Weather to Fly

Use the WEATHER TO FLY system to learn what weather conditions to look for when planning your flight. The following links provide enhanced interpretation of weather data and a basis for further exploration. Also, call 1-800.WX-Brief for an FAA pre-flight briefing.

NOTE: Almost all weather observations and predictions originate from NWS.NOAA.gov and are interpreted for a number of different applications. AviationWeather.gov is where most aviation forecasts originate and are derived from. Basics for weather in the US are Wind.

OVERALL WEATHER – The Big Picture

Fronts, Pressure Systems, Isobars (Weather Systems)

Winds – Surface to Jet Stream

Satellite Views – Clouds & Air Masses

LOCAL WEATHER CONDITIONS

Use the following to drill down to specifics for your area

Winds, Moisture, Stability and Barometer

Basic Local Forecast

Stability and Winds

FAA RECOMMENDED WEATHER RESOURCES
and NATIONAL AIRSPACE

OTHER WEATHER RESOURCES

  • Listen to NOAA weather radio 162.55 / 162.400 / 162.475 Mhz
  • Call 1-800-WX-Brief (1-800-992-7433) for weather, NOTAMS, flight planning
  • DUATS (Digital User Access Terminal Service) 1-800-767-9989
  • Watch the weather channel.
  • Watch your local TV weather information.
  • Call others who may be looking at Weather to Fly information, to compare notes.
  • Make sure to watch the Weather To Fly for Sport Pilots with Paul Hamilton.

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