High Times In the Cities. Weather Monday 4th, 2013, 333PM Eastern

Currently each Major Coast Line has 1032mb High Pressure Systems.   As a result the weather is pretty nice if not  a little cool over the Eastern part of the country.  Stuck in the middle with is a somewhat stationary front that is causing a bit of weather across the Mississippi Valley.

http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/basicwx/98f.gif

http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/90fwbg.gif

The TAF (Terminal Area Forecast) is the forecast generated for a city and usually associated with an airport.    For example STL – St. Louis,  Missouri or KTSL.   These codes are generated for locations around the world.  

http://aviationweather.gov/adds/tafs/

http://www.airport-data.com/world-airports/icao-code/A.html

The top link provides weather for flying operations along with the TAF and includes icing,  turbulence and convective conditions.  The one below you can find the ICAO (city codes) for around the world.   Using the first link you simply type in the four letter ICAO.  

http://www.met.tamu.edu/class/metar/quick-metar.html

The site listed above gives you what the codes mean and a fuller understanding of what forecasters do and how extensive the knowledge to produce a reliable enroute and Terminal Area Forecast.

KMSP 041953Z 24015G18KT 10SM SCT015 BKN020 OVC027 08/06 A2987 RMK AO2 RAE1856 SLP120 P0000 T00830056

Minnesota TAF — 

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This chart gives one a graphical representation of weather,  in this case,  turbulence from 10,000-45,000 feet.

http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/medr/9mh.gif

This is for Sunday,  this coming weekend and depicts frontal zones, pressure systems and other surface conditions.  Isobars represent lines of equal pressure zones and where the lines are close together the winds will always be high.

 KBUY   GFS MOS GUIDANCE   11/04/2013  1200 UTC                      
 DT /NOV   4/NOV   5                /NOV   6                /NOV   7 
 HR   18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 06 12 
 N/X                    33          57          41          68    50 
 TMP  52 52 43 39 37 36 36 47 53 57 49 46 44 43 43 56 65 67 59 53 52 
 DPT  27 25 27 26 27 28 29 30 35 39 43 43 41 41 41 47 47 47 50 51 51 
 CLD  CL CL CL FW BK BK OV SC BK BK BK BK BK OV OV BK SC BK OV OV OV 
 WDR  04 04 04 04 03 03 02 03 04 05 03 04 04 05 05 05 13 16 14 00 24 
 WSP  07 06 03 03 03 03 04 06 06 06 03 02 02 02 02 04 04 05 01 00 02 
 P06         0     0     1     1     1     1     6     3     7  9 30 
 P12                     2           2           6           7    32 
 Q06         0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0  0  0 
 Q12                     0           0           0           0     0 
 T06      0/ 4  0/ 0  0/ 0  0/ 3  0/ 2  0/ 4  0/ 2  0/ 6  0/ 1  1/ 1 
 T12            0/ 4        0/ 4        0/ 4        0/ 6     0/ 2    
 POZ   0  0  1  5  5  3  3  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 
 POS   0  1  0  0  3 11  9  0  0  1  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 
 TYP   R  R  R  R  R  R  R  R  R  R  R  R  R  R  R  R  R  R  R  R  R 
 SNW                     0                       0                 0 
 CIG   8  8  8  8  8  8  8  8  7  8  8  8  8  8  1  8  8  8  8  5  1 
 VIS   7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  6  5  7  7  7  7  5  4 
 OBV   N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N BR BR  N  N  N  N BR BR 
                                                                     
Can you figure out who this weather forecast is for? And maybe the highs
and lows for a given date?

Meteorologist Larry Olson
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