Aviation Weather for the Lehigh Valley at a glance.

(courtesy Lehigh Valley General Aviation Association)

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Philadelphia Area Forecast Discussion

AVIATION/02Z MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/...
The following discussion is for KPHL, KPNE, KTTN, KABE, KRDG,
KILG, KMIV, KACY and surrounding areas.

VFR conditions. There is a low chance of patchy fog development
towards daybreak tonight but with drier conditions expect any
development to be limited. Westerly winds through this afternoon
will gradually become light southwesterly then light and
variable as high pressure shifts across the area.

By Monday, high pressure will shift offshore allowing southerly
flow to strengthen to around 5-10 kt through the afternoon.
There is an increasing chance for showers and thunderstorms
after 18Z, generally 20 to 30 percent for all TAF sites.
However, the chance is too low to include in the TAFs at this
time.

Outlook...

Monday night...Sub-VFR conditions possible in scattered
SHRA/TSRA. Fog/stratus also possible with sub-VFR conditions.

Tuesday...Morning fog/stratus burns off, then predominantly
VFR. Scattered SHRA/TSRA develop late in the day and at night
with sub-VFR conditions.

Wednesday...Sub-VFR conditions in showers/thunderstorms, which
taper off late in the day. A wind shift from S to NW likely late
in the day with the passage of a cold front.

Thursday through Friday...VFR and light winds.


PA Area Forecast

 Synopsis... BROAD area of high pressure ACROSS the REGION THROUGH the 
 period.  

 PA 
 western... FEW cirrus. 2AM (07Z) 6000 ft scattered, scattered-broken cirrus. 6AM (11Z) 6000 ft broken, top 080. widely scattered 
 light rain showers. 
 Outlook...  VFR.  
 central... sky clear. 4AM (09Z) 6000 ft scattered, scattered-broken cirrus. occasional visibility 5SM mist. 
 Outlook...  VFR 
 11AM (16Z) rain showers.  
 eastern... 5000 ft few. 7AM (12Z) 5000 ft scattered, scattered-broken cirrus. 
 Outlook...  VFR 1PM (18Z) rain showers.  

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Sigmets-Airmets


Airmets (click on images to get full size graphic)

10PM (03Z)1AM (06Z)4AM (09Z)7AM (12Z)10AM (15Z)
turbulence
visibility
icing
freezing

Surface Prog Charts

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SigWx Prog Charts

Ever have problems finding the correct 12-hour/24-hour prog maps to use? They are released approximately every 6 hours, but you need to know which ones are the most current, and which 24 hour maps are replaced by 12 hour maps (which are based on more recent data). The following takes out the guesswork and arranges the 12 and 24 hour maps in a "best of" sequence for your convenience and ignores the out-of-date 24 hour maps.

1PM (18Z) prior7PM (00Z) prior1AM (06Z)7AM (12Z)1PM (18Z)

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Radar

Satellite (visible)

Satellite (infrared)


Winds Aloft

Wilkes Barre, PA (Avoca)

ValidFor Use3000'6000'9000'
1AM (06Z)9PM (02Z) - 4AM (09Z) 260@15 280@12 +12C 280@12 +10C
7AM (12Z)4AM (09Z) - 1PM (18Z) 250@14 280@17 +14C 280@18 +08C
7PM (00Z)1PM (18Z) - 1AM (06Z) 210@13 240@16 +15C 260@17 +09C

NOTAMS

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TFRs


Disclaimer - the information above is only intended to supplement a pilot's official weather briefing. Be smart and always get an official weather briefing. From fltplan.com: When planes crash, both the FAA and NTSB go looking for a wide spectrum of information, including what kind of flight planning and weather information were obtained by the PIC. Unfortunately in some cases, the pilots have not documented that they indeed did check the weather or performed adequate preflight planning for their flight. When we say 'documented', we are referring to using a source of weather and notams that keeps a record of your weather requests and preflight planning (such as FltPlan.com, Duats, or FSS does).

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