An Empirical Method of Forecasting Thunderstorms for the White Sands Missile Range.
ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J
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An empirical method for forecasting the occurrence of thunderstorms at White Sands Missile Range has been developed and tested during 1974 and 1975. The theoretical foundation and the actual application of the method are presented in this report. This forecast aid is easily adaptable to operational forecasting. The method can also be computerized if desired. Inputs of moisture and instability are used to arrive at a probability for the occurrence of a thunderstorm. The procedure behind this forecast method is believed to be universally applicable to forecasting thunderstorms at other locations in arriving at analogous probability categories.