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Mars Polar Lander Launch Forecast

January 2, 1998

The weather forecast for the Mars Polar Lander launch on January 3, 1999, is not favorable. There a 70% chance of NOT meeting the weather launch criteria due to clouds and showers from a cold front expected to be in the Cape Canaveral area. The temperature is expected to be 70 degrees F with humidity at 80%. The chances for launch for the first three days of the Mars Polar Lander launch window based on current weather forecasts are:

January 3, 1999 - 30%
January 4, 1999 - 60%
January 5, 1999 - 80%

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