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2014 Oct 31] Experimental CDM Convective Guidance
New experimental "CDM Convective Forecast Planning guidance" product available 31 Oct. CDM stands for Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) which is a joint FAA and Airline industry initiative aimed at improving air traffic flow management through increased information exchange among aviation community stakeholders.
PNS is available here.
2014 Oct 07] CIP/FIP ADDS display updated to 13km
The new 13km CIP and FIP output is now available on ADDS. The new 13km output uses the native 13km RAP model input as opposed to a degraded 20km output used over the last two years. This also uses native resolution radar data which results in slightly less coverage of icing potential and SLD in areas of thunderstorm activity. Forecasts from FIP have also been extended from 12 to 18 hours.
2014 Aug 05] NWS joins FAA-AOPA "Got Weather" educational campaign
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS)has joined the FAA and the general aviation community’s eight month Got Weather?
national safety campaign. NOAA’s NWS delivers consistent, timely, and accurate weather information for both domestic and international airspace from three specialized aviation weather offices – Aviation Weather Center, Alaska Aviation Weather Unit and the Weather Forecast Office in Honolulu, HI. Aviation weather experts at these offices provide forecasts of aviation hazards such as icing, turbulence, and convection. Advisories, forecasts and other weather information is available through a wide-variety of sources, including the popular Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) website, “one-stop shopping” at the “Standard Briefing” webpage on ADDS links many of NOAA’s aviation weather products.