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The Current Icing Product (CIP) and Forecast Icing Potential (FIP) are computer-generated three-dimensional analyses of information related to the likelihood of encountering icing conditions. This information is available for the 48 contiguous United States, much of Canada and Mexico, and their respective coastal waters.
The CIP/FIP graphics suite is automatically produced with no human modifications. Information on the graphics is determined from observational data including WSR-88D radar, satellite, pilot weather reports, surface weather reports, lightning and Numerical Weather Prediction model output.
CIP/FIP graphics may be used as a higher-resolution supplement to AIRMETs and SIGMETs, but not as a substitute for the icing severity and other information they provide. CIP/FIP are authorized for use as an unrestricted, supplementary weather product. See Help Page 4 for a definition of these terms.
The Icing Page contains 4 major sections: