This AC explains U.S. aviation weather products and services. It provides details when necessary for interpretation and to aid usage. This publication supplements its companion manual, AC 00-6, Aviation Weather, which documents weather theory and its application to aviation. The objective of this AC is to bring the pilot and operator up-to-date on new and evolving weather information and capabilities to help plan a safe and efficient flight, while also describing the traditional weather products that remain.
This most recent change adds guidance and information on Graphical Forecast for Aviation (GFA), Localized Aviation Model Output Statistics (MOS) Program (LAMP), Terminal Convective Forecast (TCF), Polar Orbiting Environment Satellites (POES), Low-Level Wind Shear Alerting System (LLWAS), and Flight Path Tool graphics. It also updates guidance and information on Direct User Access Terminal Service (DUATS II), Telephone Information Briefing Service (TIBS), and Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR). This change removes information regarding Area Forecasts (FA) for the Continental United States (CONUS).