Originally Posted by SeeTheUSA
Remember how many launches were started . . . stopped . . . delayed . . . rescheduled . . . and then all over again, and maybe again, because of the fickled weather? I think even those NASA crackerjack weather scientists would say the weather prediction game is an illusive one.
your logic is good but has one minor flaw.. Do you know how far in advance those launches are scheduled? Weather forecasting is part art part science, As "The Hour" approaches it becomes more and more science and more and more precise, but if you are trying to predict the weather say 1-2 YEARS from now... Well I can make some General predictions based on history.. (Or rather I could if I had the historical chart on hand, which I no longer do). but I can not tell you what it is going to be like at 3pm on Jan 20th 2016... And I doubt anyone can.
But NASA can tell you if they have a launch set for that date.
So you are talking more about the grinding of bureaucratic wheels than the science of weather prediction.
If it is scheduled to launch on Jan 20, 2016 you can bet it will be on the pad, and ready to go, weather permitting it will go.