB for the winter season 1966 - 1967 were investigated using the ACK sounding plus temperatures at the 850 and 700 MB level to determine the possibility of the occurrence of snow andor rain at Otis AFB. Furthermore, consideration was given to the precipitable water values from Nantucket and compared with the recorded water amounts at Otis. During the winter season 1966 - 1967 twenty-five case studies were investigated. Results are very promising. Graph C, 1000 - 700 MB Thickness vs 850 MB Temperature indicates the possibility in determining the state of the precipitation on a six-hour forecast basis at Otis AFB. Author