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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 13:27
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Originally Posted by The AvgasDinosaur View Post
I’m well aware it’s a PILOTS forum. Is there a kind soul in the house could provide a decode for the illiterate, please ?

From - Flight Utilities ? Metar / Taf Reader and Decoder Online

MYGF 012300Z 0200/0224 33050G100KT 1600 +TSRA BKN012CB BKN090 OVC200
FM021300 VRB80G200KT 800 +TSRA BKN009CB OVC050


Location: MYGF
FREEPORT - INTERNATIONAL - BAHAMAS
Latitude: 2633'19"N - Longitude: 07841'54"W.
Magnetic declination: 7.87W
Sunrise: 10:54 UTC
Sunset: 23:35 UTC
Report emitted the day: 01, time 23:00 UTC
Monday 2 September 2019 00:00 local time.
The forecast valid time are from day of the month: 02 time: 00:00 UTC (Monday 2 September 2019 01:00 local time) to day of the month: 02 time: 24:00 UTC (Tuesday 3 September 2019 01:00 local time).
Wind: True direction = 330 degrees, speed: 50 knots (93 km/h) (26 m/s), with Gusts of maximum speed 100 knots (185 km/h) (51 m/s).
Runway 06, length 11021 feet, altitude 6 feet: Cross Wind 50 KT Left - Centerline Wind 6 KT front.
Runway 24, length 11021 feet, altitude 7 feet: Cross Wind 50 KT Right - Centerline Wind 7 KT rear.
Minimum horizontal visibility: 1600 m.
Weather: Strong Thunderstorms Rain .
Clouds: Broken sky (5-7 oktas), at 1200 feet above aerodrome level (366 meters), cumulonimbus.
Clouds: Broken sky (5-7 oktas), at 9000 feet above aerodrome level (2743 meters).
Clouds: Overcast sky (8 oktas), at 20000 feet above aerodrome level (6096 meters).

From 13:00 UTC (Monday 2 September 2019 14:00 local time), Wind: Variable in direction, speed: 80 knots (148 km/h) (41 m/s), with Gusts of maximum speed 200 knots (370 km/h) (103 m/s).
800: Unknown token.
Weather: Strong Thunderstorms Rain .
Clouds: Broken sky (5-7 oktas), at 900 feet above aerodrome level (274 meters), cumulonimbus.
Clouds: Overcast sky (8 oktas), at 5000 feet above aerodrome level (1524 meters).
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 13:47
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Many many thanks for your time and trouble.
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 13:50
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Originally Posted by hans brinker View Post
Request Runway 33, and set MCT, I want to get there before 13:00Z....
Yeah for sure. After 1300 you might need special VFR with that lower ceiling. 😎
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 13:59
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Just a point, those Aussie speeds are in Km/hr. They don't come close to kts/hour.
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 18:56
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Try KEF for size, not as strong winds, but 50kts in snow isn't that usual, and we keep operating.... just ;-o
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 19:42
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Originally Posted by fokker1000 View Post
Try KEF for size, not as strong winds, but 50kts in snow isn't that usual, and we keep operating.... just ;-o
That's impressive. My airline stops moving when the surface wind exceeds 50kt.
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 20:29
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Extra fuel, anyone?

Enough for two approaches before diverting!?
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 21:16
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Translation : if TAF is more then two lines long , stay at home ...
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 22:25
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Which one of those symbols indicates the depth?

Freeport airport is currently under five feet of water. Thoughts for all those affected, may this damn thing move out to sea and stay far offshore (out of the shipping lanes, please.)
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 01:45
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Freeport airport is currently under five feet of water.
When I flew into Freeport many years back, there was a photo in the FBO, which showed a number of jets sitting up to their fuselages in water. It was explained to me that the photo was taken from the roof of the FBO building, of a storm surge. I hope people were able to fly their aircraft to safety this time....
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 02:49
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Hopefully there are some RNAV/GNSS approaches, that sort of flooding tends to put ground based aids out of action for a few days.
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 15:07
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Fun day out...even a 30 degree crosswind component would give you 100 knots of crosswind!
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 15:36
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Originally Posted by Teevee View Post
Just a point, those Aussie speeds are in Km/hr. They don't come close to kts/hour.
kts/hour???

knots are nm/h

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Old 4th Sep 2019, 15:16
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In defense of some posters, Western Australia is actually where the strongest wind gust ever recorded hit - at 408 km/h.
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 19:05
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Originally Posted by skadi View Post
kts/hour???

knots are nm/h

skadi
knots per hour is an acceleration.
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 19:08
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Originally Posted by skadi View Post
kts/hour???

knots are nm/h

skadi
knots per hour is an acceleration.

As an aside, in my entire career as a Metman, I don't think that I ever forecast a steady wind of over 60 kt, or a gust of more than 90.
That's all over UK, Cyprus, and Germany.
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 21:49
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This is what an airport looks like during that:

and here's what it does to structures afterwards:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/weath...ahamas-emerge/
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Old 5th Sep 2019, 07:25
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Originally Posted by nicolai View Post
This is what an airport looks like during that:
https://twitter.com/kionnemcghee/status/1168540276949954560

and here's what it does to structures afterwards:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/weath...ahamas-emerge/
It's just a little standing water, perfectly flyable as long as you account for it in the take off and landing performance.
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Old 5th Sep 2019, 08:07
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Originally Posted by the_stranger View Post
It's just a little standing water, perfectly flyable as long as you account for it in the take off and landing performance.
... and you're flying a Catalina!
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Old 5th Sep 2019, 13:43
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Originally Posted by the_stranger View Post
It's just a little standing water, perfectly flyable as long as you account for it in the take off and landing performance.
... just be sure to use the tables for wet-runway-with-whitecaps.
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