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Mrglass
14th Aug 2010, 18:23
Having difficulty finding definitions on the following TAF segments:

1) ... T33/1421Z T24/1411Z LIMITED METWATCH 1411 TIL 1415
What is: "T33", "T24" & Limited Metwatch? - Seeing these only in the final lines of various TAFs.

2) Similarly: "AUTOMATED SENSOR METWATCH 1410 TIL 1415" - Anybody have more detail on this?

3) Metar: "RMK EPO" - What is "EPO"? - This was taken from an Alaska metar where I saw other entries like : "EST PASS CLSD" Maybe EPO means "East Pass Open" meaning the mountain pass to the East is open? Please confirm.

That's it for now.
Thanks



SA Brit
14th Aug 2010, 22:42
I'll have a go...

T33 T24 are, i believe the temperatures at the given times on the 14th.

The "AUTOMATED SENSOR METWATCH 1410 TIL 1415", is simply as it says, an automated collection, ie, at an un-manned field,

The others i'm not sure.

WELCO
15th Aug 2010, 14:41
EPO = Eastern Pacific Oscillation, which is an upper wind system.


EST PASS CLSD = East of PASS area is Closed due to the prevailing weather conditions. PASS probably stands for a mountain range pass, as Alaska is renowned for this type of ground features.


Good luck.