Meteorology and Flight Planning
(5) Sky coverage symbols are different from
those used for the surface analysis charts
(6) Some weather symbols used on the
surface analysis are used on the weather
For the following progress check, point to the station in South
Dakota on the chart.
Although the test question for this objective will require a
response with only VFR, IFR, or MVFR conditions, we have
presented additional information on station models for your
Question 3 -- 188.8.131.52.3
Refer to the station in South Dakota (Figure 5). What are
the weather conditions at this station?
ANSWER: IFR. The station model depicts a 1/4-mile visibility,
fog, and no ceiling
Radar summary charts 184.108.40.206.2
Sg 2, fr 8
Fig 6: Radar
Derived from radar returns from National
Weather Service (NWS), terminal, and Air
Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) weather
radar stations across the U.S.
(1) Weather radar used is primarily X-band
(UHF), which is more sensitive to weather