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Encoded Groups: Area Forecast Weather Reports A AAF - Army Air Field AAL - above aerodrome level AATM - at all times ABD – aboard ABNDT - abundant ABNML - abnormal ABT - about ABV - above AC - altocumulus ACARS - Aircraft communication addressing & reporting system ACCUM - accumulate ACFT - aircraft ACK - acknowledge ACL - altimeter check location ACLD - above clouds ACLT - accelerate ACPT - accept ACR - air carrier ACRBT - acrobatic ACRS - across ACSL - standing lenticular altocumulus ACT - active or activated or activity ACTG - acting ACTV - active ACTVT - activate ACYC - anticyclonic ADA - advisory area ADDN - addition ADF - automatic direction finder ADIZ - air defense identification zone ADJ - adjacent ADQT - adequate ADRNDCK - adirondack ADV - advise ADVCTN - advection ADVN - advance ADVY - advisory ADVZY - advisory AFB - Air Force Base AFCT - affect AFD - Airport/Facility GEOREF - Geographical reference GF - Ground fog GICG - Glaze icing GLFALSK - Gulf of Alaska GLFCAL - Gulf of California GLFMEX - Gulf of Mexico GLFSTLAWR - Gulf of St. Lawrence GND - Ground GNDFG - Ground fog GRAD - Gradient GRDL - Gradual GRDLY - Gradually GRT - Great GRTLY - Greatly GRTR - Greater GRTST - Greatest GRTLKS - Great Lakes GSTS - Gusts GSTY - Gusty GV - Ground visibility H HAZ - Hazard HCVIS - High clouds visible HDFRZ - Hard freeze HDSVLY - Hudson Valley HDWND - Head wind HGT - Height HI - High HIER - Higher HIFOR - High level forecast HLF - Half HLTP - Hilltop HLSTO - Hailstones HLYR - Haze layer aloft HND - Hundred HR - Hour HRS - Hours HRZN - Horizon HTG - Heating HURCN - Hurricane HUREP - Hurricane report HV - Have HVY - Heavy HVYR - Heavier HVYST - Heaviest HWVR - However RLBL - Reliable REPL - Replace REPLD - Replaced REPLG - Replacing REPLS - Replaces REQ - Request REQS - Requests REQSTD - Requested RESP - Response RESTR - Restrict RGD - Ragged RGLR - Regular RGN - Region RGNS - Regions RH - Relative Humidity RIOGD - Rio Grande RLTV - Relative RLTVLY - Relativily RMN - Remain RMND - Remained RMNDR - Remainder RMNG - Remaining RMNS - Remains RNFL - Rainfall ROT - Rotate ROTD - Rotated ROTG - Rotating ROTS - Rotates RPD - Rapid RPDLY - Rapidly RPLC - Replace RPLCD - Replaced RPLCG - Replacing RPLCS - Replaces RPRT - Report RPRTD - Reported RPRTG - Reporting RPRTS - Reports RPT - Repeat RPTG - Repeating RPTS - Repeats RQR - Require RQRD - Required RQRG - Requiring RQRS - Requires RS - Receiver station RSG - Rising RSN - Reason RSNG - Reasoning

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