Plain English TAFs


#1

One may find worthy of bookmarking.

aviationweather.gov/products/afd/

Click on region of interest and TAF discussion will display below map.

I found Norman OK interesting in forecasting airport closures.

(EXTRACTED FROM FXUS64 KOUN 081139)
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
539 AM CST TUE FEB 8 2011
STRENGTHENING LOW PRESSURE… NOW CENTERED OVER N NM… WILL SHIFT S AND SE TODAY AND TONIGHT. THIS WILL CAUSE RAPID DETERIORATION IN AS THE POSITION OF THE LOW CHANGES… WIND DIRECTIONS ACROSS OK/N TX WILL SHIFT GRADUALLY FROM E/SE TO N/NE… AND WINDS WILL GENERALLY INCREASE IN SPEED. A MAJOR WINTER STORM IS EXPECTED TO AFFECT ALL OUR TAF SITES THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. ALTHOUGH CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE FROM WEST TO EAST ON WEDNESDAY… MOST AIRPORTS IN OK ARE LIKELY TO BE CLOSED… AT LEAST IN THE MORNING… DUE TO DRIFTING/DRIFTED SNOW.


#2

Somebody in another forum shared this with me.

wxweb.meteostar.com/disc/

Click on the state for the internal meterological discussions for that state.


#3

Alan:
And, they did not miss the forecast. NW AR has up to 24 inches in some localities (KXNA) on open ground this morning, and some snow still coming. News station says this one event is equal to 3 years of average snowfall for the area. Wow, this global warming is stange stuff! :laughing: