Category Archives: Weather

Atmospheric River and modeling

A storm that transports moisture from the tropics is known as an atmospheric river; one that specifically pulls moisture from near the Hawaiian Islands is often called a pineapple express. “In short, every pineapple express is an atmospheric river, but … Continue reading

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Climate Change – IPCC Report (6th edition, 2021) – High Level

The topic of Climate Change intersects with several aviation topics – weather; fuel sources; powerplant innovation (moving away from fossil fuels toward electric); and I’m sure many other topics I’ll learn about. In 2021, throughout the world, there have been … Continue reading

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Revision to NWS Aviation Weather Services Guide

When I started my aviation training in 1993, I remember several transitions had recently happened.  Airspace was now about letters (eg Class C vs TRSA).  Weather was about METARS/TAF.  The National Weather Service (NWS) was the go-to for various guides … Continue reading

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