What is RMK in Metar?

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RMK simply means REMARKS and marks the end of the standard metar observation and the beginning of the remarks that are put in as necessay. A02 means that the site is automated and HAS a precipitation sensor.

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Regarding this, what is SKC in Metar?

SKC – Sky Clear. TCU – Towering Cumulus. Other: A01 – Automated Observation without precipitation discrimination. A02 – Automated Observation with precipitation discrimination.

Beside above, what is up in a Metar? MetarUP” Something else about this METAR report which is unique: FZRANO. This stands for Freezing Rain (FZRA) information is not available. Most likely this is due to an issue with the observation station (although I'm surprised there isn't a “$” at the end of the report.

Additionally, what is TSNO on a Metar?

TSNO stands for Thunderstorm Information Not Available (METAR)

What does 9999 mean in Metar?

Visibility 9999 means the visibility is greater than 10 km. / / means this part of the METAR is not available (ie cloud and visibility not available from an automated weather station)

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What does Metar stand for?

Meteorological Terminal Aviation Routine

What does P mean in a Metar?

P. indicates greater than the highest reportable value. PCPN. precipitation.

What does TAF mean?

Terminal Aerodrome Forecast

How long is a Metar valid for?

Validity: Issued every hour, usually 55~59 past the hour. Data may be up to 15 minutes old, should not be older. Valid for 1 hour or until the next released report.

Is Metar AGL or MSL?


Ground stations report AGL; pilots report MSL (what they see on their altimeter). So, METARs and TAFs are AGL, while UAs are MSL.

What does Rae mean in Metar?

RAE. Rain Ended @ HHMM (RAE 1433) or as Min past hour (RAE 33) [METAR] RAPID. Rapid(ly)

What does Metar and TAF stand for?

METAR - Acronym for Meteorological Aerodrome Report (current weather at an airport) TAF - Terminal Aerodrome Forecast. AGL - Above Ground Level. MSL - Mean Sea level.

What does rab35 mean?

The remarks section for KMDW has RAB35 listed. This entry means. Definition. rain began at 1835Z.

What does PNO mean on a Metar?

PNO or CHINO LOC
At the end of a METAR, you may often find an abbreviation ending with 'NO'. These are most likely sensor status indicators. There are a few different possibilities for these sensor abbreviations. Above, PNO means that the "tipping bucket rain gauge" sensor isn't working.

What does speci mean in a Metar?


SPECI is special weather report issued when there is significant deterioration or improvement in airport weather conditions, such as significant changes of surface winds, visibility, cloud base height and occurrence of severe weather.

What is a speci?

SPECI Reports. Special Reports (SPECI) are Aerodrome Weather Reports issued whenever weather conditions fluctuate about or are below specified criteria. During 'adverse' weather conditions it is common for a Meteorological Office and/or AWS to issue multiple SPECI reports between routine reporting times.

What does AUTO mean in Metar?

What does the word "AUTO" in a METAR message indicate? The presence of "AUTO" in a METAR report message indicates a fully automated report with no human intervention. Absence of AUTO indicates that the report is either a manual report or an automated report with an observer logged on to the system.

What does Shra mean on a TAF?

A simply stands for Altimeter. 3016 means 30.16 inches of mercury for the pressure. RMK AO2-REMARKS. RMK simply means REMARKS and marks the end of the standard metar observation and the beginning of the remarks that are put in as necessay.

What is the difference between Metar and TAF?

The simple answer to your question is: TAF is a forecast for a set number of hours ahead and a Metar is actual weather at the time of issue. You can check all of them before and during flight using methods shown in the GetMet booklet.

What does Becmg mean in TAF?


In TAF, FM is different in which it denotes a quick change that will take place in less than 60 minutes during the prevailing weather conditions in a certain time frame. BECMG, as you may guess, stands for "BECOMING", and it denotes a permanent change in the prevailing Wx conditions.

What does tempo mean in Metar?

TEMPO means that there is definitely a change about to happen and it will be those conditions (in this case TS SHRA) for at least half of the two hour period from the time of issue of the METAR.

What does VCSH mean in a TAF?

Version Control System for $HOME