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Hurricane TAF / Msy Metar & Taf! (Merged)

Godvek

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KMSY 281853Z 05017G23KT 10SM BKN035 BKN045 33/24 A2965 RMK AO2 PK WND 06026/1815 SLP044 T03280239

KMSY 281720Z 281818 08020G25KT P6SM SCT030 BKN200 FM0300 02080G110KT 1/4SM +RA OVC003

Godspeed!
 

dwstl2327

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i was reading, reading, reading and like what is wrong with that... then i got to the FM0300 part... YIKES!!!!!
 

Godvek

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Katrina is now about the size of Florida, the 4th strongest Atlantic hurricane in recorded history, and moving 13 miles an hour towards a city below sea level. Let's hope for the best!
 

cathaywannabe

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Even worse, check out the New Orleans Naval Air Station TAF:


KNBG 281515 06015KT 9000 SCT030 BKN050 BKN200 QHN2960INS VCTS
BECMG 1719 03020KT 9999 VCTS BKN030 BKN060 OVC200 QNH2958INS
TEMPO 1720 4800 SHRA BR
BECMG 2022 VRB35G50KT 4800 SHRA BR BKN020CB OVC050 QNH2950INS VCTS
TEMPO 2202 VRB50G70KT 1600 TSRA BR OVC003CB
TEMPO 0206 VRB50G70KT 1600 +TSRA BR OVC003CB
BECMG 0507 VRB115G130KT 0400 +TSRAGR OVC003CB QNH2860INS
TEMPO 0509 +FC
BECMG 0910 QNH2750INS
TEMPO 0913 +FC
TEMPO 1315 +FC T34/20Z T24/11Z

Wind 115 gusting to 130 knots, thunderstorm, rain, hail temporarily tornadoes...

Anyone want to do a few circuits around the pattern?
 

MFRskyknight

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Wind, Schmind!

I've read that the ride on those hurricane-hunter planes is actually pretty smooth once inside the storm, due to fairly constant wind speeds.

So who wants to give her a go in a 172??? :D

MFR
 
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Hurricane TAF

KNBG 281515 06015KT 9000 SCT030 BKN050 BKN200 QHN2960INS VCTS BECMG 1719 03020KT 9999 VCTS BKN030 BKN060 OVC200 QNH2958INS TEMPO 1720 4800 SHRA BR BECMG 2022 VRB35G50KT 4800 SHRA BR BKN020CB OVC050 QNH2950INS VCTS TEMPO 2202 VRB50G70KT 1600 TSRA BR OVC003CB TEMPO 0206 VRB50G70KT 1600 +TSRA BR OVC003CB BECMG 0507 VRB115G130KT 0400 +TSRAGR OVC003CB QNH2860INS TEMPO 0509 +FC BECMG 0910 QNH2750INS TEMPO 0913 +FC TEMPO 1315 +FC T34/20Z T24/11Z


CFI's this is a good one for your students.
 

labbats

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GR is hail. I always just think of it as granite.
 

English

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BR = baby rain (mist)
GR = great rain (hail)
 

aucfi

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BECMG 0910 QNH2750INS TEMPO 0913 +FC TEMPO 1315 +FC T34/20Z T24/11Z

Anyone know what the QNH2750INS is? Cant find it in the AIM or online in decoded TAFS.

Also, never seen the +FC before. ADDS decodes it as follows:

Text: TEMPO 0915 +FC
Forecast period: 0900 to 1500 UTC 29 August 2005
Forecast type: TEMPORARY: The following changes expected for less than half the time period
Weather: no significant weather forecast for this period

No sig weather forecast for this period? Why include this in the TAF?

au
 

viper548

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aucfi said:
Anyone know what the QNH2750INS is? Cant find it in the AIM or online in decoded TAFS.

Also, never seen the +FC before. ADDS decodes it as follows:

Text: TEMPO 0915 +FC
Forecast period: 0900 to 1500 UTC 29 August 2005
Forecast type: TEMPORARY: The following changes expected for less than half the time period
Weather: no significant weather forecast for this period

No sig weather forecast for this period? Why include this in the TAF?

au

Baro Pressure 27.50
+FC means tornados
 

sbav8r

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Not from Hurricane country, is it common for Tornados to form inside hurricanes?
 

apcooper

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By the way how bad would the turb likely be if flying throught Katrina's eyewall like the hurricane hunters do? Mod, Sev, Ext? I'm wondering if it is like a jetcore where the winds are 150kts but smooth as glass or if there are large gusts to cause bad turb?
 

GravityHater

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viper548 said:
Baro Pressure 27.50
+FC means tornados
There was a time when it was a rule that they actually had to spell out the word Tornado when it applied to avoid confusion... I missed it when they dropped that rule I guess.
 

sky37d

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Text: TEMPO 0913 VRB120KT 1/4SM +SHRA OVC010CB Forecast period: 0900 to 1300 UTC 29 August 2005 Forecast type: TEMPORARY: The following changes expected for less than half the time period Winds: variable direction winds at 138 MPH (120 knots; 62.4 m/s) Visibility: 0.25 miles (0.40 km) Ceiling: 1000 feet AGL Clouds: overcast cloud deck at 1000 feet AGL Weather: +SHRA (heavy rain showers)
God speed to all who are still there.
 
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