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Forecast Icing Potential
The Forecast Icing Potential (FIP) provides a three-dimensional forecast of icing potential (or likelihood) using numerical weather prediction model output. The FIP product suite is automatically generated with no human modifications. It may be used as a higher resolution supplement to AIRMETs and SIGMETs but is not a substitute for them. It is authorized for operational use only by meteorologists and dispatchers. The forecast area covers the 48-contiguous states, much of Canada and Mexico and their respective coastal waters.
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