Category Archives: Wx

Aerial Photography You Have to See

As someone who has spent a lot of time looking at aviation photos online, I thought I’d seen some pretty cool images. Then I found The Aerial Horizon. They are a series of pictures like you’ve never seen before. See … Continue reading

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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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