METARs, TAFs, & PIREPs
METARs and TAFs sometimes intimidate pilots because of their coded formats. They really are easy to learn and provide vital information for pilots. This video lesson teaches pilots how to interpret and use these important weather reports.
Remember: a METAR is a report of current weather conditions, and a TAF is a forecast. Winds are reported in degrees true - but when verbalized in an ATIS/AWOS/ASOS/PIREP they are in degrees magnetic.
ACS Reference: PA.I.C
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