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U | V | W | X | Y | Z

� A

� ABNDT - Abundant

� ABNML - Abnormal

� ABT - About

� ABV - Above

� AC - Convective Outlook

� ACCAS - Altocumulus Castellanus

� ACCUM - Accumulate

� ACFT - Aircraft

� ACLT - Accelerate

� ACLTD - Accelerated

� ACLTG - Accelerating

� ACLTS - Accelerates

� ACPY - Accompany

� ACRS - Across

� ACSL - Altocumulus Standing Lenticularus

� ACTV - Active

� ACTVTY - Activity

� ACYC - Anticyclone

� ADJ - Adjacent

� ADL - Additional

� ADQT - Adequate

� ADQTLY - Adequately

� ADRNDCK - Adirondack

� ADVCT - Advect

� ADVCTD - Advected

� ADVCTG - Advecting

� ADVCTN - Advection

� ADVCTS - Advects

� ADVN - Advance

� ADVNG - Advancing

� ADVY - Advisory

� ADVYS - Advisories

� AFCT - Affect

� AFCTD - Affected

� AFCTG - Affecting

� AFDK - After dark

� AFOS - Automated Field Operations System

� AFT - After

� AFTN - Afternoon

� AGL - Above ground level

� AGN - Again

� AGRD - Agreed

� AGRS - Agrees

� AGRMT - Agreement

� AHD - Ahead

� AK - Alaska

� AL - Alabama

� ALF - Aloft

� ALG - Along

� ALGHNY - Allegheny

� ALQDS - All quadrants

� ALSTG - Altimeter setting

� ALTA - Alberta

� ALTHO - Although

� ALTM - Altimeter

� ALUTN - Aleutian

� AMD - Amend

� AMDD - Amended

� AMDG - Amending

� AMDT - Amendment

� AMP - Amplify

� AMPG - Amplifying

� AMPLTD - Amplitude

� AMS - Air mass

� AMT - Amount

� ANLYS - Analysis

� ANS - Answer

� AOA - At or above

� AOB - At or below

� AP - Anomolous Propagation

� APCH - Approach

� APCHG - Approaching

� APCHS - Approaches

� APLCN - Appalachian

� APLCNS - Appalachians

� APPR - Appear

� APPRG - Appearing

� APPRS - Appears

� APRNT - Apparent

� APRNTLY - Apparently

� APRX - Approximate

� APRXLY - Approximately

� AR - Arkansas

� ARND - Around

� ARPT - Airport

� ASAP - As soon as possible

� ASL - Above Sea Level

� ASMD - As amended

� ASSOCD - Associated

� ASSOCN - Association

� ATLC - Atlantic

� ATTM - At this time

� ATTN - Attention

� AVBL - Available

� AVG - Average

� AVN - Aviation Model

� AWT - Awaiting

� AZ - Arizona

� AZM - Azimuth

� B

� BACLIN - Baroclinic

� BAJA - Baja California

� BATROP - Barotropic

� BC - British Columbia

� BCH - Beach

� BCKG - Backing

� BCM - Become

� BCMG - Becoming

� BCMS - Becomes

� BD - Blowing dust

� BDA - Bermuda

� BDRY - Boundary

� BFDK - Before dark

� BFR - Before

� BGN - Begin

� BGNG - Beginning

� BGNS - Begins

� BHND - Behind

� BINOVC - Breaks in overcast

� BKN - Broken

� BLD - Build

� BLDG - Building

� BLDS - Builds

� BLDUP - Buildup

� BLKHLS - Black Hills

� BLKT - Blanket

� BLKTG - Blanketing

� BLKTS - Blankets

� BLO - Below

� BLZD - Blizzard

� BN - Blowing sand

� BND - Bound

� BNDRY - Boundary

� BNDRYS - Boundaries

� BNTH - Beneath

� BOOTHEEL - Bootheel

� BR - Branch

� BRG - Branching

� BRS - Branches

� BRF - Brief

� BRK - Break

� BRKG - Breaking

� BRKHIC - Breaks in higher clouds

� BRKS - Breaks

� BRKSHR - Berkshire

� BRKSHRS - Berkshires

� BRM - Barometer

� BS - Blowing snow

� BTWN - Between

� BYD - Beyond

� C

� C - Celsius

� CA - California

� CAA - Cold Air Advection

� CARIB - Caribbean

� CASCDS - Cascades

� CAVOK - Ceiling and visibility OK

� CAVU - Ceiling and visibility unlimited

� CB - Cumulonimbus

� CBS - Cumulonimbi

� CC - Cirrocumulus

� CCLDS - Clear of clouds

� CCLKWS - Counter-clockwise

� CCSL - Standing lenticular cirrocumulus

� CDFNT - Cold front

� CDFNTL - Cold frontal

� CFP - Cold front passage

� CG - Cloud-to-ground

� CHC - Chance

� CHCS - Chances

� CHG - Change

� CHGD - Changed

� CHGG - Changing

� CHGS - Changes

� CHSPK - Chesepeake

� CI - Cirrus

� CIG - Ceiling

� CIGS - Ceilings

� CLD - Cloud

� CLDNS - Cloudiness

� CLDS - Clouds

� CLKWS - Clockwise

� CLR - Clear

� CLRG - Clearing

� CLRS - Clears

� CMPLX - Complex

��CNCL - Cancel

� CNCLD - Cancelled

� CNCLG - Cancelling

� CNCLS - Cancels

� CNDN - Canadian

� CNTR - Center

� CNTRD - Centered

� CNTRLN - Centerline

� CNTRS - Centers

� CNTRL - Central

� CNTY - County

� CNTYS - Counties

� CNVG - Converge

� CNVGG - Converging

� CNVGNC - Convergence

� CNVTN - Convection

� CNVTV - Convective

� CNVTVLY - Convectively

� CNFDC - Confidence

� CO - Colorado

� COMPAR - Compare

� COMPARG - Comparing

� COMPARD - Compared

� COMPARS - Compares

� COND - Conditions

� CONT - Continue

� CONTD - Continued

� CONTLY - Continually

� CONTG - Continuing

� CONTRAILS - Condensation Trails

� CONTS - Continues

� CONTDVD - Continental Divide

� CONUS - Continental U.S.

� COORD - Coordinate

� COR - Correction

� CPBL - Capable

� CRC - Circle

� CRCLC - Circulate

� CRCLN - Circulation

� CRNR - Corner

� CRNRS - Corners

� CRS - Course

� CS - Cirrostratus

� CSDR - Consider

� CSDRBL - Considerable

� CST - Coast

� CSTL - Coastal

� CT - Connecticut

� CTGY - Category

� CTSKLS - Catskills

� CU - Cumulus

� CUFRA - Cumulus Fractus

� CVR - Cover

� CVRD - Covered

� CVRG - Covering

� CVRS - Covers

� CYC - Cyclonic

� CYCLGN - Cyclogenesis

� D

� DABRK - Daybreak

� DALGT - Day light

� DBL - Double

� DC - District of Columbia

� DCR - Decrease

� DCRD - Decreased

� DCRG - Decreasing

� DCRGLY - Decreasingly

� DCRS - Decreases

� DE - Delaware

� DEG - Degree

� DEGS - Degrees

� DELMARVA - Delaware-Maryland-Virginia

� DFCLT - Difficult

� DFCLTY - Difficulty

� DFNT - Definite

� DFNTLY - Definitely

� DFRS - Differs

� DFUS - Diffuse

� DGNL - Diagonal

� DGNLLY - Diagonally

� DIGG - Digging

� DIR - Direction

� DISC - Discontinue

� DISCD - Discontinued

� DISCG - Discontinuing

� DISRE - Disregard

� DISRED - Disregarded

� DISREG - Disregarding

� DKTS - Dakotas

� DLA - Delay

� DLAD - Delayed

� DLT - Delete

� DLTD - Deleted

� DLTG - Deleting

� DLY - Daily

� DMG - Damage

� DMGD - Damaged

� DMGG - Damaging

� DMNT - Dominant

� DMSH - Diminish

� DMSHD - Diminished

� DMSHG - Diminishing

� DMSHS - Diminishes

� DNDFTS - Downdrafts

� DNS - Dense

� DNSLP - Downslope

� DNSTRM - Downstream

� DNWND - Down wind

� DP - Deep

� DPND - Deepened

� DPNS - Deepens

� DPR - Deeper

� DPNG - Deepening

� DPTH - Depth

� DRFT - Drift

� DRFTD - Drifted

� DRFTG - Drifting

� DRFTS - Drifts

� DRZL - Drizzle

� DSCNT - Descent

� DSIPT - Dissipate

� DSIPTD - Dissipated

� DSIPTG - Dissipating

� DSIPTN - Dissipation

� DSIPTS - Dissipates

� DSND - Descend

� DSNDG - Descending

� DSNDS - Descends

� DSNT - Distant

� DSTBLZ - Destabilize

� DSTBLZD - Destabilized

� DSTBLZG - Destablizing

� DSTBLZS - Destablizes

� DSTBLZN - Destablization

� DSTC - Distance

� DTRT - Deteriorate

� DTRTD - Deteriorated

� DTRTG - Deteriorating

� DTRTS - Deteriorates

� DURG - During

� DURN - Duration

� DVLP - Develop

� DVLPD - Developed

� DVLPG - Developing

� DVLPMT - Development

� DVLPS - Develops

� DVRG - Diverge

� DVRGG - Diverging

� DVRGNC - Divergence

� DVRGS - Diverges

� DVV - Downward vertical velocity

� DWNDFTS - Downdrafts

� DWPNT - Dewpoint

� DWPNTS - Dewpoints

� DX - Duplex

� E

� E - East

� EBND - East bound

� EFCT - Effect

� ELNGT - Elongate

� ELNGTD - Elongated

� ELSW - Elsewhere

� EMBDD - Embedded

� EMERG - Emergency

� ENCTR - Encounter

� ENDG - Ending

� ENE - East-northeast

� ENELY - East-northeasterly

� ENERN - East-northeastern

� ENEWD - East-northeastward

� ENHNC - Enhance

� ENHNCD - Enhanced

� ENHNCG - Enhancing

� ENHNCS - Enhances

� ENHNCMNT - Enhancement

� ENTR - Entire

� ERN - Eastern

� ERY - Early

� ERYR - Earlier

� ESE - East-southeast

� ESELY - East-southeasterly

� ESERN - East-southeastern

� ESEWD - East-southeastward

� ESNTL - Essential

� ESTAB - Establish

� ESTS - Estimates

� ETA - Eta model

� ETC - Et cetera

� ETIM - Elapsed time

� EVE - Evening

� EWD - Eastward

� EXCLV - Exclusive

� EXCLVLY - Exclusively

� EXCP - Except

� EXPC - Expect

� EXPCD - Expected

� EXPCG - Expecting

� EXTD - Extend

� EXTDD - Extended

� EXTDG - Extending

� EXTDS - Extends

� EXTN - Extension

� EXTRAP - Extrapolate

� EXTRAPD - Extrapolated

� EXTRM - Extreme

� EXTRMLY - Extremely

� EXTSV - Extensive

� F

� F - Farenheit

� FA - Aviation area forecast

� FAH - Farenheit

� FAM - Familiar

� FCST - Forecast

� FCSTD - Forecasted

� FCSTG - Forecasting

� FCSTR - Forecaster

� FCSTS - Forecasts

� FIG - Figure

� FILG - Filling

� FIRAV - First available

� FL - Florida

� FLG - Falling

� FLRY - Flurry

� FLRYS - Flurries

� 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

� 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

� HWY - Highway

� I

� IA - Iowa

� IC - Ice

� ICG - Icing

� ICGIC - Icing in clouds

� ICGIP - Icing in precipitation

� ID - Idaho

� IL - Illinois

� IMDT - Immediate

� IMDTLY - Immediately

� IMPL - Impulse

� IMPLS - Impulses

� IMPT - Important

� INCL - Include

� INCLD - Included

� INCLG - Including

� INCLS - Includes

� INCR - Increase

� INCRD - Increased

� INCRG - Increasing

� INCRGLY - Increasingly

� INCRS - Increases

� INDC - Indicate

� INDCD - Indicated

� INDCG - Indicating

� INDCS - Indicates

� INDEF - Indefinite

� INFO - Information

� INLD - Inland

� INSTBY - Instability

� INTCNTL - Intercontinental

� INTL - International

� INTMD - Intermediate

� INTMT - Intermittent

� INTMTLY - Intermittently

� INTR - Interior

� INTRMTRGN - Intermountain region

� INTS - Intense

� INTSFCN - Intensification

� INTSFY - Intensify

� INTSFYD - Intensified

� INTSFYG - Intensifying

� INTSFYS - Intensifies

� INTSTY - Intensity

� INTVL - Interval

� INVRN - Inversion

� IOVC - In overcast

� INVOF - In vicinity of

� IP - Ice pellets

� IPV - Improve

� IPVG - Improving

� IR - Infrared

� ISOL - Isolate

� ISOLD - Isolated

� J

� JCTN - Junction

� JTSTR - Jet stream

� K

� KFRST - Killing frost

� KLYR - Smoke layer aloft

� KOCTY - Smoke over city

� KS - Kansas

� KT - Knots

� KY - Kentucky

� L

� LA - Louisiana

� LABRDR - Labrador

� LAT - Latitude

� LCL - Local

� LCLY - Locally

� LCTD - Located

� LCTN - Location

� LCTMP - Little change in temperature

� LEVEL - Level

� LFM - Limited Fine Mesh Model

� LFTG - Lifting

� LGRNG - Long range

� LGT - Light

� LGTR - Lighter

� LGWV - Long wave

� LI - Lifted Index

� LIS - Lifted indices

� LK - Lake

� LKS - Lakes

� LKLY - Likely

� LLJ - Low Level Jet

� LLWS - Low Level Wind Shear

� LLWAS - Low level wind shear alert system

� LMTD - Limited

� LMTG - Limiting

� LMTS - Limits

� LN - Line

� LN - Lines

� LO - Low

� LONG - Longitude

� LONGL - Longitudnal

� LRG - Large

� LRGLY - Largely

� LRGR - Larger

� LRGST - Largest

� LST - Local standard time

� LTD - Limited

� LTG - Lightning

� LTGCC - Lightning cloud-to-cloud

� LTGCG - Lightning cloud-to-ground

� LTGCCCG - Lightning cloud-to-cloud cloud-to-ground

� LTGCW - Lightning cloud-to-water

� LTGIC - Lightning in cloud

� LTL - Little

� LTLCG - Little change

� LTR - Later

� LTST - Latest

� LV - Leaving

� LVL - Level

� LVLS - Levels

� LWR - Lower

� LWRD - Lowered

� LWRG - Lowering

� LYR - Layer

� LYRD - Layered

� LYRS - Layers

� M

� MA - Massachusetts

� MAN - Manitoba

� MAX - Maximum

� MB - Millibars

� MCD - Mesoscale discussion

� MD - Maryland

� MDFY - Modify

� MDFYD - Modified

� MDFYG - Modifying

� MDL - Model

� MDLS - Models

� MDT - Moderate

� MDTLY - Moderately

� ME - Maine

� MED - Medium

� MEGG - Merging

� MESO - Mesoscale

� MET - Meteorological

� METRO - Metropolitan

� MEX - Mexico

� MHKVLY - Mohawk Valley

� MI - Michigan

� MID - Middle

� MIDN - Midnight

� MIL - Military

� MIN - Minimum

� MISG - Missing

� MLTLVL - Melting level

� MN - Minnesota

� MNLND - Mainland

� MNLY - Mainly

� MO - Missouri

� MOGR - Moderate or greater

� MOV - Move

� MOVD - Moved

� MOVG - Moving

� MOVMT - Movement

� MOVS - Moves

� MPH - Miles per hour

� MRGL - Marginal

� MRGLLY - Marginally

� MRNG - Morning

� MRTM - Maritime

� MS - Mississippi

� MSG - Message

� MSL - Mean sea level

� MST - Most

� MSTLY - Mostly

� MSTR - Moisture

� MT - Montana

� MTN - Mountain

� MTNS - Mountains

� MULT - Multiple

� MULTILVL - Multi-level

� MXD - Mixed

� N

� N - North

� NAB - Not above

� NAT - North Atlantic

� NATL - National

� NAV - Navigation

� NB - New Brunswick

� NBND - Northbound

� NBRHD - Neighborhood

� NC - North Carolina

� NCWX - No change in weather

� ND - North Dakota

� NE - Northeast

� NEB - Nebraska

� NEC - Necessary

� NEG - Negative

� NEGLY - Negatively

� NELY - Northeasterly

� NERN - Northeastern

� NEWD - Northeastward

� NEW ENG - New England

� NFLD - Newfoundland

� NGM - Nested Grid Model

� NGT - Night

� NH - New Hampshire

� NIL - None

� NJ - New Jersey

� NL - No layers

� NLT - Not later than

� NLY - Northerly

� NM - New Mexico

� NMBR - Number

� NMBRS - Numbers

� NMC - National Meteorological Center

� NML - Normal

� NMRS - Numerous

� NNE - North-northeast

� NNELY - North-northeasterly

� NNERN - North-northeastern

� NNEWD - North-northeastward

� NNW - North-northwest

� NNWLY - North-northwesterly

� NNWRN - North-northwestern

� NNWWD - North-northwestward

� NNNN - End of message

� NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

� NOPAC - Northern Pacific

� NPRS - Nonpersistent

� NR - Near

� NRLY - Nearly

� NRN - Northern

� NRW - Narrow

� NS - Nova Scotia

� NTFY - Notify

� NTFYD - Notified

� NV - Nevada

� NVA - Negative vorticity advection

� NW - Northwest

� NWD - Northward

� NWLY - Northwesterly

� NWRN - Northwestern

� NWS - National Weather Service

� NY - New York

� NXT - Next

� O

� OAT - Outside Air Temperature OBND - Outbound

� OBS - Observation

� OBSC - Obscure

� OBSCD - Obscured

� OBSCG - Obscuring

� OCFNT - Occluded front

� OCLD - Occlude

� OCLDS - Occludes

� OCLDD - Occluded

� OCLDG - Occluding

� OCLN - Occlusion

� OCNL - Occasional

� OCNLY - Occasionally

� OCR - Occur

� OCRD - Occurred

� OCRG - Occurring

� OCRS - Occurs

� OFC - Office

� OFP - Occluded frontal passage

� OFSHR - Offshore

� OH - Ohio

� OK - Oklahoma

� OMTNS - Over mountains

� ONSHR - On shore

� OR - Oregon

� ORGPHC - Orographic

� ORIG - Original

� OSV - Ocean station vessel

� OTLK - Outlook

� OTP - On top

� OTR - Other

� OTRW - Otherwise

� OUTFLO - Outflow

� OVC - Overcast

� OVNGT - Overnight

� OVR - Over

� OVRN - Overrun

� OVRNG - Overrunning

� OVTK - Overtake

� OVTKG - Overtaking

� OVTKS - Overtakes

� P

� PA - Pennsylvania

� PAC - Pacific

� PBL - Planetary boundary layer

� PCPN - Precipitation

� PD - Period

� PDS - Periods

� PDMT - Predominant

� PEN - Peninsula

� PERM - Permanent

� PGTSND - Puget Sound

� PHYS - Physical

� PIBAL - Pilot balloon observation

� PIBALS - Pilot balloon reports

� PIREP - Pilot weather report

� PIREPS - Pilot weather reports

� PLNS - Plains

� PLS - Please

� PLTO - Plateau

� PM - Post meridian

� PNHDL - Panhandle

� POS - Positive

� POSLY - Positively

� PPINE - PPI no echoes

� PPSN - Present position

� PRBL - Probable

� PRBLY - Probably

� PRBLTY - Probability

� PRECD - Precede

� PRECDD - Preceded

� PRECDG - Preceding

� PRECDS - Precedes

� PRES - Pressure

� PRESFR - Pressure falling rapidly

� PRESRR - Pressure rising rapidly

� PRIM - Primary

� PRIN - Principal

� PRIND - Present indications are

� PRJMP - Pressure jump

� PROC - Procedure

� PROD - Produce

� PRODG - Producing

� PROG - Forecast

� PROGD - Forecasted

� PROGS - Forecasts

� PRSNT - Present

� PRSNTLY - Presently

� PRST - Persist

� PRSTS - Persists

� PRSTNC - Persistence

� PRSTNT - Persistent

� PRVD - Provide

� PRVDD - Provided

� PRVDG - Providing

� PRVDS - Provides

� PS - Plus

� PSBL - Possible

� PSBLY - Possibly

� PSBLTY - Possiblity

� PSG - Passage

� PSN - Position

� PSND - Positioned

� PTCHY - Patchy

� PTLY - Partly

� PTNL - Potential

� PTNLY - Potentially

� PTNS - Portions

� PUGET - Puget Sound

� PVA - Positive vorticity advection

� PVL - Prevail

� PVLD - Prevailed

� PVLG - Prevailing

� PVLS - Prevails

� PVLT - Prevalent

� PWR - Power

� Q

� QN - Question

� QPFERD - NMC excessive rainfall discussion

� QPFHSD - NMC heavy snow discussion

� QPFSPD - NMC special precipitation discussion

� QSTNRY - Quasistationary

� QUAD - Quadrant

� QUE - Quebec

� R

� R - Rain

� RADAT - Radiosonde 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

� 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

� RSNS - Reasons

� RSTR - Restrict

� RSTRD - Restricted

� RSTRG - Restricting

� RSTRS - Restricts

� RTRN - Return

� RTRND - Returned

� RTRNG - Returning

� RTRNS - Returns

� RUF - Rough

� RUFLY - Roughly

� RVS - Revise

� RVSD - Revised

� RVSG - Revising

� RVSS - Revises

� RW - Rain shower

� S

� S - South

� SA - Surface observation

� SAO - Surface observation

� SAOS - Surface observations

� SASK - Saskatchewan

� SATFY - Satisfactory

� SBND - South bound

� SBSD - Subside

� SBSDD - Subsided

� SBSDNC - Subsidence

� SBSDS - Subsides

� SC - South Carolina

� SCND - Second

� SCNDRY - Secondary

� SCSL - Standing lenticular stratocumulus

� SCT - Scatter

� SCTD - Scattered

� SCTR - Sector

� SD - South Dakota

� SE - Southeast

� SEC - Second

� SELS - Severe Local Storms Unit

� SELY - Southeasterly

� SEPN - Separation

� SEQ - Sequence

� SERN - Southeastern

� SEWD -Southeastward

� SFC - Surface

� SFERICS - Atmospherics

� SG - Snow grains

� SGFNT - Significant

� SGFNTLY - Significantly

� SHFT - Shift

� SHFTD - Shifted

� SHFTG - Shifting

� SHFTS - Shifts

� SHLD - Shield

� SHLW - Shallow

� SHRT - Short

� SHRTLY - Shortly

� SHRTWV - Shortwave

� SHRTWVS - Shortwaves

� SHUD - Should

� SHWR - Shower

� SHWRS - Showers

� SIERNEV - Sierra Nevada

� SIG - Signature

� SIGMET - Significant meteorological information

� SIMUL - Simultaneous

� SKC - Sky clear

� SKED - Schedule

� SLD - Solid

� SLGT - Slight

� SLGTLY - Slightly

� SLO - Slow

� SLOLY - Slowly

� SLOR - Slower

� SLP - Slope

� SLPG - Sloping

� SLT - Sleet

� SLY - Southerly

� SM - Statute mile

� SMK - Smoke

� SML - Small

� SMLR - Smaller

� SMRY - Summary

� SMS - Synchronus meteorological satellite

� SMTH - Smooth

� SMTHR - Smoother

� SMTHST - Smoothest

� SMTM - Sometime

� SMWHT - Somewhat

� SNBNK - Snow bank

� SND - Sand

� SNFLK - Snow flake

� SNGL - Single

� SNOINCR - Snow increase

� SNOINCRG - Snow increasing

� SNST - Sunset

� SNW - Snow

� SNWFL - Snowfall

� SOP - Standard operating procedure

� SP - Snow pellets

� SPCLY - Especially

� SPD - Speed

� SPDS - Speeds

� SPENES - Satellite precipitation estimate statement

� SPKL - Sprinkle

� SPKLS - Sprinkles

� SPLNS - Southern Plains

� SPRD - Spread

� SPRDG - Spreading

� SPRDS - Spreads

� SPRL - Spiral

� SQAL - Squall

� SQLN - Squall line

� SR - Sunrise

� SRN - Southern

� SRND - Surround

� SRNDD - Surrounded

� SRNDG - Surrounding

� SRNDS - Surrounds

� SS - Sunset

� SSE - South-southeast

� SSELY - South-southeasterly

� SSERN - South-southeastern

� SSEWD - South-southeastward

� SSW - South-southwest

� SSWLY - South-southwesterly

� SSWRN - South-southwestern

� SSWWD - South-southwestward

� ST - Stratus

� STAGN - Stagnation

� STBL - Stable

� STBLTY - Stability

� STD - Standard

� STDY - Steady

� STFR - Stratus fractus

� STFRM - Stratiform

� STG - Strong

� STGLY - Strongly

� STGR - Stronger

� STGST - Strongest

� STLT - Satellite

� STM - Storm

� STMS - Storms

� STN - Station

� STNS - Stations

� STNRY - Stationary

� SUB - Substitute

� SUBTRPCL - Subtropical

� SUF - Sufficient

� SUFLY - Sufficiently

� SUG - Suggest

� SUGG - Suggesting

� SUGS - Suggests

� SUP - Supply

� SUPG - Supplying

� SUPR - Superior

� SUPS - Supplies

� SUPSD - Supersede

� SUPSDG - Superseding

� SUPSDS - Supersedes

� SVG - Serving

� SVR - Severe

� SVRL - Several

� SW - Southwest

� SWD - Southward

� SWWD - Southwestward

� SW- - Light snow shower

� SW+ - Heavy snow shower

� SWLG - Swelling

� SWLY - Southwesterly

� SWOMCD - SELS Mesoscale Discussion

� SWRN - Southwestern

� SX - Stability index

� SXN - Section

� SXNS - Sections

� SYNOP - Synoptic

� SYNS - Synopsis

� SYS - System

� T

� T - Thunder

� TCNTL - Transcontinental

� TCU - Towering cumulus

� TDA - Today

� TEMP - Temperature

� THD - Thunderhead

� THDR - Thunder

� THK - Thick

� THKNG - Thickening

� THKNS - Thickness

� THKR - Thicker

� THKST - Thickest

� THN - Thin

� THNG - Thinning

� THNR - Thinner

� THNST - Thinnest

� THR - Threshold

� THRFTR - Thereafter

� THRU - Through

� THRUT - Throughout

� THSD - Thousand

� THTN - Threaten

� THTND - Threatened

� THTNG - Threatening

� THTNS - Threatens

� TIL - Until

� TMPRY - Temporary

� TMPRYLY - Temporarilly

� TMW - Tomorrow

� TN - Tennessee

� TNDCY - Tendency

� TNDCYS - Tendencies

� TNGT - Tonight

� TNTV - Tentative

� TNTVLY - Tentatively

� TOPS - Tops

� TOVC - Top of overcast

� TPG - Topping

� TRBL - Trouble

� TRIB - Tributary

� TRKG - Tracking

� TRML -Terminal

� TRMT - Terminate

� TRMTD - Terminated

� TRMTG - Terminating

� TRMTS - Terminates

� TRNSP - Transport

� TRNSPG - Transporting

� TROF - Trough

� TROFS - Troughs

� TROP - Tropopause

� TRPCD - Tropical continental

� TRPCL - Tropical

� TRRN - Terrain

� TRSN - Transition

� TRW - Thunderstorm

� TRW+ - Thunderstorm with heavy rain shower

� TSFR - Transfer

� TSFRD - Transfered

� TSFRG - Transfering

� TSFRS - Transfers

� TSHWR - Thundershower

� TSHWRS - Thundershowers

� TSNT - Transient

� TSQLS - Thundersqualls

� TSTM - Thunderstorm

� TSTMS - Thunderstorms

� TS - Thunderstorm with snow

� TS+ - Thunderstorm with heavy snow

� TSW - Thunderstorm with snow showers

� TSW+ - Thunderstorm with heavy snow showers

� TURBC - Turbulence

� TURBT - Turbulent

� TWD - Toward

� TWDS - Towards

� TWI - Twilight

� TWRG - Towering

� TX - Texas

� U

� UDDF - Up and down drafts

� UN - Unable

� UNAVBL - Unavailable

� UNEC - Unnecessary

� UNKN - Unknown

� UNL - Unlimited

� UNRELBL - Unreliable

� UNRSTD - Unrestricted

� UNSATFY - Unsatisfactory

� UNSBL - Unseasonable

� UNSTBL - Unstable

� UNSTDY - Unsteady

� UNSTL - Unsettle

� UNSTLD - Unsettled

� UNUSBL - Unusable

� UPDFTS - Updrafts

� UPR - Upper

� UPSLP - Upslope

� UPSTRM - Upstream

� URG - Urgent

� USBL - Usable

� UT - Utah

� UVV - Upward vertical velocity

� UVVS - Upward vertical velocities

� UWNDS - Upper winds

� V

� VA - Virginia

� VARN - Variation

� VCNTY - Vicinity

� VCOT - VFR conditions on top

� VCTR - Vector

� VDUC - VAS Data Utilization Center (NSSFC)

� VFY - Verify

� VFYD - Verified

� VFYG - Verifying

��VFYS - Verifies

� VLCTY - Velocity

� VLCTYS - Velocities

� VLNT - Violent

� VLNTLY - Violently

� VLY - Valley

� VLYS - Valleys

� VMC - Visual meteorological conditions

� VOL - Volume

� VORT - Vorticity

� VR - Veer

� VRG - Veering

� VRBL - Variable

� VRISL - Vancouver Island, BC

� VRS - Veers

� VRT MOTN - Vertical Motion

� VRY - Very

� VSB - Visible

� VSBY - Visibility

� VSBYDR - Visibility decreasing rapidly

� VSBYIR - Visibility increasing rapidly

� VT - Vermont

� VV - Vertical velocity

� W

� W - West

� WA - Washington

� WAA - Warm Air Advection

� WBND - West bound

� WDLY - Widely

� WDSPRD - Widespread

� WEA - Weather

� WFO - Weather Forecast Office

� WFOS - Weather Forecast Offices

� WFP - Warm front passage

� WI - Wisconsin

� WIBIS - Will be issued

� WINT - Winter

� WK - Weak

� WKDAY - Weekday

� WKEND - Weekend

� WKNG - Weakening

� WKNS - Weakens

� WKR - Weaker

� WKST - Weakest

� WKN - Weaken

� WL - Will

� WLY - Westerly

� WND - Wind

� WNDS - Winds

� WNW - West-northwest

� WNWLY - West-northwesterly

� WNWRN - West-northwestern

� WNWWD - West-northwestward

� WO - Without

� WPLTO - Western Plateau

� WRM - Warm

� WRMG - Warming

� WRN - Western

� WRMR - Warmer

� WRMST - Warmest

� WRMFNT - Warm front

� WRMFNTL - Warm Frontal

� WRNG - Warning

� WRNGS - Warnings

� WRS - Worse

� WSHFT - Wind shift

� WSHFTS - Wind Shifts

� WSFO - Weather Service Forecast Office

� WSFOS - Weather Service Forecast Offices

� WSO - Weather Service Office

� WSOS - Weather Service Offices

� WSTCH - Wasatch Range

� WSW - West-southwest

� WSWLY - West-southwesterly

� WSWRN - West-southwestern

� WSWWD - West-southwestward

� WTR - Water

� WTRS - Waters

� WTSPT - Waterspout

� WTSPTS - Waterspouts

� WUD - Would

� WV - West Virginia

� 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