No flying today because of thunderstorms. The upside though is that I have yet another METAR I can use to test my METAR parsning engine that I wrote for my Computer Systems class. This SPECI is particularly interesting:
SPECI CYKZ 131233Z 09011G16KT 2 1/4SM -TSRA BR BKN006 OVC012CB RERA RMK SC6CB2 CB N MOVG E OCNL LTGICCG N=
Trying to figure out the Remarks section…
Stratus Cumulus 6/8
Cumulonumbus North of field, moving East.
Occasional Ligtniging in cloud North of field.
This is also a good day to study for the PSTAR too.
To answer a comment left below. The reason why this is so interesting is two fold:
1. Thunderstorms in March are rare here.
2. The remarks section of a metar is anyones game. There are a standard set of abbreviations you can use, but not everyone uses them. So being able to read the remarks section of a metar is fun sometimes. (Everything after the RMK is the remarks section)