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Old 04-16-2006, 02:21 PM   #1  
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Question Newbie METAR question

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Request Generated 04/16/2006 at 21:11:49 UTC . Weather information available at that time is displayed.

METAR/TAF
ABBOTSFORD/BC

METAR CYXX 161900Z 17016G27KT 25SM FEW020 SCT035 BKN075 10/01 A2981
RMK SC2SC2AC2 SLP096=
SPECI CYXX 161929Z 17016KT 25SM -SHRA FEW020 SCT035 BKN075 RMK
SC2SC2AC2=
SPECI CYXX 161929Z CCA 17016KT 25SM -SHRA FEW020 SCT035 BKN075 RMK
SC2SC2AC2 CVCTV CLD EMBD=
METAR CYXX 162000Z 17013KT 25SM FEW020 BKN035 BKN075 09/00 A2981 RMK
SC2SC3AC1 SLP097=
METAR CYXX 162100Z 18013G19KT 25SM FEW020 BKN035 BKN075 10/00 A2981
RMK SC1SC4AC1 SLP096=
TAF AMD CYXX 161909Z 161918 17012G22KT P6SM SCT025 BKN040 TEMPO 1904
P6SM -SHRA BKN025 PROB30 1902 3SM TSRAGS OVC020CB
FM0400Z VRB03KT P6SM SCT012 BKN040
RMK NXT FCST BY 00Z=
What does CVCTV mean? Couldn't find anything in my books or on the net...

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Old 04-16-2006, 03:29 PM   #2  
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Not positive about this but, I think its telling you there is convective activity in the area embedded in the cloud cover
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First of all, this isn't really a "newbie" metar question.

CNVTV is the proper "contraction" for convective.
So, although what ERJ is saying makes sense, I'm not sure if it is completely correct.

I looked through all of the listed contractions and acronyms in the back of the Aviation WX Services Advisory Circular, and couldn't find the CVCTV.

Notice there is no AUTO in the metar, which means the person who manually entered the remark may have NOT used the standard FAA accepted contraction.

So then I would say that ERJ is right, their is some convective activity embedded in the clouds. This of course would have to be entered manually.
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Old 04-16-2006, 06:59 PM   #4  
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Convective, that's so obvious now. As I understand the remarks section is not really standardised between Canada and the US, pretty sure I've seen it abreviated like that before on other METARs in Canada.

Thank you very much for clearing that up
 
 
 
 

 
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