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Offline Аэрофлот Jr.

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Question about pilot weather information.
« on: December 15, 2008, 10:16:51 PM »
could you explain what it means [line highlighted in red]  please .   

160254Z 31014G21KT 10SM FEW038 SCT120 OVC150 02/M04 A3031 RMK AO2 PK WND 30026/0215 SLP262 T00171044 51053

thank you .


sincerely, Rae

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Re: Question about pilot weather information.
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2008, 10:26:24 PM »
could you explain what it means [line highlighted in red]  please .   

160254Z 31014G21KT 10SM FEW038 SCT120 OVC150 02/M04 A3031 RMK AO2 PK WND 30026/0215 SLP262 T00171044 51053

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Temperature 02ºC
Dew Point -04ºC
Altimeter: 30.31" Hg
AO2: Reporting station with precipitation discriminator (can determine freezing vs. non-freezing precpitation)
Peak Wind: 300º at 26 knots, recorded at 0215 zulu
Sea Level Pressure: 1026.2 mb or hPa
Temperature: 1.7ºC
Dew Point: -4.4ºC

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Re: Question about pilot weather information.
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2008, 07:11:21 AM »
could you explain what it means [line highlighted in red]  please .   

160254Z 31014G21KT 10SM FEW038 SCT120 OVC150 02/M04 A3031 RMK AO2 PK WND 30026/0215 SLP262 T00171044 51053

thank you .

Temperature 02ºC
Dew Point -04ºC
Altimeter: 30.31" Hg
AO2: Reporting station with precipitation discriminator (can determine freezing vs. non-freezing precpitation)
Peak Wind: 300º at 26 knots, recorded at 0215 zulu
Sea Level Pressure: 1026.2 mb or hPa
Temperature: 1.7ºC
Dew Point: -4.4ºC

thank you very much
sincerely, Rae

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Re: Question about pilot weather information.
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2008, 10:17:44 AM »

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Re: Question about pilot weather information.
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2008, 12:15:21 PM »
The last 5 digits (51053) is the pressure tendency. '5' means pressure tendancy, '1' is an index of sorts (0-8) where 1 means pressure is rising, and the '053' means pressure has risen 05.3 hPa over the last 3 hours.

Another helpful site: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/conversion/swometardecoder.html
« Last Edit: December 16, 2008, 12:17:04 PM by jcoats »

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Re: Question about pilot weather information.
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2008, 08:45:17 PM »
thanks guys   :-)
sincerely, Rae