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U.S. Navy Meteorology and Oceanography Detachment Asheville, NC Officer in Charge LCDR Tony Boyter Technical Advisor Mr. Brian Wallace Est. 1952 Detachment.

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1 U.S. Navy Meteorology and Oceanography Detachment Asheville, NC Officer in Charge LCDR Tony Boyter Technical Advisor Mr. Brian Wallace Est Detachment Brief Over Fifty years of Cooperation and Service

2 Federal Climate Complex (FCC) Asheville, NC FNMOD(Navy) NCDC 14 th WS (Air Force) Share data and resources FCC

3 Mission Provide the best available climatological products, data and services to support the global operating forces of the Navy, Marine Corps and DoD.

4 1.Prepare and Distribute Climate Reference Information, Tailored Products, Mission Briefs, and Strategic Mission Planning Support (SMPS) products 2.Develop and Maintain Climatological Databases 3.Navy & USMC Observation Archive 4.Archive / Display METOC model output 5.Coordinate Marine Reanalysis Modeling projects (in support of #2) DETACHMENT FUNCTIONS

5 Navy Climatology Customers Navy Ships (Global) Transit Support Mission Planning Severe Weather Avoidance Navy Aircraft (Global) Mission Support Safety of Flight Operations Staff Planners (Global) Operational Planning Humanitarian Assistance War Plans Mishap Investigation Support Procurement (DC) Support new ship/sensor development

6 N S SW 15 kts Marine Summary for March North Sea 54°N – 001°E / 51.5°N – 004°E WINDSWAVESSKY CONDITION BKN/OVC 40-50% N S SW 5 ft W E Potential Impacts: -Visibility is reduced to 5 NM or less 30% of the time -Winds < 11 kts 40% of the time -Winds kts 15% of the time -Seas 3 ft 70% of the time -Seas 12 ft 10% of the time -Broken to Overcast low clouds prevail 40-50% of the time -Ceilings < 1,000 ft and/or Visibility < 5 NM 35-40% of the time -Ceilings < 300 ft and/or Visibility < 1 NM 10% of the time -Precipitation occurs 15% of the time -Expect as few as 2-3 storms to affect the OPAREA. TEMPERATURE AIR SST 43°F 42°F 100°F 90°F 80°F 70°F 60°F 50°F 40°F 30°F 20°F W E

7 MAY Air Temperature: 84°F SST: 85°F Winds: W 07kts Precip (%): 15% Seas: 3ft Cig <1K ft: 5% Vis < 5M (%): 5% JUNE Air Temperature: 80°F SST: 80°F Winds: SW 08kts Precip (%): 20% Seas: 3ft Cig <1K ft: 20% Vis < 5M (%): 5% JUNE Air Temperature: 70°F SST: 73°F Winds: SE 12kts Precip (%): 5% Seas: 3-4ft Cig <1K ft: 15% Vis < 5M (%): 5% MAY Air Temperatures: North of 20N: 65°F South of 20N: 82°F SST: North of 20N: 65°F South of 20N: 84°F Winds: NNW 13kts Precip (%): 5% Seas: 4ft Cig <1K ft: 10% Vis < 5M (%): 5% Southern track Northern track Tropical Cyclone track (June-Avg Is 2 storms) USN Transit Brief

8 Prepared by FLENUMMETOC DET Asheville February Marine Summary Area: 27.00N – E / 29.00N – E NORTHERN ROUTE Impacts: - Ceiling < 3500ft and visibility < 3NM occurs 1% of the time. - Expect no tropical cyclones during this FORECAST period. Flight Level Winds: (5K) W kts(20K) W kts (10K) W kts(30K) W kts MEAN TEMPERATURE Air Sea 66°F 68°F 100°F 90°F 80°F 70°F 60°F 50°F 40°F 30°F 20°F SKY CONDITION WAVES W NW 7-9 ft N E S WINDS W NW kts N E S Forecast LegPort Visit Broken Clouds

9 April Expect Waves 12 ft 3% of the time Expect Winds 35 kts 1% of the time Expect to lose 1 U/W days Narrative Information: Winds over the Western Philippine Sea have little impact on operations. Forecast (Predominant conditions): Winds: ktsWaves: 5-7 ftTropicals: 0 <5 U/W days lost 5-7 U/W days lost >7 U/W days lost

10 Land Areas: Afghanistan Albania Canada Dem. Rep. Congo Djibouti Indonesia Iran Iraq Kashmir Kenya Marine Areas: Standardized Basin Briefs Arabian Sea / Gulf JTFEXLANT Oparea JTFEXPAC Oparea Red Sea/Gulf of Aden Gulf of Aden / Oman Mediterranean Sea Yellow Sea Sea of Japan Andaman Sea Laccadive Sea Gulf of Thailand Straits of Taiwan Strait of Malacca South America Transit Climatology Packages Available Korea Liberia Lebanon Mexico Philippines Spratly Islands Syria Taiwan United States Venezuela

11 Contacting Us Mailing address: Officer in Charge Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Detachment Federal Building, Room Patton Avenue Asheville, NC Internet URL: https://navy.ncdc.noaa.gov SIPRNET URL: Telephone: (828) , (828) STU-III: (828) Facsimile: (828)


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