Present Weather Group
The present weather group is entered in a METAR or SPECI immediately following the
RVR group. However, if RVR is not reported, the present weather group follows the
The present weather group consists of weather phenomena and associated qualifiers.
Weather phenomena is broken down into three groups: precipitation, obscurations, and
other phenomena. Each type of present weather is treated as its own group. Table 1-16
lists the various weather phenomena by group.