Example of sending and plotting abbreviated weather report

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Example of sending and plotting abbreviated weather report

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Gives meteorological message with data and transmitted code and gives instructions. Notes how it would be plotted on synoptic chart. Stamped RAF Peterborough on reverse.

Date

1940-05-20

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Handwritten document

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MRosserLV745193-190517-17

Transcription

[underlined] EXAMPLE of SENDING and PLOTTING ABBREVIATED WEATHER REPORT. [/underlined]

Message sent (if by Meteorological Staff) is Report F13, three groups of 5 numbers covering:-

IIIClCm wwVhNh DDFWN.

Suppose message is sent by ABINGDON, and the weather is as follow:-
Form of low cloud – Cumulo-nimbus (Cumb.)
Form of medium cloud – Alto-cumulus (ACu.)
Present weather – Intermittent moderate rain.
Visibility – 12 1/2 miles.
Height of base of low cloud – 2500 feet.
Total amount of low cloud - 5/10.
Wind direction – South West.
Wind force – Moderate gale.
Past weather – Showers.
Total amount of cloud – 7/10.

message transmitted is:- 38233-63854-20785. (See A.P.1234 App. XV.)

This is entered on Synoptic Chart by [underlined] agreed symbols [/underlined] (NOT NUMBERS)
thus:- [diagram] – Message appears:- [diagram] – Red ink is used for certain items.

NOTE. In full report much other information (barometer etc.) is added.

[page break]

R.A.F. PETERBOROUGH
REFERENCE 79140
20 MAY 1940
CROWN COPYRIGHT RESERVED

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“Example of sending and plotting abbreviated weather report,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 4, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/36526.

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