Aviation Weather for the Lehigh Valley at a glance.

(courtesy Lehigh Valley General Aviation Association)

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Philadelphia Area Forecast Discussion

The following discussion is for KPHL, KPNE, KTTN, KABE, KRDG,
KILG, KMIV, KACY and surrounding areas.

MVFR/IFR conditions will develop in SHRA and scattered TSRA this
morning, and then VFR conditions once those showers move north and
east of the local terminals. Another round of SHRA/TSRA possible in
the afternoon and early evening, and some storms could be strong to
possibly severe. Heavy rain is possible, and MVFR/IFR conditions

Conditions dry out in the evening, and then heavy rain, scattered
thunderstorms, and IFR and lower conditions possible in the pre-dawn
hours Saturday morning.

SW flow 5-10 KT today through tonight. Gusts to 20 KT possible this

Saturday/Saturday night...Lower CIGS/VSBYS with showers and
tstms mostly in the morning. Conditions improving late.
Sunday/Monday morning...VFR expected.
Monday afternoon thru Tue...Mostly VFR. Sct showers/tstms.

PA Area Forecast

 Synopsis... warm front eastern low-to-S central NY-to-SE NY-to-CT-to-RI-to-Cape Cod-to-MA coastal 
 waters. 10PM (03Z) warm front eastern ME EXTENDING southeastward into ME coastal waters. surface 
 trough from VT into FAR eastern NY-to-FAR eastern PA-to-central MD-to-eastern VA. cold front over 
 LE into NW OH-to-SE IN.  

WRN-Central PA... 4500-5500 ft overcast, top FL240. widely scattered light rain showers. 7AM (12Z) 
 3500-4500 ft overcast. scattered light rain showers / isolated light thunderstorms-rain. CB top FL350. 11AM (16Z) scattered 
 light rain showers / widely scattered light thunderstorms-rain. CB top FL450. 
 Outlook...  MVFR ceiling thunderstorms-rain 8PM (01Z) IFR 
 ceiling mist rain.  
Remainder PA / NJ... 10000 ft broken, top 150. 8AM (13Z) 3000 ft scattered, 8000 ft overcast, top FL240. isolated 
 light rain showers. 12AM (17Z) 3000 ft broken. widely scattered light rain showers / isolated light thunderstorms-rain. CB top FL450.  
 Outlook...  MVFR ceiling thunderstorms-rain.  

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Airmets (click on images to get full size graphic)

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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.

1AM (06Z) prior7AM (12Z) prior1PM (18Z)7PM (00Z)1AM (06Z)

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Satellite (visible)

Satellite (infrared)

Winds Aloft

Wilkes Barre, PA (Avoca)

ValidFor Use3000'6000'9000'
7AM (12Z)3AM (08Z) - 10AM (15Z) 240@18 220@29 +15C 220@28 +10C
1PM (18Z)10AM (15Z) - 7PM (00Z) 230@28 270@36 +15C 270@40 +12C
1AM (06Z)7PM (00Z) - 7AM (12Z) 260@25 280@22 +14C 260@25 +09C


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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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