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    different goals, but these two are all I've needed for years,


    www.wrh.noaa.gov/byz

    www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/mwmap.php?map=byz
    I may be wrong but that probably won't stop me from arguing about it.

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    I found this today on a FB post from Back Country Flyers

    https://www.windyty.com/
    At first glance it just looks cool but if you dig into it you can actually get some good weather.

    ......Mike

    I like that you can get a winds aloft guess for a week out
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    Here's another which does similar winds. http://earth.nullschool.net/about.html
    N1PA

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    Here's one for air quality, useful for smoke forecasts in the summer: http://airquality.weather.gov/sectors/idaho.php#tabs
    The link is for Idaho, but you can navigate to other locations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aviationinfo View Post
    Steve, don't forget that none of this stuff actually counts for legality purposes even though every site mentioned is better than basic DUATs. To cover myself I always download a complete route briefing via the DUATs app on my smart phone so I can prove (via my N#) that I actually did get a briefing. Looking at it is optional since I've already gathered all of the info via other sites, even TFRs.
    EDIT: In retrospect, I wasn't completely accurate. Much if not all weather info comes from government sources or contractors. I would think the weather info on non-government sites actually is legal, but not all sites maintain a log of your activity. What I should've emphasized was you may need to be able to prove that you did your preflight weather homework. Sorry.

    It is such a good exercise for someone to ask this question every now and then so we can see all the great new tools out there---thanks SJ!
    Last edited by aviationinfo; 12-13-2014 at 03:26 PM.
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    Thread ressurection.

    Anyone else use the Aeroweather app? It’s my favorite current conditions weather source. Have you noticed the new version has runway/waterlane diagrams that show runway heading wind and crosswind components? Very interesting. Not that I couldn’t figure it out if I wanted to, but I haven’t done so since I was a student pilot.

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    I use AeroWeather Lite. Works good for a quick glance.

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    Another vote for Weathermeister. I've tried dozens of sites, and often visit several, but my "go-to" site is Weathermeister. Been using it for years, and I find it to be very complete and easy to digest. I think it's the best out there.
    Joe


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    Quote Originally Posted by stewartb View Post
    Thread ressurection.

    Anyone else use the Aeroweather app? It’s my favorite current conditions weather source. Have you noticed the new version has runway/waterlane diagrams that show runway heading wind and crosswind components? Very interesting. Not that I couldn’t figure it out if I wanted to, but I haven’t done so since I was a student pilot.
    That and MY Radar app on the Iphone phone, also use intellicast radar summary a lot.

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    For super fast info I like the StationWX app on a phone. Provides a very easy to see visual display of conditions.
    For more in-depth then these others posted above are great.

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    I like windows, and a few webcams.

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    I've yet to find a good source for cloud tops. Suggestions?
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    Regions seem to have better weather from different sources.

    We found that WindyTV and weather underground was very good in Sitka, however, we had about seven sights we would look at including the radar and sat. pictures.

    We have cameras, bouys, and various other sources, yet we still have to use good judgement when we get out in the air. Sometimes the sats and radar will tell you the wrong thing!
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!

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