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N. America Surface Analysis.  (400k)   00Z   03Z   06Z   09Z   12Z   15Z   18Z   21Z   (legend)  (timestamp in lower left corner of each image)

Prognosis  Charts:

Legend for Surface Fronts and Wx Symbols

Storm Prediction Center (NWS) Convective Outlook


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Cloud Tops
example: 180=18,000 ft

Wind/Temps at Different Levels/Times

KDFW 301350Z 301412 02008KT 2SM BR OVC004 TEMPO 1415 1/4SM FG OVC001 FM1500 02007KT P6SM OVC010 FM1800 35013KT P6SM OVC025 FM0000 36010KT P6SM OVC012

Dallas/Ft.Worth airport report generated on the 30th at 1350GMT... Winds 020 at 08knots visibility 2 statute miles Mist Overcast at 400 ft. Temporarily between 1400GMT and 1500GMT visibility 1/4 mile FOG Overcast 100ft. From 1500GMT winds 020 at 7 knots visibility greater than 6 miles overcast 1,000ft From 1800GMT winds 350 at 13 kts visibility greater than 6 miles overcast 2,500ft From 0000GMT winds 360 at 10 kts vis. > 6 miles overcast 1,200

Qualifiers of 
Intensity or Proximity
- Light 
Moderate (no qualifier) 
+ Heavy or well-developed 
VC in the Vicinity 
Qualifier Descriptor
MI Shallow
BC Patches
DR Low Drifting
BL Blowing
SH Showers
TS Thunderstorm
FZ Freezing
PR Partial
DZ Drizzle
RA Rain
SN Snow
SG Snow Grains
IC Ice Crystals
PL Ice Pellets
GR Hail
GS Small Hail or Snow Pellets (less than 1/4 inch in diameter)
UP Unknown precipitation (automated stations only)
BR Mist (Foggy conditions with visibilities greater than 5/8 statute mile)
FG Fog (visibility 5/8 statute mile or less)
FU Smoke
DU Dust
SA Sand
HZ Haze
PY Spray
VA Volcanic Ash
PO Well-Developed Dust/Sand Whirls
SQ Squalls
FC Funnel Cloud
+FC Well-Developed Funnel Cloud, Tornado or Waterspout
SS Sandstorm
DS Duststorm
From To
00Z 2300 0459
06Z 0500 1059
12Z 1100 1659
18Z 1700 2259