U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

ORDER
JO 7110.10X
Effective Date:
April 3, 2014
 
     
Subject:  Flight Services
 

Section 5. Area Forecast (FA)

9-5-1. GENERAL

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 through WMSCR.

b. FAs consist of the following elements according to each geographical location in TBL 9­5­1.

TBL 9-5-1
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.

TBL 9-5-2
Area Forecast Schedule

 

Boston
and
Miami(UTC)

Chicago
and
Fort Worth (UTC)

San
Francisco
and
Salt Lake City (UTC)

Gulf of Mexico (UTC)

Caribbean (UTC)

Hawaii (UTC)

Alaska (UTC)

1st Issuance

0845 DT
0945 ST

0945 DT
1045 ST

1045 DT
1145 ST

0130

0330

0340

0145 DT
0245 ST

2ndIssuance

1745 DT
1845 ST

1845 DT
1945 ST

1945 DT
2045 ST

1030

0930

0940

0745 DT
0845 ST

3rd Issuance

0045 DT
0145 ST

0145 DT
0245 ST

0245 DT
0345 DT

1830

1530

1540

1345 DT
1445 ST

4th Issuance

 

 

 

 

 

2130

2140

1945 DT
2045 ST

Note:  DT – Daylight Time, ST – Standard Time, UTC – Coordinated Universal Time

 

9-5-3. DISTRIBUTION

Distribution of FAs is made by WMSCR in accordance with a predetermined list for each circuit based upon intra­circuit coordinated requirements.

 
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