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The Day We MET
Reading Between the Lines
A Picture is Worth 1000 Words
It's Quite Symbolic
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This briefing is the most complete

What is a standard briefing?

100

This is regularly scheduled unless weather requires a SPECI-al one

What is a METAR

100

This means surface visibility is more than 6 statute miles

What is P6SM?

100

This provides surface conditions every three hours and graphically displays IFR and MVFR areas across the contiguous US

What is a weather depiction chart?

100

It has this symbol:

What is a cold front?

200

This provides valuable information from the air and can be routine or urgent

What is a PIREP or pilot report?

200

This is an operational interest to all aircraft but also warns of potentially hazardous weather to light aircraft

What is an AIRMET?

200

This obscuration level is the first to tell where the ceiling is

What is BKN?

200

VFR pilots use the low-level version of this to look 12 and 24 hours ahead

What is the significant weather prognostic chart?

200

 is the symbol for this

What is fog?

300

This primary source of weather information can be called preflight or provide inflight briefing

What is an FSS or flight service station?
300

This provides information on weather that possibly bad for everyone, but it's not thunderstorms

What is a SIGMET?

300

This weather observation for mist can be remembered as "baby rain"

What is BR?
300

Weather observations include wind and sky cover from reporting points across the country on this chart

What is the surface analysis chart?

300

You'll find them where you see this 

What are rain showers?

400

This automated continuous broadcast is indicated by an "H" on aeronautical charts by the VORs providing it

What is High Intensity Weather Alert System or HIWAS?

400

This one's about thunderstorms and each one is valid for two hours

What is a convective SIGMET?

400

This lofty observation would look like 731960, if above FL240

What is winds from 230 at 119 knots, temperature -60 degrees celsius?

400

Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCCs) can provide precipitation location and intensity information, but it can be up to this old

What is six minutes?

400

You'll prepare for it where you see this

What is a 50 kt wind?

500

This provides in-depth observations to surrounding communities about impending weather

What is doppler radar?

500

This warms of icing and freezing levels

What is an AIRMET Zulu?

500

This part of a forecast within five miles of the airport looks like this: PROB30 1200/1204 3SM TRSA BKN030CB

What is from 0000Z to 0400Z, on the 12th day of the month, there's a 30 percent probability of visibility at 3 statute miles, thunderstorms with moderate rain, and clouds broken at 3000 feet with cumulonimbus clouds

500

These charts issued twice a day are mostly for aeronautical decision making and preflight planning and should be viewed in light of current conditions

What are the 48- and 36-hour surface prognostic charts?

500

Get ready for that where you see this

What is sleet?

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