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Re: Meteorology B

Postby mg » December 11th, 2009, 5:47 pm

Hi
What station model symbols and type should I study. I have found some any where from very simplistitc to one with around 120 symbols to memorerize. The very hard station model was the NWS system.

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Re: Meteorology B

Postby brobo » December 11th, 2009, 5:55 pm

I don't think you will need to memorize station model symbols. They will most likely be on the test, but they probably won't ask questions about them. For example, you might see a station model symbol on some METAR, but it won't ask you where it is located.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby soobsession » December 12th, 2009, 3:52 am

I don't think you will need to memorize station model symbols. They will most likely be on the test, but they probably won't ask questions about them. For example, you might see a station model symbol on some METAR, but it won't ask you where it is located.
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actually that depends on your state/test/supervisor. last year we got quite a few questions on station models (yeah...last year...when it was supposed to be climate...) but they were rather simple. they gave us a station model and asked us about wind speed, wind direction, cloud cover, temperature, dew point, and maybe some other things.

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Re: Meteorology B

Postby mg » December 12th, 2009, 12:03 pm

thanks so much

i was really worried about memorizing all of them or squising them onto my notes :D . I still have a question what symbols would be on METAR? would they be like ***= modrate snow or -SN= light snow

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Re: Meteorology B

Postby brobo » December 12th, 2009, 12:13 pm

Check the [wiki][/wiki] and the Meterology Wiki
KCLL 292353Z 32014G27KT 10SM OVC040 18/08 A2968 RMK
What this means:
KCLL- Station symbol
292353Z- Zulu time
Its the 29th of the month, at 23:53 UTC time. I live in UTC-6, so this would be 17:53, or 5:53PM
32014G27KT
Wind blowing at 320 degrees- North West at 14 Knots with gusts of 27 knots
10SM- Visibility 10 Statue Miles
OVC040- Cloud overcast, with the ceiling at 40 miles
18/08- 18 degrees C, Dewpoint 8 degrees C
A2968- Altimeter 29.68
RMK- Remarks

Those are the really important ones...
There is a little more to METAR than that, but you might not see any of it.

And yes, I did get this example from Robotman09's sig...

You might see symbols like that on a Metogram. You can look at live metograms for your area here and learn how to read metograms here.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby mg » December 13th, 2009, 11:21 am

thanks its hard to find the most important METAR symbols

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Re: Meteorology B

Postby freakofnature17 » December 13th, 2009, 9:18 pm

If anyone from Texas went to the Greenhill invitational and took the Meteorlgy test there, then I'm sure you will agree with me that it was a pretty diffucult test. I should get the test from my coach (who wrote the test!) soon, like Monday, and will try to give everyone a general overview of what it was about. A lot of us felt it was almost a national level test ( we could be wrong and we may just not have prepared enough) but I wanted to give everyone including those not from Texas an idea of what it was like- in case anyone was curious. For now, what I can tell you is that it was mainly knowing and understanding a lot of definitions. I know that seems like a simple test but in my opinion it wasn't. Anyways I will put up an overview of the test up soon as a guideline to anyone preparing for any competition soon or just preparing in general.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby bubbles2 » December 14th, 2009, 4:14 pm

Hi does anybody know any good sits to take test and study quizzes?????????????????????????

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Re: Meteorology B

Postby brobo » December 14th, 2009, 4:20 pm

Try the [wiki][/wiki]. The [wiki][/wiki] is the depository of all knowledge.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby RightorRong » December 18th, 2009, 8:01 pm

thanks its hard to find the most important METAR symbols
http://www.wunderground.com/metarFAQ.asp


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