This paper presents an objective method of forecasting advective stratus and other low clouds during the summer months in the McChord-Seattle area. A relationship is shown between the 1630P pressure at North Bend, Oregon and Seattle, Washington, and the inland movement of stratus and the occurrence of other low clouds. Higher 1630P pressure at North Bend, beginning at a critical positive difference, favors the occurrence of low clouds the following day; higher 1630P pressure at Seattle, at a critical negative difference, favors clear skies or fog formation, with higher values reaching 100% verification.

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