The FAA manages several weather observation programs including
- Aviation Surface Weather Observation Network — measures weather parameters on the surface and reports conditions
- Next Generation Weather Radar — detects, processes, and distributes for display hazardous and routine weather information
- Terminal Doppler Weather Radar — provides vital information and warnings about hazardous wind shear conditions, precipitation, gust fronts, and microbursts
- Wind Shear Detection Services — provides alerts and warnings of hazardous wind shear
These weather observation programs increase the safety of the nation's airspace by detecting hazardous conditions and reducing weather-related delays and accidents.