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Aviation Page

Tools for the Aviator:

 

Aviation Digital Data Service

Aviation Weather Center
ADDS:

METARS
TAFS
PIREPS
Satellite

Other Java Tools

 
Hot Air
Balloon Forecast

 
 

 


 

Hourly Forecasts:    

 

Hourly Weather Graph

Hourly Weather Graph
(Click location on map)

 

Hourly Graphical
Forecasts
(Ceiling & Visibility)

 

Hourly Precip Graphic

Hourly Precip Plots:
(only available for current/upcoming event)

KMKE    KMSN 

KUES    KENW

KJVL      KMRJ

KDLL     KSBM

 


 

Tactical Decision Aid
Tactical
Decision Aid
TDA for:

KMKE         KUES
KMSN         KENW
KORD         KMSP
KMDW        KGRB
 

 

    

 

TAFS:
Using the pull down menu to the right, you can retrieve TAFS for Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota and Iowa. Go here for help in
Decoding the TAF

 

 

 Aviation Forecast Discussions
(scroll down to AVIATION section)
 MKX GRB ARX LOT DVN MSP DLH
 MQT APX GRR DTX IWX ILX DMX
 Anywhere in the U.S.

 

Other Useful Links:

Collaborative Convective Forecast Product (CCFP) 
Aviation Area Forecasts
Aviation Weather Center Briefing Page 

 

Aviation Weather Presentations (geared toward general aviation) :

Summer Weather Impacts on Aviation and Safety (.pdf format)

Winter Weather Impacts on Aviation (.pdf)

NWS Mobile & Web Services (.pdf) (August 2014)

Radar & Satellite Interpretation (.pdf) (August 2014)

Useful Aviation/Weather Website Links (.pdf) (updated July 2014)

 

 

Weather forecasting for aviation is an extremely important, yet challenging task.  Meteorologists at the local NWS Weather Forecast Office, located roughly halfway between Milwaukee and Madison, routinely issue terminal aerodrome forecasts (TAFs) for four airports in south central and southeast Wisconsin.  TAFs are simply a 24- to 30- hour surface forecast for a five nautical mile radius around an airport, and include wind speed/direction, visibility, ceiling height and weather in a concise format. 

The four airports are:
General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee (MKE)
Dane County Regional Airport (Truax Field) in Madison (MSN)
Waukesha County Airport (Crites Field) in Waukesha (UES)
Kenosha Regional Airport in Kenosha (ENW)

In addition, the aviation forecasters continuously monitor the current weather conditions and issue amendments to the TAFs as new forecast information becomes available. 

This page is maintained by the Aviation Focal Point at NWS-Milwaukee/Sullivan.  If you have any questions regarding the aviation weather products and services from our office, please contact w-mkx.webmaster@noaa.gov, Attn: AFP.