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TAF Weather Question?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:25 am

I have a questions about weather.In the TAF below,what does the 610802 and 510008 mean?


PAED 051212 35010G15KT 9999 VCSHSN BKN080 OVC120 610802 510008 QNH2938INS
BECMG 2021 01010KT 9999 VCSHSN BKN060 BKN120 610604 510305 QNH2930INS T05/03Z TM03/16Z
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RE: TAF Weather Question?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 4:43 am

Never seen anything like that before. But my curiosity got the best of me so I looked it up. Plus, it's always a good thing to learn new stuff when you are a CFI.

610802 is an icing forecast. The forecast is for light icing from a height of 2,400m/8,000 ft. up to 3,000m/10,000 ft.
6= Icing group
1= Type of icing
080= Height above aerodrome
2= Thickness of layer

510008 is a turbulence forecast. The forecast is light turbulence from less than 30 meters up to 2,400m/8,000 ft.
5= Turbulence group
1= Light turbulence
000= Height above aerodrome
8= Thickness of layer

Here is the link where I found the info:

Hope that helps  Smile
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RE: TAF Weather Question?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:39 am

Thanks alot! That really helps!

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