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CLR: I think this means that the sky is clear, but I'm not sure about American METARs (European ones are slightly different).18/04: Temperature 18

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Is that precipitation within 6 miles from the airport or does it mean that the visibility will be 6 miles due to precipitation?European METARs are much easier to understand. ;-)Martin767 fetishistIt's a lot like life and that's what's appealing

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Yes! So my guess was right. Maybe American METARs aren't that weird after all. ;-)Martin767 fetishistIt's a lot like life and that's what's appealing

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Hmm ... I thought METAR/TAF formats were an ICAO standard. Why else would the abbreviation for HAIL be GR and MIST be BR? :-)Seriously, the only substantive difference with the "American" METARs would be that the barometric pressure is given in inches of mercury instead of millibars.John

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Verbatim it's read: Billings Logan International Airport on the 25th day of the month at 0256 Zulu the wind was 9 knots at 130 degrees true, visibility was 10 statute miles or greater, skies were clear, temperature was 18

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>Seriously, the only substantive difference with the "American">METARs would be that the barometric pressure is given in>inches of mercury instead of millibars.Yes, and also that the visibility is in statute miles while in the rest of the world (with some exceptions?) it is in meters.Martin767 fetishistIt's a lot like life and that's what's appealing

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