U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

ORDER
JO 7110.10W
Effective Date:
March 7, 2013
 
     
Subject:  Flight Services
  Includes:  Change 1 effective 8/22/13
 

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

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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