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Time-Based Apprenticeship
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Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Time-Based Skills

5 skill sets | 26 total skills
Observing Procedures - 1500 req. hrs
Use of observing equipment: Surface and aviation; Upper Air; Solar radiation
Maintenance of weather and climatological records
Plotting upper air radiosonde observations
Data acquisition
Compute fallout winds
Complete following courses leading to certification: Observing and synoptic courses
Communications Systems and Equipment - 500 req. hrs
Operation of the following equipment
Understanding and familiarization with communications systems
Service to Public - 800 req. hrs
Preparation of information releases
Service to public -- individual or group
Familiarization with climatological records and services
Aviation Forecasting - 1700 req. hrs
Writing of terminal forecasts
Writing of area synopses and route forecasts for FAA transcribed weather broadcasts
Plotting and analysis of weather maps and charts
Verification of forecasts
Briefing of pilots and other aviation interests
Assist in map discussions
Take familiarization flights
Public Forecasting - 1000 req. hrs
Prepare and issue weather for flood warnings, watches, advisories, and statements
Prepare and issue local, one, and state forecast for two and five day periods
Prepare special forecasts for agriculture, air pollution dispersal, and recreation
Gain understanding of satellite weather systems and interpretation of satellite imagery
Conduct coordination calls with other offices on forecasts, warnings and weather information
Pilot fallout winds
Conduct map discussions
Gain understanding of guidance materials. Prepare guidance material for service offices

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