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Statewide Automated Weather Observation Systems: Weather Services Available To Pilots & Non-Pilots Alike

by Michael Hartell Navigation Systems Supervisor MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 I started learning how to fly back in 1981–82. One of the things I remember most was trying to understand weather. I … Continue reading

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Determining Cloud Tops

Using the Metar at an appropriate airport, first get the temperature. In this example, KOSC. Oscoda, Michigan. KOSC 090216Z AUTO 31010KT 10SM -SN SCT039 OVC050 M08/M11 A2985 The temperature is -8C. Then go to the ADDS.GOV website, and the satellite … Continue reading

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