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MADIS Surface Variables - METAR



Numeric

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Code       Name                                Units      Max    Notes     Database
                                                       QC Level*         FSL    AWIPS
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TD        dewpoint temperature                 K            3    1,6      X       X
RH        relative humidity                    %            3    1,6      X       X
Q         specific humidity                    kg/kg        3    1,6      X       X
DPD       dewpoint depression                  K            3    1,6      X       X
AH        absolute humidity                    g/(m**3)     3    1,6      X       X
ALTSE     altimeter                            Pa           3    2        X       X
WVMR      water vapor mixing ratio             kg/kg        3    1,6      X       X
PT3       3 hour pressure change               Pa           2    3        X       X
SLP       sea level pressure                   Pa           3             X       X
P         station pressure                     Pa           3    2        X       X
T         air temperature                      K            3    4        X       X
TV        virtual temperature                  K            3    4,6      X       X
DD        wind direction                       deg          3    5        X       X
FF        wind speed                           m/s          3    5        X       X
U         u wind component                     m/s          3    5        X       X
V         v wind component                     m/s          3    5        X       X
VIS       visibility                           m            1             X       X
VERTVIS   vertical visibility                  m            0                     X
WMOID     WMO station number                                0             X       X
ELEV      elevation                            m            0             X       X
LAT       latitude                             deg N        0             X       X
LON       longitude                            deg E        0             X       X
CORR      correction flag                      code         0             X       X
PCP1H     accumulated precip - 1h              m            1    7,6      X       X
PCP3H     accumulated precip - 3h              m            1             X       X
PCP6H     accumulated precip - 6h              m            1             X       X
PCP12H    accumulated precip - 12h             m            1             X       X
PCP18H    accumulated precip - 18h             m            1             X       X
PCP24H    accumulated precip - 24h             m            1    6        X       X
PCPRATE   precipitation rate                   kg/(m**2)/s  1    7        X       X
SKYCVLB   sky cover layer base                 m            0    10       X       X
T24MIN    24 hour minimum temperature          K            1    6        X       X
T24MAX    24 hour maximum temperature          K            1    6        X       X
FFGUST    wind gust                            m/s          2    6        X       X
SNOWC     snow cover                           m            1             X
TD10C     dewpoint from tenths of a deg C      K            0    16       X       X
T10C      temperature from tenths of a deg C   K            0    16       X       X


Character

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Code       Name                                Character         Notes     Database
                                               Size                      FSL    AWIPS
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AUTOTYP   automated station type               6                 18       X       X
REPTYPE   report type                          6                 19       X       X
PRESWEA   present weather                      25                20       X       X
SKYCOV    sky cover                            6x8               10       X       X
STALOC    station location                     51                21       X       
RAWMTR    raw METAR message                    256                        X


*The AWIPS database only has QC available for the MESONET dataset.


Last updated 5 October 2016