Worst months for turbulence along US West Coast and/or in general


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Long time no post, Input is appreciated on the subject line question.

On a side note, I used to check this site for turbulence potential before a flight, but stopped doing so. The reason is there's usually nothing I can do (canceling the flight is rarely a viable option.) Therefore, I prefer to just try and bear it when it happens or when the pilot announces that it will happen, rather than hours or days of fretting.


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My personal feeling is that late November-early April is the worst time, but it can and does vary a lot and of course that's not an absolute. I think it gets rough when the jet stream descends over the US.