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Below is a list of online resources available in the Weather Information category. The FAA is not responsible for the contents of the non-government sites listed. The list is provided only as a convenience to the users of this site. Click here to return to the category list

1-800-WX-BRIEF (Lockheed Martin Flight Services)
The FAA’s AFSS Program Service Provider’s pilot portal provides direct access to weather briefing, flight planning, and flight plan filing information. It is free to qualified pilots. (Select ‘Log In” at upper right of Home Page.)
http://www.1800wxbrief.com/
A Pilot's Guide to Inflight Icing
NASA's Interactive Online Course: A Pilot's Guide to Inflight Icing
http://aircrafticing.grc.nasa.gov/courses_inflight.html
AOPA Skyspotter Course
This link goes to AOPA/ASF's interactive online course on making pilot reports (PIREPs).
https://flash.aopa.org/asf/skyspotter/swf/flash.cfm?_ga=1.252124801.947014004.1456246133
Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS)
The Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) makes available to the aviation community text, digital and graphical forecasts, analyses, and observations of aviation-related weather variables.
https://www.aviationweather.gov/adds/
Datalink (AOPA Air Safety Foundation)
This link goes to the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's free online datalink mini-course.
http://flash.aopa.org/asf/datalink/
DUAT (DTC)
The FAA's Direct User Access Terminal (DUAT) service provides direct access to weather briefing, flight planning, and flight plan filing information. It is free to qualified pilots.
https://www.duat.com/
DUATS (CSC)
The FAA's Direct User Access Terminal (DUAT) service provides direct access to weather briefing, flight planning, and flight plan filing information. It is free to qualified pilots.
http://www.duats.com
Flying In Icing Conditions - FAA Fact Sheet
A quick overview of the short-and long-term safety actions the FAA has taken over the past 15 years to improve safety of aircraft that encounter icing conditions on the ground and in flight.
http://www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_story.cfm?newsId=10398
Hazardous Mountain Winds (FAA)
This advisory circular contains information on hazardous mountain winds and their effect on flight operations.
http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/780437D88CBDAFD086256A94006FD5B8?OpenDocument
Icing Training (NASA)
This link goes to two NASA courses for pilots on icing.
http://aircrafticing.grc.nasa.gov/courses.html
IFR - single pilot course
This link goes to AOPA/ASF's interactive online course on smart, safe, and successful single pilot IFR.
http://www.aopa.org/asf/online_courses/single_pilot_ifr/
IMC Club (EAA)
IMC Club chapters provide monthly meetings in your area to discuss instrument flying
https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/aviation-communities-and-interests/imc-club
National Center for Atmospheric Research
This site is maintained by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.
http://www.rap.ucar.edu/weather/
National Climatic Data Center
The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) is the world's largest active archive of weather data.
http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/ncdc.html
Safety Advisors Publications (AOPA/ASF)
This link goes to the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's Safety Advisors, which describe aviation specific topics in areas such as weather, operations, and proficiency.
http://www.aopa.org/asf/publications/advisors.html
Skyvector
This site provides online VFR chart depictions and weather information.
http://www.skyvector.com
Thunderstorms and ATC
This link goes to the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's online "mini-course" on avoiding thunderstorms.
http://flash.aopa.org/asf/wxwise%5Fthunder/
Weather Decision-Making for GA Pilots
This link goes to a weather decision-making guide for general aviation pilots.
https://www.faa.gov/nextgen/update/media/ga_weather_decision_making.pdf
Weather Decision-Making Guide
General Aviation Pilot’s Guide to Preflight Weather Planning, Weather Self-Briefings, and Weather Decision Making
https://www.faa.gov/nextgen/update/media/ga_weather_decision_making.pdf
WeatherWise - Ceilings and Visibility
This link goes to the Air Safety Foundation's interactive online course about ceilings and visibility.
http://flash.aopa.org/asf/wxwise_ceilingvis/