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User currently offlineStackhouse007 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 422 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2363 times:
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Hey guys, I need some help..

So I live about 15 minutes from Dayton Cox Intl' but that is not very "spotter friendly". I live about 1 hour and 15 minutes from Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky Intl' which has a nice viewing area. My question is, I live within a 4-5 hour radius of some nice airports I could take pictures at. If I wake up in Dayton and its sunny here that obviously doesn't mean its sunny there. Is there a certain website you guys use to know if the lighting will be in my favor if I decide to do the 3 hour drive to Louisville or 2 hours to Columbus? I went to Cincinnati for a day at the airport and the weather channel said it is clear and sunny at CVG.. I got there and it wasnt even clear enough to think about taking pictures.

Just curious if there is a certain way I can figure out what the conditions will be like for photography at certain airports when I do not live near them. Or to plan ahead for a weekend trip or something.

Anything will help!

Thanks everyone,
Kyle


Nikon D60: 18-55mm - 55-200mm / Canon 50D: 100-400mm
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User currently offlineccarter757 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2357 times:

Not sure about finding weather/lighting for photography, but the link below will allow you to see the Current METAR and Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF) information for a particular airport.

https://aviationweather.gov/adds/metars/

Just type in the ICAO code for the airport, check the Translated box, (unless you want to decode the information strand yourself), then check the TAF box for projected weather conditions. This is what I use normally for flight planning pre flight weather checks. Hope that helps.  Smile

[Edited 2010-07-19 21:54:50]


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User currently offlineclickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9664 posts, RR: 68
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2357 times:
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I would use a combination of weather websites and webcams. Not every airport will have a public cam, but most cities will have traffic cams close by, check those.

Here is the website I use for wx:

htttp://www.wunderground.com

Plug in your airport code and off you go.


User currently offlineStackhouse007 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 422 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2354 times:
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Oh perfect! I didn't even think about getting the current METAR information. Thanks for the links guys! I'll try these out!


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