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I assume that they have something to do with the various cloud layers and/or cloud coverage but they never stay up long enough for me to get a good read on them. Does anybody have a print out of what they are for each preset and what they mean??

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HC_Official, I appreciate the reply and the information. I would like to know more about the elevation/cloud heights listed for each preset. Specifically, do they remain constant and just go up and down with the base established in the ME. or do they remain fixed? I wish that ED had printed those METAR reports on the graphic display so that it remained visible all the time.

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12 hours ago, pmiceli said:

They arent really a valid METAR format, just using some of the abbreviations. They appear to be base and top altitude for each layer.

That is what I figured, but my problem is that it doesn't stay on the screen long enough for me to read all the information. My original post - clumsily written I grant you - was to see if there was a list somewhere with all that information posted for each preset.

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Preset1 - Light Scattered 1
Few Scattered Clouds \nMETAR:FEW/SCT 7/8

Preset2 - Light Scattered 2
Two Layers Few and Scattered \nMETAR:FEW/SCT 8/10 SCT 23/24


Preset5 - Scattered 1
Three Layer High altitude Scattered \nMETAR:SCT 14/17 FEW 27/29 BKN 40

Preset6 - Scattered 2
One Layer Scattered/Broken \nMETAR:SCT/BKN 8/10 FEW 40

Preset7 - Scattered 3
Two Layer Scattered/Broken \nMETAR:BKN 7.5/12 SCT/BKN 21/23 SCT 40

Preset9 - Scattered 4
Two Layer Broken/Scattered \nMETAR:BKN 7.5/10 SCT 20/22 FEW41

Preset10 - Scattered 5
Two Layers Scattered Large Thick Clouds  \nMETAR:SCT/BKN 18/20 FEW36/38 FEW 40

Preset11 - Scattered 6
Two Layers Scattered Large Clouds High Ceiling \nMETAR:BKN 18/20 BKN 32/33 FEW 41

Preset12 - Scattered 7
Two Layers Scattered Large Clouds High Ceiling \nMETAR:BKN 12/14 SCT 22/23 FEW 41

Preset3 - High Scattered 1
Two Layer Scattered \nMETAR:SCT 8/9 FEW 21

Preset4 - High Scattered 2
Two Layer Scattered \nMETAR:SCT 8/10 FEW/SCT 24/26

Preset8 - High Scattered 3
Two Layer Scattered/Broken High Altitude \nMETAR:SCT/BKN 18/20 FEW 36/38 FEW 40


Preset13 - Broken 1
Two Layers Broken Clouds \nMETAR:BKN 12/14 BKN 26/28 FEW 41

Preset14 - Broken 2
Broken Thick Low Layer with Few High Layer\nMETAR:BKN LYR 7/16 FEW 41

Preset15 - Broken 3
Two Layers Broken Large Clouds \nMETAR:SCT/BKN 14/18 BKN 24/27 FEW 40

Preset16 - Broken 4
Two Layers Broken Large Clouds \nMETAR:BKN 14/18 BKN 28/30 FEW 40

Preset17 - Broken 5
Three Layers Broken/Overcast \nMETAR:BKN/OVC LYR 7/13 20/22 32/34

Preset18 - Broken 6
Three Layers Broken/Overcast \nMETAR:BKN/OVC LYR 13/15 25/29 38/41

Preset19 - Broken 7
Three Layers Overcast At Low Level \nMETAR:OVC 9/16 BKN/OVC LYR 23/24 31/33

Preset20 - Broken 8
Three Layers Overcast Low Level \nMETAR:BKN/OVC 13/18 BKN 28/30 SCT FEW 38


Preset21 - Overcast 1
Overcast low level \nMETAR:BKN/OVC LYR 7/8 17/19

Preset22 - Overcast 2
Overcast low Level \nMETAR:BKN LYR 7/10 17/20

Preset23 - Overcast 3
Three Layer Broken Low Level Scattered High \nMETAR:BKN LYR 11/14 18/25 SCT 32/35

Preset24 - Overcast 4
Three Layer Overcast \nMETAR:BKN/OVC 3/7 17/22 BKN 34

Preset25 - Overcast 5
Three Layer Overcast \nMETAR:OVC LYR 12/14 22/25 40/42

Preset26 - Overcast 6
Three Layer Overcast \nMETAR:OVC 9/15 BKN 23/25 SCT 32

Preset27 - Overcast 7
Three Layer Overcast \nMETAR:OVC 8/15 SCT/BKN 25/26 34/36


RainyPreset1 - Overcast And Rain 1
Overcast with Rain \nMETAR:VIS 3-5KM RA OVC 3/15 28/30 FEW 40

RainyPreset2 - Overcast And Rain 2
Overcast with Rain \nMETAR:VIS 1-5KM RA BKN/OVC 3/11 SCT 18/29 FEW 40

RainyPreset3 - Overcast And Rain 3
Overcast with Rain \nMETAR:VIS 3-5KM RA OVC LYR 6/18 19/21 SCT 34

 

 

extracted from the file that controls this stuff


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