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CrAzYPiLoT

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Cannot read weather code
« on: September 25, 2015, 09:34:53 am »
Hey, I'm a bit of a newbie here so that's probably why I can't make any sense of this symbol:

Any help would be appreciated :)

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Re: Cannot read weather code
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2015, 09:46:33 am »
Welcome CrAzYPiLoT.
That looks like 'bc' to me; that indicates cloud cover of roughly 40-60%.
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Re: Cannot read weather code
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2015, 09:50:03 am »
Aye, it's here. And thanks, it's indeed a bc :)

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Re: Cannot read weather code
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2015, 10:27:45 am »
Welcome, CrAzYPiLoT.

We have a Reference Library that contains information on weather coding, readings from 128-point compasses and other mysteries that you may find helpful.  See Reference Desk for the collection and Beaufort Weather Code Charts for other weather codes you can expect to see.

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Re: Cannot read weather code
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2015, 11:24:07 pm »

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Re: Cannot read weather code
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2015, 11:38:20 pm »
From http://wolstanton.org.uk/web_weather/web/code_weather_letters.php

"If a phenomena is intermittent (i.e. broken by intervals less than an hour long) the prefix 'i' is used, e.g. iro means intermittent light rain."

Intermittent haze?

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Re: Cannot read weather code
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2015, 11:41:43 pm »
Any suggestions 7pm weather code  (Biz)?
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Concord/vol037of040/vol037of040_053_0.jpg
TIA

BiQ

The middle 'i' is clearly carefully written and it cannot be 'ice' on a 78F evening.
The final letter is wild guess - it might also be 'Sq' - which I also can't assign meaning to.

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Good idea, Bob, although it is new to me.  'intermittent squalls?'

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Re: Cannot read weather code
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2015, 01:14:45 am »
I am putting biz  (haze mentioned in events page) this scribe always used caps in that column only.

Thanks.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2015, 01:16:33 am by Pommy Stuart »