Jump to content
Thunder?
Local
Radar
Hot?
IGNORED

Weather Abbreviations


SMU

Recommended Posts

A quickie on the abbreviations...

WZ- Wetterzentrale ( German website for viewing charts)

NAO- North atlantic oscillation

PNA- Pacific North american

SOI./ENSO- El-Nino Southern oscillation

WAA- Warm air advection

CAA- Cold air advection

528 DAM- is the line drawn on the maps that equated to the temperature ( MAX) that snow can be often observed at

GFS- Global forecasting sytem

METO- Met office model

UKMO- United kingdom Met office

ECM( Or ECMWF) European centre of medium range weather forecasts..

ASL- Above sea level-

PPN- Precipitation

Ensembles- 10 GFS model runs- Control run is the one seen on the models

SST'S sea surface temperatures

PM- Polar maritime air

MT- Maritime Tropical air

PC- Polar Continental air

LRF's - Long range forecasts

MRF's- meduim range forecasts

Trough- Upper level equivalent to a surface Low pressure

Ridge- Upper level equivalent to a surface High pressure

Blocking- The jet stream being moved AROUND CLOCKWISE a large area of high pressure.

Regards

Steve

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 25
  • Created
  • Last Reply
Posted
  • Location: Mackworth, Derby. 94m/308.4 ft ASL
  • Location: Mackworth, Derby. 94m/308.4 ft ASL
A quickie on the abbreviations...

WZ- Wetterzentrale ( German website for viewing charts)

NAO- North atlantic oscillation

PNA- Pacific North american

SOI./ENSO- El-Nino Southern oscillation

WAA- Warm air advection

CAA- Cold air advection

528 DAM- is the line drawn on the maps that equated to the temperature ( MAX) that snow can be often observed at

GFS- Global forecasting sytem

METO- Met office model

UKMO- United kingdom Met office

ECM( Or ECMWF) European centre of medium range weather forecasts..

ASL- Above sea level-

PPN- Precipitation

Ensembles- 10 GFS model runs- Control run is the one seen on the models

SST'S sea surface temperatures

PM- Polar maritime air

MT- Maritime Tropical air

PC- Polar Continental air

LRF's - Long range forecasts

MRF's- meduim range forecasts

Trough- Upper level equivalent to a surface Low pressure

Ridge- Upper level equivalent to a surface High pressure

Blocking- The jet stream being moved AROUND CLOCKWISE a large area of high pressure.

Regards

Steve

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

thank god at last, I was beginning to get very confused and starting to make things up just to sound good when my OH, asks me what so and so means.

quick thinking I thought on my behalf :lol:

GFS- Global forecasting sytem my god I got it right :lol: can't be that stupid then :lol:

Many thanks

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted
  • Location: Brixton, South London
  • Location: Brixton, South London
A quickie on the abbreviations...

WZ- Wetterzentrale ( German website for viewing charts)

NAO- North atlantic oscillation

PNA- Pacific North american

SOI./ENSO- El-Nino Southern oscillation

WAA- Warm air advection

CAA- Cold air advection

528 DAM- is the line drawn on the maps that equated to the temperature ( MAX) that snow can be often observed at

GFS- Global forecasting sytem

METO- Met office model

UKMO- United kingdom Met office

ECM( Or ECMWF) European centre of medium range weather forecasts..

ASL- Above sea level-

PPN- Precipitation

Ensembles- 10 GFS model runs- Control run is the one seen on the models

SST'S sea surface temperatures

PM- Polar maritime air

MT- Maritime Tropical air

PC- Polar Continental air

LRF's - Long range forecasts

MRF's- meduim range forecasts

Trough- Upper level equivalent to a surface Low pressure

Ridge- Upper level equivalent to a surface High pressure

Blocking- The jet stream being moved AROUND CLOCKWISE a large area of high pressure.

Regards

Steve

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted
  • Location: Bournemouth
  • Location: Bournemouth
thank god at last, I was beginning to get very confused and starting to make things up just to sound good when my OH, asks me what so and so means.

quick thinking I thought on my behalf :D

GFS- Global forecasting sytem  my god I got it right :) can't be that stupid then :)

Many thanks

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Glad it's not just me. Sometimes I actually know what it stands for but my brain insist on using the "wrong" wording when I read the intial. :)

What about FI? I cannot search the forum because of the tem length limit. I know what it means (I think) but not what it stands for?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted
  • Location: Norwich
  • Location: Norwich

Good to see that others find this thread useful too. Couple more to add to the collection. Taken from another thread where I was wondering what some abbreviations meant....

From Steve M:

PVA stands for positive vorticity advection- when occuring from the subtropical side of the jet stream will potentially allow deeper cyclogenesis across a region because of the raised thermal gradient-

PFJ Polar front jet stream- The jet stream that is the marked boundry between the cold dry air masses from the North and the mild moist ones from the south-

PPN on the northern side is normally in the form of convectice showers where as on the southern side you are more likly to have rain belts from layered clouds....

AO - Arctic Oscillation - We need a definition for this, any offers?

I would also like to suggest that the first entry on this thread is maintained as a repository for abbreviations. While we do now have this thread, I still urge the more knowledgeable members to use abbreviations rarely in their posts or to at least give the full term once in the text. It will just make post more usable for the majority. OK whinge over. :D:)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Glad it's not just me.  Sometimes I actually know what it stands for but my brain insist on using the "wrong" wording when I read the intial.  :)

What about FI?  I cannot search the forum because of the tem length limit.  I know what it means (I think) but not what it stands for?

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

EVo-

FI refers to ' Fantasy Island-' The often referred to part of the charts between the hours of T180- T384- always over the rainbow...... and far far away-

S

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted
  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny , cold and snowy, thunderstorms
  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset

This is very helpful Steve I feel as though things are starting to make sense..... but a long long way to go me thinks

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted
  • Location: Bournemouth
  • Location: Bournemouth

EVo-

FI refers to ' Fantasy Island-' The often referred to part of the charts between the hours of T180- T384-  always over the rainbow......    and far far away-

S

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Ahhhh, excellent, thank you!

(By the way I though it meant Far Intervals, so I'm glad I didn't say what I thought it meant.... Oh dang it I just did :) )

I guess this all needs to be collated as suggested by scandhi and put in the Net Weather Guides (not wishing to lecture Granny about the eggs!)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks

all in the process, but there are so many things going on it may take a time to show up as such.

regards

John

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted
  • Location: Norwich
  • Location: Norwich

Another one I had been wondering about:

GIN SEA= Greenland Iceland Corridor where cyclonic genesis occurs. With Atlantic highs keeping the sytems tracking west to east roughly to the north of the UK bringing mild wet stormy weather to the UK.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted
  • Location: Liphook
  • Location: Liphook

and heres one for summer:

MCS-Meso convective system,a bunch of thunderstorms uniform and become one large system that is able to keep itslef going as new cells keep forming in the system,and so it can go on for a very long time,sometimes for a few days.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted
  • Location: Brixton, South London
  • Location: Brixton, South London
A quickie on the abbreviations...

WZ- Wetterzentrale ( German website for viewing charts)

NAO- North atlantic oscillation

PNA- Pacific North american

SOI./ENSO- El-Nino Southern oscillation

WAA- Warm air advection

CAA- Cold air advection

528 DAM- is the line drawn on the maps that equated to the temperature ( MAX) that snow can be often observed at

GFS- Global forecasting sytem

METO- Met office model

UKMO- United kingdom Met office

ECM( Or ECMWF) European centre of medium range weather forecasts..

ASL- Above sea level-

PPN- Precipitation

Ensembles- 10 GFS model runs- Control run is the one seen on the models

SST'S sea surface temperatures

PM- Polar maritime air

MT- Maritime Tropical air

PC- Polar Continental air

LRF's - Long range forecasts

MRF's- meduim range forecasts

Trough- Upper level equivalent to a surface Low pressure

Ridge- Upper level equivalent to a surface High pressure

Blocking- The jet stream being moved AROUND CLOCKWISE a large area of high pressure.

Regards

Steve

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted
  • Location: Brixton, South London
  • Location: Brixton, South London

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

RPM Returning Polar Maritime: basically a polar maritime air mass that is modified by a long sea journey from the north west that and travels around the w armer sea as a south westerly behind a cols front: unstable showery and on the whole fairly mild

regards

ACB

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks

tks ACB, have a look at Air Masses in the Net Wxx Guides.

regards

John

ps

welocme to Net Wx.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
  • 1 month later...
Posted
  • Location: Canterbury, Kent
  • Location: Canterbury, Kent

...but Steve Murr forgot the most important abbreviation of them all. The one that life would have no meaning without!

...

WBSH - Winter Blizzard Summer Heat

B)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...
Posted
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks

hi L

I'll try and start

the are 'low' clouds=generally their bases are from the surface up to about 6000ft.

Cb=Cumulonimbus=the shower or thunderstorm cloud

Cu=cumulus

Sc=Stratocumulus

St=Stratus

These are called 'medium' level clouds, and generally have bases from about 8,000ft up to around 16-18000ft

As=Altostratus

Ac=Altocumulus

The 'high' clouds from 18000ft up are

Ci=Cirrus

Cc=Cirrocumulus

Cs=Cirrostratus

its much more complex but that will do for starters.

hope it helps

regards

John

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted
  • Location: Peterborough/ Loughborough
  • Location: Peterborough/ Loughborough

Thanks very much John ;) , now i can really follow the boards without getting lost B)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...
Posted
  • Location: Chichester, West Sussex
  • Location: Chichester, West Sussex

The Central England Temperature (CET) is a series of average temperatures representative of a triangular central area of the United Kingdom enclosed by Bristol, Manchester and London. The monthly series began in 1659 and daily figures were added from 1772 to date. The CET is the longest available instrumental record of temperature in the world. The CET series was originally constructed by the late Professor Gordon Manley in 1973, and is now routinely updated by the Hadley Centre. Since 1974 the data have been adjusted by 1-2 tenths degC to allow for urban warming.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...