NAS Whidbey Island Community
Fleet Weather Center San Diego, CA, Aviation Forecast Component, Whidbey Island, WA
Duty Observer: 360-257-1296
Fleet Weather Center — San Diego: 360-257-2244
(Phone forwarded to FWC-SD after 9 p.m. local time Monday through Friday and holidays/weekends)
The Fleet Weather Center (FWC) — San Diego, Aviation Forecast Component (FWC-SD AFC Whidbey) Whidbey Island is staffed by civilian contracted forecasters and observers.
FWC-SD Aviation Component Whidbey Island is one of the Navy’s busiest weather facilities, producing an average of 1,200 flight weather briefings (DD-175-1) and daily terminal aerodrome forecasts every month.
In addition to aviation weather services, FWC-SD Aviation Component Whidbey Island, in conjunction with its parent command Fleet Weather Center — San Diego, operates year-round, 24 hours a day to provide local operating area forecasts, weather warnings and resource protection to the Pacific Northwest military community. The command also provides oceanographic data and forecasts to NAS Whidbey Island’s Tactical Support Center in support of Patrol Wing 10’s undersea warfare mission.
The detachment is a collaborative regional research partner with the National Weather Service’s Seattle Forecast Office and the University of Washington’s Department of Atmospheric Sciences and Applied Physics Laboratory.
Current weather information can be viewed via FWC-SD Aviation Component Whidbey Island’s homepage at https://pki.weather.navy.mil/AvWeb/frames.jsp?icao=KNUW.
For 24-hour flight weather briefs, go to the Flight Weather Briefer site at https://fwb.metoc.navy.mil