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1

Name 3 alphanumeric products describing current weather

Metar, Pirep, SM (synoptic report)

2

Name 5 alphanumeric products describing forecast weather conditions

FB, TAF, Sigmet, Airmet, Public forecast, FX discussion

3

Name the 4 surface analysis charts

Surface (complete and early)
Regional surface
Sea temperature

4

Name 5 prognostic charts

GFAs, 4 panel aviation,north american Sig Wx, Upper winds and temperature, Regional and global deterministic system.

5

Can the name of an airport be abbreviated in a METAR?

no

6

How would you decode any missing, unreadable or incorrect information in a METAR

State "MISSING"

7

How would you decode information that is no longer available

State "Not Available"

8

What are the meteorological parameters required to establish a TAF?

Sky condition
Present Weather
Visibility
Temperature
Dew Point
Wind speed, direction and character
MSL pressure

9

What is the minimum information required in a TAF?

Wind
Visibility
Weather
cloud

10

What are the guidelines for establishing wind shear in a TAF

1. vector magnitude exceeding 25kts below 500ft
2. Vector magnitude exceeding 40kts below 1000ft
3 Vector Magnitude exceeeding 50kts below 1500ft
4. Pilot reports IAS change of 20kt or more withing 1500ft AGL

11

What colors are used to denote low and mid cloud on a surface chart

Low = Purple
Mid = Brown