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Re: Decoding METARS

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:39 pm
by PaulMy
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

Re: Decoding METARS

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:23 pm
by PaulMy
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