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AIRMETAirman's Meteorological Information
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Alert Weather Watches such as AIRMETs, SIGMETs and Convective SIGMETS are issued when they cover an area of 3000 square miles or more.
However the computer modeling that was done nailed down a few of the hazards in much more detail than we usually get from the generalized tone of SIGMETs and AIRMETs.
The AIRMET forecasts moderate turbulence below 16,000 feet.
FIS-B textual data application shows AIRMETs, METARs, NOTAMs, SIGMETs, SPECI and TAF data.
Data feeds, such as from the Avidyne MLB700 broadcast weather receiver, may omit basic information that cannot be displayed, such as the altitudes of AIRMETs, making their horizontal extent less useful or even misleading.
An AIRMET sierra for IFR conditions, or significant weather charts showing MVFR or IFR will require filing an alternate.
WSI also delivers critical aviation weather information such as public and proprietary PIREPs, SIGMETs, and AIRMETs, METARs, TAFs, and NOTAMs.
and Canada, pilots can check NEXRAD radar, visible and infrared cloud imagery, METARs, TAFs, AIRMETs, SIGMETs, PIREPs, NOTAMs, winds and temperature aloft, TFRs and lightning data.
Airmets called for moderate icing conditions below 12,000 feet msl and an Indianapolis Center statement warned of occasional moderate rime and mixed icing between 2000 and 5000 feet msl.
Worldwide datalink weather solutions enable the display of graphical weather including NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs, TFRs, winds aloft, echo tops, precipitation type at the surface, lightning strikes, storm-cell data, AIRMETs, and SIGMETs.
As for FIS-B weather, the GTN750 will display regional and CONUS NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs, PIREPs, winds and temperature aloft, AIRMETs, SIGMETs, TFRs and NOTAMs.