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Active Western Storms; Quiet in the East

A cold weather system will produce heavy mountain snow and gusty winds across the Intermountain West and central Rockies. Windy conditions associated with this storm will produce critical fire weather threats for parts of the central High Plains and elevated threats into the south Plains. An approaching storm may produce showers with areas of heavy mountain snow on the West Coast. Read More >

Latest Aviation Discussion:
.AVIATION /19Z TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/... High pressure and a dry air mass will continue to bring VFR conditions through Thursday. Westerly winds 5-10 knots will become southwesterly by Thursday. A cold front will cross the area Thursday night, although impacts will be minimal. MRB could see a brief rain shower or ceiling reduction to MVFR. VFR conditions Friday through Saturday night. A stray shower or two may not be enough to reduce conditions to MVFR Friday afternoon and evening. Winds southwest around 5 knots Friday becoming light and variable Friday night and Saturday morning. Winds northwest around 10 knots Saturday afternoon and evening. AVIATION...ADS/KLW Update as of: 307 PM EDT Tue Oct 19 2021

This discussion and more can be found in the Area Forecast Discussion.

Results/presentations from NWS Baltimore/Washington local Aviation Users Group meetings

Aviation Forecasts

The National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Office (WFO-LWX), in Sterling, VA has responsibility for six Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts or TAFs in Virginia, Maryland and the eastern West Virginia panhandle. Click on each map below to view the latest decoded TAF Note: maps are not for official aviation use. FAA VFR charts are available here.

REAGAN NATIONAL (DCA)

  TERMINAL FORECAST (DCA)

  24 HRS OF OBSERVATIONS

  FAA DETAILS

  TABULAR FORECAST

  DCA TAF BOARDClick for latest Washington Reagan National TAF & Current Observation

 

 

 

 

 


DULLES (IAD)

  TERMINAL FORECAST (IAD)

  24 HRS OF OBSERVATIONS

  FAA DETAILS

  TABULAR FORECAST

  IAD TAF BOARDClick for latest Dulles VA TAF & Observation

 

 

 

 

 

 


BALTIMORE (BWI)

  TERMINAL FORECAST (BWI)

  24 HRS OF OBSERVATIONS

  FAA DETAILS

  TABULAR FORECAST

  BWI TAF BOARDClick for latest Baltimore-BWI TAF & Observation

 

 

 

 

 

 


CHARLOTTESVILLE (CHO)

  TERMINAL FORECAST (CHO)

  24 HRS OF OBSERVATIONS

  FAA DETAILS

  TABULAR FORECAST

  CHO TAF BOARD

Click for latest Charlottesville TAF & Observation

 

 

 

 

 

 


MARTIN STATE (MTN)

  TERMINAL FORECAST (MTN)

  24 HRS OF OBSERVATIONS

  FAA DETAILS

  TABULAR FORECAST

  MTN TAF BOARD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click for latest Martin State TAF & Observation



MARTINSBURG (MRB)

  TERMINAL FORECAST (MRB)

  24 HRS OF OBSERVATIONS

  FAA DETAILS

  TABULAR FORECAST

  MRB TAF BOARD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click for latest Martinsburg TAF & Observation


Click here for the latest decoded METARs at all 6 WFO Sterling TAF sites

 

Center Weather Service Unit Products

 

The Leesburg VA Center Weather Service Unit (CWSU/ZDC) covers the NWS Sterling, VA County Warning Area. Use the buttons on the map or....CLICK HERE to view ZDC's web site.  For complete AVIATION WEATHER CENTER products click here.

Interactive Aviation Map (mouse over & CLICK for Observations)


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Decoded/Raw Text

  • 24 hour decoded observations for Virginia Portion of our CWA...
  • 24 hour decoded observations for Maryland Portion of our CWA...
  • 24 hour decoded observations for West Virginia Portion of our CWA...

Surface Weather Maps

Wind Rose Data

  • Washington Reagan-National (DCA) wind rose data...
  • Dulles International (IAD) wind rose data...
  • Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) wind rose data...

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