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  • Format: Live; Meets Weekly on Thursdays from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CST; See the SKrafty Class Calendar HERE.
  • Course Dates: 09/08/22 – 12/15/22 Thanksgiving Day will be off 25 Nov 2022
  • Minecraft Activities: No
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  • Number of Lessons: 14
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This class will delve into weather forecasting with a distinct focus on aviation meteorology. This will be an interactive course that will use real-world forecasting products such as surface charts, graphical model data, radar, and satellite products to forecast weather. The main resource will be provided for the students for use. The Air Force technical manual TN 98-002 will be used for classroom guidance with hands on explanation of the forecast techniques found in the manual. It will be a fun and engaging way to learn about weather forecasting. The focus of this class will be on specific areas of forecasting such as clouds, fog, rain, snow, thunderstorms, surface winds, jet streams, fronts, synoptic scale analysis, temperature forecasting, turbulence, icing, RADAR, and Satellite. The desire of the teacher is to engage the students with questions and dialogue to help them further learn the material and answer questions. There will be no assigned homework in this class and the teaching style will be lecture via TN 98-002 and powerpoint material with a few questions asked of the students.

About the Curriculum
This curriculum is designed by the teacher with over 24-years experience serving in the United States Air Force and as a government contractor providing meteorological support and training to both conventional and special operations forces. The TN 98-002 was used in training special operators weather. This is a great technical resource for weather forecasting.

Course Length
This course is a 14-week course.

This class will meet on Thursday from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CST beginning on Thursday, September 8 and will be ending on Thursday, December 15th. Thanksgiving Day will be off no class.
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The joy of learning about weather aviation forecasting.

Additional Activities:

There are no additional activities or Minecraft projects included in this course.

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