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A

A -   Hail
AAA -   (or AAB, AAC ... etc., in sequence) Amended meteorological message (message type designator)
AAL -   Above aerodrome level
ABM -   Abeam
ABNDT -   Abundant
ABNML -   Abnormal
ABT -   About
ABV -   Above
Ac or AC -   Altocumulus
AC -   Anticipated Convection Outlook.
ACC -   Area Control Center or area control
ACCAS -   Altocumulus Castellanus
ACCID -   Notification of an aircraft accident
ACCUM -   Accumulate
ACFT -  Aircraft
ACK - Acknowledge
ACLT - Accelerate
ACLTD - Accelerated
ACLTG - Accelerating
ACLTS - Accelerates
ACPT - Accept or accepted
ACPY - Accompany
ACRS - Across
ACSL -   Altocumulus Standing Lenticular

ACT - Active or activated or activity
ACTV - Active
ACTVTY - Activity
ACYC - Anticyclone
AD - aerodrome
ADA - advisory area
ADDN - Addition or additional
ADJ - Adjacent
ADL - Additional
ADM -   Administrative Messages
ADQT - Adequate
ADQTLY - Adequately
ADR - Advisory route
ADRNDCK - Adirondack
ADVCT - Advect
ADVCTD - Advected
ADVCTG - Advecting
ADVCTN - Advection
ADVCTS - Advects
ADVIS -   Headwater Advisory Program
ADVN - Advance
ADVNG - Advancing
ADVS - Advisory service
ADVY - Advisory
ADVYS - Advisories
ADZ - Advise
AFCT - Affect
AFCTD - Affected
AFCTG - Affecting
AFD -   Area Forecast Discussion
AFDK - After dark
AFOS -   Automation of Field Operations and Services.
AFT - After ... (time or place)
AFTN - Afternoon
AGC -   Automatic Gain Control
AGL - Above ground level
AGN - Again
AGRD - Agreed
AGRMT - Agreement
AGRS - Agrees
AHD - Ahead
AHOS-S -   Automatic Hydrologic Observing System - Satellite
AHOS -   Automatic Hydrologic Observing System
AHOS-T -   Automatic Hydrologic Observing System - Telephone
AIREP -   Air Report
AAL -   Above aerodrome level
AIRMET -   AIRman's METeorological Information
AK - Alaska
AL - Alabama
ALERT -   Automated Local Evaluation in Real Time
ALF - Aloft
ALG - Along
ALGHNY - Allegheny
ALQDS - All quadrants
ALSTG - Altimeter setting
ALT - Altitude
ALTA - Alberta
ALTHO - Although
ALTM - Altimeter
ALUTN - Aleutian
AMD - Amend or amended (used to indicate amended meteorological message; message type designator)
AMDD - Amended
AMDG - Amending
AMDT - Amendment
AMOS - Automatic Meteorological Observing System   
AMPG - Amplifying
AMPLTD - Amplitude
AMS - Air mass
AMSL - Above mean sea level
AMT - Amount
ANLYS - Analysis
ANS - Answer
A01 - Automatic observation with no precip discriminator (rain/snow) 
A02 -   Automatic observation with precip discriminator (rain/snow)
AOB -   At or Below
AP -   Anomalous Propagation or Airport
APCH - Approach
APCHG - Approaching
APCHS - Approaches
API -  Antecedent Precipitation Index
APLCN - Appalachian
APLCNS - Appalachians
APPR - Appear
APPRG - Appearing
APPRS - Appears
APR - April
APRNT - Apparent
APRNTLY - Apparently
APRX - Approximate or approximately
APRXLY - Approximately
APSG - After passing
AQI -   Air Quality Statement
AR - Arkansas
Arcus -  Arc Cloud
ARFOR - Area forecast (in aeronautical meteorological code)
ARND - Around
ARPT - Airport
ARR - Arrive or arrival
ART -   Automatic Radio Theodolite Master Control Unit
As or AS -   Altostratus
ASAP -   AHOS SHEF Automatic Processing System or as soon as possible
ASAPTRAN -   The software component of ASAP.
ASC - Ascent to or ascending to
ASH - Assistant Service Hydrologist
ASL - Above Sea Level
ASMD - As amended
ASOS -   Automated Surface Observing System.
ASSOCD - Associated
ASSOCN - Association
AT... - At (followed by time at which weather change is forecast to occur)
ATAD -   Automated Telephone Answering Device.
ATDTDCS -   Automated Tone Dial Telephone Data Collection System
ATLC - Atlantic
ATMU -   Air Transportable Mobile Unit
ATP... - At... (time or place)
ATTM - At this time
ATTN - Attention
AUG - August
AURBO - Aurora Borealis
AUTOB -  Automatic Weather Reporting System
AVBL - Available or availability
AVG - Average
AVN -   AViatioN model
AWC -   Aviation Weather Center
AWHPS -   Area Wide Hydrologic Prediction System
AWIPS -   Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System.
AWOS -   Automated Weather Observation System.
AWT - Awaiting
AZ - Arizona
AZM - Azimuth  

B

B-  -  Convective Inhibition
B - Blue
B+ -  Convective Available Potential Energy
BA - Braking action
BACLIN - Baroclinic
BAJA - Baja California
BASE - Cloud base
BATROP - Barotropic
BC - British Columbia
BCFG - Fog patches
BCH - Beach
BCKG - Backing
BCM - Become
BCMG - Becoming
BCMS - Becomes
BD - Blowing dust
BDA - Bermuda
BDRY - Boundary
BECMG - Becoming
BFDK - Before dark

BFR - Before
BGN - Begin
BGNG - Beginning
BGNS - Begins
BHND - Behind
BINOVC - Breaks in overcast
BKN - Broken
BL... - Blowing (followed by DU = dust, SA = sand or SN = snow)

BLD - Build
BLDG - Building
BLDS - Builds
BLDU -   Blowing Dust
BLDUP - Buildup
BLKHLS - Black Hills
BLKT - Blanket
BLKTG - Blanketing
BLKTS - Blankets
BLO - Below
BLSA -  Blowing Sand
BLSN -   Blowing Snow
BLW - Below ...
BLZD - Blizzard
BM -   Benchmark BM -   Benchmark
BN - Blowing Sand
BND - Bound
BNDRY - Boundary
BNDRYS - Boundaries
BNTH - Beneath
BOOTHEEL - Bootheel
BOVC - Base of Overcast 
BR -   Mist
BRF - Brief
BRAF - Braking Action Fair
BRG - Branching
BRAG - Braking Action Good
BRAN - Braking Action Nil
BRAP - Braking Action Poor
BRF - Brief
BRG - Branching
BRK - Break
BRKG - Breaking
BRKHIC - Breaks in higher clouds
BRKS - Breaks
BRKSHR - Berkshire
BRKSHRS - Berkshires
BRM - Barometer
BRN -   Bulk Richardson Number
BRS - Branches
BS - Blowing Snow
BT -   Bathythermograph
BTL - Between layers
BTWN - Between
BWER -   Bounded Weak Echo Region

BYD - Beyond   BRAF - Braking Action Fair
BY - Blowing Spray

C

C - Center (runway indentification) or Degrees Celcius (Centigrade)
CA -   Cloud-Air Lightning or California
CAA - Cold Air Advection
CADAS -   Centralized Automated Data Acquisition System
CAN - Canada
CAPE -   Convective Available Potential Energy
CAPPI -   Constant Altitude PPI.
CARIB - Caribbean
CASCDS - Cascades

CAS - Clear and Smooth
CAT - Category or Clear Air Turbulence
CAVOK - Visibility, cloud and present weather better than prescribed values or conditions
CAVU - Ceiling and visibility unlimited
Cb or CB -   Cumulonimbus Cloud
CBMAM -   Cumulonimbus Mammatus
CBS - Cumulonimbi
Cc or CC -   Cirrocumulus
CC -   Cloud-Cloud Lightning
CCA - (or CCB, CCC ... etc, in sequence) Corrected meteorological message (message type designator)
CCL -   Convective Condensation Level
CCLDS - Clear of clouds
CCLKWS - Counter-clockwise
CCSL -   Cirrocumulus Standing Leticular
CD -   Climatological Data
CDA -   NOAA or NESDIS Command and Data Acquisition (CDA) Station
CDC -   Climate Diagnostics Center
CDFNT - Cold front
CDFNTL - Cold frontal
CEM -   Civil Emergency Message
CFP - Cold front passage
CFS -   Cubic Feet per Second
CG -   Cloud-Ground Lightning
CHC - Chance
CHCS - Chances
CHG - Change
CHGD - Changed
CHGG - Changing
CHGS - Changes
CHSPK - Chesepeake
Ci or CI -   Cirrus
CIG - Ceiling
CIGS - Ceilings
CIN -   Convective Inhibition

CISK -   Conditional Instability of the Second Kind.
CLA - Clear type of ice formation
CLD - Cloud
CLDNS - Cloudiness
CLDS - Clouds
CLEGLFGLS -   Great Lakes Marine Synopsis
CLEGLOCLE -   Great Lakes Storm Outlook
CLEGLSCLE -   Great Lakes Storm Summary
CLEICEFBO -   Great Lakes Freeze-Up Outlook or Great Lakes Ice Outlook for the Opening of Navigation
CLEICEIO -   Great Lakes 5-Day Ice Outlook
CLKWS - Clockwise
CLR - Clear
CLRG - Clearing
CLRS - Clears
CM - Centimeter
CMPLX - Complex
CNCL - Cancel
CNCLD - Cancelled
CNCLG - Cancelling

CNCLS - Cancels
CNDN - Canadian
CNFDC - Confidence
CNIF -   Calibration Network Information Files
CNL - Cancel or cancelled
CNTR - Center
CNTRD - Centered
CNTRL - Central
CNTRLN - Centerline
CNTRS - Centers
CNTY - County
CNTYS - Counties
CNVG - Converge
CNVGG - Converging
CNVGNC - Convergence
CNVTN - Convection
CNVTV - Convective
CNVTVLY - Convectively
CO - Colorado
COE -   An acronym for Corps of Engineers
COM - Communications
COMPAR - Compare
COMPARD - Compared
COMPARG - Comparing
COMPARS - Compares
COND - Conditions
CONS - Continuous
CONSHELF -   Continental Shelf
CONT - Continue(s) or continued
CONTD - Continued
CONTDVD - Continental Divide
CONTG - Continuing
CONTLY - Continually
CONTRAILS - Condensation Trails
CONTS - Continues
CONUS -   Continental United States.
COOR - Co-ordinate or co-ordination
COORD - Coordinate
COR - Correction
COT - At the coast
COV - Cover or covered or covering
CPBL - Capable
CPC -   Climate Prediction Center
CPHC -   Central Pacific Hurricane Center
CR -   Composite Reflectivity
CRC -   Composite Reflectivity Contour
CRC - Circle
CRCLC - Circulate
CRCLN - Circulation
CRNR - Corner
CRNRS - Corners
CRP -   Critical Rainfall Probability

CRS - Course
Cs or CS - Cirrostratus
CS -   Combined Shear
CSC -   Combined Shear Contour
CSDR - Consider
CSDRBL - Considerable
CSI -   Conditional Symmetric Instability
CST - Coast
CSTL - Coastal
CT - Connecticut or Cross Totals
CTGY - Category
CTSKLS - Catskills
Cu or CU -   Cumulus.
CUF - Cumuliform

CUFRA - Cumulus Fractus
CVR - Cover
CVRD - Covered
CVRG - Covering
CVRS - Covers
CW -   Cloud-Water Lightning or Continuous Wave

CWA -   County Warning Area
CWF -   Coastal Marine Forecasts
CYC - Cyclonic
CYCLGN - Cyclogenesis  

D

D-MAWDS -   Digital Marine Weather Dissemination System
DABRK - Daybreak
DALGT - Day light
DAMBRK -   The Dam Break Forecasting Model.
DAPM -   The Data Acquisition Program Manager.
DATACOL -   The Software System that supports RFC gateway functions.
DATANET -   Hydrologic Data Network Analysis Software.
dB -   decibels
DBL - Double
dBm -   A logarithmic expression for power.  See decibel.
dBZ -   A logarithmic expression for reflectivity factor.  See decibel.
DC - District of Columbia
DCP -  Data Collection Platform
DCR - Decrease
DCRD - Decreased
DCRG - Decreasing
DCRGLY - Decreasingly
DCRS - Decreases
DCS -   Data Collection System
DDS -   Data Distribution System.
DE - Delaware
DEC - December
DEG - Degree
DEGS - Degrees
DELMARVA - Delaware-Maryland-Virginia
DEP - Depart or departure
DES - Descend or descending to
DEV - Deviation or deviating
DFCLT - Difficult
DFCLTY - Difficulty
DFNT - Definite
DFNTLY - Definitely
DFRS - Differs
DFUS - Diffuse
DGNL - Diagonal
DGNLLY - Diagonally
DIF - Diffuse
DIGG - Digging
DIR - Direction
DISC - Discontinue
DISCD - Discontinued
DISCG - Discontinuing
DISRE - Disregard
DISRED - Disregarded
DISREG - Disregarding
DIST - Distance
DIV - Divert or diverting
DKTS - Dakotas
DLA - Delay or delayed
DLAD - Delayed
DLT - Delete
DLTD - Deleted
DLTG - Deleting
DLY - Daily
DMG - Damage
DMGD - Damaged
DMGG - Damaging
DMNT - Dominant
DMSH - Diminish

DMSHD - Diminished
DMSHG - Diminishing
DMSHS - Diminishes
DNDFTS - Downdrafts
DNR -   Department of Natural Resources.
DNS - Dense
DNSLP - Downslope
DNSTRM - Downstream
DNWND - Down wind
DOH -   Development and Operations Hydrologist.
DOM - Domestic
DP - Dew point temperature or Deep
DPND - Deepened
DPNG - Deepening
DPNS - Deepens
DPR - Deeper
DPTH - Depth
DR... - Low drifting (followed by DU = dust, SA = sand or SN = snow)
DRFT - Drift
DRFTD - Drifted
DRFTG - Drifting
DRFTS - Drifts
DRG - During
DRZL - Drizzle
DS -   Dust Storm
DSA - Special Tropical Disturbance Statement 
DSCNT - Descent
DSF -   Day-Second Feet
DSIPT - Dissipate
DSIPTD - Dissipated
DSIPTG - Dissipating
DSIPTN - Dissipation
DSIPTS - Dissipates
DSND - Descend
DSNDG - Descending
DSNDS - Descends
DSNT - Distant
DSTBLZ - Destabilize

DSTBLZD - Destabilized
DSTBLZG - Destablizing
DSTBLZN - Destablization
DSTBLZS - Destablizes
DSTC - Distance
DTG - Date-time group
DTRT - Deteriorate or deterioring

DTRTD - Deteriorated
DTRTG - Deteriorating
DTRTS - Deteriorates
DU - Dust
DUC - Dense upper cloud
DUR - Duration
DURG - During
DURN - Duration
DVLP - Develop
DVLPD - Developed
DVLPG - Developing
DVLPMT - Development
DVLPS - Develops
DVRG - Diverge
DVRGG - Diverging
DVRGNC - Divergence
DVRGS - Diverges
DVV - Downward vertical velocity
DWNDFTS - Downdrafts
DWOPER -   Dynamic Wave Routing Model
DWPNT - Dewpoint
DWPNTS - Dewpoints
DX - Duplex
DZ - Drizzle  

E

E - East or eastern longitude
EB - Eastbound
EBND - East bound
ECMWF -   European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting model
EFCT - Effect
EHI -   Energy Helicity Index
EIF -   Enhanced IFLOWS Format.
EL -   Equilibrium Level
ELEV - Elevation
ELNGT - Elongate
ELNGTD - Elongated
ELSW - Elsewhere
EMBD - Embedded in a layer (to indicate cumulonimbus embedded in layers of other clouds)
EMBDD - Embedded
EMC -   Environmental Modeling Center
EMERG - Emergency
EMWIN -   Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
ENCTR - Encounter
ENDG - Ending
ENE - East-northeast
ENELY - East-northeasterly
ENERN - East-northeastern
ENEWD - East-northeastward
ENHNC - Enhance
ENHNCD - Enhanced
ENHNCG - Enhancing
ENHNCMNT - Enhancement
ENHNCS - Enhances
ENRT - En route
ENSO -   El Nino Southern Oscillation
ENTR - Entire
EPD -   Extended Forecast Discussion
ER - Here...or herewith
ERD -   Excessive Rainfall Discussion
ERL -   Environmental Research Laboratories
ERN - Eastern
ERY - Early
ERYR - Earlier
ESA - Electronic Systems Analyst
ESE - East-southeast
ESELY - East-southeasterly
ESERN - East-southeastern
ESEWD - East-southeastward
ESF -   Flood Potential Outlook
ESNTL - Essential
ESP -   Extended Streamflow Prediction.
ESPINIT -   ESP Initialization Program
ESS -   Water Supply Outlook Product
EST -   Eastern Standard Time or Estimate or estimated or estimate (message type designator)
ESTAB - Establish
ESTS - Estimates
ET -   Echo Tops or Electronic Technician
ETA - Eta model or Estimated time of arrival or estimating arrival
ETC - Et cetera or Echo Tops Contour
ETD - Estimated time of departure or estimating departure
ETIM - Elapsed time

EV - Every
EVAD -   See VAD.
EVAD -   Extended Velocity  - Azimuth
EVE - Evening
EWD - Eastward
EXC - Except
EXCLV - Exclusive
EXCLVLY - Exclusively
EXCP - Except
EXER - Excercises or excercising or to exercise
EXP - Expect or expected or expecting
EXPC - Expect
EXPCD - Expected
EXPCG - Expecting
EXTD - Extend or extending
EXTDD - Extended
EXTDG - Extending
EXTDS - Extends
EXTN - Extension
EXTRAP - Extrapolate
EXTRAPD - Extrapolated
EXTRM - Extreme
EXTRMLY - Extremely
EXTSV - Extensive  

F

F scale -   See Fujita Scale.
F - Farenheit
FA -   Aviation Area Forecast
FAA -   Federal Aviation Administration
FAH - Farenheit
FAM - Familiar
FAX - Facsimile transmission
+FC - Funnel cloud (tornado or waterspout)

FCEXEC -   A component of the NWSRFS FCST Program.
FCST - Forecast
FCSTD - Forecasted
FCSTG - Forecasting
FCSTR - Forecaster
FCSTS - Forecasts
FDR -   Fire Danger Rating
FEB - February
FEMA -   Federal Emergency Management Agency
FEW -   Few
FFA -   Flood or Flash Flood Watch
FFG -   Flash Flood Guidance
FFS -   Flash Flood Statement
FFW -   Flash Flood Warning
FG - Fog
FIC - Flight information center
FIG - Figure
FILG - Filling
FIR - Flight information region
FIRAV - First available
FIS - Flight information service
FL - Flight level or Florida
FLD - Field
FLG - Flashing or Falling
FLN -   National Flood Summary
FLRY - Flurry
FLRYS - Flurries
FLS -   River Flood Statement
FLT - Flight
FLUC - Fluctuating or fluctuation or fluctuated
FLW -   River Flood Warning, follow(s) or following
FLWG - Following
FLY - Fly or flying
FM - From
FMT - Format
FNCTN - Function
FNT - Front
FNTGNS - Frontogenesis
FNTL - Frontal
FNTLYS - Frontolysis
FNTS - Fronts
FORNN - Forenoon
FOS -   Family of Services
FOS -   Family of Services
FPM - Feet per minute
FPO -  Flood Potential Outlook
FQT - Frequent
FQTLY - Frequently
FREQ - Frequency
FRI - Friday
FRM - Form
FRMG - Forming
FRMN - Formation
FRONT - Front (relating to weather)
FROPA - Frontal passage
FROSFC - Frontal surface
FRQ - Frequent
FRST - Frost
FRWF - Forecast wind factor
FRZ - Freeze
FRZG - Freezing
FRZN - Frozen
FST - First
FT - Feet (dimensional unit) or Terminal forecast
FTHR - Further
FTP -   File Transfer Protocol
FU -   Smoke
FVRBL - Favorable
FWD - Forward
FYI - For your information
FZ - Freezing
FZDZ - Freezing drizzle
FZFG - Freezing fog
FZRA - Freezing rain  

G

G - Gust or Green
GA - Georgia
GEN - General
GENLY - Generally
GEO - Geographic or true
GEOREF - Geographical reference
GF - Ground fog
GICG - Glaze icing
GLFALSK - Gulf of Alaska
GLFCAL - Gulf of California
GLFMEX - Gulf of Mexico
GLFSTLAWR - Gulf of St. Lawrence
GMDSS -   Global Maritime Distress and Safety System
GND - Ground
GNDFG - Ground fog
GOES -   Geostationary Orbiting Environmental Satellite
GOM -   Global Ocean Model
GPS -   Global Positioning System
GR -   Hail
GRAD - Gradient
GRDL - Gradual
GRDLY - Gradually
GRID - Processed meteorological data in the form of grid point values
GRT - Great
GRTLKS - Great Lakes
GRTLY - Greatly
GRTR - Greater
GRTST - Greatest
GS - Small hail and/or snow pellets
GSTS - Gusts
GSTY - Gusty
GV - Ground visibility  

H

HADS -   Hydrometeorological Automated Data System
HAZ - Hazard
HCVIS - High clouds visible

HDFRZ - Hard freeze
HDG - Heading
HDRAIN -   An Hourly Digital Rainfall Product of the WSR-88D.
HDSVLY - Hudson Valley
HDWND - Head wind
HEL - Helicopter
HGT - Height or height above
HI -   High, Hail Index, or Heat Index
HIC -   Hydrologist in Charge or Hydrometeorological Information Center of the Office of Hydrology (OH)
HIER - Higher
HIFOR - High level forecast
HIGH -  High
HJ - Sunrise to sunset
HLF - Half
HLS -   Hurricane Local Statement
HLSTO - Hailstones

HLTP - Hilltop
HLYR - Haze layer aloft
HMD -   Hemispheric Map Discussion
HMT -   Hydrometeorological Technicians
HN - Sunset to sunrise
HND - Hundred
HOD -   The Hydrologist on Duty or Hydrologic Operations Division of the Office of Hydrology (OH).
HOL - Holiday
HP -   High Precipitation
HPA - Hectapascal
HPC -   Hydrometeorological Prediction Center
HPD -   Hourly Precipitation Data
HR - Hour
HRL -   The Hydrological Research Laboratory at the Office of Hydrology (OH).
HRS - Hours
HRZN - Horizon
HSA -   Hydrologic Service Area
HSB -   The Hydrologic Systems Branch in the Office of Hydrology (OH).
HSD -   Heavy Snow Discussion
HSF -   High Seas Forecasts
HTC -   The Hydrometeorological Training Council
HTG - Heating
HURCN - Hurricane
HUREP - Hurricane report
HV - Have
HVY - Heavy
HVYR - Heavier
HVYST - Heaviest
HWO -   Severe Weather Potential Statement
HWVR - However
HWY - Highway
HYR - Higher
Hz -   Hertz (Hz)
HZ - Haze  

I

i -   i = square root of (-1)
'I' -   See inphase
IA - Iowa
IAO - In and out of clouds
IC -   Ice Crystals, Diamond dust (very small ice crystals in suspension), or  In-Cloud Lightning
ICAO -   International Civil Aviation Organization
ICE - Icing
ICG - Icing
ICGIC - Icing in clouds
ICGIP - Icing in precipitation
ID - Identifier, identify, or Idaho
IFFDP -   International Flight Folder Documentation Program
IFLOWS -   The Integrated Flood Observing and Warning System.
IFR - Instrument Flight Rules
IL - Illinois
IMC - Instrument meteorological conditions
IMDT - Immediate
IMDTLY - Immediately
IMPL - Impulse
IMPLS - Impulses
IMPR - Improve or improving
IMPT - Important
IMT - Immediate or immediately
INBD - Inbound
INC - In cloud
INCL - Include
INCLD - Included
INCLG - Including
INCLS - Includes
INCR - Increase
INCRD - Increased
INCRG - Increasing
INCRGLY - Increasingly
INCRS - Increases
INDC - Indicate
INDCD - Indicated
INDCG - Indicating
INDCS - Indicates
INDEF - Indefinite
INFO - Information
INLD - Inland
INOP - Inoperative
INP - If not possible
INPR - In progress
INS -   Inertial Navigation System
INSTBY - Instability
INSTF - Intensify or intensifying
INSTL - Install or installed or installation
INTCNTL - Intercontinental
INTL - International
INTMD - Intermediate
INTMT - Intermittent
INTMTLY - Intermittently
INTR - Interior
INTRMTRGN - Intermountain region
INTRP - Interupt or interruption or interrupted
INTS - Intense

INTSFCN - Intensification
INTSFY - Intensify
INTSFYD - Intensified
INTSFYG - Intensifying
INTSFYS - Intensifies
INTST - Intensity
INTSTY - Intensity
INTVL - Interval
INU -  Inertial Navigation Unit
INVOF - In vicinity of
INVRN - Inversion
IOVC - In overcast
IP - Ice pellets
IPV - Improve
IPVG - Improving
IR -   Infrared or Ice on runway
ISA - International standard atmosphere
ISOL - Isolated or Isolate
ISOLD - Isolated
ITCZ -   Intertropical Convergence Zone  

J

J/KG -   Joules per Kilogram.
JAN - January
JCTN - Junction
JTST - Jet stream

JTSTR - Jet stream
JUL - July
JUN - June
 

K

KBDI -   Keetch-Byram Drought Index
KFRST - Killing frost

KG - Kilograms
KLYR - Smoke layer aloft
KM - Kilometers
KMH - Kilometers per hour
KOCTY - Smoke over city
KPA - Kilopascal
KS - Kansas
KT - Knots
KW - Kilowatts
KY - Kentucky
  

L

LA - Louisiana
LABRDR - Labrador
LAM - Logical acknowledgment (message type designator)
LAN - Inland
LAT - Latitude
LCL - Local
LCLY - Locally
LCTD - Located
LCTMP - Little change in temperature

LCTN - Location
LDG - Landing
LEN - Length
LEVEL - Level
LEWP -   Line Echo Wave Pattern

LFM - Limited Fine Mesh Model
LFTG - Lifting
LGRNG - Long range
LGT - Light or lighting
LGTD - Lighted
LGTR - Lighter
LGWV - Long wave
LI - Lifted Index
LIS - Lifted indices
LK - Lake
LKLY - Likely
LKS - Lakes
LLJ - Low Level Jet
LLWAS - Low level wind shear alert system
LLWS - Low Level Wind Shear
LMT - Local mean time
LMTD - Limited
LMTG - Limiting
LMTS - Limits
LN - Line or Lines
LO - Low
LOC - Local or locally or location or located
LONG - Longitude
LONGL - Longitudnal
LP -   Low Precipitation
LRG - Large
LRGLY - Largely
LRGR - Larger
LRGST - Largest
LSQ - Line squall
LSR -   Local Storm Report.
LST - Local standard time
LTD - Limited
LTG - Lightning
LTGCC - Lightning cloud-to-cloud
LTGCCCG - Lightning cloud-to-cloud cloud-to-ground
LTGCG - Lightning cloud-to-ground
LTGCW - Lightning cloud-to-water
LTGIC - Lightning in cloud
LTL - Little
LTLCG - Little change
LTR - Later
LTST - Latest
LV - Light and variable (relating to wind) or Leaving
LVL - Level
LVLS - Levels
LWR - Lower
LWRD - Lowered
LWRG - Lowering
LYR - Layer or layered
LYRD - Layered
LYRS - Layers  

M

M - Mesocyclone, Mach number (followed by figures), or Meters (preceded by figures)
m2/s2 -   meters squared per second squared, equivalent to J/kg.  See CAPE and CIN.
MA - Massachusetts
MAN - Manitoba
MAP -   Mean Areal Precipitation or Aeronautical maps and charts
MAR - March
MAREP -   Marine Reporting Program
MAX - Maximum
MAY - May
MB or mb -   Millibars.
MCC -   Mesoscale Convective Complex
MCD -   Mesoscale Discussion
MCDW -   Monthly Climatic Data of the World
McIDAS -   Man-computer Interactive Data Access System.
MCS -   Mesoscale Convective System
MCW - Modulated continuous wave
MD - Maryland
MDFY - Modify
MDFYD - Modified
MDFYG - Modifying
MDL - Model
MDLS - Models
MDS -   Minimum Discernible Signal
MDT - Moderate
MDTLY - Moderately
ME - Maine
MED - Medium
MEGG - Merging

MESO -   Mesocyclone or Mesoscale
MET - Meteorological or meteorology
METAR - Aviation rountine weather report (in aeronautical meteorological code)
METRO - Metropolitan
MEX - Mexico
MHKVLY - Mohawk Valley
MI - Michigan
MIC - Meteorologist-In-Charge
Micro-ART -   Microcomputer Automatic Radiotheodolite Master Control Unit
MID - Middle
MIDN - Midnight
MIFG - Shallow fog

MIL - Military
MIN - Minutes or Minimum
MISG - Missing
MLCAPE -  Mean Layer CAPE
MLLI -  Mean Layer Lifted Index
MLLW -   Mean Lower Low Water
MLOS -   Microwave Line-Of-Site
MLTLVL - Melting level
MLW -   Mean Low Water
MN - Minnesota
MNLND - Mainland
MNLY - Mainly
MNM - Minimum
MNT - Monitor or monitoring or monitored
MO - Missouri
MOD -   Meteorological Operations Division or Moderate
MOGR - Moderate or greater

MON - Above mountains or Monday
MOS -   Model Output Statistics
MOV - Move or moving or movement
MOVD - Moved
MOVG - Moving
MOVMT - Movement
MOVS - Moves
MPC -   Marine Prediction Center
MPH - Miles per hour
MPL -   Max Parcel Level
MRF -   Medium-Range Forecast model
MRGL - Marginal
MRGLLY - Marginally
MRNG - Morning
MRTM - Maritime
MS - Mississippi or Minus
MSG - Message
MSL -   Mean Sea Level
MST - Most
MSTLY - Mostly
MSTR - Moisture
MT - Montana or Mountain
MTN - Mountain
MTNS - Mountains
MTU - Metric units
MTW - Mountain waves
MUCAPE -  Most Unstable CAPE
MULI -  Most Unstable Lifted Index
MULT - Multiple
MULTILVL - Multi-level
MWO - Meteorological watch office
MX - Mixed type of ice formation (white and clear)
MXD - Mixed  

N

N - North or Refractivity
NAB - Not above
NAT - North Atlantic
NATL - National
NAV - Navigation
Navtex -   Navigational Telex
NB - New Brunswick or Northbound
NBFR - Not before
NBND - Northbound
NBRHD - Neighborhood
NC - North Carolina or No change
NCCF -   NOAA Central Computer Facility.
NCDC -   National Climatic Data Center
NCEP -   National Centers for Environmental Prediction
NCWX - No change in weather
ND - North Dakota
NE - Northeast or Nebraska
NEB - North-eastbound or Nebraska
NEC - Necessary
NEG - No, negative, permission not granted, or that is not correct
NEGLY - Negatively
NELY - Northeasterly
NERN - Northeastern
NESDIS -   National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service
NEW ENG - New England
NEWD - Northeastward
NEXRAD -   NEXt generation of weather RADar
NFDRS -   National Fire Danger Rating System
NFLD - Newfoundland
NGM -   Nested Grid Model
NGT - Night
NH - New Hampshire
NHC -   National Hurricane Center
NIDS -   NEXRAD Information Dissemination Service
NIL - None or I have nothing to send to you
NJ - New Jersey
NL - No layers
NLT - Not later than
NLY - Northerly
NM - Nautical mile or New Mexico
NMBR - Number
NMBRS - Numbers
NMC -   National Meteorological Center.  This was the former name of NCEP
NML - Normal
NMRS - Numerous
NNE - North north east
NNELY - North-northeasterly
NNERN - North-northeastern
NNEWD - North-northeastward
NNNN - End of message
NNW - North-northwest
NNWLY - North-northwesterly
NNWRN - North-northwestern
NNWWD - North-northwestward
NOAA -  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOHRSC -   The National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center
NOPAC - Northern Pacific
NOSIG - No significant change (used in trend-type landing forecasts)
NOTAM - A notice containing information concerning the establishment, condition or change in any aeronautical facility
NOV - November
NOW -  Short Term Forecast
NOWcast -   Short Term Forecast
NPRS - Nonpersistent
NR - Number or Near
NRCS -   Natural Resources Conservation Service
NRLY - Nearly
NRN - Northern

NRW - Narrow
Ns -   Nimbostratus
NS -  Nimbostratus or Nova Scotia
NSC - Nil significant cloud
NSH -   Nearshore Lake Forecast
NSSFC -   National Severe Storms Forecast Center now known as SPC
NSSL -   National Severe Storms Laboratory
NSW - Nil significant weather
NTFY - Notify
NTFYD - Notified
NV - Nevada
NVA -   Negative Vorticity Advection
NW - Northwest
NWB - North-westbound
NWD - Northward
NWFO -   National Weather Ser
vice Forecast Office
NWLY - Northwesterly
NWP -   Numerical Weather Prediction.
NWR -    NOAA Weather Radio
NWRN - Northwestern
NWS -   National Weather Service.
NWSH -   National Weather Service Headquarters.
NWSO -   National Weather Service Office
NWSRFS V5.0 -   National Weather Service River Forecast Model Version 5
NWWS -   NOAA Weather Wire System
NXT - Next
NY - New York
 

O

OAC - Oceanic area control center
OAT - Outside Air Temperature OBND - Outbound
OBS - Observe or observe or observation
OBSC - Obscure or obscured or obscuring
OBSCD - Obscured
OBSCG - Obscuring
OBST - Obstacle
OCFNT - Occluded front
OCLD - Occlude
OCLDD - Occluded
OCLDG - Occluding
OCLDS - Occludes
OCLN - Occlusion
OCNL - Occasional or occasionally
OCNLY - Occasionally
OCR - Occur
OCRD - Occurred
OCRG - Occurring
OCRS - Occurs
OCT - October
OFC - Office
OFF -   Offshore Forecast
OFP - Occluded frontal passage
OFSHR - Offshore
OH - Ohio or Office of  Hydrology, located in Silver Springs, MD.
OHD - Overhead
OHP -   One-Hour Rainfall Rate
OK - Oklahoma
OML -   Operations Manual Letter
OMTNS - Over mountains
ONSHR - Onshore
OPA - Opaque, white type of ice formation
OPMET - Operational meteorological (information)
OPN - Open or opening or opened
OPR - Operator or operate or operative or operating or operational
OPS - Operations
OR - Oregon
ORGPHC - Orographic
ORIG - Original
OSV - Ocean station vessel
OTLK - Outlook
OTP - On top

OTR - Other
OTRW - Otherwise
OUBD - Outbound
OUTFLO - Outflow
OVC - Overcast
OVNGT - Overnight
OVR - Over
OVRN - Overrun
OVRNG - Overrunning
OVTK - Overtake
OVTKG - Overtaking
OVTKS - Overtakes  

P

PA - Pennsylvania
PAC - Pacific
PARL - Parallel
PBL - Planetary boundary layer
PC-GRIDDS -   PC-Gridded Interactive Display and Diagnostic System
PCD - Proceed or proceeding
PCPN - Precipitation

PD - Period
PDMT - Predominant
PDS -   Particularly Dangerous Situation or Periods
PE - Ice pellets
PEN - Peninsula
PERM - Permanent
PFD -  QPF Discussion
PGTSND - Puget Sound
PHYS - Physical
Pibal -   pilot-balloon observation
PIBAL - Pilot balloon observation
PIBALS - Pilot balloon reports
PIREP - Pilot Weather Report
Pixel -   A contraction of "picture element"
PL -   Ice Pellets or Sleet

PLNS - Plains
PLS - Please
PLTO - Plateau
PLVL - Present level
PM - Post meridian
PMD -   Prognostic Discussion
PNHDL - Panhandle
PNS -   Public Information Statement

PO - Dust devils
PoP -   Precipitation Probability
POS - Positive
POSLY - Positively
POSS - Possible
PPINE -   Plan Position Indicates No Echoes
PPSN - Present position
PQPF -   Probabilistic Quantitative Precipitation Forecast
PRBL - Probable
PRBLTY - Probability
PRBLY - Probably
PRECD - Precede
PRECDD - Preceded
PRECDG - Preceding
PRECDS - Precedes
PRES - Pressure
PRESFR - Pressure falling rapidly

PRESRR - Pressure rising rapidly
PRF -   Pulse Repetition Frequency
PRI - Primary
PRIM - Primary
PRIN - Principal
PRIND - Present indications are
PRJMP - Pressure jump

PROB - Probability
PROC - Procedure
PROD - Produce
PRODG - Producing
PROG - Forecast

PROGD - Forecasted
PROGS - Forecasts
PRSNT - Present
PRSNTLY - Presently
PRST - Persist
PRSTNC - Persistence
PRSTNT - Persistent
PRSTS - Persists
PRT -   Pulse Repetition Time
PRVD - Provide
PRVDD - Provided
PRVDG - Providing
PRVDS - Provides
PS - Plus
PSBL - Possible
PSBLTY - Possiblity
PSBLY - Possibly
PSG - Passing or Passage
PSH - Preliminary Tropical Storm Report
PSN - Position
PSND - Positioned
PTCHY - Patchy
PTLY - Partly
PTNL - Potential
PTNLY - Potentially
PTNS - Portions
PUGET - Puget Sound
PUP -   Principle User Processor
PVA -   Positive Vorticity Advection
PVL - Prevail

PVLD - Prevailed
PVLG - Prevailing
PVLS - Prevails
PVLT - Prevalent
PW -   Precipitable Water
PWO -   Public Severe Weather Outlook
PWR - Power
PY -   Spray  

Q

Q' - Quadrature
QBI - Compulsory IFR flight
QFE - Atmospheric pressure at aerodrome elevation (or at runway threshold)
QG - An abbreviation for quasigeostrophic.
QN - Question
QPF - Quantitative Precipitation Forecast
QPFERD - NMC excessive rainfall discussion
QPFHSD - NCEP Heavy Snow Discussion
QPFPFD - NCEP Precipitation Forecast Discussion
QPFSPD - NMC special precipitation discussion
QSTNRY - Quasistationary
QUAD - Quadrant
QUE - Quebec
 

R

R - Base Reflectivty, red, right, or restricted area
RA - Rain
RADAT - Radiosonde observation data
RAFC -   Regional Area Forecast Center
RAFS -   Regional Analysis and Forecasting System.
RAG - Ragged
RAMSDIS -   RAMM Advanced Meteorological Satellite Demonstration and Interpretation System
RAOB - Radiosonde Observation
RAOBS - Radiosonde observations
RCH - Reach or reaching
RCHD - Reached
RCHG - Reaching
RCHS - Reaches
RCKY - Rocky
RCKYS - Rockies
RCM -   Radar Coded Message
RCMD - Recommend
RCMDD - Recommended
RCMDG - Recommending
RCMDS - Recommends
RCRD - Record
RCRDS - Records
RCS -   Reflectivity Cross Section
RCV - Receive
RCVD - Received
RCVG - Receiving
RCVS - Receives
RDA -   Radar Data Acquisition
RDC - Reduce
RDGG - Ridging
RDR - Radar
RDVLP - Redevelop
RDVLPG - Redeveloping
RDVLPMT - Redevelopment
RE - Regard or Recent
REC -   Recreation Report
RECON - Reconnaissance
REF - Reference
REP - Report or reporting or reporting point
REPL - Replace
REPLD - Replaced
REPLG - Replacing
REPLS - Replaces
REQ - Request or requested
REQS - Requests
REQSTD - Requested
RES - Reserve
RESP - Response
RESTR - Restrict
RFC -   River Forecast Center
RFD -   Rear Flank Downdraft
RGD - Ragged
RGL - Regional Model
RGLR - Regular
RGN - Region
RGNS - Regions
RGT - Right
RH - Relative Humidity
RHI -   Range-Height Indicator
RHINO - RHI not operative
RI - Rhode Island
RIOGD - Rio Grande
RL - Report leaving
RLBL - Reliable
RLTV - Relative
RLTVLY - Relatively
RMK - Remark
RMN - Remain
RMND - Remained
RMNDR - Remainder
RMNG - Remaining
RMNS - Remains
RNFL - Rainfall
ROBEX - Regional OPMET bulletin exchange (scheme)
ROC - Rate of climb
ROD - Rate of descent
ROFOR - Route forecast (in aeronautical meteorological code)
ROML -   Regional Operations Manual Letter.
ROSA -   Remote Observing System Automation
ROT - Rotate
ROTD - Rotated
ROTG - Rotating
ROTS - Rotates
RPD - Rapid
RPDLY - Rapidly
RPG -   Radar Product Generator
RPLC - Replace or replaced
RPLCD - Replaced
RPLCG - Replacing
RPLCS - Replaces
RPRT - Report
RPRTD - Reported
RPRTG - Reporting
RPRTS - Reports
RPT - Repeat
RPTG - Repeating
RPTS - Repeats
RQR - Require
RQRD - Required
RQRG - Requiring
RQRS - Requires
RR - Report reaching
RRA - (or RRB, RRC ... etc., in sequence) Delayed meteorological message (message type designator)
RS - Receiver station
RSG - Rising
RSN - Reason
RSNG - Reasoning
RSNS - Reasons
RSTR - Restrict
RSTRD - Restricted
RSTRG - Restricting
RSTRS - Restricts
RTD - Delayed (used to indicate delayed meteorological message; message type designator)
RTE - Route
RTN - Return or returned or returning
RTRN - Return
RTRND - Returned
RTRNG - Returning
RTRNS - Returns
RUC -  Rapid Update Cycle
RUF - Rough
RUFLY - Roughly
RVA -   River Summary
RVF -   River Forecast
RVI -   River Ice Statement
RVR -   River Recreation Statement or Runway Visual Range
RVS -   River Statement or Revise
RVSD - Revised
RVSG - Revising
RVSS - Revises
RW - Rain Shower
RWY - Runway  

S

S - South or southern latitude
SA - Surface observation or Sand
SACSMA -  Sacramento Soil Moisture Accounting Model
SAO - Surface observation

SAOS - Surface observations
SAP - As soon as possible
SARPS - Standards and Recommended Practices (ICAO)
SASK - Saskatchewan
SAT - Saturday
SATFY - Satisfactory
SAW -   Preliminary Notification of Forthcoming Watch
SAWRS -    Supplementary Aviation Weather Reporting Station
SB - Southbound
SBCAPE -   CAPE calculated using a Surface based parcel
SBLI -   Lifted Index (LI) calculated using surfaced based parcel
SBND - South bound
SBSD - Subside
SBSDD - Subsided
SBSDNC - Subsidence
SBSDS - Subsides
Sc -   Stratocumulus
SC - South Carolina or Stratocumulus
SCA -   Small Craft Advisory
SCC - Tropical Storm Summary
SCND - Second
SCNDRY - Secondary
SCS -   Spectrum Width Cross Section or Soil Conservation Service
SCSL - Standing lenticular stratocumulus

SCT -   Scattered
SCTD - Scattered
SCTR - Sector
SD -   Storm Data or South Dakota
SDF -   Second-Day Feet
SDM -   Senior Duty Meteorologist or Station Duty Manual
SE - Southeast
SEB - South-eastbound
SEC -   Space Environmental Center, second, or seconds
SEL -   Severe Thunderstorm Watch, Tornado Watch

SEL -   Watch Cancellation
SELS -   SEvere Local Storms Unit
SELY - Southeasterly
SEP - September
SEPN - Separation
SEQ - Sequence
SERN - Southeastern
SEV - Severe (used e.g. to qualify icing and turbulence reports)
SEWD -Southeastward
SFC - Surface
SFD -   State Forecast Discussion
SFERICS - Atmospherics
SFP -   State Forecast Product
SG - Snow Grains

SGFNT - Significant
SGFNTLY - Significantly
SH... - Shower (followed by RA = rain, SN = snow, PE = ice pellets)
SHARP -   Skew-T Hodograph Analysis and Research Program
SHARS -   Subtle Heavy Rainfall Signature

SHEF -   Standard Hydrologic Exchange Format
SHEFPARS -   A software decoder for SHEF Data.
SHFT - Shift
SHFTD - Shifted
SHFTG - Shifting
SHFTS - Shifts
SHLD - Shield
SHLW - Shallow
SHRT - Short
SHRTLY - Shortly
SHRTWV - Shortwave
SHRTWVS - Shortwaves
SHSN -   Snow Shower

SHUD - Should
SHWR - Shower
SHWRS - Showers
SIERNEV - Sierra Nevada
SIG - Signature
SIGMET -   SIGnificant METeorlogical Information
SIGWX - Significant weather
SIMUL - Simultaneous or simultaneously
SKC - Sky clear
SKED - Schedule or scheduled
SLD - Solid
SLGT - Slight
SLGTLY - Slightly
SLO - Slow
SLOLY - Slowly
SLOR - Slower
SLP - Slope
SLPG - Sloping
SLS -   Watch Redefining Statement
SLT - Sleet
SLW - Slow
SLY - Southerly
SM - Statute mile
SMA -   Soil Moisture Accounting Model or Subtropical Forecast/Advisory
SMK - Smoke
SML - Small
SMLR - Smaller
SMPDBK -   The Simplified Dam Break (DAMBRK) Model
SMRY - Summary
SMS - Synchronus meteorological satellite
SMTH - Smooth
SMTHR - Smoother
SMTHST - Smoothest
SMTM - Sometime
SMW -   Special Marine Warning
SMWHT - Somewhat
SN - Snow
SNBNK - Snow bank
SND - Sand
SNFLK - Snow flake
SNGL - Single
SNOINCR - Snow increase
SNOINCRG - Snow increasing
SNOTEL -   SNOw TELemetry
SNR -   Signal-to-Noise Ratio
SNST - Sunset
SNW - Snow
SNWFL - Snowfall
SO -   Southern Oscillation
SOO - Scientific & Operations Officer
SOLAS -   Safety of Life at Sea Convention
SOP - Standard operating procedure
SP - Snow pellets
SPA - Subtropical Cyclone Public Advisory
SPC -   Storm Prediction Center
SPCLY - Especially

SPD - Speed
SPDS - Speeds
SPECI - Aviation selected special weather report (in aeronautical meteorological code)
SPECIAL - Special meteorological report (in abbreviated plain language)
SPENES - Satellite precipitation estimate statement
SPF -  Probability of Tropical Cyclone Conditions
SPKL - Sprinkle
SPKLS - Sprinkles
SPLNS - Southern Plains
SPOT - Spot wind
SPRD - Spread
SPRDG - Spreading
SPRDS - Spreads
SPRL - Spiral
SPS -   Severe Weather Potential Statement or Special Weather Statement
SQ -   Squall
SQAL - Squall
SQLN - Squall line
SQSN -   Snow Squalls
SR - Sunrise
SRH -   Storm-relative Helicity.
SRM -   Storm Relative Mean Radial Velocity Map
SRN - Southern
SRND - Surround
SRNDD - Surrounded
SRNDG - Surrounding
SRNDS - Surrounds
SRR -   Storm Relative Mean Radial Velocity Region
SRY - Secondary
SS - Sandstorm or sunset

SSE - South-southeast
SSELY - South-southeasterly
SSERN - South-southeastern
SSEWD - South-southeastward
SSHP -   Site Specific Hydrologic Prediction System
SST -   sea surface temperature
SSW - South southwest
SSWLY - South-southwesterly
SSWRN - South-southwestern
SSWWD - South-southwestward
St or ST -   Stratus
STAGN - Stagnation
STBL - Stable
STBLTY - Stability
STD - Standard
STDY - Steady
STF - Stratiform
STFR - Stratus fractus
STFRM - Stratiform
STG - Strong
STGLY - Strongly
STGR - Stronger
STGST - Strongest
STI -   Storm Tracking Information
STLT - Satellite
STM - Storm
STMS - Storms
STN - Station
STN - Station
STNR - Stationary
STNRY - Stationary
STNS - Stations
STP -   Storm Total Precipitation
SUB - Substitute
SUBTRPCL - Subtropical
SUF - Sufficient
SUFLY - Sufficiently
SUG - Suggest
SUGG - Suggesting
SUGS - Suggests
SUN - Sunday
SUP - Supply
SUPG - Supplying
SUPR - Superior
SUPS - Supplies
SUPSD - Supersede
SUPSDG - Superseding
SUPSDS - Supersedes
SVG - Serving
SVR -   Severe Thunderstorm Warning or Severe
SVRL - Several
SW - Southwest or Spectrum Width
SWA -   Severe Weather Analysis (SWA)
SWB - South-westbound
SWD - Southward
SWE -   Snow Water Equivalent
SWEAT Index -   Severe WEAther Threat Index
SWI -   Showalter Index
SWLG - Swelling
SWLY - Southwesterly
SWO -   SPC Mesoscale Discussions or Convective Outlook
SWODY1 -   Day-1 Convective Outlook
SWODY2 -   Day 2 Convective Outlook
SWOMCD - SELS Mesoscale Discussion
SWP -   Severe Weather Probability
SWR -   State Weather Roundup
SWRN - Southwestern
SWS -   Severe Weather Statement
SWWD - Southwestward
SX - Stability index
SXN - Section
SXNS - Sections
SYNOP - Synoptic
SYNS - Synopsis
SYS - System  

T

T - Thunder or Temperature
T. D. -   Tropical Depression
T.S. -   Tropical Storm
TAF -   Terminal Aerodrome Forecast
TAFB -   Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch
TAS - True airspeed
TC - Tropical cyclone
TCE - Tropical Cyclone Position Estimate
TCM - Tropical Cyclone Forecasts/Advisory
TCNTL - Transcontinental
TCP - Public Tropical Cyclone Advisory
TCU -   Towering Cumulus or Tropical Cyclone Update
TDA - Today
TDO - Tornado
TDWR -   Terminal Doppler Weather Radar.
TEMP - Temperature
TEMPO - Temporary or temporarily
TEN -   Theta-e Index
TEND - Trend forecast
THD - Thunderhead
THDR - Thunder
THK - Thick
THKNG - Thickening
THKNS - Thickness
THKR - Thicker
THKST - Thickest
THN - Thin
THNG - Thinning
THNR - Thinner
THNST - Thinnest
THP -   Three-Hour Rainfall Rate
THR - Threshold
THRFTR - Thereafter
 
THRU - Through
THRUT - Throughout
THSD - Thousand
THTN - Threaten
THTND - Threatened
THTNG - Threatening
THTNS - Threatens
THU - Thursday
TIL - Until
TIP - Until past ... (place)
TL... - Till (followed by time by which weather change is forecast to end)
TMPRY - Temporary
TMPRYLY - Temporarilly
TMW - Tomorrow
TN - Tennessee
TNDCY - Tendency
TNDCYS - Tendencies
TNGT - Tonight
TNTV - Tentative
TNTVLY - Tentatively
TO - To... (place)
TOP - Cloud top
TOPS - Tops
TOR -   Tornado Warning
TOVC - Top of overcast
TPC -   Tropical Prediction Center
TPG - Topping
TR - Track
TRBL - Trouble
TRIB - Tributary
TRKG - Tracking
TRML -Terminal
TRMT - Terminate
TRMTD - Terminated
TRMTG - Terminating
TRMTS - Terminates
TRNSP - Transport
TRNSPG - Transporting
TROF - Trough
TROFS - Troughs
TROP - Tropopause
TRPCD - Tropical continental
TRPCL - Tropical
TRRN - Terrain
TRSN - Transition
TRW - Thunderstorm
TRW+ - Thunderstorm with heavy rain shower
TS - Thunderstorm
TSB -   Technical Support Branch
TSFR - Transfer
TSFRD - Transfered
TSFRG - Transfering
TSFRS - Transfers
TSHWR - Thundershower
TSHWRS - Thundershowers
TSNT - Transient
TSQLS - Thundersqualls

TSTM - Thunderstorm
TSTMS - Thunderstorms
TT -   Total Totals or Teletypewriter
TUE - Tuesday
TURB - Turbulence
TURBC - Turbulence
TURBT - Turbulent
TVS -   Tornado Vortex Signature
TWD - Toward or Tropical Weather Discussion
TWDS - Towards
TWEB -   Transcribed Weather Broadcasts Route Forecast
TWI - Twilight
TWO - Tropical Weather Outlook
TWRG - Towering
TWS - Tropical Weather Summary
TX - Texas
TYP - Type of aircraft
TYPH - Typhoon  

U

U/S - Unservicable
UAB - Until advised by ...
UCP -   Unit Control Position
UDDF - Up and down drafts
UFN - Until further notice
UIR - Upper flight information region
UKMET -   United Kingdom METeorological Agency
ULJ -   Upper Level Jet
UN - Unable
UNA - Unable
UNAVBL - Unavailable
UNEC - Unnecessary
UNKN - Unknown
UNL - Unlimited
UNREL - Unreliable
UNRELBL - Unreliable
UNRSTD - Unrestricted
UNSATFY - Unsatisfactory
UNSBL - Unseasonable
UNSTBL - Unstable
UNSTDY - Unsteady
UNSTL - Unsettle
UNSTLD - Unsettled
UNUSBL - Unusable
UPDFTS - Updrafts
UPR - Upper
UPSLP - Upslope
UPSTRM - Upstream
URG - Urgent
USACE -   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
USBL - Usable
USBR -   U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
USFS -   U.S. Forest Service
USGS -   U.S. Geological Survey
UT - Utah
UTC -   Coordinated Universal Time
UV -   Ultraviolet
UVM -   Upward Vertical Motion.
UVV -   Upward Vertical Velocity
UVVS - Upward vertical velocities
UWNDS - Upper winds  

V

V -   Base Velocity
VA - Virginia or Volcanic Ash
VAD -   Velocity-Azimuth Display
VAL - In valleys

VARN - Variation
VC -   Vicinity
VCNTY - Vicinity
VCOT - VFR conditions on top
VCS -  Velocity Cross Section
VCTR - Vector
VCY - Vicinity
VDUC - VAS Data Utilization Center (NSSFC)
VER - Vertical
VFR -  Visual Flight Rules
VFY - Verify
VFYD - Verified
VFYG - Verifying
VFYS - Verifies
VHF - Very high frequency [30 to 300 MHz)
VIL -   Vertically Integrated Liquid Water

VIL -   Vertically-Integrated Liquid water
VIP - Very important person
VIP -   Video Integrator and Processor
VIS - Visibility or Visible
VLCTY - Velocity
VLCTYS - Velocities
VLNT - Violent
VLNTLY - Violently
VLY - Valley
VLYS - Valleys
VMC - Visual meteorological conditions
VOL - Volume
VOLMET - Meteorological information for aircraft in flight
VOMIT -   VIL Of the Moment In Time
VOR - VHF omnidirectional radio range
VORT - Vorticity
VR - Veer
VRB - Variable
VRBL - Variable
VRG - Veering
VRISL - Vancouver Island, BC
VRS - Veers
VRT MOTN - Vertical Motion
VRY - Very
VSA - By visual reference to the ground
VSB - Visible
VSBY - Visibility
VSBYDR - Visibility decreasing rapidly
VSBYIR - Visibility increasing rapidly
VT -   Vertical Totals or Vermont
VV - Vertical velocity
VVP -   Volume Velocity Processing
VWP -   Velocity Azimuth Display (VAD) Wind Profile  

W

W - White, west, or west longitude
WA - Washington
WAA - Warm Air Advection
WAC - World Aeronautical Chart
WADL -   West African Disturbance Line
WAFC - World area forecast center
WB - Westbound
WBND - West bound
WBZ -   Wet-Bulb Zero
WCM - Warning Coordination Meteorologist
WDI - Wind direction indicator
WDLY - Widely
WDSPR - Widespread
WDSPRD - Widespread
WEA - Weather
WED - Wednesday
WEF - With effect from or effective from
WER -   Weak Echo Region
WFO - Weather Forecast Office
WFOS - Weather Forecast Offices
WFP - Warm front passage
WI - Within or Wisconsin
WIBIS - Will be issued
WID - Width
WIE - With immediate effect or effective immediately
WILCO - Will comply
WIMS -   Weather Information Management System
WINT - Winter
WINTEM - Forecast upper wind and temperature for aviation
WIP - Work in progress
WK - Weak
WKDAY - Weekday
WKEND - Weekend
WKN - Weaken or weakening
WKNG - Weakening
WKNS - Weakens
WKR - Weaker
WKST - Weakest
WL - Will
WLY - Westerly
WMO -   World Meteorological Organization
WND - Wind
WNDS - Winds
WNW - West-northwest
WNWLY - West-northwesterly

WNWRN - West-northwestern
WNWWD - West-northwestward
WO - Without
WPLTO - Western Plateau
WRM - Warm
WRMFNT - Warm front
WRMFNTL - Warm Frontal
WRMG - Warming
WRMR - Warmer
WRMST - Warmest
WRN - Western
WRNG - Warning
WRNGS - Warnings
WRS - Worse
WS - Wind shear
WSFO - Weather Service Forecast Office
WSFOS - Weather Service Forecast Offices
WSHFT - Wind shift
WSHFTS - Wind Shifts
WSOM -   National Weather Service Operations Manual
WSR-88D -   Weather Surveillance Radar - 1988 Doppler; NEXRAD unit.
WSR-74 -   A NWS Weather Surveillance Radar designed in 1974.
WSR-57 -   A NWS Weather Surveillance Radar designed in 1957.
WSTCH - Wasatch Range
WSW - West-southwest
WSWLY - West-southwesterly
WSWRN - West-southwestern
WSWWD - West-southwestward
WTR - Water
WTRS - Waters
WTSPT - Waterspout
WTSPTS - Waterspouts
WUD - Would
WV - West Virginia or Water Vapor
WVS - Waves
WW -   Severe Thunderstorm Watch or Tornado Watch
WWA -   Severe Thunderstorm Watch, Tornado Watch, or Watch Status Reports
WWAMKC - Severe Thunderstorm or Tornado Watch Status Report
WWD - Westward
WWS - Severe Weather Watches
WX - Weather
WY - Wyoming  

X

X - Cross
XBT - Abbreviation for expendable bathythermograph.
XCP - Except
XNG - Crossing
XPC - Expect
XPCD - Expected
XPCG - Expecting
XPCS - Expects
XPLOS - Explosive
XS - Atmospherics
XTND - Extend
XTNDD - Extended
XTNDG - Extending
XTRM - Extreme
XTRMLY - Extremely
 

Y

 

 

 

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How To Tip

So after nonreving to that great destination or cruise, It seems like everywhere you go someone has their hand out looking for a tip. The question is how much will make them feel that they want to help you when you come back without spending all the money you saved. A while back we told you about what each country's tipping philosophy around the world  is, now we are going to break that down further for each service you may use. It is in dollars so you may have to convert the currency which we have on each individual Nonrev Pages.

 

  • Taxi 15% - This one shocked me. All these years I thought it was 20. Here is another tip to make sure they take the quickest route. Have a map out and ask questions. This will make them think you know where they are going and they won't do anything to lose a tip.

  • Limo 20% - since you don’t pay them by the mile, the tip is dependent on the other services like how safely he drives and how prompt and polite. It also depends of any extra things he brings for you.

  • Bellhop/porter 1-2$ 2 for the heavy bags. This of course depends on the currency of the country. Those with a weaker one may expect your currency over theirs. Stay away from giving change in a foreign country. It is much harder for them to convert or for them to use.

  • Doorman 1$ for hailing a cab. If he just opens the door, a thank-you will do. If it is more than that, like holding an umbrella, getting a cart for your bags, or helping with bags, a tip is good manners.

  • Parking Valet - 2$ This tip is only paid on the return of your car, in good condition. If special care is required like with premium spot or if it is very expensive, 5-10$ for both dropping off and picking up.

  • Room service - The first thing to do is look for service charge. If there is already a charge, then you are not obligated. If there is some kind of set up or special handling you can't do, then tip 15-20%.

  • Housekeeper - For extra soaps or folding towels into swans like on cruise, anything above and beyond, 1-2$. It is very important to put the gratuity in envelope clearly marked and sealed so there is no confusion.

  • Concierge - There is no tip for ordinary advice like directions or simple reservations. If they get a special reservation, then it is 5$. If it for hard to get tickets, it is 20$.

  • Pool attendant - No tip is needed unless extra service like reserving lounge chairs, lending reading material, inflating pool toys, or providing sunscreen. Then it is customary to tip 2-3$.

  • Tour guide - First check and see if a tip not included. If it is not, then a gratuity of 10 to 20% is customary. If it is an  all day tour $3 to 4$. If you are lucky enough to have a private tour, more is expected.

The other thing about tips is if you currency is stronger than theirs, it is fine to use you money. Just don’t give it to them in coins less then base currency. Giving 4 quarters in Haiti is useless because they have a problem exchanging it. A Dollar or Pound or Euro is accepted universally.

 

 

 

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