Decode of Alaskan AWOS Report

your_dreamguy

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Could someone help me decode this please?

"PACZ 121300Z SA 1255 AWOS -X M4 OVC 1/2 31/31/1835 G42/017"

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Could someone help me decode this please?

"PACZ 121300Z SA 1255 AWOS -X M4 OVC 1/2 31/31/1835 G42/017"

THX.
That's the old format.

I think that is Cape Romanzoff, a lonely Distant Early Warning (DEW) station. Nothing to do there but drink, but that is another story.

12th day of the month 1300Z weather
Surface Analysis taken at 1255Z by AWOS
-X = Sky condition partially obscured
M4 OVC = measured ceiling 400 overcast
1/2 = visibility 1/2
temperature 31
dewpoint 31
wind 180-35 gust 42
alitimeter 30.17
 
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