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P&E: WX Watch

Pilot Magazine | Feb 04, 2016

How surface and upper-air patterns team up for trouble

WX Watch: Warm front surprises

Pilot Magazine | Dec 09, 2015

Here we are in the depths of winter, and what’s that? A mention of an advancing warm front in your preflight briefing?

Weather Watch

Pilot Magazine | Oct 07, 2015

From on high, now comes the fateful word: Area forecasts will go away on December 31.

Topics Weather

On the move

Pilot Magazine | Jul 07, 2015

When the weather takes a turn for the worse we pilots do three things, guaranteed: We frantically begin checking and rechecking metars, TAFs, and Nexrad radar; tune in The Weather Channel, and wonder where the adverse conditions are headed.

Weather Watch

Pilot Magazine | Apr 06, 2015

In convective seasons of yore, pilots were advised to check three big weather products for the best preflight advice concerning the location and intensity of any anticipated thunderstorms.

P&E: Weather Watch

Pilot Magazine | Dec 09, 2014

Like it or not, winter’s here. But that doesn’t mean we have to helplessly await the coming onslaught of rotten winter flying weather.

Weather Watch: Low pressure lowdown

Pilot Magazine | Sep 05, 2014

Pilots sometimes ask me what I think is the most important weather concept to understand. Wow, that’s a tough one.

Topics Weather, Winter

P&E Weather Watch: ‘Back door’ cold fronts

Pilot Magazine | Aug 08, 2014

When we think of cold fronts we immediately conjure up a number of facts relevant to our flight planning—that they can be angry, fast-moving (say, 50-plus mph across the ground), and violent, packed with severe thunderstorms and the worst turbulence.

Weather Watch: Gusts and squalls

Pilot Magazine | Jul 31, 2014

A gust front at EAA’s AirVenture in 2011, about to attack AOPA’s tent site.