Accession Number:

ADA415555

Title:

Spring Regimes

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE WEATHER AGENCY OFFUTT AFB NE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-04-15

Pagination or Media Count:

157.0

Abstract:

This technical note presents a back-to-basics approach to forecasting the transitional weather system of spring. Although it is especially designed for new and inexperienced forecasters, it is an excellent review for all forecasters. As spring approaches, the CONUS becomes a battleground between cold winter-type air masses and warm summer-type air masses. This technical note presents synoptic patterns and regimes that routinely occur during the spring months Synoptic pattern recognition remains one of the most important considerations when producing a forecast and will help in determining if forecast model guidance is on track.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE