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Hi All, I was flying along when I noticed a METAR for KBIL that to me looked a bit odd:METAR KBIL 060056Z 06003KT 10SM FEW095 SCT120 18/12 A2992 RMK AO2 SLP121 VIRGA ALQDS ACSL DSNT ALQDS T01830117What does the parts after SLP121 mean? I have not been able to find any references online to those terms.Thanks, :-waveBoaz

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VIRGA = rain that evaporates before hitting the groundALQDS = all quadrants of the skyACSL = altocumulus cloudsDSNT = observed off in the distanceALQDS = all quadrants of the skyT01830117 = temperature (18.3 degrees C) and dewpoint (11.7 degrees C)


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SLP121 = Sea Level Pressure 1012.1 hPaPS.I get VIRGA ALQDS = virga all quadrantsbut what does ACSL DSNT mean?and does ANYBODY know what T01830117 means? I've never met anyone who can decode that last string.paul

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I think it refers to the actual temperatures 18.3C and 11.7C for dew point


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ACSL=Alto Cumulas Standing LenticularTony


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