Map Layer for Aviation Descriptions - Weather Mapping Service (WMS)

Version 14


    Layer Descriptions

     

    Lightning

    Content“GetMap” layer namesDescriptionAreaDefault TimeWith TIME Option
    Lightning, cloud strokesLTGCTC_5MIN
    LTGCTC_15MIN
    LTGCTC_30MIN
    LTGCTC_60MIN
    Detected cloud to cloud lightning strokesNorth AmericaPast 5,15, 30 or 60 minutes.Any interval in past 3 hours
    Lightning, ground strokesLTGCTG_5MIN
    LTGCTG_15MIN
    LTGCTG_30MIN
    LTGCTG_60MIN
    Detected cloud to ground lightning strokesGlobalPast 5,15, 30 or 60 minutes.Any interval in past 3 hours
    Lightning density, ground strokesLTG_DENSITYColorized 10-kilometer grids showing frequency of lightning strokes (1 or >1 strokes)GlobalPast 15 minutesAny interval in past 3 hours

     

    Radar (Observed Precipitation)

    Content“GetMap” layer namesDescriptionAreaDefault TimeWith TIME Option
    Radar, US36 layers:
                RADAR_US_CURRENT
                RADAR_US-5MIN
                …
                RADAR_US-175MIN
    Precipitation detected by radar. Color indicates rain, snow, or ice / rain-snow mix, and shade indicates intensity.50 states + Puerto Rico and Guam. Not complete AK coverage.Past 3 hours in 5 minute layers, 5 minute updatePoint or <5 minute interval in past 72 hours
    Radar, Europe36 layers:
                RADAR_EU_CURRENT
                RADAR_EU-5MIN
                …
                RADAR_EU-175MIN
    Precipitation detected by radar. Color indicates rain, snow, or ice / rain-snow mix, and shade indicates intensity.Western Europe (see Coverage Area Considerations, later)Past 3 hours in 5 minute layers, 10 minute updatePoint or <5 minute interval in past 72 hours
    Radar, Canada36 layers:
                RADAR_CN_CURRENT
                RADAR_CN-5MIN
                …
                RADAR_CN-175MIN
    Precipitation detected by radar. Color indicates rain, snow, or ice / rain-snow mix, and shade indicates intensity.Canada’s radar doesn’t extend to “territories”Past 3 hours in 5 minute layers, 10 minute updatePoint or <5 minute interval in past 72 hours
    Radar, Australia36 layers:
                RADAR_AU_CURRENT
                RADAR_AU-5MIN
                …
                RADAR_AU-175MIN
    Precipitation detected by radar. Color indicates rain, snow, or ice / rain-snow mix, and shade indicates intensity.Australia + Norfolk IslandPast 3 hours in 5 minute layers, 10 minute updatePoint or <5 minute interval in past 72 hours
    Radar, Japan36 layers:
                RADAR_JA_CURRENT
                RADAR_JA-5MIN
                …
                RADAR_JA-175MIN
    Precipitation detected by radar. Color indicates rain, snow, or ice / rain-snow mix, and shade indicates intensity.Japan<Past 3 hours in 5 minute layers, 10 minute updatePoint or <5 minute interval in past 72 hours
    Radar coverage areasRADAR_COVERAGE_AREASAn outline of the various radar coverage areas around the world. This shows the reach of the various radar networks.US, Canada, Europe, Australia and JapanFixed – time is not applicable.Not applicable

     

    Storm Corridors

    Content“GetMap” layer namesDescriptionAreaDefault TimeWith TIME Option
    Storm Corridors

    HEAVYRAIN_CORRIDOR

    HAIL_CORRIDOR
    TSTORM_CORRIDOR
    TORNADO_CORRIDOR

    Radar-based severe storm cell projected movement and speed. The 4 types indicate 4 levels of increasing severity, heavy rain, hail, severe thunderstorms, and possible tornado.United States30 minute projection based on past 5 minutesNot applicable
    Historical Storm Corridors

    HEAVYRAIN_CORRIDOR_HISTORICAL

    HAIL_CORRIDOR_HISTORICAL

    TSTORM_CORRIDOR_HISTORICAL

    TORNADO_CORRIDOR_HISTORICAL

    Historical depiction of Radar-based severe storm cell projected movement and speed. The 4 types indicate 4 levels of increasing severity, heavy rain, hail, severe thunderstorms, and possible tornado.United States30 minute projection based on past 5 minutesInterval in past 72 hours

     

    Weather Station Observations

    Content“GetMap” layer namesDescriptionAreaDefault TimeWith TIME Option
    Current Wind Speed and DirectionSFCOBSWIND_KTS_CURRENT          SFCOBSWIND_MPH_CURRENT          SFCOBSWIND_KPH_CURRENT          SFCOBSWIND_MPS_CURRENTSpeed and direction the wind is coming from. Includes wind gusts. In knots (KTS), miles per hour (MPH), kilometers per hour (KPH), or meters per second (MPS).GlobalLast hourly reportTime or <1 hour interval in past 72 hours
    Current Temperature

    TEMPERATURE_F_CURRENT

    TEMPERATURE_C_CURRENT

    The observed air temperature, in Fahrenheit (F) or Celsius (C) degreesGlobalLast hourly reportTime or <1 hour interval in past 72 hours
    Current Dew Point

    DEWPOINT_C_CURRENT

    DEWPOINT_F_CURRENT

    The absolute temperature at which air can no longer hold all of its water vapor, in Fahrenheit (F) or Celsius (C)degreesGlobalLast hourly reportTime or <1 hour interval in past 72 hours
    Current Relative HumidityHUMIDITY_CURRENTThe amount of water vapor in the air.GlobalLast hourly reportTime or <1 hour interval in past 72 hours
    Current Feels Like Temperature

    FEELSLIKETEMP_F_CURRENT

    FEELSLIKETEMP_C_CURRENT

    Combines heat index and wind chill. It uses air temperature, relative humidity and wind speed to determine a perceived air temperature. In Fahrenheit (F) or Celsius (C) degreesGlobalLast hourly reportTime or <1 hour interval in past 72 hours
    Current surface visibility

    SFCVIS_MI_CURRENT

    SFCVIS_KM_CURRENT

    SFCVIS_M_CURRENT

    The observed visibility distance at the surface in miles (MI), kilometers (KM) or meters (M).GlobalLast hourly reportTime or <1 hour interval in past 72 hours
    Current Weather ConditionWEATHER_CONDITION_CURRENTAn icon that summarizes the prevalent weather condition (raining, cloudy, partly sunny, high winds, etc.)GlobalLast hourly reportTime or <1 hour interval in past 72 hours

     

    Severe Weather Bulletins

    Content“GetMap” layer namesDescriptionAreaDefault TimeWith TIME Option
    NWS bulletins

    NWS_WARNINGS

    NWS_WATCHES

    NWS_ADVISORIES

    NWS_WARNINGS_AMI

    NWS_ADVISORIES_AMI

    National Weather Service severe weather alert bulletins. Warning indicates in progress. AMI’s are Areas of Maximum Impact for which the NWS provides a more specific geographic for some types of events.United StatesStart and end time is listed in the bulletin (use GetFeatureInfo)Interval in past 72 hours
    EUMetNet MeteoAlarm bulletins

    METEOALARM_VERYDANGEROUS_TODAY

    METEOALARM_POTENTIALLYDANGEROUS_TODAY

    METEOALARM_POTENTIALLYDANGEROUS_TODAY

    METEOALARM_VERYDANGEROUS_TOMORROW

    METEOALARM_DANGEROUS_TOMORROW

    METEOALARM_POTENTIALLYDANGEROUS_TOMORROW

    MeteoAlarms are the severe weather alert bulletins from the national meteorological services of Europe, provided by the EUMetNet            consortium. There are 3 levels of severity, and they are further divided into time of impact – today and tomorrow.29 European countriesApplicable time is listed in the bulletin (use GetFeatureInfo)Interval in past 72 hours

     

    Local Observer Storm Reports

    Content“GetMap” layer namesDescriptionAreaDefault TimeWith TIME Option
    Local Storm ReportsSTORMREPORTSWeather damage reports from local emergency management officials. See legend for categories.United StatesPast 24 hours. Reported time of event is listed in GetFeatureInfoInterval in past 72 hours

     

    Satellite (Clouds)

    Content“GetMap” layer namesDescriptionAreaDefault TimeWith TIME Option
    Infrared satellite120 layers:
                INFRAREDSAT_N1_CURRENT
                INFRAREDSAT_N1-30MIN
                …
                INFRAREDSAT_N1-330MIN
               
                There are 10 sets of these layers:
                N1 through N5 (Northern hemisphere) and S1 through S5 (Southern Hemisphere).
    Cloud images from the US GOES satellite system. Around the clock availability, since these are infrared images.
                Regions are:
                N1 North Pacific
                N2 North America
                N3 Europe
                N4 India
                N5 Japan
                S1 South America
                S2 South Pacific
                S3 Africa
                S4 Indian Ocean
                S5 Australia
    Global except for polesPast 6 hours, updated every 30 minutesPoint or <30 minute interval in past 6 hours
    Visible satellite96 layers:
                VISIBLESAT_N1_CURRENT
                VISIBLESAT_N1-30MIN
                …
                VISIBLESAT_N1-330MIN
               
                There are 4 sets of these layers:
                N1 throughN5 (Northern hemisphere) and S3, S4, and S5 (Southern hemisphere)

    Visible clouds – basically, a picture of the Earth. Valid during daylight hours.
                Regions are:
                N1 North Pacific
                N2 North America
                N3 Europe
                N4 India
                N5 Japan

                S3 Africa
                S4 Indian Ocean
                S5 Australia

    Global except South Pacific, South America, and polesPast 6 hours, updated every 30 minutesPoint or <30 minute interval in past 6 hours

     

    Tropical Storm (Hurricane / Typhoon) Forecasts

    Content“GetMap” layer namesDescriptionAreaDefault TimeWith TIME Option
    Tropical, all models track forecastsTROP_ALL_MODEL_TRACKS_FCSTForecasted track from all available weather models, for current tropical storm(s). For hurricanes (western hemisphere), typhoons (eastern hemisphere) and tropical storms.GlobalNext 5 days, updated every 6 hoursNot applicable
    Tropical official track forecastTROP_OFFICIAL_TRACK_FCSTForecasted storm track and category, and past positions, for current tropical storm(s)GlobalNext 5 days, updated every 6 hoursNot applicable
    Tropical, track probability forecastTROP_TRACK_PROB_FCSTProbability of track, based on the forecasted official storm track, for current tropical storm(s)GlobalNext 5 days, updated every 6 hoursNot applicable
    Tropical, windspeed forecast

    TROP_WINDSPEED_MPH_FCST

    TROP_WINDSPEED_KPH_FCST

    TROP_WINDSPEED_KTS_FCST

    Forecasted maximum wind speed for current tropical storm(s), in miles per hour (MPH) , kilometers per hour (KPH), or Knots per hour (KTS)GlobalNext 5 days, updated every 6 hoursNot applicable
    Tropical, rain forecast

    TROP_RAIN_IN_FCST

    TROP_RAIN_MM_FCST

    Forecasted rainfall accumulations for current tropical storm(s), in inches (IN) or millimeters (MM)GlobalNext 5 days, updated every 6 hoursNot applicable
    Tropical, wave height forecast

    TROP_WAVE_HEIGHT_FT_FCST

    TROP_WAVE_HEIGHT_M_FCST

    Forecasted maximum wave heights for current tropical storm(s), in feet (FT) or meters (M)GlobalNext 5 days, updated every 6 hoursNot applicable
    Tropical, storm surge forecast

    TROP_STORM_SURGE_FT_FCST

    TROP_STORM_SURGE_M_FCST

    Forecasted maximum storm surge for current tropical storm(s), in feet (FT) or meters (M)GlobalNext 5 days, updated every 6 hoursNot applicable

     

    Precipitation Forecast

    Content“GetMap” layer namesDescriptionAreaDefault TimeWith TIME Option
    Snow ForecastSNOW_IN_FCSTForecast for snow precipitation in inchesNorth America72 hours from current time, updated every hour

    Forecast snow for the single hour hh (ccyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ssZ)

    OR

    Forecast accumulated snow between hh and hh (ccyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ssZ/ccyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ssZ)
    Ice ForecastICE_IN_FCSTForecast for ice precipitation in inchesNorth America72 hours from current time, updated every hour

    Forecast ice for the single hour hh (ccyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ssZ)

    OR

    Forecast accumulated ice between hh and hh (ccyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ssZ/ccyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ssZ)
    Precipitation ForecastPRECIP_IN_FCSTCombined precipitation forecast for ice, snow and rain in inchesNorth America72 hours from current time, updated every hour

    Forecast precipitation for the single hour hh (ccyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ssZ)

    OR

    Forecast accumulated precipitation between hh and hh (ccyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ssZ/ccyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ssZ)
    Rain ForecastRAIN_IN_FCSTForecast for rain precipitation in inchesNorth America72 hours from current time, updated every hour

    Forecast precipitation for the single hour hh (ccyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ssZ)

    OR

    Forecast accumulated precipitation between hh and hh (ccyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ssZ/ccyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ssZ)

     

    Aviation Specific Basic Package Content

    Content“GetMap” layer namesDescriptionAreaDefault TimeWith TIME Option
    Fronts CurrentFRONTS_CURRENTCurrent surface frontal boundaries

    North America (NA), North Pacific (NP), Caribbean (CB), Mexico (MX),

    South America (SA), United States (US), Asia (AS), Alaska (AK), and Europe (EU).

    Updates at the following times:

     

     

    00Z: NA, NP, CB, MX, and SA.

    03Z: US, AK, and CB.

    06Z: NA, NP, CB, and EU

    09Z: US, CB, and AS.

    12Z: NA, NP, CB, MX, and SA.

    15Z: US, CB, and EU.

    18Z: NA, NP, and CB.

    21Z: US, AS, and CB.

    Not applicable
    Fronts forecast

    FRONT_FCST_06HR

    FRONT_FCST_12HR

    FRONT_FCST_18HR

    FRONT_FCST_24HR

    4 times daily forecast frontsGlobalForecast 06, 12, 18 and 24 hours

    Not applicable

    High-Low Surface CurrentHIGH_LOW_CURRENTCurrent Surface high and low pressure centers

    North America (NA), North Pacific (NP), Caribbean (CB), Mexico (MX),

    South America (SA), United States (US), Asia (AS), Alaska (AK), and Europe (EU).

    Updates at the following times:

     

     

    00Z: NA, NP, CB, MX, and SA.

    03Z: US, AK, and CB.

    06Z: NA, NP, CB, and EU

    09Z: US, CB, and AS.

    12Z: NA, NP, CB, MX, and SA.

    15Z: US, CB, and EU.

    18Z: NA, NP, and CB.

    21Z: US, AS, and CB.

    Not applicable
    High-Low Surface forecast

    HIGH_LOW_FCST_06HR

    HIGH_LOW_FCST_12HR

    HIGH_LOW_FCST_18HR

    HIGH_LOW_FCST_24HR

    4 times daily forecast surface high and low pressure centersGlobalForecast 06, 12, 18 and 24 hours

    Not applicable

    Jetstream forecast

    JETSTREAM_FCST_06HR

    JETSTREAM _FCST_12HR

    JETSTREAM _FCST_18HR

    JETSTREAM _FCST_24HR

    4 times daily forecast jetstreamsGlobalForecast 06, 12, 18 and 24 hours

    Not applicable

    Tropopause lows forecast

    TROPOPAUSE_LOW_FCST_06HR

    TROPOPAUSE_LOW_FCST_12HR

    TROPOPAUSE_LOW_FCST_18HR

    TROPOPAUSE_LOW_FCST_24HR

    4 times daily forecast Tropopause LowsGlobalForecast 06, 12, 18 and 24 hours

    Not applicable

    Tropopause Heights  forecast

    TROPOPAUSE_HEIGHT_FCST_06HR

    TROPOPAUSE_HEIGHT_FCST_12HR

    TROPOPAUSE_HEIGHT_FCST_18HR

    TROPOPAUSE_HEIGHT_FCST_24HR

    4 times daily forecast Tropopause HeightsGlobalForecast 06, 12, 18 and 24 hoursNot applicable
    Icing forecast

    ICING_FCST_06HR

    ICING_FCST_12HR

    ICING_FCST_18HR

    ICING_FCST_24HR

    4 times daily forecast areas of possible aircraft icingGlobalForecast 06, 12, 18 and 24 hoursNot applicable
    US Convective SigmetsCONVECTIVE_SIGMETSCurrently active convective sigmets issued by NOAA’s National Weather ServiceUS OnlyCurrently active Sigmets onlyNot applicable
    US Icing AirmetsAIRMET_ICINGCurrently active Icing Airmets issued by NOAA’s National Weather ServiceUS OnlyCurrently active airmets onlyNot applicable
    US Turbulence AirmetsAIRMET_TURBULENCECurrently active Turbulence Airmets issued by NOAA’s National Weather ServiceUS OnlyCurrently active airmets onlyNot applicable
    US IFR/Mtn AirmetsAIRMET_IFRCurrently active IFR / Mtn Obscn Airmets issued by NOAA’s National Weather ServiceUS OnlyCurrently active airmets onlyNot applicable
    Global SigmetsSIGMETSCurrently active global sigmets issued by all available sources.GlobalCurrently active Sigmets onlyNot applicable
    Current METAR weather depictionWEATHER_DEPICTIONColor coded view of current METAR flight categories for airportsGlobalCurrent METAR onlyNot applicable
    METAR and TAF for airportsMETAR_TAFSCurrent METAR and/or TAF for airports.  Wx indicated METAR present and Wx indicated both METAR and TAF presentGlobalCurrent data onlyNot applicable
    TAFTAFSColor coded view of current TAF flight categories for airports (First TAF period only)GlobalCurrent TAF onlyNot applicable
    Storm Echo Tops

    ECHO_TOPS_GRID_CURRENT

    ECHO_TOPS_GRID-5MIN

    ........

    ECHO_TOPS_GRID240MIN

    Radar indicated top of precipitation areasUS OnlyPast 4 hours in 5 minute updatesNot applicable
    Temporary Flight RestrictionsTFRSCurrently active temporary flight restrictions issued by the FAA.US OnlyCurrently active TFR onlyNot applicable
    Pilot ReportsPIREPSCurrently valid Pilot ReportsUS OnlyCurrently valid reports onlyNot applicable
    Thunderstorm forecastTHUNDERSTORMS_FCSTForecasted categorical thunderstorms – Available for next 6 hour period onlyGlobalForecast 06, 12, 18 and 24 hoursNot applicable
    Turbulence forecastCONTOURED_TURBULENCEForecasted categorical Turbulence – Available for next 6 hour period onlyGlobalForecast 06, 12, 18 and 24 hoursNot applicable
    Forecast Flight Category

    FLIGHT_CATEGORY_00HR

    FLIGHT_CATEGORY_01HR

    FLIGHT_CATEGORY_23HR

    00-24 hour forecast aviation flight categoryUS and EuropeHourlyNot applicable
    Forecast Ceiling Category

    CLOUD_CEILING_00HR

    CLOUD_CEILING_01HR

    CLOUD_CEILING_23HR

    00-24 hour forecast aviation cloud ceilingUS and EuropeHourlyNot applicable
    Forecast Surface Visibility

    SURFACE_VISIBILITY_00HR

    SURFACE_VISIBILITY_01HR

    SURFACE_VISIBILITY_23HR

    00-24 hour forecast aviation surface visibilityUS and EuropeHourlyNot applicable
    Current VolcanoesVOLCANO_ADVISORYDepiction layer of all current VolcanoesGlobalAs NeededNot applicable
    Volcanic Ash Advisories

    VOLCANIC_ASH

    VOLCANIC_ASH_06HR

    VOLCANIC_ASH_12HR

    VOLCANIC_ASH_18HR

    All currently active Volcanic Ash AdvisoriesGlobalCurrently Active advisories onlyNot applicable
    Winds &Temps Aloft - Barbs

    WINDTEMP_FL010_FCST_06HR

    WINDTEMP_FL030_FCST_06HR

    WINDTEMP_FL050_FCST_06HR

    WINDTEMP_FL100_FCST_06HR

    WINDTEMP_FL180_FCST_06HR

    WINDTEMP_FL240_FCST_06HR

    WINDTEMP_FL300_FCST_06HR

    WINDTEMP_FL340_FCST_06HR

    WINDTEMP_FL390_FCST_06HR

    WINDTEMP_FL450_FCST_06HR

    WINDTEMP_FL530_FCST_06HR

    WINDTEMP_FL010_FCST_12HR

    WINDTEMP_FL030_FCST_12HR

    WINDTEMP_FL050_FCST_12HR

    WINDTEMP_FL100_FCST_12HR

    WINDTEMP_FL180_FCST_12HR

    WINDTEMP_FL240_FCST_12HR

    WINDTEMP_FL300_FCST_12HR

    WINDTEMP_FL340_FCST_12HR

    WINDTEMP_FL390_FCST_12HR

    WINDTEMP_FL450_FCST_12HR

    WINDTEMP_FL530_FCST_12HR

    WINDTEMP_FL010_FCST_18HR

    WINDTEMP_FL030_FCST_18HR

    WINDTEMP_FL050_FCST_18HR

    WINDTEMP_FL100_FCST_18HR

    WINDTEMP_FL180_FCST_18HR

    WINDTEMP_FL240_FCST_18HR

    WINDTEMP_FL300_FCST_18HR

    WINDTEMP_FL340_FCST_18HR

    WINDTEMP_FL390_FCST_18HR

    WINDTEMP_FL450_FCST_18HR

    WINDTEMP_FL530_FCST_18HR

    WINDTEMP_FL010_FCST_24HR

    WINDTEMP_FL030_FCST_24HR

    WINDTEMP_FL050_FCST_24HR

    WINDTEMP_FL100_FCST_24HR

    WINDTEMP_FL180_FCST_24HR

    WINDTEMP_FL240_FCST_24HR

    WINDTEMP_FL300_FCST_24HR

    WINDTEMP_FL340_FCST_24HR

    WINDTEMP_FL390_FCST_24HR

    WINDTEMP_FL450_FCST_24HR

    WINDTEMP_FL530_FCST_24HR

    4 times daily forecast Winds and Temperatures Aloft. This is the Wind barbs and temperatures only.  Example:  FL180 = 18,000 feet

    Global

    FL010 and FL030 only available in NAM

    Forecast 06, 12, 18 and 24 hoursNot applicable
    Time Enabled Winds &Temps Aloft - Barbs

    WINDTEMP_FL050_FCST

    WINDTEMP_FL100_FCST

    WINDTEMP_FL180_FCST

    WINDTEMP_FL240_FCST

    WINDTEMP_FL300_FCST

    WINDTEMP_FL340_FCST

    WINDTEMP_FL390_FCST

    WINDTEMP_FL450_FCST

    WINDTEMP_FL530_FCST

    4 times daily forecast Winds and Temperatures Aloft. This is the Wind barbs and temperatures only.  Example:  FL180 = 18,000 feetGlobalForecast 06, 12, 18, and 24 hoursTime
    Winds Speeds Aloft

    WINDSPEED_FL010_FCST_06HR

    WINDSPEED_FL030_FCST_06HR

    WINDSPEED_FL050_FCST_06HR

    WINDSPEED_FL100_FCST_06HR

    WINDSPEED_FL180_FCST_06HR

    WINDSPEED_FL240_FCST_06HR

    WINDSPEED_FL300_FCST_06HR

    WINDSPEED_FL340_FCST_06HR

    WINDSPEED_FL390_FCST_06HR

    WINDSPEED_FL450_FCST_06HR

    WINDSPEED_FL530_FCST_06HR

    WINDSPEED_FL010_FCST_12HR

    WINDSPEED_FL030_FCST_12HR

    WINDSPEED_FL050_FCST_12HR

    WINDSPEED_FL100_FCST_12HR

    WINDSPEED_FL180_FCST_12HR

    WINDSPEED_FL240_FCST_12HR

    WINDSPEED_FL300_FCST_12HR

    WINDSPEED_FL340_FCST_12HR

    WINDSPEED_FL390_FCST_12HR

    WINDSPEED_FL450_FCST_12HR

    WINDSPEED_FL530_FCST_12HR

    WINDSPEED_FL010_FCST_18HR

    WINDSPEED_FL030_FCST_18HR

    WINDSPEED_FL050_FCST_18HR

    WINDSPEED_FL100_FCST_18HR

    WINDSPEED_FL180_FCST_18HR

    WINDSPEED_FL240_FCST_18HR

    WINDSPEED_FL300_FCST_18HR

    WINDSPEED_FL340_FCST_18HR

    WINDSPEED_FL390_FCST_18HR

    WINDSPEED_FL450_FCST_18HR

    WINDSPEED_FL530_FCST_18HR

    WINDSPEED_FL010_FCST_24HR

    WINDSPEED_FL030_FCST_24HR

    WINDSPEED_FL050_FCST_24HR

    WINDSPEED_FL100_FCST_24HR

    WINDSPEED_FL180_FCST_24HR

    WINDSPEED_FL240_FCST_24HR

    WINDSPEED_FL300_FCST_24HR

    WINDSPEED_FL340_FCST_24HR

    WINDSPEED_FL390_FCST_24HR

    WINDSPEED_FL450_FCST_24HR

    WINDSPEED_FL530_FCST_24HR

    4 times daily forecast Winds speed Aloft – This is the contoured wind speeds only.  Example:  FL180 = 18,000 feet

    Global

    FL010 and FL030 only available in NAM

    Forecast 06, 12, 18 and 24 hoursNot applicable
    Time-enabled Winds Speeds Aloft

    WINDSPEED_FL050_FCST

    WINDSPEED_FL100_FCST

    WINDSPEED_FL180_FCST

    WINDSPEED_FL240_FCST

    WINDSPEED_FL300_FCST

    WINDSPEED_FL340_FCST

    WINDSPEED_FL390_FCST

    WINDSPEED_FL450_FCST

    WINDSPEED_FL530_FCST

    4 times daily forecast Winds speed Aloft – This is the contoured wind speeds onlyGlobalForecast 06, 12, 18, and 24 hoursTime

     

     

    Aviation Specific Premium Package Content

    Content“GetMap” layer namesDescriptionAreaDefault TimeWith TIME Option
    Global EDR Turbulence Forecast (Current)

    GBL_TURB_FL050_FCST_CURRENT

    GBL_TURB_FL100_FCST_CURRENT

    GBL_TURB_FL125_FCST_CURRENT

    GBL_TURB_FL180_FCST_CURRENT

    GBL_TURB_FL240_FCST_CURRENT

    GBL_TURB_FL270_FCST_CURRENT

    GBL_TURB_FL300_FCST_CURRENT

    GBL_TURB_FL320_FCST_CURRENT

    GBL_TURB_FL340_FCST_CURRENT

    GBL_TURB_FL370_FCST_CURRENT

    GBL_TURB_FL390_FCST_CURRENT

    GBL_TURB_FL450_FCST_CURRENT

    GBL_TURB_FL530_FCST_CURRENT

    Global EDR Turbulence forecast for the next 3 hours for multiple flight levelsGlobalUpdated every 12 hoursNot applicable
    Global EDR Turbulence Forecast (03HR–24HR)

    GBL_TURB_FL050_FCST_03HR

    GBL_TURB_FL100_FCST_03HR

    GBL_TURB_FL125_FCST_03HR

    GBL_TURB_FL180_FCST_03HR

    GBL_TURB_FL240_FCST_03HR

    GBL_TURB_FL270_FCST_03HR

    GBL_TURB_FL300_FCST_03HR

    GBL_TURB_FL320_FCST_03HR

    GBL_TURB_FL340_FCST_03HR

    GBL_TURB_FL370_FCST_03HR

    GBL_TURB_FL390_FCST_03HR

    GBL_TURB_FL450_FCST_03HR

    GBL_TURB_FL530_FCST_03HR

    Global EDR Turbulence forecast valid in 3 hours increments out 24 hours (03HR to 24HR)  for multiple flight levelsGlobalUpdated every 12 hoursNot applicable
    Time Enabled Global EDR Turbulence Forecast

    GBL_TURB_FL050_FCST

    GBL_TURB_FL100_FCST

    GBL_TURB_FL125_FCST

    GBL_TURB_FL180_FCST

    GBL_TURB_FL240_FCST

    GBL_TURB_FL270_FCST

    GBL_TURB_FL300_FCST

    GBL_TURB_FL320_FCST

    GBL_TURB_FL340_FCST

    GBL_TURB_FL370_FCST

    GBL_TURB_FL390_FCST

    GBL_TURB_FL450_FCST

    GBL_TURB_FL530_FCST

    Global EDR Turbulence forecast data valid for a given time period out 24 hours for multiple flight levelsGlobalHourly forecast through 24 hoursTime
    North American  EDR Turbulence Forecast (CURRENT)

    NAM_TURB_FL050_FCST_CURRENT

    NAM_TURB_FL100_FCST_CURRENT

    NAM_TURB_FL125_FCST_CURRENT

    NAM_TURB_FL180_FCST_CURRENT

    NAM_TURB_FL240_FCST_CURRENT

    NAM_TURB_FL270_FCST_CURRENT

    NAM_TURB_FL300_FCST_CURRENT

    NAM_TURB_FL320_FCST_CURRENT

    NAM_TURB_FL340_FCST_CURRENT

    NAM_TURB_FL370_FCST_CURRENT

    NAM_TURB_FL390_FCST_CURRENT

    NAM_TURB_FL450_FCST_CURRENT

    NAM_TURB_FL530_FCST_CURRENT

    North American  EDR Turbulence forecast valid for next hour for multiple flight levels

    NAM Only

    Updated every hourNot applicable
    North American  EDR Turbulence Forecast (01HR-17HR)

    NAM_TURB_FL050_FCST_01HR

    NAM_TURB_FL100_FCST_01HR

    NAM_TURB_FL125_FCST_01HR

    NAM_TURB_FL180_FCST_01HR

    NAM_TURB_FL240_FCST_01HR

    NAM_TURB_FL270_FCST_01HR

    NAM_TURB_FL300_FCST_01HR

    NAM_TURB_FL320_FCST_01HR

    NAM_TURB_FL340_FCST_01HR

    NAM_TURB_FL370_FCST_01HR

    NAM_TURB_FL390_FCST_01HR

    NAM_TURB_FL450_FCST_01HR

    NAM_TURB_FL530_FCST_01HR

    North American  EDR Turbulence forecast valid for every hour out from 1 hour to 17 hours (01HR to 17HR) for multiple flight levels

    NAM OnlyUpdated every hour

    Not applicable

    Global Icing Forecast

    (06HR-36HR)

    Small Aircraft

    GBL_ICING_SMALL_FL050_FCST_06HR

    GBL_ICING_SMALL_FL100_FCST_06HR

    GBL_ICING_SMALL_FL140_FCST_06HR

    GBL_ICING_SMALL_FL180_FCST_06HR

    GBL_ICING_SMALL_FL240_FCST_06HR

    GBL_ICING_SMALL_FL270_FCST_06HR

    GBL_ICING_SMALL_MAX_FCST_06HR

    Global Enhanced Icing forecast for Small aircraft for 06hr to 36hr out at 3hr steps for multiple flight levels as well as a combined layer

     

     

    MAX = SFC-FL270

    GlobalUpdated every 6 hours

     

     

    Not applicable

    Global Icing Forecast

    (06HR-36HR)

    Medium Aircraft

    GBL_ICING_INTER_FL050_FCST_06HR

    GBL_ICING_INTER_FL100_FCST_06HR

    GBL_ICING_INTER_FL140_FCST_06HR

    GBL_ICING_INTER_FL180_FCST_06HR

    GBL_ICING_INTER_FL240_FCST_06HR

    GBL_ICING_INTER_FL270_FCST_06HR

    GBL_ICING_INTER_MAX_FCST_06HR

    Global Enhanced Icing forecast for Medium aircraft for 06hr to 36hr out at 3hr steps for multiple flight levels as well as a combined layer

     

     

    MAX = SFC-FL270

    GlobalUpdated every 6 hours

    Not applicable

    Global Icing Forecast

    (06HR-36HR)

    Large Aircraft

    GBL_ICING_LARGE_FL050_FCST_06HR

    GBL_ICING_LARGE_FL100_FCST_06HR

    GBL_ICING_LARGE_FL140_FCST_06HR

    GBL_ICING_LARGE_FL180_FCST_06HR

    GBL_ICING_LARGE_FL240_FCST_06HR

    GBL_ICING_LARGE_FL270_FCST_06HR

    GBL_ICING_LARGE_MAX_FCST_06HR

    Global Enhanced Icing forecast for Large aircraft for 06hr to 36hr out at 3hr steps for multiple flight levels as well as a combined layer

     

     

    MAX = SFC-FL270

    GlobalUpdated every 6 hours

    Not applicable

    Time Enabled Global Icing Forecast

    Small Aircraft

    GBL_ICING_SMALL_FL050_FCST

    GBL_ICING_SMALL_FL100_FCST

    GBL_ICING_SMALL_FL140_FCST

    GBL_ICING_SMALL_FL180_FCST

    GBL_ICING_SMALL_FL240_FCST

    GBL_ICING_SMALL_FL270_FCST

    Global Enhanced Icing Forecast for small aircraft at a given forecast time for multiple flight levelsGlobalHourly forecast through 24 hoursTime

    Time Enabled Global Icing Forecast

    Medium Aircraft

    GBL_ICING_INTER_FL050_FCST

    GBL_ICING_INTER_FL100_FCST

    GBL_ICING_INTER_FL140_FCST

    GBL_ICING_INTER_FL180_FCST

    GBL_ICING_INTER_FL240_FCST

    GBL_ICING_INTER_FL270_FCST

    Global Enhanced Icing Forecast for medium aircraft at a given forecast time for multiple flight levelsGlobalHourly forecast through 24 hoursTime

    Time Enabled Global Icing Forecast

    Large Aircraft

    GBL_ICING_LARGE_FL050_FCST

    GBL_ICING_LARGE_FL100_FCST

    GBL_ICING_LARGE_FL140_FCST

    GBL_ICING_LARGE_FL180_FCST

    GBL_ICING_LARGE_FL240_FCST

    GBL_ICING_LARGE_FL270_FCST

    Global Enhanced Icing Forecast for large aircraft at a given forecast time for multiple flight levelsGlobalHourly forecast through 24 hoursTime

    NAM Icing Forecast

    (01HR-18HR)

    Small Aircraft

    NAM_ICING_SMALL_FL050_FCST_01HR

    NAM_ICING_SMALL_FL100_FCST_01HR

    NAM_ICING_SMALL_FL140_FCST_01HR

    NAM_ICING_SMALL_FL180_FCST_01HR

    NAM_ICING_SMALL_FL240_FCST_01HR

    NAM_ICING_SMALL_FL270_FCST_01HR

    NAM_ICING_SMALL_MAX_FCST_01HR

    NAM Enhanced Icing forecast for Small aircraft for 01hr to 18hr out at 1hr steps for multiple flight levels as well as a combined layer

     

     

    MAX = SFC-FL270

    NAM onlyUpdated hourly

    Not applicable

    NAM Icing Forecast

    (01HR-18HR)

    Medium Aircraft

    NAM_ICING_INTER_FL050_FCST_01HR

    NAM_ICING_INTER_FL100_FCST_01HR

    NAM_ICING_INTER_FL140_FCST_01HR

    NAM_ICING_INTER_FL180_FCST_01HR

    NAM_ICING_INTER_FL240_FCST_01HR

    NAM_ICING_INTER_FL270_FCST_01HR

    NAM_ICING_INTER_MAX_FCST_01HR

    NAM Enhanced Icing forecast for Medium aircraft for 01hr to 18hr out at 1hr steps for multiple flight levels as well as a combined layer

     

     

    MAX = SFC-FL270

    NAM onlyUpdated hourly

    Not applicable

    NAM Icing Forecast

    (01HR-18HR)

    Large Aircraft

    NAM_ICING_LARGE_FL050_FCST_01HR

    NAM_ICING_LARGE_FL100_FCST_01HR

    NAM_ICING_LARGE_FL140_FCST_01HR

    NAM_ICING_LARGE_FL180_FCST_01HR

    NAM_ICING_LARGE_FL240_FCST_01HR

    NAM_ICING_LARGE_FL270_FCST_01HR

    NAM_ICING_LARGE_MAX_FCST_01HR

    NAM Enhanced Icing forecast for Large aircraft for for 01hr to 18hr out at 1hr steps for multiple flight levels as well as a combined layer

     

     

    MAX = SFC-FL270

    NAM onlyUpdated hourly

    Not applicable

    NAM Thunderstorm Forecast

    (01HR-18HR)

    NAM_THUNDERSTORM_FCST_01HR

    ......

    NAM_THUNDERSTORM_FCST_18HR

    NAM Enhanced thunderstorm forecast for 01hr to 18hr out at 1hr stepsNAM onlyUpdated hourly

    Not applicable

    Global Thunderstorm Forecast

    (06HR-36HR)

    GBL_THUNDERSTORM_FCST_06HR

    .......

    GBL_THUNDERSTORM_FCST_36HR

    Global Enhanced thunderstorm forecast for 06hr to 36hr out at 3hr stepsGlobalUpdated every 12 hours

    Not applicable

    Global Ozone Forecast

    OZONE_FCST_06HR

    OZONE_FCST_12HR

    OZONE_FCST_18HR

    OZONE_FCST_24HR

    4 times daily forecast Ozone ConcentrationsGlobalForecast 06, 12, 18 and 24 hours

    Not applicable

     

     

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