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FLT - Flight FLW - Follow FLWG - Following FM - From FMT - Format FNCTN - Function FNT - Front FNTL - Frontal FNTS - Fronts FNTGNS - Frontogenesis FNTLYS - Frontolysis FORNN - Forenoon FPM - Feet per minute FQT - Frequent FQTLY - Frequently FRM - Form FRMG - Forming FRMN - Formation FROPA - Frontal passage FROSFC - Frontal surface FRST - Frost FRWF - Forecast wind factor FRZ - Freeze FRZN - Frozen FRZG - Freezing FT - Feet FT - Terminal forecast FTHR - Further FVRBL - Favorable FWD - Forward FYI - For your information G G - Gust GA - Georgia GEN - General GENLY - Generally GEO - Geographic observation data RAOB - Radiosonde observation RAOBS - Radiosonde observations RCH - Reach RCHD - Reached RCHG - Reaching RCHS - Reaches RCKY - Rocky RCKYS - Rockies RCMD - Recommend RCMDD - Recommended RCMDG - Recommending RCMDS - Recommends RCRD - Record RCRDS - Records RCV - Receive RCVD - Received RCVG - Receiving RCVS - Receives RDC - Reduce RDGG - Ridging RDR - Radar RDVLP - Redevelop RDVLPG - Redeveloping RDVLPMT - Redevelopment RE - Regard RECON - Reconnaissance REF - Reference RES - Reserve RGL - Regional Model RGT - Right RHINO - RHI not operative RI - Rhode Island WVS - Waves WW - Severe Weather Watch WWAMKC - Status Report WWD - Westward WWS - Severe Weather Watches WX - Weather WY - Wyoming X XCP - Except XPC - Expect XPCD - Expected XPCG - Expecting XPCS - Expects XPLOS - Explosive XTND - Extend XTNDD - Extended XTNDG - Extending XTRM - Extreme XTRMLY - Extremely Y YDA - Yesterday YKN - Yukon YLSTN - Yellowstone Z ZL - Freezing drizzle ZN - Zone ZNS - Zones ZR - Freezing rain Weather Phenomena BR is mist, which is the same as fog or FG, but with visibility of more than five-eighths of a mile. Fog is the proper term when it's thicker and the visibility is forecast to be less than five- eighths of a mile. CIG means ceiling, or the distance above the surface of the lowest level of broken or overcast clouds. While most reports of altitudes in FAs refer to height above mean sea level, reports of ceilings are always height above the surface.

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