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Weather Questions

Discussion in 'Flight Control/Dispatch' started by Kankles32, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. Kankles32

    Kankles32 Dispatcher

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    So as someone who recently earned their Dispatch liscense, I was wondering what weather programs/software y’all use? I’d like to have at least 3 different sites to learn from. What sites do y’all normally use or does the company want you using a particular chart?

    Radar summary, weather depiction, etc
     
  2. Squirrel

    Squirrel Well-Known Member

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    Best to use adds aviationweather.gov for now.
     
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  3. CRJInTheHeartOfTexas

    CRJInTheHeartOfTexas ♫ The Stars at Night Are Big and Bright ♫

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    I use weather underground
     
  4. manniax

    manniax Well-met in the Ka-tet

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    My company uses WSI, or The Weather Company as they are known now. Their publicly available weather is at www.intellicast.com if you want to check it out. There's dozens if not hundreds of weather sites out there though. I agree that www.aviationweather.gov is a very good place to start.
     
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  5. DispatcherSam

    DispatcherSam NOTAMed OTS

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    Each company is different in what they are allowed to use per their own operations specifications, but aviationweather.gov is an acceptable choice
     
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  6. R2D

    R2D ACK

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    A great tool. Primary or supplemental.
     
  7. Mainline_or_bust

    Mainline_or_bust Two days before, the day after tomorrow

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    Slightly different topic, but I will share a recent observation by a friend and I now think of it as a forecast tool that we ALL may benefit from.

    You can tell how bad/serious a storm is by the clothes the meteorologist is wearing. If they break in and their suit looks fresh then it's not a concern in anyway flight plan right through it. They're just bothering you at that point, talking circles around something insignificant.

    By the time they get to some ridiculous line of storms that's just springing up FCs all over from Oklahoma to Michigan, they've lost their jackets, tie gone, sleeves rolled up. Jim Cantore looks like he hasn't been home or slept in two days and his voice cracks every third sentence. At that point, All may be lost.
     
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  8. who'swho

    who'swho Don't hesitate. Penetrate!

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    Jim Cantore is always on his game and don't you forget that. rs_560x415-140128172747-1024.jim-cantore.cm.12714_copy.jpg
     
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    SierraMike New Member

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  10. BobDispatch

    BobDispatch Well-Known Member

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    I once got a call from a crew asking what he was missing in the weather package, because Jim Cantore was sitting in 1B and he didn't have an alternate listed.
     
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  11. A1TAPE

    A1TAPE Active Member

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    :sarcasm:?
     
  12. 4EngineETOPS

    4EngineETOPS Well-Known Member

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    Definitely not
     
  13. A1TAPE

    A1TAPE Active Member

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    Unless Jim Cantore looks like he hasnt slept in a week then the wx should be fine.
     
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    Bear Well-Known Member

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  15. A1TAPE

    A1TAPE Active Member

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  16. BobDispatch

    BobDispatch Well-Known Member

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    Nope not sarcasm and totally true. Capt added fuel because of it. I still say this is my greatest fuel add excuse ever given.
     
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  17. A1TAPE

    A1TAPE Active Member

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    Did you put in the dispatcher remarks
    FUEL ADDED BECAUSE JIM CANTORE.

    too bad you couldnt have the capt patch you through to Cantore to get a even better TAF than whats forcasted. :sarcasm:
     
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  18. Mainline_or_bust

    Mainline_or_bust Two days before, the day after tomorrow

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    Motion to add Jim Cantore to every Part 121 carrier's Op Spec A010. :tinfoil:

    Edited: To state his forecasts are also controlling.
     
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  19. A1TAPE

    A1TAPE Active Member

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    So Cantore is EWINS qualified to be a dispatcher with controlling TAFs. Airlines love him as he gives the easiest TAF reads ever!! See him in a suit and tie and its a normal day, see him disheveled with his tie off and looking like he hasnt slept during the mid and you can bet its an IROP day.
     
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  20. DuckmanDrake69

    DuckmanDrake69 New Member

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    If you ask me, I really love ARINC Direct. Graphical packages are bar none. AWC is also great but in terms of graphical ARINC Direct all day...if your company is willing to pay for the high fee
     

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