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Freezing rain & thunderstorms

Added on: January 22, 2017         Duration: 10 minutes

Normally pilots think of freezing rain and thunderstorms as two separate adverse weather events. But can they occur at the same time? In fact, they can. It doesn’t happen frequently, but often enough that there were at least four separate events in the Midwest and one in New England during the winter of 2008. Pilots are strongly encouraged to avoid freezing rain and avoid thunderstorms, so you’ll want to know when Mother Nature is about to unleash this potential deadly combination. In this workshop, we’ll look at one such combination event that occurred on February 11, 2008 in the south-central U.S. This is a weather scenario that most general pilots should certainly avoid.

 

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