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EZTip No. 3 - SIGMET layer on the EZMap

The EZWxBrief progressive app provides the capability to see the latest surface observations for most airports as covered in the previous EZTip, but it also allows you to see the latest SIGMETs, both convective and non-convective that are issued by the Aviation Weather Center. Here's a quick reminder how you display SIGMETs on the EZMap.

First, click or tap on the Start button from anywhere in the application and select Plan a route from the Quick Start menu. This will open up the EZMap where you can now add one or more layers to the map. SIGMETs are just one of the options in the layer selector. To add the SIGMETs layer, click or tap on the Layer Selector icon in the upper-left as shown by the red arrow in the image below. Next, select the SIGMETs layer and then choose one of the attributes available within the menu. In the example below, the Convection attribute has been selected to filter out all SIGMETs except for active convective SIGMETs. Selecting All will display all SIGMET types including both convective and non-convective as well as international SIGMETs.

If you do not have an active route defined, then you will see a generic time slider at the bottom of the map. Otherwise the EZDeparture Advisor will be shown like you see below. The time on the EZDeparture Advisor will default to the time set from your previous visit to EZWxBrief unless that time is in the past. In that case, the slider will be set to the top of the next whole hour and positioned at left-most point on the slider. For example, next to the red arrow labeled (2) the current time is 1640Z, so the left-most position of the time slider in the EZDeparture Advisor will be 17Z as shown next to the red arrow labeled (3).