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Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Permits, PPRs, and Airport Slots

Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Permits, PPRs, and Airport Slots
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Hong Kong Aircraft Parking Update: Part 3 – Airport Operations, Alternates, and CIQ

Hong Kong Aircraft Parking Update: Part 3 – Airport Operations, Alternates, and CIQ
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Italian Charter Permits Changes – Part 1 of 2: General Requirements

Italian Charter Permits Changes – Part 1 of 2: General Requirements
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This week's top posts from our blog

Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Permits, PPRs, and Airport Slots

Business Aircraft Ops to Costa Rica: Permits, PPRs, and Airport Slots

While Costa Rica is a relatively easy and business aviation-friendly environment, there are operating and parking limitations to be mindful of. Aircraft parking availability can be an issue during high season. There are no guarantees that airport authorities will approve a General Aviation (GA) parking request during...
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Hong Kong Aircraft Parking Update: Part 3 – Airport Operations, Alternates, and CIQ

Hong Kong Aircraft Parking Update: Part 3 – Airport Operations, Alternates, and CIQ

While business aircraft operators traveling to Hong Kong (VHHH) will face overnight parking denials from time to time, there are tips to keep in mind to improve your odds of securing aircraft parking. It's always best to plan ahead and submit requests 30 days in advance...
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Italian Charter Permits Changes – Part 1 of 2: General Requirements

Italian Charter Permits Changes – Part 1 of 2: General Requirements

Italian charter permits and associated requirements have changed a few times over the past two years. Today, permit requirements vary depending upon where your aircraft is registered, passenger seating capacity, where you're operating, and how recently you've conducted a charter operation to Italy...
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Africa/Middle East

Airport information and scheduled closings
  • (ALL - Botswana) There is a travel ban for all non-Botswana citizens traveling from Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of Congo due to the Ebola virus outbreak. Botswana citizens are urged to delay non-essential travel to Ebola-affected countries.
  • (ALL - Cameroon) Officials have closed all borders with Nigeria and suspended all passenger flights to/from Nigeria due to the ongoing Ebola virus outbreak.
  • (ALL - Cape Verde) Officials are prohibiting entry of any foreign non-resident who has visited any country affected by the Ebola virus in the last 30 days.
  • (ALL - Guinea-Bissau) Officials have re-opened its land border with Guinea.
  • (ALL - Kenya) Officials have closed the Suam border crossing (Trans-Nzola County) with Uganda due to the Ebola outbreak.
  • (ALL - Mauritania) Officials have closed its border with neighboring Mali after an Ebola-related death in the town of Kayes, Mali.
  • (ALL - Mauritius) All travelers who have visited Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, and the Congo (DRC) in the last two months are banned from entry.
  • (ALL - Namibia) Foreigners traveling from countries affected by the Ebola virus are prohibited from entry.
  • (ALL - Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises against all non-essential travel due to the outbreak of the Ebola virus. Efforts to contain the outbreak will likely result in critical commercial and transportation disruptions in all three countries.
  • (ALL - Rwanda) All travelers who have visited Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in the past 22 days prior to arrival in Rwanda are prohibited from entry.
  • (ALL - Saudi Arabia) All flights landing at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) with passengers from Jijiga, Ethiopia (HAJJ) will be subject to a fine.
  • (ALL - Senegal) The ban on air transport from Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia has been lifted. Land borders with Guinea will remain closed. Authorities will continue to implement Ebola-screening measures at Leopold Sedar International Airport (GOOY).
  • (ALL - Seychelles) Officials have removed restrictions on travelers from Guinea-Bissau and Nigeria. Entry is still suspended for all travelers who have visited the Congo (DRC), Guinea, Liberia, or Sierra Leone in the 28 days prior to travel.
  • (ALL - South Africa) A health questionnaire must be completed by every passenger/crew member for any international flight from all destinations, including countries neighboring South Africa. Officials have also imposed a travel ban barring entry to all non-South Africans returning from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. All South Africans returning from any of these countries would face strict health screenings upon arrival and are advised against non-essential travel to the affected states.
  • (ALL - South Sudan) Officials have placed a ban on all travelers from Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, or the Congo (DRC) in the 21 days prior to travel. Entry of travelers from Nigeria is dependent on their health history and whether they visited Ebola virus-affected areas.
  • (ALL - Turkey) U.S. citizens are no longer allowed to obtain a visa upon arrival. New regulations require U.S. citizens to obtain an e-visa prior to arrival.
  • (LLBG) Tel Aviv will be closed to GA traffic:
    • Between 1500-1955 on 17 April-23 October.
    • Between 0755-0900 on 22 April.
    • Between 1100-2030 on 22-23 September.
  • (LTFJ), Istanbul-Sabiha Gokcen will be closed:
    • Between 2200-0200 on 4 May-1 October.
    • Between 2100-0300 on 11-18 August.
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (DNKN) Kano - MRS Oil Nigeria is temporarily unable to fuel; fueling will resume once supplies are replenished.
  • (DNMM) Lagos - So Aviation is serving as alternate supplier while MRS Oil Nigeria is temporarily unable to fuel. MRS expects to resume fueling once supplies are replenished.
  • (FEFF) Bangui - UVair supplier Air Total has no fuel available until further notice.
  • (FKKR) Garoua - UVair supplier Air Total has supply restrictions. Fuel release, volume requirements, and a minimum 24 hours' advance notice is necessary to confirm fuel availability.
  • (FOOG) Port Gentil - UVair supplier Air Total has no fuel available.
  • (FTTC) Abeche - UVair supplier Air Total has no fuel available.
  • (HAAB) Addis Ababa - UVair supplier Air Total has no fuel available.
  • (HHAS) Asmara - UVair supplier Air Total has fueling restrictions in place; only VIP flights are allowed access with prior validation.
FAM global monitor security briefings

  South Africa
At least five people have died and hundreds forced to flee their homes in one of South Africa's worst outbreaks of violence in years, authorities said. Most of the recent unrest occurred in and around the coastal city of Durban, where police said two foreigners and three South Africans were killed. Some 34 people have been arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms and other crimes in the last two days.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

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Airport information and scheduled closings
  • (ALL - Australia) Australia has imposed a temporary suspension on the processing of all visa applications from Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea due to the EVD (Ebola Virus disease) outbreak. Australia is also canceling and refusing non-permanent or temporary visas held by anyone from the Ebola-affected countries who have yet to leave for Australia. Permanent visa holders from the affected countries are being required to submit to a 21-day quarantine period before departure to Australia. Visitors approved to travel to Australia will also face further screening and follow-up checks upon arrival. Australia has also temporarily suspended its humanitarian program in the affected countries.
  • (ALL - Burma-Myanmar) The CAA will be closed through 21 April.
  • (ALL - China) The CAAC will be closed on 1-3 May. Submit any permit requests as soon as possible to avoid delays in processing.
  • (ALL - China) Due to the spread of the Ebola virus, China will conduct medical exams of passengers who have been in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the last 21 days. The quarantine department should be informed in advance about any passenger visiting these countries in the past 21 days. Crew members should be replaced if they have been to these countries in the past 21 days.
  • (ALL - Maldives) On-arrival visas will not be issued for travelers (including third-country nationals) from countries affected by the Ebola outbreak, including Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. Maldivians returning from Ebola-affected countries will be isolated for the 21-day incubation period of the disease. Commercial international airlines need to complete the declaration of health section for each flight.
  • (ALL - North Korea) Officials have banned foreign tourists over fears of Ebola. The ban applies to all entry ports and border crossings. All other visitors will reportedly be required to spend 21 days in government-supervised quarantine, regardless of their country of origin or point of departure.
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (VARIOUS) ExxonMobil requires a minimum 72 hours prior notice for fueling or fuel cannot be guaranteed at:
    • (PGUM) Agana (Guam).
    • (PGSN) Saipan Island.
    • (PKMJ) Majuro (Marshall Islands).
  • (PKMJ) Majuro - UVair supplier ExxonMobil has resumed fueling as normal.
  • (UTTT) Tashkent - UVair supplier Airport Authority requires a fuel release; must include a complete itinerary, advise volume requirements and confirm availability in advance due to recurring supply difficulties. For tech stop refueling, a minimum 24 hours' advance notice is required.
  • (VTBD) Bangkok-Don Mueang International - UVair supplier ChevronTexaco provides international fuel while PTT offers domestic; both require a fuel release.
FAM global monitor security briefings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

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Europe/Eastern Europe

Airport information and scheduled closings
  • (ALL - Denmark) Due to the Ebola virus outbreak, all arriving aircraft from foreign destinations must notify the local health service if persons on board are suffering from contagious diseases, or if there is any risk of other conditions that may lead to the spread of diseases.
  • (ALL - Greece) Due to the Ebola outbreak, all passengers and crew arriving from Africa must complete an incoming passenger card. If anyone onboard has traveled to Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, or Nigeria, the center for disease control and prevention must be contacted for instructions.
  • (ALL - Italy) Due to the Ebola virus outbreak, all flights to/from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone will be required to complete a passenger locator card for all passengers/crew and retain the cards for at least 21 days. Cards shall be made available to the Ministry of Health.
  • (VARIOUS - Ukraine) Both Simferopol (UKFF) and Sevastopol (UKFB) airports are closed due to the political climate between Ukraine and the Russian Federation regarding Crimea.
  • (EGNH) Blackpool Airport has re-opened for small aircraft and helicopters.
  • (EGGW) London-Luton will be closed between 0300-0400 on 26 June.
  • (EGSS) London-Stansted will be closed between 0130-0230 on 24 April.
  • (EGSY) Sheffield has closed permanently.
  • (EGWU) Northolt will be closed to all civilian traffic between 0001-2359 LT on 12-14 June.
  • (LFPB) Paris-Le Bourget will be closed between 2000-0400 through 26 April.
  • (LIPZ) Venice will be closed between 2230-0300 through 26 April and on 4-16 May.
  • (LIRA) Rome-Ciampino will be closed between 2200-0400 through 24 April.
  • (LSGG) Geneva will be closed between 2200-0359 through 25 October.
  • (UUWW) Moscow-Vnukovo will be closed between 2310-0135 through 18 April.
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (VARIOUS - France) Operators must present an AOC (or other proof of exemption) to fuel with UVair supplier Air Total at Aix (LFMA), Laval (LFOV), and Le Mans (LFRM).
  • (VARIOUS - Greece) When fueling with UVair supplier Shell and MOH Aviation Fuels, exempt operators must present a copy of their valid Air Operator's Certificate (AOC, or national equivalent) to prove exemption from VAT and excise duties. A fuel release is required and UVair must provide operators' physical billing address (for AOC and non-AOC operators), and applicable VAT or tax identification number (VAT ID is required from all EU based operators, and for AOC uplifts only for all others; an AOC/ACC document number will not suffice in this case).
  • (LEAB) Albacete - UVair supplier Air BP provides Jet A-1 type fuel; they are unable to fuel aircraft requiring JP-8 and fueling within the military area.
  • (LIMC) Milan-Malpensa - ENI via Skytanking is primary fueler; Air Total is available, but commercial takes top priority so expect delays.
  • (LIPR) Rimini - UVair supplier ENI Spa has resumed fueling now that airport has reopened; operating hours are currently 0800-1600 LT.
  • (LIRF) Rome-Fiumicino - UVair supplier Air Total suggests operators planning tech stop refueling or early morning departures between 0500-0600 daily, should tanker in or fuel the evening before departure.
  • (LIRP) Pisa - Supplier Q8 suggests operators keep a copy of their UVair fuel release onboard the aircraft to prevent delays in fueling.
  • (LSZH) Zurich - UVair supplier Air Total's into plane fueler at the GA ramp is Jet Aviation; at the commercial ramp it is IPS (Into Plane Service Pool). While Jet Aviation offers direct refueling at their ramp and accepts the UVair card, fuel obtained there will be invoiced at the handler's retail price, rather than UVair's GA or commercial rates through Air Total.
FAM global monitor security briefings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

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North America

Airport information and scheduled closings
  • (ALL - Canada) New travel visas will not be issued to residents or citizens of countries with widespread and persistent Ebola transmission. The government has also stopped the processing of permanent residency visas for people from the affected countries.
  • (ALL - United States) All travelers from countries affected by the Ebola outbreak (Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Mali) will now travel through one of five major U.S. airports: Washington, D.C.-Dulles (KIAD); Chicago-O'Hare (KORD); New York-JFK (KJFK); Newark-Liberty (KEWR); and Atlanta-Hartsfield-Jackson (KATL) to undergo an interview, temperature check, and additional protocols. All travelers returning from the affected countries will be monitored for 21 days.
  • (KHDI) Cleveland, TN - Hardwick Field has closed permanently.
Low/no fuel announcements

None for this region at publication time.

FAM global monitor security briefings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

Mexico - 13 April
U.S. citizens are warned about the risk of traveling to certain places in Mexico due to threats to safety and security posed by organized criminal groups. U.S. citizens have been the victims of violent crimes, such as kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery.
http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/mexico-travel-warning.html

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  • Landmark Aviation (PHOG) - Kahului (Maui Island) Hawaii
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South and Central America/Caribbean

Airport information and scheduled closings
  • (ALL - Antigua and Barbuda) All visitors from Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia are prohibited entry. Visas for travelers from these countries have been suspended. All passports are being reviewed to determine passenger travel history within six weeks prior to arrival. Precautions will be taken for anyone arriving from a country where the disease is endemic; anyone with symptoms will be placed in the quarantine facility for assessment. Anyone having contact with an Ebola patient or who has eaten bush meat will be placed under active surveillance for 21 days. If they have not been in contact with anyone with Ebola, they will be placed under passive surveillance. Authorities reserve the right to quarantine any returning resident or citizen.
  • (ALL - Belize) Officials have banned entry/visa issuance to nationals from Guinea, Liberia, and Nigeria. Sierra Leone nationals, (no visa required) are also denied entry. Additionally, any travelers who have visited these countries in the past 30 days are also denied entry.
  • (ALL - Colombia) Any traveler who has visited Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, or Nigeria since 15 September will be denied entry due to the Ebola outbreak. This restriction applies to both Colombian nationals and foreigners. Visa applications will be denied under these restrictions as a preventative measure. Ebola virus disease (EVD) screenings will be conducted as needed and may cause travel delays.
  • (ALL - Dominican Republic) The government has banned entry to travelers who have been in the following countries in the past 30 days: Sierra Leone, Senegal, Liberia, Guinea, and Nigeria, as well as any countries that the World Health Organization has deemed to be affected by the Ebola virus.
  • (ALL - Guyana) Visas will not be issued to nationals from Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria. Health officials will screen travelers who have visited these countries in the six weeks prior to arrival in Guyana.
  • (ALL - Haiti) Travelers who have been to Guinea, Liberia, or Sierra Leone in the past 28 days will be denied entry into Haiti. Travelers who have been to these countries more than 28 days before travel to Haiti must present a government-certified health certificate and the results of a blood test for the Ebola virus upon arrival.
  • (ALL - Jamaica) The government has imposed an entry ban for travelers arriving from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, as well as those who have visited these countries within the four weeks prior to their arrival. In addition, any Jamaican national who travels to the aforementioned countries will be quarantined for 28 days upon return to Jamaica.
  • (ALL - Panama) Officials have banned entry of travelers who have visited Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in the past 21 days prior to arrival. This ban will remain in place until these countries are declared Ebola-free.
  • (ALL - St. Kitts and Nevis) Officials have restricted the entry of nationals from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Similar measures will also be applied to travelers who have visited these countries 21 days prior to travel.
  • (ALL - Saint Lucia) All visitors from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone will be denied entry to Saint Lucia until further notice. Visitors from Nigeria will be required to present a recent medical certificate, clearing them of the Ebola virus, in addition to a valid visa.
  • (ALL - St. Maarten) Visitors who have traveled to, from, or through Congo (DRC), Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone 21 days prior to arrival will be denied entry, or transit through St. Maarten.
  • (ALL - St. Vincent and the Grenadines) A travel ban is in effect for nationals from Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Guinea due to the Ebola virus and lack of medical resources to deal with a potential outbreak.
  • (ALL - Suriname) Officials have banned entry to foreign travelers who have been to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in the past 21 days prior to arrival, unless they can present an internationally recognized health certificate clearing them of the Ebola virus.
  • (ALL - Trinidad and Tobago) All visitors from Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of Congo will be prohibited entry along with any persons who visited the affected countries in the last six weeks. Trinidad and Tobago residents who visited the affected countries in the past six weeks will be quarantined for a minimum period of 21 days.
  • (SEGU) Guayaquil will be closed between 1300-1900 on 13 June.
  • (SKCG) Cartagena will be closed between 0600-1030 on 1 May through 15 June.
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (VARIOUS - Peru) International refueling is available from UVair supplier Petroperu at (SPQT) Iquitos and (SPQU) Arequipa only with presentation of a provisional DUA (40) customs declaration document authorizing the exported supply.
  • (MGGT) Guatemala City - UVair supplier ChevronTexaco, fueling on the east and military ramps from 0900-1600 LT, requires a minimum of 24 hours' notice. Outside these hours, or with less than 24 hours' notice, fueling will be on the south international ramp.
  • (SCEL) Santiago - UVair supplier Petrobras GA fuels only at Ramp P and fuel truck capacity is only 10,000 liters. Those requiring larger volumes should fuel with Petrobras at the main apron hydrant.
  • (SKCG) Cartagena - Aerosupport has been named the official airport fuel vendor; Terpel continues as into plane fueler.
  • (TUPJ) Roadtown - UVair supplier Sol Petroleum has resumed fueling as normal.
FAM global monitor security briefings

  Honduras
Liberal Party Congressman Jose Eduardo Gauggel Medina and his father, former Supreme Court Magistrate Eduardo Gauggel Rivas, were shot to death outside their home in San Pedro Sula by armed men with high powered weapons on 10 April. This double murder brings home the country's struggle to come to grips with the reach and power of its drug trafficking organizations.

  Argentina
A neighborhood in Buenos Aires has been caught in the crosshairs of a battle between Peruvian, Paraguayan, and Colombian drug gangs. On 12 April, four Paraguayans were killed in Buenos Aires' Bajo Flores neighborhood in an attack that authorities believe is part of an ongoing dispute for control of the local drug trade. Argentine officials suspect the attack may be linked to a battle between a Paraguayan gang and an Argentine group known as the Gauchito Gil gang.

  Brazil
Police clashed with illegal squatters at an abandoned building in Rio de Janeiro Tuesday, using pepper spray and arresting several people as some of the 300 occupants refused to leave the property. Police surrounded the building, where several children were staying, in one on Rio's most affluent areas on Rui Barbosa Avenue. The 20-story building, across from the famous Sugarloaf Mountain in Brazil's second largest city, is owned by former billionaire Eike Batista, but has been unoccupied.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

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NBAA update briefs

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Automation Bringing Changes to FAA Flight Service Stations
As more pilots are turning to websites and electronic apps for their pre-flight planning, the FAA is making changes to the way its flight service stations operate, beginning mid-2015.
http://www.nbaa.org/ops/airspace/20150410-automation-bringing-changes-to-federal-aviation-administration-flight-service-stations.php

First FBO in Western Hemisphere Earns IBAC's IS-BAH Ground Handler Certification
American Aero FTW is the first fixed-base operator (FBO) in the Western Hemisphere to be awarded International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) certificate of registration.
http://www.nbaa.org/admin/sms/is-bah/20150408-first-fixed-base-operator-in-western-hemisphere-earns-ibacs-is-bah-ground-handler-certification.php

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TROPICAL
There are no tropical systems at this time.

VOLCANOES
Sakurajima, Kyushu, Japan has an ash cloud from 4,000 feet to the surface moving toward the east at 20 knots. Sheveluch, Kamchatka has an ash cloud from 20,000 feet to the surface moving toward the south at 25 knots. Colima, Mexico has an ash cloud from 22,000 feet to the surface moving toward the northeast at 30 knots. Dukono, Halmahera, Indonesia has an ash cloud from 9,000 feet to the surface moving toward the southeast at 5 knots. Ubinas, Peru has an ash cloud from 18,000 feet to the surface moving toward the east at 10 knots.

AFRICA
Thunderstorms are likely over central Africa. Patchy morning fog is likely over portions of the Ivory Coast southeastward into Angola.

ASIA
A deep area of low pressure over Western Russia should keep rain showers in the forecast through the weekend. As the transition to the rainy season begins, mainly afternoon thunderstorms are expected across southern India and Sri Lanka. A series of cold fronts pushing through central Russia should produce rain and snow showers across the area. An area of low pressure over southeast China should produce rain showers across the region. A cold front pushing through Japan should produce rain showers across mainly central Japan. Snow can be expected across the Kamchatka peninsula as low pressure is slow to exit the region.

SOUTHEAST ASIA/NORTH PACIFIC
Thunderstorm activity will continue across Indonesia and Indo-China. As the transition away from the drier season begins, the intensity and frequency of these storms will increase. A cold front in the central North Pacific should produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across the area. An area of low pressure over southern Alaska should produce rain showers along the coast and snow showers further inland.

AUSTRALIA/SOUTH PACIFIC
Mainly afternoon showers and thunderstorms are possible across the northern tier of Australia. Low pressure over southeast Australia should produce rain showers and morning fog across the area lasting into Saturday.

ATLANTIC/EUROPE
A strong cold front pushing through the central Atlantic should produce rain showers across the area. Rain showers may be possible across Iceland beginning tomorrow as a cold front approaches the area. An area of weak low pressure over southern France should produce rain showers and isolated afternoon thunderstorms across the area. A stationary frontal boundary across northern Europe could produce rain showers across the region.

NORTH AMERICA
A stationary frontal boundary draped across the Deep South should produce thunderstorms from southeast Texas eastward to Georgia. The chance of storms should persist across the region through Saturday. A weak cold front pushing through the upper Midwest should produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across the area. A series of weak cold fronts pushing through the Pacific Northwest should keep rain showers and fog in the forecast through the weekend.

SOUTH AMERICA
Showers and thunderstorms should persist across the northern tier of South America associated with deep tropical moisture. A cold front approaching southern Chile-Argentina should produce rain showers across the region through Saturday.

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