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Delta Air Lines Meteorology. Department Information. Began in 1960 12 Meteorologists 2-3 Meteorologists on-shift every hour, every day 1 Surface Forecaster 1-2 Upper Air Forecasters Weather data from WSI and the NWS. Primary Customers. Flight Control and OCC Flight Operations

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department information
Department Information
  • Began in 1960
  • 12 Meteorologists
  • 2-3 Meteorologists on-shift
      • every hour, every day
      • 1 Surface Forecaster
      • 1-2 Upper Air Forecasters
  • Weather data from WSI and the NWS

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primary customers
Primary Customers
  • Flight Control and OCC
  • Flight Operations
  • In-Flight
  • Stations
  • De-Icing Operators

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upper air products
Upper Air Products

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upper air hazards
Upper Air Hazards

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metro alert example
Metro Alert Example

SE1 031908-041500

******* SOUTH CENTRAL REGION ******

OVR MS-GA-SC-NC..FM SJI-MCN-CAE-RDU..

100NM WIDE LINE OF LGT-MDT TURBC AT FL340-390/TROP MOVG SE 10KTS.

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flight planning message example
Flight Planning Message Example

** NORTH ATLANTIC EBND FLT PLANNING MSG - 14 NOV 08 **

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1. COLD TEMPS..ERN TRACKS-EUROPE (FL370-390)..SEE MAP

/

2. RTES/FLS..

COASTAL NEW ENGLAND: SUGG AOB FL320..NBFL LOWER.

OVR SERN CANADA: SUGG FL340-360..NBFL HIGHER.

TRACKS/SRN RANDOMS (32-20W): SUGG FL310-340..NBFL HIGHER.

OVR WRN EUR: MIN COST..NBFL HIGHER.

SCANDINAVIA/ERN EUROPE/WRN RUSSIA: SUGG 270-340..NBFL HIGHER.

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3. ETPS..

YYT/YQX/YJT/YYR..USEABLE. KEF/TER..USEABLE.

DUB/GLA..USEABLE. TRD/OSL..USEABLE.

LIS..USEABLE.

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sigmets
Sigmets
  • BICC 071315 BIRD SIGMET 02 VALID 071315/071615 BIRK- BIRD
  • REYKJAVIK CTA MOD OCNL SEV TURB OBS AT 1300Z AND FCST WI N61
  • W026 - N61 W018 - N6230 W018 - N6230 W026 FL290/350 MOV E 25KT
  • NC
  • RESPONSE
  • METR-3
  • **REFERENCE BIRD SIGMET 02**
  • /
  • PIREPS: NO REPORTS OF SEVERE TURBC RCVD..
  • /
  • BASED ON LATEST DATA..SEVERE TURBC NOT XPCD W/I SIGMET AREA
  • ..OCNL MDT PSBL W/I FLS 290-340 THIS AREA THRU THE PERIOD
  • /
  • (FRASCA/1328Z)..
  • M33 9EE020 071350 FRASCA

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current text distribution
Current Text Distribution

Meteorologist

types forecast

Main Frame

Dispatcher

Queue

Flight’s Metro

Briefing Message

Flights

Affected

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upper air meteorologists
Upper Air Meteorologists

Monitors:

PIREPS – for icing and turbulence

Volcano Activity

Suggests:

Smoothest Flight Levels

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surface desk
Surface Desk
  • Normal Operations:
    • 12 hour shifts
    • 3 Shift change briefings with stations
    • Dispatcher Briefings
    • Planning briefs for the week/weekend
    • TAFs
    • 3x daily conference call w/NWS(FFC), CWSU
  • Irregular Operations (IROPS):
    • Provide additional products for
      • Tropical activity
      • Major snow storms

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surface products
Surface Products

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taf cities
TAF Cities

LGA, JFK, EWR

BOS

SLC

CVG

PHL

DELTA TAF CITIES

DCA, IAD, BWI

LAX

ATL

MCO

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delta taf example
Delta TAF Example
  • TERMINAL FORECAST
  • ATL DL 231405 AMD 02 VALID 231405-240400 UTC
  • FM231400 09010KT 2SM -RA FG OVC003 TEMPO 1SM -RA FG
  • FM232000 17010KT 2SM -RA FG OVC008
  • FM232200 29010KT 5SM -RA OVC010
  • FM240000 31012KT 7SM OVC015
  • DISCUSSION – LOW CIGS WILL IMPROVE AFTER FRONT MOVES THRU AND WINDS BECOME WESTERLY.
  • Extra fuel and alternates are needed when clouds are below 1000ft or visibility is below 2SM or thunderstorms are forecast.

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taf exemption 8575
TAF Exemption - 8575
  • - Reduces requirement for destination alternate
  • - Ceiling and visibility requirement of 1,000ft and 2SM
  • - Must maintain at least CAT I or CAT II approach capability
  • ATL
  • FM131100 VRB03KT 7SM SCT250
  • FM131600 15005KT 7SM BKN200
  • FM132300 16005KT 7SM OVC080
  • FM140300 16006KT 5SM -RA OVC040
  • FM140700 17006KT 3SM -RA OVC015
  • FM141400 21006KT 4SM -RA OVC018

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crosswinds dca
Crosswinds - DCA

Runway 04/22: 4911 feet

Runway 15/33: 5204 feet

Runway 01/19: 6869 feet

Our aircraft fleet generally prefers 5500ft.

Leaves operation on Runway 01/19

Strong winds from the west or east cause crosswind issues.

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DCA

KDCA

130539Z 1306/1406 30015G30KT P6SM SKC FM131200 30014G25KT P6SM SKC

FM131500 31016G30KT P6SM FEW050

FM132100 32014G22KT P6SM SCT050 SCT090

FM140000 34010KT P6SM SCT090

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deicing chart
Deicing Chart

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Deicing Chart

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hurricane chart
Hurricane Chart

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Deicing Chart

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delta meteorology provides
Delta Meteorology Provides:
  • Flight Planning System uses GFS Wind forecast.
  • Back-up source is UKMO.
  • Also Supply:
        • Radar
        • Satellite
        • Lightning
        • Charts
        • Text Data (METARS, TAFS, SIGMETS, etc)

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AFDs
  • Other products used:
  • MOS guidance
  • ADDS page (java METAR display)
  • CCFP discussions
  • Clickable map
  • Used in planning forecasts
  • 3 day/5 day long range
  • Verbal briefings

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Common Questions

My weather radar/decing became inop. Can I continue to my destination?

Will that broken line of thunderstorms become solid?

What does that unusual code in the TAF/METAR mean?

What is the best alternate?

What do you think about the SIGMET?

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northwest meteorology
Northwest Meteorology
  • Provides weather support for the following customers: Continental, Southwest, KLM, Alaska, Mesaba, Pinnacle, Compass, Micronesia and ExpressJet.
  • Products for internal and external customers include:
    • 40-45 Scheduled TAFS
    • TAFS on request
    • Graphical Charts
    • Turbulence Warnings
    • Verbal Briefings with Dispatchers
    • Deicing Charts

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