My Personal Collection of WX Links:
Not Lockheed Martin, but Not Bad Either

10:52 PM

Tonight at a great party of the Lane County chapter of the Oregon Pilot's Association, a good friend of mine who is a student pilot asked what weather sites I use to make intelligent go, no-go decisions.

I explained that while Internet weather is great, in many cases it is not a substitute of a real, live telephone briefing. Sure, when it is "clear and a million" and the mission is a VFR flight to chase hamburgers, the web can be fine for your weather briefing. But if your planning an IFR flight in IMC, the web gives you a great look at the "big picture" but you really need to call Lockheed Martin at 1-800-WX-BRIEF before you go wheels up to do battle with towering cumulus and lowering freezing levels.

So here is my current collection of weather sites and links. The first grouping is the Jet Stream panels, because any interpretation of aviation weather cannot be made until you understand what the jet stream is doing. The second grouping marked "Flight Briefing" is the daily use sites, the really important ones I use every day even when I am not flying.
Enjoy*...and please note I ripped these straight out of Safari and did not test each link, so if you come across any dead ones, just move along.

JET STREAM

FLIGHT BRIEFING

Latest OR METARs
Latest CA METARs
Latest WA METARs
KEUG
FD
KHIO WX
AWC Graphical AIRMETs
ADDS - CIP Icing
FRZG LVLS - WXU
Interactive GOES West
ADDS - Icing
NCEP Winds Aloft
West Coast FA
Intellicast - Visible Satellite in United States
WESTERN US GOES IR
NOTAMs
FAA TFRs
NWS RADAR USA
ADDS - TAFs
PAC NW NEXRAD
ADDS - LOWEST FRZ LEVLS
NCEP Winds Aloft
CCFP Convection Probs
Jet Stream Position
Wunderground Convective Outlook NW
ADDS - PIREPs Java Tool

OTHER FUN STUFF

NOAA GOES WESTERN US IR
IWIN Animations
ODOT roadcams
US RIDGE Radar
Oregon Text Weather Page
Interactive Weather Information Network
IFR/MVFR.url
Interactive Weather Informa.url
Wx.com Natls.url
SFONEX
G10WV/IR
G10
NWS All Doppler Radars
weather.com - US Airport Overview
GOES-8 EAST WV Sat
NOWCASTS
California - All Warnings
DUATS West Coast NEXRAD
DuPage Raw METARs
Convert Celsius
US Airports IFR/MVFR
ADF
National Hurricane Center
NWS
Q-Brief
FAA - Graphic TFR
IWIN-OR
WXTAP - Home
Time Zone Converter
AOPA Online: Weather
AOPA KEUG Text Weather
AOPA METAR-TAF-PIREP-WINDS
NavMonster US TFRs
DTC
DUATS
Lifted and K-indices
aviation weather abbreviations
DUATS NEXRAD graphics
UTC time
ADDS - METARs
National Airspace System

REALLY OLD SITES

DUATS WX MAPS
VFR/IFR
AV-WX
IFR/MVFR
Jet Stream
NOAA Graphical Forecast for Pacific Northwest
GOES 10IR
ORE-FD
ADDS WX - ICING
ADDS - TAF/METAR
Airline Dispatchers WX
CA MET
EUG WX
IWIN-OR
ADDS - TAFs
National Airport Status
nice west Sat
EUG NEXRAD
FREEZING LEVLS

If you have any "must-see" sites you use before a flight that are not on this list, please email me the names/links and I will try to pass them along.

* The World of Flying legal team wanted me to tell you that this list is meant for ENTERTAINMENT ONLY. Any use of these links for actual flight planning is done so at your own risk. I assume zero responsibility for anything that happens as a result of you clicking any of these links.

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