Thursday, May 15, 2008

RE Flagstaff Sounding Previous Post

The bad sounding shown for Flagstaff was apparently due to the following:

Data were missing for for a short period.

Operator interpolated data for the missing period.

A saturated point was interpolated with T/Td spread shown as //

The NCAR Rap sounding decoder did not interpret the // correctly,
producing the very strange sounding on their web page.

The decoders at Wyoming and SPC plotted the data correctly.

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