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"Winds and Temperatures Aloft Forecasts (FDs) question.

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It's just a code to indicate the specific product (winds aloft forecast in this case). Some others that I can recall are:sigmets - WSconvective sigmets - WSTairmets - WApireps - UAarea forecast - FAterminal forecast - TAFand many othersLike I mentioned in an earlier reply, all these abbreviations and contractions are a throwback to the days when this stuff was transmitted and printed using mechanical teletypes. The "baud rate" was about the same as my typing speed.Dan

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AAhhhh... I remember those days well... ;-) Especially those old teletype coding machines with the punch-tapes from my Antarctic days! Ken WoodMeteorologistCNN International Weather :-sun1

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Hiya Bart!! I've finally gotten my graphics tablet up and working on WinXP, so who knows? If I can integrate it with TrueSpace 1, will hopefully begin that one plane I showed ya all those months ago! Good to hear from ya! I'm occasionally on ICQ again, also... so look me up, eh?Cheers!Ken WoodMeteorologistCNN International Weather :-sun1

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