Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Shuttle Forecast

At this point in the game, NASA is only giving Space Shuttle Atlantis a 40% chance of a "go" on Friday, at 11:26 am. Chances of better weather increase on both Saturday and Sunday, as somewhat drier air will filter into Cape Canaveral. This space shuttle launch is the last one ever scheduled.

What is happening is a wave of tropical moisture is moving around a periphery of a ridge of high pressure. The added moisture is the reason for the increased chance of precipitation. Thunderstorms will generally form closer to the coast and move their way inland.  

Synoptic Scenario

Chances of Launch:
Friday: 40%
Saturday: 50%
Sunday: 60%

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