|NBAA update briefs|
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NBAA Requests Appeals Court Review of SMO Settlement Agreement
NBAA has joined with five additional airport stakeholders to petition the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, asking the court to review a recent decision by the FAA that negatively affects the future of California’s Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO). Last month, the FAA announced it had reached a settlement with the city of Santa Monica, which, in addition to permitting closure of the airfield at the end of 2028, would also allow the city to immediately begin the process of reducing the length of the SMO's sole runway to 3,500 feet.
New, More Accurate Convective Forecast Product Now Available
The National Weather Service has implemented a new convective weather product – the Traffic Flow Management Convective Forecast (TCF) – which allows for a more accurate representation of forecasted convective weather. “The users will collaborate on the final product, which will allow a more accurate representation of the forecast convective weather,” said John Kosak, NBAA Air Traffic Services specialist and staff liaison for the NBAA Weather Subcommittee.
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|Worldwide weather report|
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Tropical Cyclone 08P is about 660 miles southeast of American Samoa, South Pacific, moving towards the southeast at 30 knots with sustained winds of 35 knots.
Sabancaya, Peru has an ash cloud from 24,000 feet to the surface moving toward the southeast at 10 knots Sinabung, Indonesia has an ash cloud from 13,000 feet to the surface moving toward the southwest at 10 knots. Dukono, Halmahera, Indonesia has an ash cloud from 8,000 feet to the surface moving toward the southwest at 15 knots.
Thunderstorms are likely central and eastern-central Africa. Thunderstorms associated with daytime heating can be expected over Madagascar. Patchy morning fog is likely over portions of the Ivory Coast southeastward into Angola.
A cold front pushing through southwest Russia should produce snow across the region over the next few days. A cold front pushing through north-central Russia should produce snow across the area. A deep area of low pressure over the Kamchatka Peninsula should keep snow and gusty winds in the forecast through tomorrow. A cold front pushing through Japan should produce rain and isolated thunderstorms across the region.
SOUTHEAST ASIA/NORTH PACIFIC
Thunderstorm activity across Indonesia and Indo-China should be limited to isolated afternoon events as the dry season continues. A strong cold front over the central North Pacific should produce rain showers across the area. A stationary front east of Hawaii should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the region. Low pressure over the Gulf of Alaska should enhance snow showers along the coast of central Alaska.
Thunderstorms should become more frequent across the northern tier of Australia as the monsoon season continues. Unsettled conditions over eastern Australia should produce isolated thunderstorms across the region.
A cold front in the central north Atlantic should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the area. A broad area of low pressure extending from Greenland to Iceland should produce snow showers and gusty winds across the area. A cold front approaching the U.K. should produce rain showers across the area beginning tomorrow. A deep area of low pressure over Scandinavia should produce snow showers and gusty winds across the area. A cold front pushing through northern Europe should produce rain showers across Germany and Poland.
Low pressure across the northern Rockies should keep snow in the forecast through tomorrow. A frontal boundary moving across the Plains should produce rain showers across the area. A stationary frontal boundary extending from Maine to Virginia should produce rain showers across the region. Low pressure over Florida should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the area through tomorrow.
Showers and thunderstorms should persist across the northern tier of South America associated with deep tropical moisture. A cold front approaching southern Argentina/Chile should produce rain showers across the area. A cold front approaching Buenos Aires, Argentina should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the area over the next few days.
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