Added on: June 4, 2016
Rarely used by pilots, Center Weather Advisories or CWAs provide aviation with the “front lines” of adverse weather within the U.S. This includes advisories for low IFR conditions, thunderstorms, icing, and turbulence, just to name a few. When they exist along or near your proposed route, a standard briefing from DUATs or Lockheed Martin Flight Services must include these advisories. While they smell a lot like an AIRMET or SIGMET, in this workshop you will learn that CWAs represent more of an in-flight advisory telling pilots about current adverse weather than a forecast used during a preflight analysis. Therefore, it’s critical to look for these advisories just before you depart and while en route to your destination.