Ice And Turbulence Maps From Jeppesen

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Just in case your FSS briefer misses something, technology continues to trot out new ways for pilots to help themselves. Jeppesen announced this week that it would offer icing and turbulence forecasting to its subscribers. The company says it's the first to offer the services on a worldwide basis. The maps were developed with Norman, Okla.-based Weather Decision Technologies and will be available through Jeppesen applications including JetPlan.com, JetPlanner, FliteStar and OPSControl. Jeppesen says both the icing and turbulence maps use intuitive color scales to show forecast areas of light, moderate and severe conditions. U.S. maps show current conditions as well as 3-, 6-, 12-, 18- and 24-hour forecasts. Outside the U.S. the forecast maps are available in 12-, 18- and 24-hour intervals. Customers can view a variety of flight level increments to allow them to flight plan around areas they want to avoid.