Category Archives: Wx

New ADDS

The government is getting around to updating the Aviation Digital Data Service, and AOPA has the story: “A design refresh of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Aviation Weather Center/Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) website will go live March 25. … Continue reading

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Cool Wx Research

The National Weather Service now has additional help from above. From AVweb: Southwest has installed water-vapor sensors on 87 of its 737s, and is sharing the data with the National Weather Service. “We have seen improvements in the capabilities for … Continue reading

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A Gift for the Aviator that has everything

I know it isn’t Thanksgiving yet, but it is never too early to start putting together your own Xmas list. Air Facts reviews “Weather Flying” and I think it’s made mine: “When Bob Buck’s book Weather Flying was released in … Continue reading

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How much do you want to know about Wx?

That’s what AOPA editor at large Thomas A. Horne asks in his latest blog post: “My whole idea behind Wx Watch is to provide a mix of practical information with occasional introductions to some advanced concepts. Concepts that can help … Continue reading

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The Nexrad Delay

J. Mac McClellan has an interesting post up on how Nexrad doesn’t always show the whole story: ” A Nexrad radar requires five to six minutes to complete a full 360 degree sweep depending on what mode the operator selects. … Continue reading

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Storm at Creve Coeur

This is a time lapse what hit the airport this weekend. It took off the roof of the Hollywood Casino a mile away: Find the link here.

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The Dryline

What’s that coming off the low pressure center in western Oklahoma and running across Texas? It’s called a Dryline. From the Meteorology Glossary: “The dryline is found all over the world. In the United States the dryline, which marks the … Continue reading

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Flight into a Snowstorm

With all our recent snow this is good timing to prepare for the unexpected. The Air Safety Foundation has a good presentation about what happened to a high-time pilot who flew into a snowstorm. You can find the presentation here.

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New Weather Website

Here’s a link to the new ADDS website. For weather briefings, it may be the new place to be. ADDS is a free public service produced by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) under sponsorship of the Federal Aviation … Continue reading

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Online Wx Tools for Pilots

Here’s another great entry from Air Facts: “Everyone has their list of favorite weather sites. Here is my top 10 list of useful weather websites that aren’t as well known as they should be (and they’re all free): 1. Graphical … Continue reading

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