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Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by Let'sgoflying!, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. Let'sgoflying!

    Let'sgoflying! Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Did anyone read about the 'new' longer range forecasting for aviation in IFR mag.? "FOrecast US product #14" at
    http://weather.unisys.com/mos/meteogram/
    and other places... click on the nearest terminal area to you.
    They describe it as a longer range TAF which goes out 2 1/2 days. It will be interesting to see how useful it becomes... warning, more codes to learn.
     
  2. n741dm

    n741dm Pre-Flight

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    I guess I'm suspicious about the ability for "longer range" TAF's at this point. My experience here in the Northwest is that they are lucky to come close with the current ones... only exception being when we have an unusually stable airmass off the coast such as we've had the past couple of weeks.

    I'm thinking this may be pretty area specific, what do you think?
     
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    As bad as the current forecasts are here in San Antonio, I can't possibly see that these things will be very accurate. I actually find that the best forecasts here are the ones 4-5 days out, and the next 12 hours.

    If you look hard right now, you can pull together a picture of the weather. I really like the forecast discussions that NWS produces. They give you some insight to "second guess" the weather guy...
     
  4. Let'sgoflying!

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    Copy that, Don.
    Bill, where are these discussions?
     
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    Dave, here's the link to the NWS site for San Antonio:

    http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ifps/MapClick.php?MapType=3&site=ewx&CiTemplate=1&map.x=225&map.y=154

    In the lower right, there are "Additional Forecasts and Information". Look for the link called "Forecast Discussion".

    There's a similar section for other forecast offices, too.

    Here's Marfa:

    http://www.srh.noaa.gov/data/forecasts/TXZ080.php?warncounty=TXC377&city=Marfa

    Look for the Forecast Discussion link.
     
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    Thanks Bill.... from SSF
    and Dan........ from SFF.
     
  7. Gary Sortor

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    I took a look at the Unisys forecasting tool and was very impressed. We'll see how good the forecasts are!