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Explain This Metar Bit Please  
User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Posted (11 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3111 times:

http://www.tmdg.co.uk/cgi-bin/auth/afinfo

Scroll down to the METAR issued on 071555Z. What is the meaning of

RMK SCT BLU

please?

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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3081 times:

"Remark Scattered clouds" is the first bit, but "BLU", I have no idea...

User currently offlineBuckfifty From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1316 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3053 times:

BLU is actually part of a colour coding series used by the RAF for cloudbase and visibility, and it's usually presented in chart form.

So in this case, BLU means blue, and it indicates a cloudbase of 2500' or more, and visibility greather than 8 km's.

(I actually had to look that up though, I can't remember any of the figures at all. Not that this system will cross my path in any great significant measure during my career anyway.)



User currently offline744rules From Belgium, joined Mar 2002, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3045 times:

I think BLU stands for "weather code blue", which is a military weather description. They have colour codes depending on both vertical and horizontal visibility, something like CAVOK (vis 9999, no clouds below 5000m). I used to have a full list but cannot find it. Why not trying the military forum??

User currently offlineIHadAPheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3009 times:

I always thought that BLU was for blowing "winds, dust etc",

try it for yourself

http://www.wx-now.com/Weather/MetarDecode.aspx

Yours,
IHadAPheo

Sorry if my info is insorrect, but it's been a long time since I used any metar



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User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2984 times:

So is VRN (Verona Italy a military airport)?

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