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Old 10-28-2007, 03:41 PM   #1
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What website does everyone use for weather reports for flying ?
I am looking for something a little more detailed than Intellecast??

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Old 10-28-2007, 03:48 PM   #2
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I like this cuz it's a plug in for firefox (always on). Maybe others have the same capability?
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:58 PM   #3
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:03 PM   #4
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Now if you really want an accurate forecast There is one with a rock if its swinging its windy if it's wet it's raining Etc etc cause sure as He.. you listen to the weather man and ,well lets just say how can the farmers almanac predict months in advance and they with all their equipment couldn't tell you if the sun was shining and they where standing out in it.Yeah the weather forecasters surely peeve me off!!
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Old 10-28-2007, 05:16 PM   #5
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FWIW, If you want the best forecast available take advantage of the Nav Canada site as used by full size fliers.

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1. Click the METAR/TAF button;
2. Recommend click the “Plain Language” radio button;
3. Enter the four letter airport code(s) of a nearby areodrome(s) (There is an on line lookup);
4. Click :Get the bulletins.

Clicking the Plain Language button provides both coded and decoded forecast information.

Aerodrome code Examples: Toronto CYYZ, Hamilton CYHM, London CYXU. A number of codes may be entered at once with a space between each.

METAR reports are actual observed weather at specifically listed times in UTC format (Zulu, GMT). These will help provide trend information.

TAF reports are forecast conditions for specific time frames, listed in UTC format.

METAR’s are deadly accurate! TAF’s are like any other forecast, a forecaster’s best guess, but, better than most.

Some aerodromes have automated reporting for METAR information, example Kitchener ON, CYKF. Bear in mind that automated equipment looks only in specific directions, including straight up. It only reports what is happening in these specific locations. In other words, if there is a “sucker hole” directly overhead, it will report a clear sky. There may, in fact, be serious cloud all around. It’s best to use a manned location if at least one is available nearby.
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Old 10-28-2007, 06:27 PM   #6
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NAVCANADA is great, if you can read METARS and TAF's (not as hard as you would think, once you learn to speak pilot) the grafical area forcasts are good too.

used them yesterday, went out and turned some avgas into noise.
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