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STS-106 LAUNCH WEATHER FORECAST

KSC contact: George H. Diller

ISSUED: Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000
VALID:    Friday, Sept. 8, 2000  8:45 a.m. EDT

Synopsis:  Surface high pressure to the north will create an on-shore
low
level flow.  This will bring a chance of low cloud ceilings and coastal
rainshowers.

At the 8:45 a.m. launch time on Friday:

Clouds:  4/8 - 6/8 scattered to broken cumulus/stratocumulus clouds
              3,000 - 7,000 feet

              3/8 scattered cirrus
              25,000 - 28,000 feet

Visibility:  7 miles

Wind at Launch Pad:  NNE at 8-12 knots   SLF:  N at 5 - 10 knots

Temperature:  74 degrees    Dewpoint: 69 degrees

Relative Humidity:  82%

Weather concerns:  Chance of coastal rainshowers
                                   Chance of low cloud ceiling

Probability of weather prohibiting launch: 40%
24-hour scrub:  40%
48-hour scrub:  30%

Solid Rocket Booster Recovery Area
Winds:  NE/17-22 knots    Seas:  7-9 feet   Water Temperature:  84
degrees


Sunrise:  7:05 a.m.   Sunset:  7:36 p.m.

Launch Forecast by USAF45th Wx Squadron, Cape Canaveral Air Force
Station
SLF Forecast by NOAA-NWS Space Flight Meteorology Group, Houston

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