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    PaulMy
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    Re: Decoding METARS

    Post by PaulMy » Wed 29 Aug 2018 1:39 pm

    The page suggests it focuses on Canadian METAR and has tried to add USA. So not worldwide like mine.
    The website is primarily geared to the 3 Canadian Prairie provinces. However it does show the METAR for the world ICAO codes I tried. The graphs and table are nice, but the detail and overall presentation is a far cry of what the sfws decoder provides http://www.komokaweather.com/metar/metar_display.php

    Enjoy,
    Paul

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    Re: Decoding METARS

    Post by PaulMy » Wed 17 Oct 2018 7:23 pm

    Made contact on another forum with a Flight Service Specialist at the London Airport (NavCanada) and got a chance to visit them this afternoon - something I've been wanting to do for a long time. Got a quick rundown on what and how it is done. As we were outside looking at things it just started to rain so I got to sent my first official METAR report at 13:27 local time. Then was able to see it on sfws' Metar Decoder.

    As expected, the observation location is just perferct for viewing distances and open for good sensor readings. Thanks to Paul C to accommodate...


    SPECI CYXU 171727Z 30016G24KT 15SM -SHRA BKN032 BKN060 06/M01 A3006 RMK SC6SC1 CTV CLD EMBD SLP185=
    SPECI

    LOCATION
    CYXU - LONDON/ON

    DATE - TIME
    17 OCTOBER 2018 - 1727 UTC
    WIND
    300 TRUE @ 16 KNOTS
    GUSTS
    24 KNOTS

    VISIBILITY
    15 STAT. MILES

    RUNWAY VISUAL RANGE
    WEATHER
    LIGHT RAIN SHOWER

    CLOUDINESS
    BROKEN CLOUDS (5/8 - 7/8) 3200 FT
    BROKEN CLOUDS (5/8 - 7/8) 6000 FT

    TEMP / DEWPOINT
    6 C / -1 C
    ALTIMETER
    30.06 IN HG

    RECENT WEATHER

    WIND SHEAR


    Enjoy,
    Paul

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