PIREPS: We Love Em! How the NWS uses

PIREPS: We Love Em! How the NWS uses

PIREPS: We Love Em! How the NWS uses Your Pilot Reports Chris Smallcomb Senior Forecaster

NWS Louisville, Ky Weve Seen Some Interesting Ones This had to have Been Scary!

Your PIREPS help Wind speed and direction detecting low level wind shear, which can impact arrivals and departures.

Temperatures aloft which can help with thunderstorm forecasts. Reports of icing and turbulence are used in those forecast products from AWC. Cloud bases/tops thickness helps

determine burn off potential of low stratus PIREPS Benefit You PIREPS help the next person prepare

for what is out there. Join the AOPA SkySpotter Program! The SkySpotter program was conceived by the AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots

Association) Air Safety Foundation and is co-sponsored by AWC and the FAA. Grew out of a need for more (accurate) PIREPS. Check out this website:

www.aopa.org/asf/skyspotter You Get a Nifty Certificate! How Do I Submit a PIREP?

Report in-flight to Flight Watch on 122.0 or to FSS after landing Viewing PIREPS

http://aviationweather.gov Any Questions?

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