Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Panhandle Hook

This evening's METAR from the local Class B airport:

140151Z 03020KT 1/2SM SN BLSN VV003 M10/M13 A2986 RMK AO2 PK WND 04028/0054 SLP124 P0005 T11001128

For those not in the know, that can be translated as follows (go here for a quick decoder guide):

Winds: 030 at 20 knots
Visibility: 1/2 mile with snow and blowing snow
Vertical Visibility: 300 feet (that's right, kids, clouds down to 300 feet AGL, wanna bet they are using the Cat II ILS? Maybe even Cat III?)
Temperature: -10 C
Dew Point: -13 C
Altimeter: 29.86" Hg
  • A02: automated station with precipitation descriminator.
  • Peak Wind: 040 at 28 knots at 54 minutes after the hour
  • Sea Level Pressure: 1124 hecopascals
  • Hourly Precipitation Amount: 5/100"
  • Hourly Temperature and Dewpoint: -10.0 C, -12.8
What's a GA pilot to do when those are the prevailing conditions and you can't bring yourself to crack open the Commerical Pilot Oral Exam Guide? Why, you update the blogroll of fellow Blogging Pilots! Check it for yourself.


Mark said...

That was about an hour after the Continental flight I was on landed on time from BOS-CLE in identical conditions. Then it took me an hour and a half to make the twenty minute drive home.

Old Blind Dog said...

Old Blind Dog is not "RIP" as indicated in your blogroll. Just been flying my tail off!