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AN OBJECTIVE TECHNIQUE FOR FORECASTING STRATUS AND ADVECTION FOG AT SUFFOLK COUNTY AIR FORCE BASE WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NEW YORK,
WEATHER SQUADRON (12) SUFFOLK COUNTY AFB N Y DETACHMENT 9
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The study provides a method of making timely and relatively successful forecasts of low stratus andor advection fog at Suffolk County AFB, Long Island during the months May through September. Predictors utilized include surface wind velocity, temperature-dew point differences, and sea water temperatures. An independent evaluation of the study using one years data yielded a skill score of .70 and a percentage correct of 89. Author
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