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Offline JPIFLY

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Favorite wx site
« on: November 16, 2006, 04:48:47 PM »
My girlfriend showed me this site.  She uses is all the time dispatching for an air cargo company.

http://www.dispatcher.org/brief/adfbrief.html

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Re: Favorite wx site
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2006, 06:28:25 PM »
Cool.  I use ADDS mostly and AOPA for radar.  Looks like ADF links mostly to ADDS anyway.
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Re: Favorite wx site
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2006, 10:53:06 PM »
ADDS and AOPA are good.  I tend to go to DUATS just because I'm used to it, and I try to have the radar display in front of me when I call FSS.  I still much prefer calling them if it's possible -- I want a live briefing with a real person, especially because it's still possible to get a local who knows the area well, and gives me better information as to trends, etc. 

Besides, that way I get statements like "WHOA!!!!  No, no, no!!  You don't want to go THERE....  it's UGLEEEEEEEEEEE over there!!"   ;D

That's one of my favorite briefings..  I responded, "HOW ugly?"  And he said, "Ooooh, uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-gleeeeeee!"  It was so funny.   :D   :D 
Don't make me come back there!!!!

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Re: Favorite wx site
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2006, 01:09:51 AM »
If you want a live briefing, and don't mind paying for it, the UV and Jeppesen weather departments are really good.  I used to work for both companies and the WX guys are real professionals.  The only problem is they will charge you a lot for the info!

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Re: Favorite wx site
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2006, 10:34:23 PM »
http://aawu.arh.noaa.gov/

Alaska Aviation Weather Unit
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Re: Favorite wx site
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2006, 08:37:40 AM »
http://aawu.arh.noaa.gov/

Alaska Aviation Weather Unit

Today was the first time I looked at it and the whole state wasn't an airmet!  ;)
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Re: Favorite wx site
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2006, 07:10:19 PM »
http://aawu.arh.noaa.gov/

Alaska Aviation Weather Unit

Today was the first time I looked at it and the whole state wasn't an airmet!  ;)
It's super CAVU today (NORTHERN, Cal.) with 0 wind, snow on the mountains, and temps in the low 60s----Perfect day for a $100 hamburger---and I'm flat on my butt with a cast on my foot----BAH!!!! :(

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Re: Favorite wx site
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2006, 05:41:01 AM »
Hey Fireflyr, sorry to hear about your wayward foot!!!!!!!   :-\

I hope your healing is fast and you're soon back to two-legged jigs!!   ;D

Enjoy the R & R if you can, and get back SOON to those $100 burger flights!!   ;)

Cheers!!!   8) 
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Re: Favorite wx site
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2006, 06:45:17 AM »
I have yet to get a briefing that doesn't include "Mountains obscured in clouds" in the state of Alaska :P
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Re: Favorite wx site
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2006, 08:52:03 AM »
I have yet to get a briefing that doesn't include "Mountains obscured in clouds" in the state of Alaska :P

Come on now, I've see a few days now where it was clear.  ;)

Granted, when you're going in every day, it's a lot easier to find those days.

This was the current METAR for Fairbanks when I came in today for the Nome flight...

PAFA 032153Z 00000KT 10SM SCT120 OVC150 M17/M19 A2975 RMK AO2 SLP091 ACSL DSNT E AND W T11671189

I had to look up ACSL.

Does anyone here know it without looking it up?  I knew what it was, but the abbreviation didn't click.
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Re: Favorite wx site
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2006, 05:18:41 PM »

Does anyone here know it without looking it up? I knew what it was, but the abbreviation didn't click.


Don't think any of us "flat-landers" will know that one.  Had to look it up myself.
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