bigphilnyc
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ATIS: "Light Rain......mist..."

Fri Aug 01, 2003 10:38 am

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
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MD11LuxuryLinr
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RE: ATIS: "Light Rain......mist..."

Fri Aug 01, 2003 10:42 am

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

 Big thumbs up
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RE: ATIS: "Light Rain......mist..."

Fri Aug 01, 2003 10:49 am

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
 
Gnomon
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RE: ATIS: "Light Rain......mist..."

Fri Aug 01, 2003 11:24 am

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.
 
cancidas
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RE: ATIS: "Light Rain......mist..."

Fri Aug 01, 2003 11:28 am

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

my 2 cents  Smile
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Gnomon
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RE: ATIS: "Light Rain......mist..."

Fri Aug 01, 2003 2:16 pm

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?
 
bigphilnyc
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RE: ATIS: "Light Rain......mist..."

Fri Aug 01, 2003 8:19 pm

There's criteria? Isn't it jsut wallet-related?
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RE: ATIS: "Light Rain......mist..."

Fri Aug 01, 2003 8:45 pm

My favourite is when they try to say 'Peak Gust', it comes out as 'Itchga'!
 
cancidas
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RE: ATIS: "Light Rain......mist..."

Fri Aug 01, 2003 8:53 pm

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.
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