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Kristie

Mama Bear....
Staff member
Yep, it's true....Just took these photos a few minutes ago... cold here and rainy all day - definately keeps you in the doldrums, but at least it's a sunday....

Altho I can't imagine how cold it is in the northeast today!







 

Ecl!pse

Well-Known Member
i was in Port Huron, Michigan, from thursday-saturday....it was a sizzling 3 degrees, and negative with win...here in PIT, its like 17 degrees, and also in the negatives with wind...fun
 

FL270

New Member
Snow, sleet, and freezing rain here in North Carolina today. Guess it is just a crummy day to be most anywhere in the country right now. Maybe it's a nice day in France.

FL270
 

JEP

Malko In Charge
Staff member
Here it goes for Minneapolis:

KMSP 251730Z 251818 09013KT P6SM OVC080
FM2200 09014G22KT P6SM OVC070
TEMPO 0305 OVC040
FM0600 09011KT 2SM -SN OVC020
TEMPO 0610 1SM -SN OVC010
FM1000 06008KT 2SM -SN OVC012
TEMPO 1014 3/4SM -SN VV008
FM1400 06008KT 3SM -SN OVC015

And I am supposed to have an IFR training flight tomorrow a.m.
 

Ecl!pse

Well-Known Member
Alchemy, where in central Texas do you live? I used to live in Copperas Cove, right next to Killeen...anywhere near there? oh, and kristie, at least you can see the dirt and still have some leaves on your bushes! when i look outside all i see are a bunch of dead trees and white snow!
 

Joshua949

New Member
Yeap, winter weather here in NC. Around noon today our high temp was about 21 degrees but the wind chill was like 9. Anyway, I'm sure it's even colder now. They're saying that freezing rain may progress into monday for us in NC. I have about 1 1/2 inches of snow & about so far a quarter of an inch of sleet here at my house. Still sleeting & the possibility for freezing rain later tonight.
 

kostcoguy

New Member
...and out here in beautiful sunny Southern California we have partly cloudy and 65 degrees, really nice day out.
 

stuckingfk

Well-Known Member
Here is what it is doing here right now.

252210Z 08016KT 1/4SM SN FZFG BKN003 OVC007 M14/M16 A3002 RMK AO2 TWR VIS 1/2 P0000=

and for later

KGFK 252101Z 252118 08015KT 1/4SM SN FZFG OVC005
TEMPO 2101 1SM -SN BR OVC012
FM0100 05010KT 2SM -SN BR OVC015
TEMPO 0105 1/2SM -SN FZFG OVC009
FM0900 01009KT 3SM -SN BR OVC015
TEMPO 1216 P6SM NSW OVC040=
 

kostcoguy

New Member
since we're on the subject, how do you read those readouts,

KGFK 252101Z 252118 08015KT 1/4SM SN FZFG OVC005


Ok i realize first is the airport identifier, but how do I read the rest?
 

vipermcg

New Member
Its been absolutely freezing here in NYC for weeks! The high was like 18 today. I can't wait to go to SOCAL in a few weeks!
 
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Guest

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since we're on the subject, how do you read those readouts,

KGFK 252101Z 252118 08015KT 1/4SM SN FZFG OVC005

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252101Z - The report was filed on the 25th day of the month at 2101 Zulu

08015KT - The winds are out of 080 degrees at 15 knots

1/4SM - Visibility is 1/4 statute miles

SN - snow

FZFG - freezing fog

OVC005 - the ceiling is overcast at 500 ft agl


In other words the weather here SUCKS!! We already have a foot and a half of snow on the ground since about 11pm last night and looking at another 12-15 inches before its all over.
 

Josh

Well-Known Member
67 and clear out here today. Some surf contest going on so lotsa people out and about. I hate California winters
 

kostcoguy

New Member
Hey, thanks for the help! Now I have another question...where can I find one of those for my area (KSNA), or is it just found in the pilot's lounge?
 

JEP

Malko In Charge
Staff member
http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/coded.html

here is the TAf: (terminal area forecast)

KSNA 251804Z 251818 08003KT P6SM BKN021
FM1900 VRB05KT P6SM SCT025 BKN035
TEMPO 1920 BKN025
FM2100 20007KT P6SM SCT027 BKN040
FM0300 20005KT P6SM SCT040
FM1000 00000KT 3SM BR SKC


The shorter version is the metar
 

stuckingfk

Well-Known Member
You can find anything on here about weather. Just click on TAFs and then type in the 4 letter ident to get the METAR and TAF.
 

montanapilot

Well-Known Member
ok what does the TEMPO stand for. I just got done with the gleim part of aviation weather services but it doesnt say what it stands for.
 
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