AERONAUTICS: Transcontinental Weather

The U. S. Weather Bureau began functioning last week to protect flying all the way across the continent. In a 400-mi. wide strip from Los Angeles to San Francisco to New York, 60 weather reporting stations have been organized. Day and night they report local meteorological conditions to collecting centres at Cleveland, Omaha, Salt Lake City, San Francisco. From these centres, every three hours, day and night, consolidated weather information on wind direction and velocity, temperature, dew point, air pressure, clouds, is broadcast to passing planes.


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