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    Here are a couple more items that might be of interest to some. :-) FAA proposes to cut weather forecasting stations The Center Weather Service Forecasting
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 16, 2009
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      Here are a couple more items that might be of interest to some.  :-)

      FAA proposes to cut weather forecasting stations

      The Center Weather Service Forecasting Units (CWSUs) located at the nation's Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCCs) will be no more, if the FAA has its way. In a budget-cutting move, the FAA has proposed firing 39 CWSU meteorologists, closing the CWSU stations at the ARTCCs, and consolidating ATC en route weather advisory positions at two new sites—one in Kansas City, the other at National Center for Environmental Prediction offices in suburban Washington, D.C. Read more >>

      Lightning forecasts in the works

      The next GOES satellite, dubbed GOES R, and set for launch in 2015, may be capable of predicting the onset of convection and lightning. Researchers are now testing several of the current GOES satellites' eight infrared channels in hopes of developing warning algorithms. GOES R is being designed to automatically send lightning strike data to air traffic control, where the information would be stored and used for warning airports of impending lightning strikes. Read more >>



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      Bob Tyszka
      California City, CA
      CW9012 / KCACALIF5


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