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Posted by Stan Benjamin on 8 Nov 99, 18:23 MT, in response to UVV question, posted by Dennis Eckert on 8 Nov 99, 16:20 MT
The vertical velocities (UVV) are in microbars/second, a pressure-based vertical velocity. However, 1 microbar/second is very close to 1 cm/second (but with the sign reversed). So -10 microbars/s would be equal to 10 cm/s, which would be about 20 ft/min, I think. Keep in mind that the RUC/MAPS or other atmospheric model products will not catch local updrafts and downdrafts which could be much more intense.
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