Infantry Drills

A-58: Five Military Aspects of Weather

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A-58. The five military aspects of weather are visibility; winds; precipitation; cloud cover; and temperature and humidity. Consideration of the weather’s effects is an essential part of the leader’s mission analysis. The leader goes past observing to application. He determines how the weather will affect the visibility, mobility, and survivability of his unit and that of the enemy. He reviews his commander’s conclusions and identifies his own. He applies the results to the friendly and enemy COA he develops.

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