Metars Wind Decode

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Antique Pilot
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Metars Wind Decode

Post by Antique Pilot » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:26 pm

Does anyone know what // means after wind direction and speed as in:

18045G45//KT.

My 1967 “From The Ground Up” doesn’t have the answer.

This was in a metar issued for Red Lake about 5 hours ago. Apparently a DHC-3T was damaged while tied up in Howey Bay.

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Re: Metars Wind Decode

Post by Antique Pilot » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:28 pm

Sorry, meant to type 18045G//KT
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Re: Metars Wind Decode

Post by Ki-ll » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:37 pm

If you look at the METAR closer, you’ll see WND ESTD in RMK section.
Multiple slashes in METARs or weather reports in general mean “missing” data. In this case they were unable to determine what the wind was gusting to. It seems like earlier in the day they were able to do it though.
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Re: Metars Wind Decode

Post by Antique Pilot » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:50 pm

Thank you very much!

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Re: Metars Wind Decode

Post by bring me the horizon » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:16 pm

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