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What are wind and temperature aloft forecasts?

Where can I Find my winds and Temps aloft chart?

  • Perhaps the best place to get your Winds and Temps Aloft chart is at aviationweather.gov/windtemp. You can also find this page by going to aviationweather.gov and clicking on Forecasts, and then Winds/Temps from the dropdown menu. Click on your location on the “Winds/Temps Data” map to find a forecast for your area.

What are the valid times for the forecast winds and temperature?

  • The forecast winds and temperature are to be used between 0500 and 0900 UTC. Every forecast has a valid time, and in fact valid times are different for the same type of forecast in different locales , for example TAFs are valid for either 4 or 6 hours.

What altitudes are included in the forecast?

  • Wind and temperature data are included for altitudes of 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 34, and 39 thousand feet. The US National Weather Service Aviation Weather Center provides the forecast in several formats.

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