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2015 May 04] HEMS Tool Now Available
Effective May 4, 2015, 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS Aviation Weather Center (AWC) in
Kansas City, MO, will make the Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) Tool operationally available
on the Aviation Weather Center website: http://www.aviationweather.gov/hemst
The HEMS Tool interactively displays high resolution grids of critical weather parameters: ceiling,
visibility, flight category, winds, icing severity, relative humidity, temperature, radar, satellite,
G-AIRMETs, SIGMETs, METARs, TAFs, PIREPs, NWS warnings, and Center Weather Advisories (CWAs).
Overlays include navigational aids, airports and heliports for the entire United States.
More detail is revealed as you zoom in and individual layers can be turned on or off independently.
The tool is not a weather product; it is a display that aggregates a number of existing weather products
into a single, quick-glance, automated graphic.
It can be found under the TOOLS menu.
2015 Apr 15] Job openings for meterologists at AWC
The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere at Colorado State University is now advertising for two new positions located here at the Aviation Weather Center.
The first is for a cloud and visibility meteorologist and developer
who will also provide oversight for three other associates in the testbed.
The second is for a WAFS meteorologist and developer
who will focus on the use of ensembles for the World Area Forecast System's international aviation hazards grids.
Feel free to contact Bruce Entwistle with any questions about these positions.
C. Bruce Entwistle
National Weather Service
Aviation Weather Center
7220 NW 101st Terrace, Room 103
Kansas City, MO 64153-2371
2015 Mar 03] New experimental Collaborative Aviation Weather Statement (CAWS)
The new experimental Collaborative Aviation Weather Statement (CAWS) is now being issued by the AWC. This product, now available on the AWC webpage
, will be issued for specific, high-impact, thunderstorm events focusing on the Core 29 airports and high air traffic sensitive regions. The focus is event-driven, supporting the ability to more effectively initiate, adjust, or terminate planned or active Traffic Management Initiatives (TMI) to balance traffic demand in the constraint locations.
Read the Public Information Statement