Aviation METAR Weather

The ac network weather blog has created a Google Earth layer to display current METAR weather conditions from NOAA for many regions throughout the Earth.  Just find the location of interest and click on the dot.  The pop-up balloon contains a link to a website with additional information about the station/airport.

METAR weather reports are typically generated every hour and are generally used by pilots. A typical METAR report contains data for the temperature, dew point, wind speed and direction, precipitation, cloud cover and heights, visibility, and barometric pressure.  METAR data is presented in a format that takes a bit of experience to understand.  The Weather Underground has put together a great tutorial for decoding METAR data.

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