Writing TAFs for Winds and LLWS

Writing TAFs for Winds and LLWS
  • Describe the importance of accurate wind forecasts to various customers
  • Issue Practically Perfect TAFs that are sensitive to airport-specific criteria (i.e., PPSST—Practically Perfect Site Specific TAFs)
  • Create a PPSST that meets customer needs for different airports
  • Use tools, products, and data to limit uncertainty in wind and LLWS forecasts
  • Use “VRB” (Variable), “G” (Gust), and “LLWS” appropriately in a TAF
  • Issue TAFs proactively and identify situations when it is best to “sit on” a TAF
  • Make appropriate use of the AvnFD to express uncertainty about these phenomena
  • Ensure terminal forecasts are consistent with warning, forecast, and guidance products from national aviation centers
  • Demonstrate the ability to collaborate effectively when preparing a terminal forecast