You may also want to think about misplaced commas and quotation marks. I have reformatted your hash to make it easier for me to read (sorry, I have single style dyslexia)
my %switch_hash =
'01-AUG-02' => 1,
'03-AUG-02' => 3,#<-- Do you need this comma?
'4-AUG-02' => 1,
'6-AUG-02' => 2, #<-- Do you need this comma?
'Atlanta II' => #<-- Do you need quotation marks here?
'1-AUG-02' => 1,
'2-AUG-02' => 3,
'3-AUG-02' => 1,
'4-AUG-02' => .25, #<-- Do you need this comma?
}, #<-- Do you need this comma?
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