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New symbol on TAF chart

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As I was checking the TAF for my region, I saw a sign I never saw before..and was unable to find its meaning.

http://aviationweather.gov/taf, for KTYS, there is an broken arrow pointing down. It's where the weather is described (rain, mist...) but for this airport it's only this... no idea what it means.

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  1. Jim F. on Aug 11, 2014

    A true TAF report is strictly alphanumeric, I’m guessing you were looking at the default prevailing conditions map display. If so, the only thing I can think of that looks anything like that is a wind barb, which is described just below the map options.

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    Timothy Broadwater on Aug 11, 2014

    A single bend in the arrow is VCTS in the graphic TAF. It’s the same arrow as that in the TS depiction.

    http://snag.gy/p23KH.jpg

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  3. Bidochon on Aug 11, 2014

    Oh ok. That makes sense. Thanks Timothy.

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