Forecast Aids for Predicting Tropical Cyclone Associated Gusts and Sustained Winds for Agana, Hong Kong, Kadena and Misawa.
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Forecasts aids for predicting wind conditions when tropical cyclones pass within 360 n mi of a station are provided for Agana, Hong Kong, Kadena and Misawa. A circle with a 360 n mi radius, which was centered on each station, was divided into 71 equal area segments. Data sets consisting of the ratios of station wind values to tropical cyclone center wind values were developed. Computed ratio wind values were then assigned to the grid areas designated by the position of the tropical cyclone center. Values of mean and maximum gust ratios for two intensity classifications of the tropical cyclones were analyzed to produce the forecast aids for the stations.