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SUBJECT:        Monthly Raob Data Report of Manual Quality Control


The Raob Report for October, compiled from the Raob Recap statements in the
SDM logs, which does not necessarily include data that were rejected by
automated computer generated quality control, indicates the following:

(1)  Reports from 32 U.S. stations (Blocks 72 and 74) were cited at least
once; 9 were cited at least twice; and 2 were cited at least three times.
Of those, the following were cited more than three times or had two or more no
reports:

                    STATION__ DEL BAS COR XRP EFL SHO TOTAL
                    74004/1Y7                       4    4

(2)  Reports from 35 stations in blocks 04, 70, 71, 76, 78 and 91 were cited
at least once; 20 were cited at least twice; and 10 were cited at least three
times.  Of those, the following were cited more than three times or had two or
more no reports:

                    STATION__ DEL BAS COR XRP EFL SHO TOTAL
                    76405/LAP                  30       30
                    76692/HYY   3              26       29
                    76654/MZL   2              25   1   28
                    76256/GYM   3              20   1   23*
                    91348/PNI   2              14       16
                    76679/MEX  10                       10
                    70350/ADQ   6                        6
                    91413/YAP   2               2   1    4*

Stations LAP, HYY, MZL, and GYM reported flight equipment failures throughout
the month.  Station PNI reported ground equipment failures from the 24th
through the 31st.  Station ADQ had several manual deletions of temperature
and moisture due to wet bulb effect/super-adiabatic lapse rate.


* The total differs from the sum of the itemized citations
  because of multiple citations in the same raob(s).


Citation Codes Key:
DEL  All or part of the raob was flagged for deletion.
BAS  A baseline hgt/station press error was corrected or purged.
COR  At least one correction other than baseline was made.
XRP  Station sent no report at all when one was required.
EFL  Equipment failure (codes 10142, 10144, 10158, etc.)
SHO  Raob flight was short; ie, to less than 400 mb.


This and related reports are available on the Web at . . .
http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/sib/qap/raobqc/