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Latest Aviation Discussion:
.AVIATION /18Z FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/... Generally MVFR conditions (CIGs) will persist through the daylight hours. As low pressure approaches the region, rain will continue to develop through this evening from west to east. Rain will become heavy at times late tonight into the pre-dawn hours Saturday AM, reducing CIGs/VSBYs to IFR conditions across the terminals. Breezy conditions develop this evening and continue into Saturday with gusts up to 20 kts at times possible. Rain will begin to taper off from west to east by daybreak Saturday but will linger for DCA, BWI, and MTN until mid-AM Saturday. Drying conditions ensue Saturday afternoon as high pressure regains control of the region. VFR conditions are expected to return to the terminals by Saturday afternoon. VFR conditions are expected Monday and Tuesday, although we will see a pretty consistent deck of mid-high clouds throughout the day on Monday, as an upper trough moves overhead. Tuesday remains dry and less cloudy. Winds will be out of the northwest at 5-10 knots, gusting up to 15 at times. AVIATION...MSS/CJL Update as of: 216 PM EST Fri Jan 24 2020

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

Results/presentations from NWS local Aviation Users Forum meeting 13 Nov 2019.

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.

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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

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

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