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Weather Acronyms: N's

N North or Refractivity
NAB Not above
NAT North Atlantic
NATL National
NAV Navigation
Navtex Navigational Telex
NB New Brunswick or Northbound
NBFR Not before
NBND Northbound
NBRHD Neighborhood
NC North Carolina or No change
NCCF NOAA Central Computer Facility.
NCDC National Climatic Data Center
NCEP National Centers for Environmental Prediction
NCWX No change in weather
ND North Dakota
NE Northeast or Nebraska
NEB North-eastbound or Nebraska
NEC Necessary
NEG No, negative, permission not granted, or that is not correct
NEGLY Negatively
NELY Northeasterly
NERN Northeastern
NESDIS National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service
NEW ENG New England
NEWD Northeastward
NEXRAD NEXt generation of weather RADar
NFDRS National Fire Danger Rating System
NFLD Newfoundland
NGM Nested Grid Model
NGT Night
NH New Hampshire
NHC National Hurricane Center
NIDS NEXRAD Information Dissemination Service
NIL None or I have nothing to send to you
NJ New Jersey
NL No layers
NLT Not later than
NLY Northerly
NM Nautical mile or New Mexico
NMBR Number
NMBRS Numbers
NMC National Meteorological Center - the former name of NCEP
NML Normal
NMRS Numerous
NNE North north east
NNELY North-northeasterly
NNERN North-northeastern
NNEWD North-northeastward
NNNN End of message
NNW North-northwest
NNWLY North-northwesterly
NNWRN North-northwestern
NNWWD North-northwestward
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOHRSC The National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center
NOPAC Northern Pacific
NOSIG No significant change (used in trend-type landing forecasts)
NOTAM A notice containing information concerning the establishment, condition or change in any aeronautical facility
NOV November
NOW Short Term Forecast
NOWcast Short Term Forecast
NPRS Nonpersistent
NR Number or Near
NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service
NRLY Nearly
NRN Northern
NRW Narrow
Ns Nimbostratus
NS Nimbostratus or Nova Scotia
NSC Nil significant cloud
NSH Nearshore Lake Forecast
NSSFC National Severe Storms Forecast Center now known as SPC
NSSL National Severe Storms Laboratory
NSW Nil significant weather
NTFY Notify
NTFYD Notified
NV Nevada
NVA Negative Vorticity Advection
NW Northwest
NWB North-westbound
NWD Northward
NWFO National Weather Service Forecast Office
NWLY Northwesterly
NWP Numerical Weather Prediction
NWR NOAA Weather Radio
NWRN Northwestern
NWS National Weather Service
NWSH National Weather Service Headquarters
NWWS NOAA Weather Wire System
NXT Next
NY New York