Section 5. Area
a. Area forecasts (FA) are available through the
WMSCR and provide an overview of weather
conditions which could impact aviation operations.
FAs are issued by the Aviation Weather Center
(AWC) in Kansas City, Missouri, the Alaska Aviation
Weather Unit (AAWU) in Anchorage, Alaska, and
the Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Honolulu,
Hawaii. The delineation of the areas is specified in the
National Weather Service Instruction 10811.
Canadian and Mexican FAs are also available
b. FAs consist of the following elements
according to each geographical location in TBL
Area Forecast Elements
9-5-2. AREA FORECAST (FA) SCHEDULE
FAs are issued three times a day in the contiguous
U.S., and the Gulf of Mexico and four times a day in
Alaska, Hawaii, and the Caribbean. The issuance
times are in TBL 952.
Area Forecast Schedule
Distribution of FAs is made by WMSCR in
accordance with a predetermined list for each circuit
based upon intracircuit coordinated requirements.