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Abbreviattions used in AAWU products.
  • ABT . . ABOUT
  • ADJ . . ADJACENT
  • AFT . . AFTER
  • AGL . . ABOVE GROUND LEVEL
  • APCH. . .APPROACH
  • BASE. . .CLOUD BASE
  • BCFG. . .FOG PATCHES
  • BDRY. . .BOUNDRY
  • BECMG . . BECOMING
  • BKN . . BROKEN (5-7 oktas)
  • BLDG. . .BUILDING
  • BLSN. . .BLOWING SNOW
  • BLW . . BELOW
  • BR. . .MIST
  • BTN . . BETWEEN
  • CAT . . CLEAR AIR TURBULENCE
  • CB. . .CUMULONIMBUS
  • CIG . . CEILING
  • CLA . . CLEAR TYPE OF ICE
  • CLR . . CLEAR
  • CNS . . CONTINUOUS
  • COND. . .CONDITION
  • CONT. . .CONTINUE
  • CST . . COAST
  • DRSN. . .LOW DRIFTING SNOW
  • DURG . . DURING
  • DS. . .DUSTSTORM
  • DU. . .DUST
  • DZ. . .DRIZZLE
  • E . . EAST
  • EMBD. . .EMBEDDED
  • ERN . . EASTERN
  • EXC . . EXCEPT
  • EXP . . EXPECT
  • FC. . .FUNNEL CLOUD
  • FEW . . FEW CLOUDS (<2 oktas)
  • FG. . .FOG
  • FL. . .FLIGHT LEVEL
  • FM. . .FROM
  • FRQ . . FREQUENT
  • FU. . .SMOKE
  • FZ. . .FREEZING
  • FZDZ. . .FREEZING DRIZZLE
  • FZFG. . .FREEZING FOG
  • FZRA. . .FREEZING RAIN
  • GEN . . GENERAL
  • GND . . GROUND
  • GR. . .HAIL
  • GS. . .SMALL HAIL/SNOW PELLETS
  • HGT . . HEIGHT
  • HZ. . .HAZE
  • IC. . .ICE CRYSTALS
  • ICE . . ICING
  • IMPR. . .IMROVE/IMPROVING
  • INC . . IN CLOUD
  • INTER . . INTERMITTENT
  • INTSF . . INTENSIFY/INTENSIFYING
  • INTST . . INTENSITY
  • ISOL. . .ISOLATED
  • JTST. . .JET STREAM
  • KT. . .KNOTS
  • INLD . . INLAND
  • LTD . . LIMITED
  • LYRS . . LAYERS
  • MB. . .MILLIBARS
  • MEGG . . MERGING
  • MIFG. . .SHALLOW FOG
  • MOD . . MODERATE
  • MON . . ABOVE MOUNTAIN
  • MOV . . MOVE
  • MSL . . MEAN SEA LEVEL
  • MTS . . MOUNTAINS
  • MT. . .MOUNTAIN
  • MTW . . MOUNTAIN WAVES
  • N . . NORTH
  • NC. . .NO CHANGE
  • NERN . . NORTHEASTERN
  • NGT . . NIGHT
  • NIL . . NO/NONE
  • NM. . .NAUTICAL MILES
  • NRN . . NORTHERN
  • NSW . . NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
  • NWRN . . NORTHWESTERN
  • NXT . . NEXT
  • OBSC. . .OBSCURE
  • OFSHR . . OFFSHORE
  • OCNL. . .OCCASIONAL/LY
  • OVC . . OVERCAST (8 oktas)
  • P6SM. . .VIS > 6SM
  • PL . . ICE PELLETS
  • PO . . DUST DEVILS
  • PRFG. . .PARTIAL FOG
  • PROB. . .PROBABILITY
  • PY. . .SPRAY
  • RA. . .RAIN
  • RAPID . . RAPID/LY
  • RASN. . .RAIN AND SNOW (Steady and Showers)
  • RE. . .RECENT
  • REP . . REPORT
  • REQ . . REQUEST
  • RMK . . REMARK
  • RTD . . DELAYED
  • RVR . . RUNWAY VISUAL RANGE
  • S . . SOUTH
  • SA. . .SAND
  • SCT . . SCATTERED (3-4 oktas)
  • SERN . . SOUTHEASTERN
  • SEPD . . SEPARATED
  • SEV . . SEVERE
  • SFC . . SURFACE
  • SG. . .SNOW GRAINS
  • SH. . .SHOWERS
  • SHRA . . RAIN SHOWERS
  • SHSN . . SNOWSHOWERS
  • SIGWX . . SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
  • SKC . . SKY CLEAR
  • SM. . .STATUTE MILES
  • SN. . .SNOW
  • SQ. . .SQUALL
  • SRN . . SOUTHERN
  • SS. . .SANDSTORM
  • STNR. . .STATIONARY
  • SWRN . . SOUTHWESTERN
  • TCU . . TOWERING CUMULUS
  • TEMPO . . TEMPORARY
  • THRU. . .THROUGH
  • TIL . . UNTIL
  • TOP . . CLOUD TOP
  • TS. . .THUNDERSTORM
  • TSGR. . .THUNDERSTORM WITH HAIL
  • TURB. . .TURBULENCE
  • TYPH. . .TYPHOON
  • UNL . . UNLIMITED
  • UP. . .UNKNOWN PRECIPITATION
  • VA. . .VOLCANIC ASH
  • VLYS . . IN VALLEYS
  • VC. . .IN THE VICINITY
  • VIS . . VISIBILITY
  • VV . . VERTICAL VISIBILITY
  • W . . WEST
  • WDSPRD . . WIDESPREAD
  • WEF . . EFFECTIVE FROM
  • WI . . WITHIN
  • WID . . WIDTH
  • WKN . . WEAKEN/WEAKENING
  • WRN . . WESTERN
  • WRNG. . .WARNING
  • WS. . .WIND SHEAR
  • WTSPT . . WATERSPOUT
  • WX. . .WEATHER

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