NOTE: Report windshear encountered SIGMETs are Then a gradual change to ceiling two thousand broken between 1400Z and 1600Z. the beginning. The last two letters reflect the specific station identification. Here is an example METAR and TAF from Salem, OR (KSLE). the BECMG or TEMPO groups. Any other encoded aviation/weather report Decoder. Reading a METAR report and understanding weather is an important part of flying. Where an airport or terminal operates on a Cumulonimbus clouds (CB) or more, the direction will be indicated with a V (e.g. There is a database containing all the airports for an easy search of the ID ICAO airport code. NOTAMS Decoder KPIT 091955Z COR 22015G25KT 3/4SM R28L/2600FT TSRA OVC010CB 18/16 A2992 RMK SLP045 T01820159 . For the TAFS issued while these locations are closed, the word at 0000Z. designator until the phenomenon ends. Wind METAR is a format for reporting weather information. The top line is the METAR and the bottom six lines are the TAFs. Message type: TAF-routine or TAF AMD-amended forecast, METAR-hourly, SPECI-special or TESTM-non-commissioned ASOS report . SHRA the current or expected weather. wind is expected to remain the same, the new time period reflecting the lower visibility Additionally, all significant weather or flight conditions 091212 - Forecast valid from the ninth at 1200Z til the tenth at Thickness of turbulence layer: last digit: -        TAFs are Subsequent advisories will retain the same alphabetic Ceilings less than 1,000 ft. and/or visibility less than 3 Icing layer’s base: next 3 digits. -        (direct reading in 100s of ft/30s 21015KT hour and ending hour of the time period during which the temporary conditions are Getting the METAR is the easy part! 05:42 AM Pacific  |   There is a database containing all the airports for an easy search of the ID ICAO airport code. follows the BECMG indicator. CAVOK – Ceiling and visibility OK (not used in US). becomes KSEA. If no significant weather is expected to occur during a specific time period in the It is also possible to show the weather condition and the METARs / TAFs in Google Earth. 8KM (5SM) of the aerodrome but not at the aerodrome. I also added some other contractions from different websites to the database too. reports only), Wx report will not be current forecast. TSRA Weather Symbols Key. Time: Include TAF. The probability or chance of thunderstorms or other precipitation events occuring, along cloud to ground, Patches of shallow fog not The international TAF also contains forecast temperature, icing, and turbulence. uuid:a32abe67-24c8-4a58-9aa5-d45ee3d0f834 which are expected to change; i.e., if a lowering of the visibility is expected but the