April 2016 Issue

Replacing Area Forecasts

The new, experimental graphical forecast for aviation, which replaces the text-based area forecast, puts a powerful tool in a Web browser near you. But it still has some bugs.

The National Weather Service (NWS) recently rolled out its solution to ending area forecasts, which is available for use right now on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrationís (NOAA) experimental website. According to the NOAA/NWS product description, the graphical forecasts for aviation (GFA) are intended to replace the textual FA for the continental U.S.

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