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ATIS: "Light Rain......mist..."  
User currently offlineBigPhilNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Posted (11 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

CaptainStabbin and I call up LGa and JFK ATIS wheenver it starts to drizzle i hopes of hearing the recording say "Light rain....mist".

We just think it's the funniest thing, but I dont know. It cracks us up.

Called 718-995-8188 (JFK ATIS) to hear it. HURRY!

Is there anyway to get a sound clip of the guy jsut saying that?

Anyone else have a strange obsession with something like that?

LIGHT RAIN......MIST

-Phil


Phil Derner Jr.
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User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

Just called.. no mention of rain or mist. I guess I just missed it. Information Bravo..

 Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineCaptainStabbin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2538 times:

Absolutely! I get a kick out of when they say the "magic words". "Celing 1500. Light rain, mist."

Personally, I like it better on the LGA ATIS ((718) 478-6070) than the JFK one. Yes, there is a difference.

But anyways, I guess the "light rain, mist" has tapered off.  Sad Oh, well. Maybe tomorrow...  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineGnomon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

What's really fun, as a pilot, is listening to the ATIS spew forth the sea level pressure and other technical NWS observations that sometimes get tacked onto the end of METARs -- for example, the string of information that starts with "RMK AO2 SLP200 T02500228." The ATIS technology has a tendency to spew that info out so fast you couldn't copy it if you wanted to.

It's not information that's operationally critical in most cases.


User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2495 times:

the metar code for light rain is: -RA
the metar code for mist is: BR

my 2 cents  Smile



"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
User currently offlineGnomon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

I remember when the U.S. adopted the METAR format, and the automated ATIS began being broadcast at major airports some years ago. With the change in reporting was a re-ordering of the WX information included in the ATIS transmission. Temperatures and dewpoints, which previously were reported in Fahrenheit, now were broadcast in Celsius.

I remember one very Southern, very old Delta pilot landing in Atlanta around that time remarking to Approach that "temperature twenty-eight in Atlanta in July means nothing to me."

On a separate note, does anyone know if there are any specific operational criteria for an airport to feature a computerized-broadcast ATIS (such as those at JFK and LGA, above), replacing the traditional "man-powered" ATIS broadcast?


User currently offlineBigPhilNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

There's criteria? Isn't it jsut wallet-related?


Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2386 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2346 times:

My favourite is when they try to say 'Peak Gust', it comes out as 'Itchga'!

User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

or when they try to say:
"...obtain information from HIWAS or from flight watch or flight service station..."

i don't know why, but it took me may a month to realize that's what they were saying. if you want to hear it, call kennedy when bad wx approaches. i know that they definatley say that when the 'new york severe wx ovoidance plan' is in effect.



"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
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