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3. Only a fully automated site without human intervention will contain
the word AUTO
4. When ASOS/AWOS reported sky condition is clear (CLR), it
means no clouds at or below 12,000 ft
C. TAF 1.1.1.5.1
Fig 25: Terminal
Aerodrome Forecast
1. TAF contains a definitive forecast for specific time periods and will
replace the terminal forecast
TAF (TAF AMD -- Amended Forecast, when included)
KPIT 091730Z 091818 22020KT 3SM -SHRA BKN020
FM2030 30015G25KT 3SM SHRA OVC015 TEMPO 2022 1/2SM
TSRA OVC008CB
FM0100 27008KT 5SM -SHRA BKN020 OVC040 PROB40 0407
00000KT 1SM -RA BR
FM1000 22010KT 5SM -SHRA OVC020 BECMG 1315 20010KT
P6SM NSW SKC
2. Once you know how to pick out the TAF forecast time periods, the
same logical sequence that we saw in METAR will follow. Below, a
TAF is broken down to highlight its individual segments. Key
words (and their definitions) indicating a new time period has
started are in boldface
TAF
KPIT 091730Z 091818 22020KT 3SM -SHRA BKN020
FM2030 30015G25KT 3SM SHRA OVC015
WS015/30045KT TEMPO 2022 1/2SM TSRA OVC008CB
FM2300 27008KT 5SM -SHRA BKN020 OVC040 PROB40 0407
00000KT 1SM -RA BR
FM1000 22010KT 5SM -SHRA OVC020 BECMG 1315 20010KT
P6SM NSW SKC
3. The Where, When, and Wind trick works with TAF; however,
here’s a little twist with the “when”
TAF
KPIT 091730Z 091818 22020KT
a. Where
(1) KPIT is the ICAO station identifier.
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