The Aviation Weather Center website is changing...

If you use the Aviation Weather Center's website found at https://aviationweather.gov, you might want to check out the look and feel of a "new and improved" version of their website here. For example, below is the GFA cloud cover depiction if this gives you any indication this is actually an improvement.

The static imagery page is literally useless at this point. You need to select a product (e.g., turbulence), then select the forecast hour, then select the level (altitude) and then select the category (e.g., clear air turbulence for light aircraft). Then, below those selections, the image appears. And you may have to scroll down to see the full image. Not sure how this is considered an improvement.


It's even worse on a handheld device like a smartphone which requires you to scroll a lot as you make the selections and then scroll to the end see the image...then scroll back up to change any of the parameters and then scroll back down to see the image. Again, just totally unusable.

One improvement is they now provide the full area forecast discussion (AFD) instead of the just the "aviation" section provided from their legacy site. Of course, EZWxBrief has always provided both in the EZAirport view.

They claim to have a vertical route profile, but the function does not seem to be operational at this point in time. And there are more issues. Certainly not ready for prime time. You can enroll in this survey if you'd like to add your own feedback.

Most pilots are weatherwise, but some are otherwise


Dr. Scott Dennstaedt

Weather Systems Engineer

Founder, EZWxBrief™

CFI & former NWS meteorologist

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