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|Present Weather symbols
Plots of station data may include one of the following symbols to represent the present weather. METARs may include more than one type of weather condition but only one icon ever gets plotted. Two additional documents show the original descriptions abridged from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and which symbol is plotted for each present weather text string. These are not necessarily official but they represent our best matching of weather conditions to the original WMO table of icons.
Original WMO table and abridged descriptions of symbols:
wxSymbols_anno1.pdf (291 KB).
Text string for present weather found in METARs mapped to icons and plotting priority order:
wxSymbols_anno2.pdf (313 KB).