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METAR (for METeorological Aerodrome Report) is a format for reporting weather information. METAR means "aviation routine weather report" and is predominantly used by pilots in fulfillment of a part of a pre-flight weather briefing, and by meteorologists, who use aggregated METAR information to assist in weather forecasting. Weather is a term that encompasses phenomena in the atmosphere of a planet. ... Aviation refers to flying using aircraft, machines designed by humans for atmospheric flight. ... For the song Weather Report by The American Analog Set, see The Golden Band. ... For other uses, see Aviator (disambiguation). ... Satellite image of Hurricane Hugo with a polar low visible at the top of the image. ... Modern weather predictions aid in timely evacuations and potentially save lives and property damage Weather map of Europe, 10 December 1887 Weather forecasting is the application of science and technology to predict the state of the atmosphere for a future time and a given location. ...


METAR reports usually come from airports. Typically, reports are generated once an hour; however, if conditions change significantly, they may be updated in special reports called SPECI's. Some reports are encoded by an Automated Surface Observing System located at airports, military bases and other sites. Some locations still use augmented observations, which are recorded by digital sensors and encoded via software, but are reviewed by certified weather observers or forecasters prior to being transmitted. Observations may also be taken by trained observers or forecasters who manually observe and encode their observations prior to their being transmitted. The Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) and the older Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) are sensors used to measure and record hourly and significant weather conditions at airports across the United States. ...

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History

The METAR format was introduced 1 January 1968 internationally and has been modified several times since. North American countries continued to use a Surface Aviation Observation (SAO) for current weather conditions until 1 June 1996 when this report was replaced with an approved variant of the METAR agreed upon in a 1989 Geneva agreement. is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Geneva (pronunciation //; French: Genève //, German:   //, Italian: Ginevra //, Romansh: Genevra) is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich), and is the most populous city of Romandy (the French-speaking part of Switzerland). ...


Naming

The word METAR is from the French, "message d’observation météorologique régulière pour l’aviation," and is thought to have originated as a contraction from MÉTéorologique ("Weather") Aviation Régulière ("Routine"). The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) may consider it to be erroneous to abbreviate METAR as METeorological Aerodrome Report.[citation needed] The FAA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) specifically define a METAR as an "aviation routine weather report," an approximate translation of the French. “FAA” redirects here. ... The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a scientific agency of the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. ...


Information contained in a METAR

A typical METAR report contains data for the temperature, dew point, wind, precipitation, cloud cover and heights, visibility, and barometric pressure. A METAR report may also contain information on precipitation amounts, lightning, and other information that would be of interest to pilots or meteorologists such as Colour States. This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Dew on a spider web The dew point or dewpoint of a given parcel of air is the temperature to which the parcel must be cooled, at constant barometric pressure, for the water vapor component to condense into water, called dew. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Cumulus mediocris clouds, as seen from a plane window. ... In Meteorology, ability is a measure of the nothingness at which an object or light can be seen. ... Diurnal (daily) rhythm of air pressure in northern Germany (black curve is air pressure) Atmospheric pressure is the pressure at any point in the Earths atmosphere. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Meteosat 8 IR satellite Image with weather colour states superimposed, taken 0900 UTC 15 October 2006. ...


In addition, a short period forecast called a TREND may be added at the end of the METAR covering likely changes in weather conditions in the two hours following the observation. These are in the same format as a Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF). In meteorology and aviation, TAF is a format for reporting weather forecast information, particularly as it relates to aviation. ...


The complement to METAR reports, reporting forecasted weather rather than current weather, are TAFs. METARs and TAFs are used in VOLMET broadcasts. In meteorology and aviation, TAF is a format for reporting weather forecast information, particularly as it relates to aviation. ... VOLMET, or meteorological information for aircraft in flight, is the term applied to a worldwide network of radio stations that broadcast TAF, SIGMET and METAR reports on shortwave frequencies. ...


Regulation

METAR code is regulated by Federal Meteorological Handbook No. 1 (FMH-1) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) aviation routine weather reports (FM-15 METAR) and aviation selected special weather reports (FM-16 SPECI) codes. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is an intergovernmental organization with a membership of 187 Member States and Territories. ...


International METAR Code

The following is an example METAR from Burgas Airport in Burgas, Bulgaria, and was taken on February 4, 2005 at 16:00 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Burgas (Bourgas) International Airport (IATA: BOJ, ICAO: LBBG), (Bulgarian: Летище Бургас, Letishte Burgas) also known as Sarafovo Airport, is the airport of Burgas (Bourgas), Bulgaria. ... Burgas (also transliterated as Bourgas; Bulgarian: ) is the second-largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. ... is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is a high-precision atomic time standard. ...


METAR LBBG 041600Z 12003MPS 310V290 1400 R04/P1500N R22/P1500U +SN BKN022 OVC050 M04/M07 Q1020 NOSIG 9949//91=

  • METAR indicates that the following is a standard hourly observation.
  • LBBG is the ICAO airport code for Burgas Airport.
  • 041600Z indicates the date of the month is the 4th and the time of day is 1600 Zulu time, 4:00PM Greenwich Mean Time, or 6:00PM Eastern European Time.
  • 12003MPS indicates the wind direction is from 120 degrees true (east-southeast) at a speed of 3 meters per second.
  • 310V290 indicates the wind direction is varying from 310 degrees true (northwest) through 120 degrees true (east-southeast) to 290 degrees true (west-northwest).
  • 1400 indicates the prevailing visibility is 1400 metres.
  • R04/P1500N indicates the Runway visual range (RVR) along Runway 04 is 1500 meters and not changing significantly.
  • R22/P1500U indicates RVR along Runway 22 is 1500 meters and rising.
  • +SN indicates snow is falling at a heavy intensity.
  • BKN022 indicates a broken cloud layer at 2,200 feet above ground level (agl).
  • OVC050 indicates an unbroken cloud layer (overcast) at 5,000 feet above ground level.
  • M04/M07 indicates the temperature is minus 4 degrees Celsius and the dewpoint is minus 7 degrees Celsius.
  • Q1020 indicates the current barometric pressure extrapolated to sea level is 1020 millibars.
  • NOSIG is an example of a TREND forecast which is appended to METARs at stations while a forecaster is on watch. NOSIG means that no significant change is expected to the reported conditions within the next 2 hours.
  • 9949//91 indicates runway status. Format: abcdefgh ab=runway heading, c=nature of coating (4=dry snow), d=surface covered in percent (9= 51-100% of rwy covered), ef=thickness of coating in millimeters (// stands for either not measurable or not affecting usage of rwy) gh=braking index (91=bad braking index i.e grip on rwy)
  • = indicates the end of the METAR report

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United States/Canada METAR Code

North American metars deviate slightly from the WMO (who write the code on behalf of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)) FM 15-XII code. Details listed in the FAA's Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM). This METAR example is from Trenton-Mercer Airport near Trenton, New Jersey, and was taken on December 5, 2003 at 18:53 UTC. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), an agency of the United Nations, codifies the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth. ... The Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) is the Federal Aviation Administrations official guide to basic flight information and ATC procedures. ... Trenton-Mercer Airport (IATA: TTN, ICAO: KTTN), located in Ewing, New Jersey adjacent to Interstate 95, is an airport handling general and corporate aviation, and limited commercial service. ... Location of Trenton inside of Mercer County Coordinates: Country United States State New Jersey County Mercer County Founded circa 1719 Government  - Mayor Douglas H. Palmer Area  - City  8. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


METAR KTTN 051853Z 04011KT 1/2SM VCTS SN FZFG BKN003 OVC010 M02/M02 A3006 RMK AO2 TSB40 SLP176 P0002 T10171017=

  • METAR indicates that the following is a standard hourly observation.
  • KTTN indicates the report came from Trenton-Mercer Airport, near the city of Trenton, New Jersey in the continental United States.
  • 051853Z indicates the date of the month is the 5th and the time of day is 1853 Zulu time, 6:53PM Greenwich Mean Time, or 1:53PM Eastern Standard Time.
  • 04011KT indicates the wind direction is from 40 degrees true (northeast) at a speed of 11 knots (approximately 13 statute miles per hour).
  • 1/2SM indicates the prevailing visibility is 0.5 statute miles.
  • VCTS indicates there is a thunderstorm in the vicinity (within 10SM, but beyond 5SM).
  • SN indicates snow is falling at a moderate intensity.
  • FZFG indicates the presence of freezing fog.
  • BKN003 indicates a broken cloud layer at 300 feet above ground level.
  • OVC010 indicates an overcast cloud layer at 1,000 feet above ground level.
  • M02/M02 indicates the temperature is minus 2 degrees Celsius and the dewpoint is minus 2 degrees Celsius.
  • A3006 indicates the altimeter setting is 30.06 inches of mercury.

Note that what follows is not part of the international format. This example is particular to the United States, a format not shared with Canada. Trenton-Mercer Airport (IATA: TTN, ICAO: KTTN), located in Ewing, New Jersey adjacent to Interstate 95, is an airport handling general and corporate aviation, and limited commercial service. ... Location of Trenton inside of Mercer County Coordinates: Country United States State New Jersey County Mercer County Founded circa 1719 Government  - Mayor Douglas H. Palmer Area  - City  8. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... A knot is a unit of speed abbreviated kt or kn. ... Miles per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of international miles covered per hour. ... A mile is any of several units of distance, or, in physics terminology, of length. ... A shelf cloud associated with a heavy or severe thunderstorm over Enschede, The Netherlands. ... Golden Gate Bridge in Fog Evening fog obscures Londons Tower Bridge from passers by. ... Diagram showing the face of a three-pointer sensitive aircraft altimeter displaying altitude in feet. ... Pressure is the application of force to a surface, and the concentration of that force in a given area. ...

  • RMK indicates the remarks section follows.
  • AO2 indicates that the station has an automated precipitation sensor.
  • TSB40 indicates the thunderstorm began 40 minutes after the top of the hour at 1840 Zulu time, 6:40PM Greenwich Mean Time, or 1:40PM Eastern Standard Time.
  • SLP176 indicates the current barometric pressure extrapolated to sea level is 1017.6 millibars.
  • P0002 indicates that 0.02 inches of liquid-equivalent precipitation accumulated during the last hour.
  • T10171017 indicates the temperature is 29 degrees Fahrenheit (converted to minus 1.7 degrees Celsius) and the dewpoint is 29 degrees Fahrenheit (converted to minus 1.7 degrees Celsius).
  • = indicates the end of the METAR report.

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External links

Format specifications
Software libraries
  • Perl modules for parsing METAR reports at the CPAN website
  • PhpWeather is a PHP application (with a GNU GPL licence) that parses METAR reports.
  • pymetar python library for METAR fetching and parsing
Current reports
  • The Met Office - METARs and TAFs for the UK (requires free registraton)
  • Nav Canada aviation weather site - provides METARs and TAFs for Canada (and some international stations)
  • MyMetar.com - weather mashup providing METARs, TAFs and radar images from a variety of sources; weather via XML too.
  • AC Network Weather - Current TAFs and METARs for selected airports in Canada, the United States, and around the world
  • Allmetsat - Current METARs and TAFs for more than 4000 airports around the world

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METAR Data Access (459 words)
METAR observations are available as individual reports or in
Hourly files containing METAR reports are available here and via anonymous FTP from weather.noaa.gov in the /data/observations/metar/cycles directory.
In the U.S., METAR reports are taken once an hour between 50 minutes past the hour and the top of the (next) hour.
METAR: Information from Answers.com (1030 words)
METAR stands for METeorological Aerodrome Report and is predominantly used by pilots in fullfilment of a part of a pre-flight weather briefing.
A METAR report may also contain information on precipitation amounts, lightning, and other information that would be of interest to pilots or meteorologists such as Colour States.
This METAR example is from Trenton-Mercer Airport near Trenton, New Jersey, and was taken on December 5, 2003 at 18:53 UTC.
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