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Using the pull down menu to the right, you can retrieve TAFS for Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota and Iowa. Go here for help in Decoding the TAF
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Aviation Weather Presentations (geared toward general aviation) :
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Radar & Satellite Interpretation (.pdf) (August 2014)
Useful Aviation/Weather Website Links (.pdf) (updated July 2014)
Weather forecasting for aviation is an extremely important, yet challenging task. Meteorologists at the local NWS Weather Forecast Office, located roughly halfway between Milwaukee and Madison, routinely issue terminal aerodrome forecasts (TAFs) for four airports in south central and southeast Wisconsin. TAFs are simply a 24- to 30- hour surface forecast for a five nautical mile radius around an airport, and include wind speed/direction, visibility, ceiling height and weather in a concise format.
The four airports are:
General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee (MKE)
Dane County Regional Airport (Truax Field) in Madison (MSN)
Waukesha County Airport (Crites Field) in Waukesha (UES)
Kenosha Regional Airport in Kenosha (ENW)
In addition, the aviation forecasters continuously monitor the current weather conditions and issue amendments to the TAFs as new forecast information becomes available.
This page is maintained by the Aviation Focal Point at NWS-Milwaukee/Sullivan. If you have any questions regarding the aviation weather products and services from our office, please contact email@example.com, Attn: AFP.