RUC Forecast Soundings
- These are forecasts of the atmospheric profile you can expect
at various flying sites at the actual time you will be flying. They are based on the RUC weather model from NOAA/NCEP and
are available for the following sites.
12Z Upper Air Sounding Sites
Currently I know of two sources for RAOB data. One is a cgi-form at
Wyoming. The other is at the Unisys weather server.
I've written some scripts which download the 12Z soundings every morning
and plot up the data in a form more intelligible to pilots than the
Stuve or SkewT plots. Tell me if you have any sites you'd like me to add.
Salt Lake City,
Dodge City KS,
Midland Regional TX,
700 mb forecasts
These are very useful for long range (day or two) forecast of soaring
condition. I like them for helping decide if it's worth going to the
Owen's for the weekend.
36 hr ,
of 700 mb maps. (Basically, you want to see a green or yellow spot
where you plan to fly.)
- In weather argot, but very informative.
- Winds Aloft Forecast
- Aviation Model Forecasts
- 700 mb maps plus more
- LA area weather
- Scripps Weather Page (SIO)
- Interesting stuff at Scripps Institute of Oceanography.
- NOAA Main Weather Page
- Climate Prediction
- Up to three month outlooks