WxTalk Webinar #30


Webinar #30 - Friday, May 2,  2014

Aviation Meteorology:  All you ever wanted to know . . . topics from what causes clear air turbulence to how airports’ traffic flow is impacted by weather.

Mike Bardou
Lead Forecaster/Aviation Program Leader
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville
Romeoville, IL


Robb Kaczmarek
National Weather Service Aviation Meteorologist
NOAA/NWS/Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center
Aurora, IL


NWS meteorologists Mike Bardou and Robb Kaczmarek will discuss some of the weather factors which result in hazards to aviation.  This will include a brief discussion of aircraft icing and turbulence from a perspective that you may not be familiar with.  They will also discuss how different weather parameters impact commercial air travel, as well as how conditions at one airport can affect air travel across the country.

View the Webinar by clicking here: http://youtu.be/UDxuzx-_6Wg

View Mike and Robb's
presentation slides


National Weather Service
(You can drill down to get NWS in your local area and if you drill down further to within a town/county view.. at the bottom right you will see the “hourly weather graph” and get hourly data.)

Wind data - Surface and Aloft
http://www.aviationweather.gov/windtemp/plot (viewing winds)
http://www.aviationweather.gov/windtemp (another option, wind data aloft)

Surface weather maps
(regional weather maps) (change location … Select ARTCC Map)

NWS online weather school