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METAR/TAF(Classic format)(METAR/TAF Results displayed directly below)
(enter CONUS apts starting with a K(eg. KMCC), enter Alaska/Hawaii apts starting with a P(eg. PANC))




KSAC METAR and TAF
KSAC 151753Z 19007KT 160V220 10SM CLR 23/14 A2992 RMK AO2 SLP132 T02330139 10239 20156 58003
KSAC 151720Z 1518/1618 21009KT P6SM SKC FM152200 22010G17KT P6SM SKC FM160700 18008KT P6SM SKC

KSAC Flight Category(assigned automatically by the NOAA NWS AviationWeather.gov ADDS system)
VFR



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METAR Numeric Codes (usually listed after RMK)

1xxxxx___6-hr maximum temp(2nd digit=0 is positive, 1 is negative)(eg. 10405 = +40.5 degrees Celsius)

2xxxxx___6-hr minimum temp (eg. 21337 = -33.7 degrees Celsius)

4/xxx___Total snow depth in inches (eg. 4/020 = snow depth of 20 inches on ground)

4xxxxxxxx___24-hr maximum/minimum temperatures, 2nd and sixth digits equal 0 for positive and 1 for negative (eg. 401551095 = 24-hr maximum temp of +15.5 degrees Celsius and a 24-hr minimum temp of -9.5 degrees Celsius)

5xxxx___3 hour pressure tendency. The second digit gives the tendency/trend: 0–3 is rising, 4 is steady and 5–8 is falling , the last 3 digits give the pressure change in tenths of a millibar in the last 3 hours. (eg 50009 indicates a rising pressure tendency/trend of 0.9 millibars.)

6xxxx___3 or 6 hour precipitation amount. The last 4 digits are the inches of rain in hundredths. (eg. 60200 = 2 inches of rain)

7xxxx___24-hour precipitation amount. The last 4 digits are the inches of rain in hundredths. (eg. 70500 = 5 inches of rain)

8/xxx___Cloud cover using WMO code. Three digit code follows the /. Lower numbers are for clearer skies, high numbers are for overcast. (I have not seen this in the NorCal airport METARs yet).

98xxx___Duration of sunshine in minutes. The last three digits after 98 are minutes. (eg. 98120 = 120 minutes of sunshine)

931xxx___Snowfall in the last 6-hours. The last three digits display snowfall in inches and tenths. (eg. 931515 = 51.5 inches of snowfall)

933xxx___Liquid water equivalent of the snow (SWE). The last three digits display liquid water equivalent of snow in inches and tenths (eg. 933055 = 5.5 inches of liquid water in snow)


Other METAR codes
SLP155 = current barometric pressure extrapolated to sea level (SLP155 equals 1015.5 hPa)

Pxxxx = liquid-equivalent precipitation accumulated during the last hour to hundredths of inches (P0050 = .5 inch of rain in the past hour)

Txxxxxxxx is the current Temperature and Dew point. The first 4 digits are temperature. The second 4 digits are Dew Point. The first digit of each group is either 0 for above zero Celsius or 1 for below zero Celsius. (eq. T00251015 = Temp +2.5C, Dew Pt -1.5C)





NWS/NOAA AviationWeather.gov (METAR/TAF results displayed on NWS Aviationweather.gov page)
(button press takes you to AviationWeather.gov METAR results)


(button press takes you to aviationweather.gov)






METARs / TAFs ( http://www.aviationweather.gov/ )

SAC VLLY region METARs_TAFs

TAF decoder (NWS) ( Wind[22020G35KT] - Visibility[3SM,P6SM] - Weather[RA,FG,HZ,BR,TS] - Sky Condition[SKC,CLR,BKN030] - Optional Data (Wind Shear)[WS015/22055KT])
[ For aviation purposes, the ceiling is the lowest broken or overcast layer or vertical visibility into a complete obscuration. ]

METAR/TAF Code List(NWS)

METAR Codes (Wikipedia)

TAF/METAR Ref card from FAASafety.gov (note: TAF/METAR wind direction True North, ASOS/AWOS/ATIS/ATC Twr wind direction from Ground to Air radio is Magnetic North)(AIM: Wind direction broadcast over FAA radios is in reference to magnetic north. Ref: AIM AWOS/AWSS/ASOS Meteorology section, p. 7-1-28)

METAR magnetic wind direction calculation (NOAA.gov)



NWS AvnWthr Area Forecasts(Deactivated for CONUS, Area Forecasts still avlbl for Alaska, Hawaii, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean areas)

NWS AvnWthr Aviation Forecast Discussions (AFD)

NWS AWC Graphical Forecasts for Aviation (NEW)(GFA is meant to replace the Area Forecast)

NWS AWC Aviation Forecasts (GFA static images)

Ceiling & Visibility (CIG & VSBY) NWS AWC (current)





NOTAMs / TFRs

FAA NOTAMS (SAC VLLY/SRRA NVDA/SF BAY RGNs)(FAA Direct Link)( https://pilotweb.nas.faa.gov/ )

FAA NOTAM Flight Path Search (FAA Direct Link)

FAA NOTAM PilotWeb Home page

FAA NOTAM Search Updated

FAA NOTAM Contractions(FAA Official Pub)

FAA TFR MAP(FAA Direct Link)(Use to find active TFRs)(or use Skyvector)

FAA Special Use Airspace (SUA) MAP (shows ACTIVE SUA areas including TFRs)









WINDs / TEMPs Aloft (NWS/aviationweather.gov)
( Wind direction is from true north. No winds are forecast within 1,500 feet of station elevation. Also, no temperatures are forecast for the 3,000 foot level or for any level within 2,500 feet of station elevation. )

NWS AvnWthr WindsTempsAloft(MAP)_US

NWS AvnWthr WindsTempsAloft(TEXT)_WstnUS(SFO)

Graphical Wind Forecast(select Wind Speed & Direction drop-down) (weather.gov)(will be shutdown soon)

Graphical Forecast (NEW)(Weather.gov)

Windy.com (wind direction for Sacramento region)







SIGMETs/AIRMETs/PIREPs

SIGMETs

AIRMETs(Map)

PIREPs/AIREPS(Aircraft Rpts)

AIRMET (Sierra(IFR MtnObscn), Tango(Trb),Zulu(Icg)) txt, west cst





SigWx PROGNOSTIC Charts / RADAR charts / SATELLITE

NOAA AVN WTHR STD BRFG

WTHR DPCTN

RADAR SMMRY

NOAA PROG CHTs (winds tend to parallel isobars, when isobars are closer together, wind speed is greater. High and Low Pressure wind pattens: winds tend to spiral in toward a surface low pressure center in a counterclockwise fashion, and spiral around a high pressure cell in a clockwise outflow pattern.)

NWS/NOAA Satellite









Density Altitude / Freezing Levels / Air Quality

NWS AvnWthr DENSITY ALTITUDE Map (select Temp.Difference from the Plot menu)(Colored map areas display additional altitude to add to surface Altitude to get DENSITY ALTITUDE)(for example, if you are at Blue Canyon(KBLU)(elev. 5284 MSL) and the map area over KBLU is red(+3000ft), KBLU's Density Altitude is 8284 (5284+3000)



NWS AVNWTHR FRZNG LVL LOWEST (Multi-Color US full map)(WHITE Areas = SURFACE temperatures BELOW FREEZING.)(title = Current Freezing Level Forecast )( Check current Freezing Level by setting Time to 0hr, check Forecast Freezing Level up to 18 hrs in the future by setting Time to 3, 6, 9, 12, 15 or 18 hrs)  NWS Freezing Info page (ADDS Icing Help)

NWS AVNWTHR FRZNG LVL FRCST ICING at selected Altitude(Blue Shaded Map)_(SLD=Super-cooled Large Drop)(max=worst possible icing conditions at ANY altitude for a spc time period)

NWS AVNWTHR FRZNG LVL (HELP)



NOAA NWS US Air Quality Forecast Map

NOAA NWS NRN CA Air Quality Forecast Map





GPS status (NOAA, FAA.gov)

National Airspace System Status (Press GPS Status in the left menu under NAS Status)


NWS NOAA Planetary K-index (if > 4, GPS system accuracy may be reduced)









AirSpace Made Easy by FAASafety





National Weather Service (General Weather Public sites)

NWS Public Weather site (weather.gov)



NWS Digital Forecast (general)



NWS Public Weather Site (ClicMap)--Current Conditions



NWS Public Weather Site (Radar Locations)-show areas of T-Storms



NWS weather.gov_Sacramento Area Weather (Carmichael, CA)



NWS weather.gov Sacramento Executive Apt (KSAC) Cndtns and Forecast



NWS weather.gov Half Moon Bay Airport (KHAF) Current Conditions and Forecast



NWS weather.gov San Francisco Intl Apt (KSFO) Current Conditions and Forecast



Blue Canyon (KBLU)



Sacramento, CA frcst temp range (7-day)



7-day text forecast NWS













NWS basic information

METAR update history (last 5 updates)


SAC 5-minute METAR updates



SAC 5-minute METARs Text

















1800WxBrief

SkyVector

VFRmap(VFR_IFR)charts

iFlightPlanner




-30C_-22F
-25C_-13F
-20C_-4F
-15C__5F
-10C_14F
-5C__23F
0C___32F
5C___41F
10C__50F
15C__59F
20C__68F
25C__77F
30C__86F
35C__95F
40C__104F
45C__113F
50C__122F




STD Atmosphere (TEMP/PRESSURE at Sea Level) = 15C / 29.92 in Hg (1013.25 hPa)

TEMP lapse rate = 2C/1000ft

PRESSURE lapse rate = 1 in/1000ft

Pressure Altitude is altitude displayed by Altimeter when set to 29.92 in Hg



Density Altitude Described (FAA Safety.gov)(PDF link)















FAA OFFICIAL REFERENCE (Sectionals, Chart Supplements, AIM, Testing)











FlightAware KSMF

ADS-B Track Map

ATC Radar View(15 mins vw time)

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FAA University(Davis) KEDU









FLT Log Daily Details + EMAIL (FastEntry)



FLT LOG Entry CSV (for Pros Only)











Cessna 172R/172S--POHs, Performance Charts and Weight/Balance

172R-POH_160hp (Lycoming IO-360-L2A)

172S-POH_180hp (Lycoming IO-360-L2A)





172R-POH Charts HERE
172R(160hp)-Lycoming IO-360-L2A-- PERFCharts(TO / LDG Dist)(172R POH Performance Charts for your X-County HERE)

WT/BAL CALC-172R-160hp (Lycoming IO-360-L2A)

WT/BAL CALC-172S-180hp (Lycoming IO-360-L2A)



172 scenario questions (c)NorCal Flight Center



172R-180hp conversion overview (AirPlains)

172_180hp(conversion from 160hp)_performance charts

172R(160hp), 172R(180hp), 172S_Performance & Training Information ATP

Embry-Riddle_Reference Library





172 ADs (Airframe, Engine, Propeller, Appliances)

Cessna 172 general ADs

Cessna 172R ADs

Cessna 172R engine ADs (for Lycoming IO-360-L2A engine only) ADs

Cessna 172R propeller ADs (McCauley Propeller 75 inch)

Cessna 172R appliances (example search for Garmin GPS, transponder)



FAA AD search (version 2-newer)

FAA AD search (version 1)























NavLog PDF

NavLog Calc WCA



IAS, TAS, Density Altitude Calcs

Hdg, GS, WCA direct calc

Hdg, GS, WCA direct calc (HTML)



E6B ArcCalc Full Options (Chrome only)

TAS from IAS calculator (for climb)

PRE-FLT CHEC (Mandatory) ( FAR 91.103 )

OnField Aircraft Ground Checklist(button press)



GA Weather Decision Making, FAASafety





AIRSPACE--FAASafety





FAA Word Search






FAA Airplane Registry Lookup





FAA Aircraft Engine Search





FAA ADs Search




FAA Airmen Registry/License Lookup
(if you can't find somebody and you know they have a license, search by leaving the city and state blank)







Preliminary Accident and Incident Reports (FAA Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS))



Accident & Incident Data FAA(ATC audio)





NTSB AVN Incident DB Srch
NTSB's 24-hour Response Operations Center (ROC) direct line 844-373-9922


NTSB Avn Incident/Accident Report Main


NTSB Avn Accdnt Preliminary Mthly Rpts








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