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AVIATION WEATHER
APPENDIX B
U
WIND DIRECTIONS (8 POINTS)
UP ................................ unknown precipitation
UPR......................................................... upper
N.................................­NORTH­000° or 360°
UTC.....................Coordinated Universal Time
NE .................................­NORTHEAST­045°
UDDF.........................updrafts and downdrafts
E ................................................. ­EAST­090°
UNK/UNKN ......................................unknown
SE .................................. ­SOUTHEAST­135°
UNSTBL ............................................. unstable
S .............................................. ­SOUTH­180°
UP ................................ unknown precipitation
SW................................ ­SOUTHWEST­225°
W ................................................­WEST­270°
NW ............................... ­NORTHWEST­315°
V
V...........................................................variable
For additional contractions, acronyms, and
VA.................................................volcanic ash
locations not found in this Appendix, consult
VC/VCNTY ......................................... vicinity
Section 14 of the AC 00-45E, Aviation
VFR................................... Visual Flight Rules
Weather Services, available at the following
VIS ..................................................... visibility
location: http://www.faa.gov/avr/afs/afs400
VLYS .................................................... valleys
VOR ............................... Very high frequency/
Omni-directional Range
VR ................................................. visual range
VRB/VRBL..........................................variable
VRY .......................................................... very
VSBYDR ............. visibility decreasing rapidly
VV......................................... vertical visibility
W
W.............................................................. West
WA................................................ Washington
WBND ............................................ westbound
WDLY....................................................widely
WS...................................................wind shear
WSCONDS ................... wind shear conditions
WSHFT ............................................. wind shif
WTRS .................................................... waters
WX.......................................................weather
X
XCP/XCPT ............................................ except
XTNDG............................................ extending
Z
Z ...........................................Zulu Time (UTC)
Common Weather Contractions B-5


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