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OVC0100 ?

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Can someone help me to understand this Metar please?

171453Z 15009KT 8SM BKN010 M05/M07 A2990 RMK AO2 SLP142 T10501072 56032

If my home airport is at 980' how high are the clouds going to be above the ground.

I went to the airport this morning for some pattern work and watched the jets disappear what looked to be 400' or less.


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  1. Kris Kortokrax on Jan 20, 2015

    Ceilings are given above ground level (AGL).

    BKN 010 would place the bases of the clouds at 1980 MSL.

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