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August 1, 2014

Weathering the weather

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

Staff Sgt. Jarad Guerrero-Salinas, 57th Operations Support Squadron shift supervisor, and Master Sgt. Adam D’Anthony, 57th OSS airfield weather support NCO in charge, discuss a thunderstorm and its severity July 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Weather forecasters are tasked with resource protection, which includes providing watches, warnings and advisories for the base.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

Staff Sgt. Jarad Guerrero-Salinas, 57th Operations Support Squadron shift supervisor, observes a thunderstorm using a Gibson Ridge Radar July 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Gibson Ridge Radars are used to predict possible thunderstorms, precipitation and how severe they are.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

Master Sgt. Adam D’Anthony, 57th Operations Support Squadron airfield weather support NCO in charge, checks an AN/FMQ-19, Automatic Metrological Station July 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The FMQ-19 is an automated weather observation device that provides 24-hour weather observations for the base.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

Capt. Tyler West, 57th Operations Support Squadron weather flight commander, explains weather forecasters’ mission July 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Weather forecasters are instrumental in providing warfighters with the most accurate mission execution forecast for not only the base, but the ranges as well.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam

Tech. Sgt. Judd Porter, 57th Operations Support Squadron mission integration NCO in charge, checks the weather using a Kestrel 4000 July 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Kestrel 4000 is a portable weather observing device.

 

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Master Sgt. Adam D’Anthony, 57th Operations Support Squadron airfield weather support NCO in charge, checks a Tactical Meteorological Set July 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The TMQ-53 measures wind speed, direction, temperature, dew point, atmospheric pressure, visibility and is utilized in deployed environments.




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