Minot AFB Wind Study
AIR FORCE ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS CENTER SCOTT AFB IL
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This report documents the development and evaluation of 11 algorithms for forecasting gusty northwest winds at Minot AFB, ND. Six of the algorithms used pressure gradients between Dickinson, ND, and Portage la Prairie, Canada, and between Glasgow, MT, and Yorkton, Canada. The other five used the 850 or 700 mb wind over Glasgow, MT. One of the algorithms was found to have skill in forecasting gusty winds and was recommended for operational use.
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