Example METAR Report

Example METAR Report - Example METAR Report METAR KABC...

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Example METAR Report METAR KABC 121755Z AUTO 21016G24KT 180V240 1SM R11/P6000FT -RA BR BKN015 0VC025 06/04 A2990 RMK A02 PK WND 20032/25 WSHFT 1715 VIS 3/4V1 1/2 VIS 3/4 RWY11 RAB07 CIG 013V017 CIG 017 RWY11 PRESFR SLP125 POOO3 6OOO9 T00640036 10066 21012 58033 TSNO $ KEY TO DECODING A METAR REPORT METAR TYPE OF REPORT METAR: hourly (scheduled) report; SPECI: special (unscheduled) report. KABC ICAO STATION (location) IDENTIFIER Four character ICAO location identifier. 121755Z DATE/TIME group All dates and times in UTC using a 24-hour clock; two-digit date and four-digit time; always appended with Z to indicate UTC. AUTO REPORT MODIFIER AUTO : Indicates a fully automated report with no human intervention. It is removed when an observer logs on to the system. COR : Indicates a corrected observation. No modifier indicates human observer or automated system with human logged on for oversight functions. 21016G24KT 180V240 WIND DIRECTION AND SPEED Direction in tens of degrees from true north (first three digits); next two digits: speed in whole knots; if needed, include character as: G usts (character) followed by maximum observed speed; always appended with KT to indicate knots; 00000KT for calm; if direction varies by 60 o or more and speed greater than 6 knots, a V ariable wind direction group is reported, otherwise omitted. If wind direction is variable and speed 6 knots or less, replace wind direction with VRB followed by wind speed in knots. Observing and Coding Wind for additional information. 1SM VISIBILITY Prevailing visibility in statute miles and fractions with space between whole miles and fractions; always appended with SM to indicate statute miles; values <1/4SM reported as M1/4SM. See Observing and Coding Visibility for additional information. R11/P6000FT RUNWAY VISUAL RANGE A 10-minute RVR evaluation value in hundreds of feet is reported if prevailing visibility is < or = 1 mile or RVR < or = 6000 feet ; always appended with FT to indicate feet; value prefixed with M or P to indicate
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value is lower or higher than the reportable RVR value. See Observing and Coding Runway Visual Range for additional information. -RA BR WEATHER PHENOMENA Present weather:
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QUALIFIER Intensity or Proximity - Light "no sign" Moderate + Heavy VC Vicinity: but not at aerodrome; in U.S. METAR, between 5SM and 10SM of the point(s) of observation. Descriptor MI Shallow BL Blowing BC Patches SH showers PR Partial DR Drifting TS Thunderstorm FZ Freezing WEATHER PHENOMENA Precipitation DZ Drizzle IC Ice Crystals UP Unknown in automated observations RA Rain PL Ice pellets SN Snow
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BKN015 OVC025 SKY CONDITION Cloud amount and height: CLR (In automated METAR reports only, no clouds detected below 12000
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