Destructive / Severe weather for shore commands supported
by NAVTRAMETOCFAC, is defined as:
-Convective activity that will produce
surface wind gusts of 50 knots or greater
-Hail 3/4" or greater at the surface
NAVTRAMETOCFAC is required to issue warnings for Sub-Region
All air traffic departing NAS Pensacola must be briefed on
severe weather warnings issued by the National Weather
Service (NWS) and also provided information on potential
severe weather areas for long cross-country flights.
Every Forecast Duty Officer (FDO) must have a thorough
working knowledge of the synoptic situations, parameters
for analysis, and severe-storm forecasting procedures.
For local areas, weather radar is an excellent tool to
detect severe weather.