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KEYW 261622Z AUTO 18048G60KT 1/2SM SN FEW007 OVC014 A2957 RMK AO2 PK WND 18060/1617 SNB17 P0050 FZRANO $
KMTH 261629Z AUTO 18018G33KT 160V240 6SM -RA SCT014 BKN028 BKN032 26/22 A2975 RMK AO2 PK WND 17038/1554 P0000


thats gotta suck
 

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mnixon said:
KEYW 261622Z AUTO 18048G60KT 1/2SM SN FEW007 OVC014 A2957 RMK AO2 PK WND 18060/1617 SNB17 P0050 FZRANO $
KMTH 261629Z AUTO 18018G33KT 160V240 6SM -RA SCT014 BKN028 BKN032 26/22 A2975 RMK AO2 PK WND 17038/1554 P0000


thats gotta suck
SNOW in Key West??? In August??? I don't think so!
 

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SNOW in Key West??? In August??? I don't think so!
Must be all that sniff snow sniff. The DEA's new weapon against drugs, mother nature.
 

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KigAir said:
Must be all that sniff snow sniff. The DEA's new weapon against drugs, mother nature.
I am not smart in the way the sensors are designed but it could be that the precipitation was so heavy/dense that the sensors mistook (is that a word?) the rain for snow.
 

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Frmr Avro Drvr said:
I am not smart in the way the sensors are designed but it could be that the precipitation was so heavy/dense that the sensors mistook (is that a word?) the rain for snow.
Yeah, thats what I'm thinking as well, or perhaps there was a lot of sand/dirt/debris in the air that did this as well...
 

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looks like there was no temp given either at eyw, maybe it reverts to the vis to decide what precip is going on? either way, surfs up!
 

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poorFITgrad'02

Nice to see that FIT is still inadequately preparing people for the real world.

-PoorFITgrad'95
 

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ASOS uses a LEDWI (light emitting diode weather indicator) to determine precipitation type. The sensor is quite unreliable, especially during strong winds. As a backup, ASOS uses the outside temperature as a check (if it is warm outside and LEDWI says it is snowing, ASOS will report rain).

In this case, the temperature sensor failed so ASOS only had the LEDWI to rely upon. Because of the strong wind the LEDWI misread the precip type and reported snow.
 

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mnixon said:
KEYW 261622Z AUTO 18048G60KT 1/2SM SN FEW007 OVC014 A2957 RMK AO2 PK WND 18060/1617 SNB17 P0050 FZRANO $
Thinking it needs some mx...

-mini
 

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I saw it snow in Florida in 2002...only for an hour or so, and it didn't stick, but dammit, it snowed in Florida....
 

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indianboy7 said:
I saw it snow in Florida in 2002...only for an hour or so, and it didn't stick, but dammit, it snowed in Florida....
But you weren't in Key West (extreme south Florida) and it wasn't August...
 

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They really do have a whole lot of flakes in Key West in August. Fantasyfest is coming soon. Then they really have a gay old time.
 
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