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General Aviation Information

METAR

To retrieve a METAR for a specific station, enter the 4-character ICAO station identifier, select a time period from the drop-down list and then click Get METAR. For example, enter KDFW for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Stations can also be retrieved through the use of a wildcard (*). For example, enter KDE* to retreive METARS for all stations that begin with the letters KDE.

To retreive METARS from all stations in a state, enter @XX, (where XX is the 2-character abreviation for the state), select a time period from the drop-down list and then click Get METAR. For example, enter @CT for all stations in Connecticut.

METAR Information

Aviation Routine Weather Report (METAR) is the primary observation code used in the U. S. to satisfy World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirements for reporting surface meteorological data. A METAR report includes the airport identifier, time of observation, wind, visibility, runway visual range, present weather phenomena, sky conditions, temperature, dew point, and altimeter setting. Excluding the airport identifier and the time of observation, this information is collectively referred to as the body of the report. Coded and/or plain language information elaborating on data in the body of the report may be appended to the end of the METAR in a section coded as Remarks. The contents of the Remarks section vary with the type of reporting station. The METAR may be abridged at some designated stations only including a few of the mentioned elements. For a detailed description of METAR reporting, review the Aviation Weather Services Advisory Circular AC 00-45G.