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SUBJECT:        Monthly Raob Data Report of Manual Quality Control


The Raob Report for November, 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 27 U.S. stations (Blocks 72 and 74) were cited at least
once; 11 were cited at least twice; and 4 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
                    72215/FFC                   4        4
                    72558/OAX                   4        4

Stations OAK and FFC reported ground equipment failures.  Station OAK reported
them on the 1st and 2nd of November, and station FFC reported them on the 27th
and 28th of November. 

(2)  Reports from 46 stations in blocks 04, 70, 71, 76, 78 and 91 were cited
at least once; 25 were cited at least twice; and 14 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
                    78384/GCM                  38       38
                    76394/MTY  15                   1   16
                    70200/OME   1              14       15
                    70398/ANN                  10   1   11
                    70308/SNP   3               6        9
                    70026/BRW                   6        6
                    70326/AKN                   5        5
                    71722/YMW   4   1                    4*
                    71945/YYE   4   1                    5

Stations GCM, OME, BRW, SNP and AKN reported ground equipment failures at various
times throughout the month.  Station ANN reported power failures from the 25th
through 30th.  Deletions at stations YMW were due to super-adiabatic lapse rates.
Station YYE deletions were due to a combination of super-adiabatic lapse rates
and high heights.  There were numerous deletions at station MTY for high heights,
as well.  Finally, all deletions at station SNP were due to strong winds. 


* 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/pmb/qap/raobqc/