The European LFM-Style Forecast Aids.
WEATHER WING (2ND) APO NEW YORK 09012
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The purpose of this publication is to provide you, the forecaster, with guidance on how to use the 2nd Weather Wings LFM Style facsimile products. The authors have gone an extra step to briefly review the basic meteorology, apply it to the models, and then provide guidelines. For this reason, this Technical Note TN has much wider application than just for the facsimile products. It touches on and aspect forecasters are most likely to forget fax charts are just tools, and as such are only as good as we make them. As is true in most professions weather forecasters have come to rely heavily on computer products - almost to the point of blind acceptance. Yet, attitudes should be to consider computer-generated products as a friendly colleague who, although keenly analytical, is prone to making real blunders when presented with bad data. For this reason, the concepts of initialization and continuity are reviewed first. The remaining sections cover how to use the specific fields on the LFM package in detail great enough to be used as a reference to charts in general. This TN can assist you in setting up your LAFP in that reasons for specific entries on your TAF Worksheet can be drawn from these charts.