takisG
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Metar And A Sigmet

Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:29 pm

Hey Guys,

Could anyone tell me what those two terms mean: METAR, SIGMET?
I came across them when applying for a virtual airline.
Cheers
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FighterPilot
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RE: Metar And A Sigmet

Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:15 pm

METARs are weather reports at an airport. Usually look something like this:
METAR CYAM 131800Z 10008KT 15SM FEW035 FEW140 FEW240 13/04 A2989 RMK
SC1AC1CI0 SLP125=

SIGMETs are "significant meteorologic" events ie thunder storms where a weather station will put out to caution pilots about.
Heres an example:
WSCN32 CWEG 131635
SIGMET B1 CANCELLED AT 131635 CWEG-
LLWS HAS BECM MDT.
END/GFA32/MRS/TSG/CMAC-W

Decoding them is another thing. A Google search should probably explain that.

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Goldenshield
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RE: Metar And A Sigmet

Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:39 pm

In the case of your second example, it would no longer be a SIGMET, but an AIRMET.
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Aeolus
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RE: Metar And A Sigmet

Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:24 pm

How does one interpret METARS?
What does it say?

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tpa36r
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RE: Metar And A Sigmet

Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:51 pm

Here you go.....


METAR CYAM(station ident) 131800Z (day of the month and time in Zulu) 10008KT (wind) 15SM (vis in SM) FEW035 (few clouds at 3500) FEW140 (few at 14000) FEW240 (few at fl240) 13/04 (temp 13C/dewpoint) A2989 (altim measure) RMK (remarks section
SC1AC1CI0 SLP125=
 
Aeolus
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RE: Metar And A Sigmet

Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:49 pm

Quoting tpa36r (Reply 4):

Thanks!

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kriso
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RE: Metar And A Sigmet

Wed May 05, 2010 8:25 am

A good explaination of METAR can be found here.

http://academy.ivao.aero/node/42

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