Can you look up past METARs?

Can you look up past METARs?

Recent records Access to the METAR / TAF database containing reports for the last 90+ days is free of charge via the Recent METAR/TAF section of our site. On each request, up to 100 records will be returned for each combination of ICAO identifier and report type (METAR or TAF).

How long is a METAR valid for?

The METAR only gives you a small snapshot in time. They are only good for an hour. They are usually refreshed around 55 past the hour. TAFs, on the other hand, cover a 24 to 30 hour period and they are published 6 times a day (0000, 0600, 1200, 1800).

Where do you find METARs?

METARs typically come from airports or permanent weather observation stations. Reports are generated once an hour or half-hour at most stations, but if conditions change significantly at a staffed location, a report known as a special (SPECI) may be issued. There are stations that make regular reports more often.

How do you decode a METAR?

Decoding a METAR

  1. PHNL = the airfield, Honolulu’s Daniel K.
  2. 250953Z = the date and time of the report.
  3. 05007G17KT = the wind conditions.
  4. 10SM = visibility.
  5. FEW024 / FEW040 = cloud cover.
  6. 27/19 = the temperature and dewpoint.
  7. A3001 = the atmospheric pressure, a.k.a. altimeter setting.

Are Metars forecasts?

A METAR (METeorological Aerodrome Report) is an observation and provides information about the current weather. Sometimes a METAR also gives a short-term forecast.

What are AIRMETs and SIGMETs?

AIRMETs focus on weather that may adversely affect aircraft safety in still-flyable weather. SIGMETs, which come in non-convective and convective types, focus on more severe weather conditions.

What does SLP mean in a METAR?

sea-level pressure
Let’s take a look at what these abbreviations represent, starting with the “SLP” notation that comes after any comments in the “remarks” section of a METAR: SLP stands for sea-level pressure, with the pressure expressed in millibars. The reading is abbreviated. “SLP201” translates to 1,020.1 millibars.

How many miles does a METAR cover?

Practically speaking if the weather station is positioned well a METAR (like a TAF) is probably fairly representative of conditions within 5 miles, assuming there are no geographic features such as mountains which may mess with the weather.


It’s always AGL for the METAR and TAF but the FA is usually MSL unless it’s stated for base as AGL or CIG.

What does V mean in METAR?

TWR VIS – Tower Visibility. V – Varying. VIRGA – Virga. VRB – Variable. VRB VIS – Variable Visibility.

What is 9999 in a TAF?

The largest reportable metric value is 9999. This value represents a visibility greater than 9000 meters (7 SM or more).

Why are Metars coded?

The METAR code provides the direction of the wind relative to true north, as well as the average wind speed expressed in knots. After the code that gives the direction and the average speed of the wind, another may appear in the form XXXVYYY, which indicates that the wind direction varies between XXX and YYY.

Where can I get a METAR of a weather chart?

If you select “txt” you will get a simple txt output of the metars directly downloaded from the NOAA website. If you select the “pdf” format you will get a formatted and paginated metar list in a pdf sheet.

Where can I find the NWS product name?

You can also find a listing of three character PILs and a brief associated product name on the NWS website. 1983 thru 2001: Sometimes sparse / missing data.

Is the National Weather Service 100% accurate?

Disclaimer: The National Weather Service cannot assure accuracy of data found from the sources on this page. For official historical records contact the National Climatic Data Center. Also…

When is the last time Meteo data was available?

Please note that only meteo data between these dates are available: 2021-03-17 / 2021-07-15. For other dates please look at archive page.

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