yet more METAR queries!

cointyro

New Member
I've a few more METAR quote questions. I tried looking them up with the translation from the source that Tony suggested at: http://adds.aviationweather.noaa.gov/metars/

But the website didn't fully translate the following METARS:

KCHO 282125Z VRB05KT 5SM RA BKN018 OVC048 22/21 A2986 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT ALQDS TSE12 P0018

What does the LTG DSNT ALQDS TSE12 mean?

And

282029Z VRB04KT 10SM VCTS FEW040 BKN048 OVC055 29/21 A2983 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT NW TSB23

same thing, what is LTG DSNT NW?
 

EatSleepFly

Well-Known Member
Lightning Distant, All quandrants. Thunderstorm Ended at 12 past the hour.

Same in the second one, only NW is the direction of the lightning. TSB is Thunderstorm Began (at XX min. past the hour), TSE is Thunderstorm Ended....
 

Mavmb

Well-Known Member
LGT.... means lightning distant northwest. TSE12 means thunderstorm east at 12 miles. I have no idea what ALQDS stands for. Anyone? Perhaps all quadrants? I dunno.
 

EDUC8-or

Well-Known Member
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What does the LTG DSNT ALQDS TSE12 mean

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Lightning distant all quadrants thunderstrom ended at 12 past the hour.

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LTG DSNT NW

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Lightning distant northwest.
 

Mavmb

Well-Known Member
Or maybe TSE means thunderstorm Thunderstorm ended. Basically if you see TS in a metar report, don't fly!
 
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