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# HW1_090811 - NAME MSC 243 Homework 1 Due Tues 13 Sept 2011...

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NAME ____________________ MSC 243 Homework 1. Due Tues 13 Sept 2011. Fundamentals + Surface Station Data 1. Time It is important to know the time of the observation and forecast! They are usually issued in UTC, and converted by NWS to local time. Convert the following times: a. 0625 PDT 10 Sept = ____ EDT __ Sept b. 0115 UTC 10 Sept = ____ EDT __ Sept c. 0235 UTC 10 Sept = ____ MDT __ Sept d. 1845 EDT 11 Sept = ____ UTC __ Sept e. 0000 UTC 12 Sept = ____ EDT __ Sept 2. Temperature All METARS produce temperatures in Celsius. Try these conversions first in your head before running to the calculator. Round all answers to the nearest degree. (NOTE: No calculators will be allowed in exams) a.31.8C = ___ F b.4.1C = ___ F c. -2.9C = ___ F d.26 F = ___C e.68 F = ___C 3. METARS and Station Models Read through http://www.nws.noaa.gov/asos/ and the “What is ASOS?” link. I. Using the list of METAR reports on the next page, answer the following: a. Give the day and time (EDT) of the KFMY METAR. b. What are the cloud conditions (coverage and height) at KPBI? c. Which station(s) is/are reporting the highest temperature?

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