Weather Acronyms

Weather Acronyms

ABV above
AC altocumulus
ACRS across
ALQDS all quadrants
AMOS Automatic Meteor. Obs. Sys.
AMS airmass
AS altostratus
ASL above sea level
AVG average
BCMG becoming
BFR before
BHND behind
BINOVC breaks in overcast
BNDRY boundary
CAT clear air turbulence
CB cumulonimbus
CI cirrus
CIG ceiling
CS cirrostratus
CU cumulus
DMSH diminish
DNWND downwind
ERN eastern
EXCP except
EXTSV extensive
FORNN forenoon
FROPA frontal passage
GNDFG ground fog
GRDL gradual
HVY heavy
ICG icing
ICGIC icing in clouds
ICIP icing in precipitation
ICGICIP icing in clouds & precip
IMPVG improving
INTMT intermittent
INTSFY intensify
INVOF in vicinity of front
KT knots
LCL local
LVL level
LYR layer
MDT moderate
MTN mountain
NS nimbostratus
NERN northeastern
NRN northern
OBSC obscure
OCNL occasional
OVC overcast
PRESRR pressure rising rapidly
PSG passing, passage
QUAD quadrant
RGD ragged
SC stratocumulus
SCTD scattered
SFC surface
SHFT shift
SQLN squall line
ST stratus
SVR severe
SWD southward
SEWD southeastward
TPG topping
TSTM thunderstorm
TURBC turbulence
VRBL variable
WK weak
WSHFT wind shift
WV wave
WWD westward
WX weather