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Features February 2015 Issue

Think Like A Forecaster

When the weather gets dicey, we might wonder what a forecaster would say. Wonder no more. We're gonna tell you how forecasters think to help you get the upper hand.

From a weather perspective, what makes a flight a no-go? Sometimes itís a simple glance at a stormy sky, an icing SIGMET, or winter weather warnings on the TV. But more often itís the TAF that calls the shots. Whether itís freezing rain, low ceilings, or a gusty crosswind, the buck stops with the TAF. That report comes straight from a highly qualified aviation forecaster at a local National Weather Service office and represents the best available predictions.

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