AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS' ABILITY TO PREDICT exactly when severe weather will move into an airport or approach path should improve significantly when a new software tool is added to the Integrated Terminal Weather System. ITWS, which is operational at six airports, with seven more pending in 2005, currently predicts 20 min. ahead. With the new software, controllers will be able to look an hour ahead and see storm location and size, accurate to within 10 min. or 10 mi. They will also be able ...

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