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02-28-2014, 10:18 PM
I was looking at some METARs and TAFs lately and have seen some unusual codes in the remarks on the METARs lately that confused me and took me some time to decipher. I thought it would be a good challenge/review for anyone else.

KFAR 010253Z 35015KT 10SM CLR M20/M26 A3025 RMK AO2 PRESRR SLP271 6//// T12001256 51035 $

KFAR 282324Z 0100/0124 34018G23KT 5SM BLSN BKN200 TEMPO 0100/0102 BKN015
FM010200 32014KT P6SM BKN200
FM010600 34008KT P6SM SCT200

I know most is straight forward, and I would expect most (if not all) pilots to decipher the basic report and forecast, but I am mostly challenging you on the remarks section of the METAR. I'll post more when I get a chance.

02-28-2014, 10:37 PM
Here are a few more.

KBIL 010353Z 07012KT 2SM -SN FEW037 OVC060 M18/M21 A3012 RMK AO2 SLP275 VIS 1 1/2V2 1/2 BLSN ALQDS P0000 T11781206 $

KSLC 010353Z 13006KT 10SM FEW050 BKN070 BKN100 10/02 A2957 RMK AO2 SLP993 SH DSNT N AND SE-SW T01000022

KGJT 010117Z 0101/0124 18006KT P6SM -RA BKN035 OVC070
TEMPO 0101/0103 18010G20KT P6SM NSW SCT035 OVC070
FM010300 09010KT P6SM VCSH SCT040 OVC080
FM010700 13012G20KT 5SM -SHRA OVC050
FM011000 13012G20KT 2SM -RA BR OVC025
FM011500 23012G22KT P6SM VCSH SCT025 BKN040