2013 Aviation Weather Safety Wrapup

 2013(4) Aviation Weather Safety Workshop Summary

National Weather Service | Lubbock, TX
FAA Safety Team | Safer Skies Through Education

Enhance aviation weather knowledge | Earn FAA Wings program credit | Tour the NWS Forecast Office

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
6:30 pm

Great attendance


After a delay from the government shutdown of 2013 and the holiday season, the aviation outreach continues at full force here at the Lubbock Weather Forecast Office.  The event, held on January 14th 2014, was quiet popular with over 70 attendees.  While West Texas flying is normally tranquil, it is certainly capable of being a handful with threats ranging from ice to thunderstorms to dust.  We are very appreciative of those who came out to enhance their knowledge of aviation weather and particularly to the Science Spectrum who provided our meeting space and Chapter 19 of the Experimental Aircraft Association who provided refreshments. 

This event has traditionally held in the fall, but given the overwhelming turnout and proximity to the time of year where most aviation-affecting events occur, we are going to aim for our next event to be held in January of 2015.

The presentations by our three meteorologists are included below to serve as a reference in the future.

Thank you to all who were a part of the evening!

Joe Jurecka
Aviation Program Leader
National Weather Service
Lubbock, TX


Program agenda
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Using WSR-88D VAD Winds to Determine Low Level Winds for Your Approach
Jody James, Warning Coordination Meteorologist

A Tour of the Lubbock WSR-88D
Mike Samuelson, Electronics Technician

Using Skew-Ts to Assess Icing and Wind Shear

Jonathan Guseman, Meteorologist

If you have any feedback about the event or would like to suggest a topic for our next workshop, please feel welcome to contact joe.jurecka@noaa.gov



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