Frequently used contractions in

National Weather Service Products

 

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T |

U | V | W | X | Y | Z

  A

  ABNDT - Abundant

  ABNML - Abnormal

  ABT - About

  ABV - Above

  AC - Convective Outlook

  ACCAS - Altocumulus Castellanus

  ACCUM - Accumulate

  ACFT - Aircraft

  ACLT - Accelerate

  ACLTD - Accelerated

  ACLTG - Accelerating

  ACLTS - Accelerates

  ACPY - Accompany

  ACRS - Across

  ACSL - Altocumulus Standing Lenticularus

  ACTV - Active

  ACTVTY - Activity

  ACYC - Anticyclone

  ADJ - Adjacent

  ADL - Additional

  ADQT - Adequate

  ADQTLY - Adequately

  ADRNDCK - Adirondack

  ADVCT - Advect

  ADVCTD - Advected

  ADVCTG - Advecting

  ADVCTN - Advection

  ADVCTS - Advects

  ADVN - Advance

  ADVNG - Advancing

  ADVY - Advisory

  ADVYS - Advisories

  AFCT - Affect

  AFCTD - Affected

  AFCTG - Affecting

  AFDK - After dark

  AFOS - Automated Field Operations System

  AFT - After

  AFTN - Afternoon

  AGL - Above ground level

  AGN - Again

  AGRD - Agreed

  AGRS - Agrees

  AGRMT - Agreement

  AHD - Ahead

  AK - Alaska

  AL - Alabama

  ALF - Aloft

  ALG - Along

  ALGHNY - Allegheny

  ALQDS - All quadrants

  ALSTG - Altimeter setting

  ALTA - Alberta

  ALTHO - Although

  ALTM - Altimeter

  ALUTN - Aleutian

  AMD - Amend

  AMDD - Amended

  AMDG - Amending

  AMDT - Amendment

  AMP - Amplify

  AMPG - Amplifying

  AMPLTD - Amplitude

  AMS - Air mass

  AMT - Amount

  ANLYS - Analysis

  ANS - Answer

  AOA - At or above

  AOB - At or below

  AP - Anomolous Propagation

  APCH - Approach

  APCHG - Approaching

  APCHS - Approaches

  APLCN - Appalachian

  APLCNS - Appalachians

  APPR - Appear

  APPRG - Appearing

  APPRS - Appears

  APRNT - Apparent

  APRNTLY - Apparently

  APRX - Approximate

  APRXLY - Approximately

  AR - Arkansas

  ARND - Around

  ARPT - Airport

  ASAP - As soon as possible

  ASL - Above Sea Level

  ASMD - As amended

  ASSOCD - Associated

  ASSOCN - Association

  ATLC - Atlantic

  ATTM - At this time

  ATTN - Attention

  AVBL - Available

  AVG - Average

  AVN - Aviation Model

  AWT - Awaiting

  AZ - Arizona

  AZM - Azimuth

  B

  BACLIN - Baroclinic

  BAJA - Baja California

  BATROP - Barotropic

  BC - British Columbia

  BCH - Beach

  BCKG - Backing

  BCM - Become

  BCMG - Becoming

  BCMS - Becomes

  BD - Blowing dust

  BDA - Bermuda

  BDRY - Boundary

  BFDK - Before dark

  BFR - Before

  BGN - Begin

  BGNG - Beginning

  BGNS - Begins

  BHND - Behind

  BINOVC - Breaks in overcast

  BKN - Broken

  BLD - Build

  BLDG - Building

  BLDS - Builds

  BLDUP - Buildup

  BLKHLS - Black Hills

  BLKT - Blanket

  BLKTG - Blanketing

  BLKTS - Blankets

  BLO - Below

  BLZD - Blizzard

  BN - Blowing sand

  BND - Bound

  BNDRY - Boundary

  BNDRYS - Boundaries

  BNTH - Beneath

  BOOTHEEL - Bootheel

  BR - Branch

  BRG - Branching

  BRS - Branches

  BRF - Brief

  BRK - Break

  BRKG - Breaking

  BRKHIC - Breaks in higher clouds

  BRKS - Breaks

  BRKSHR - Berkshire

  BRKSHRS - Berkshires

  BRM - Barometer

  BS - Blowing snow

  BTWN - Between

  BYD - Beyond

  C

  C - Celsius

  CA - California

  CAA - Cold Air Advection

  CARIB - Caribbean

  CASCDS - Cascades

  CAVOK - Ceiling and visibility OK

  CAVU - Ceiling and visibility unlimited

  CB - Cumulonimbus

  CBS - Cumulonimbi

  CC - Cirrocumulus

  CCLDS - Clear of clouds

  CCLKWS - Counter-clockwise

  CCSL - Standing lenticular cirrocumulus

  CDFNT - Cold front

  CDFNTL - Cold frontal

  CFP - Cold front passage

  CG - Cloud-to-ground

  CHC - Chance

  CHCS - Chances

  CHG - Change

  CHGD - Changed

  CHGG - Changing

  CHGS - Changes

  CHSPK - Chesepeake

  CI - Cirrus

  CIG - Ceiling

  CIGS - Ceilings

  CLD - Cloud

  CLDNS - Cloudiness

  CLDS - Clouds

  CLKWS - Clockwise

  CLR - Clear

  CLRG - Clearing

  CLRS - Clears

  CMPLX - Complex

  CNCL - Cancel

  CNCLD - Cancelled

  CNCLG - Cancelling

  CNCLS - Cancels

  CNDN - Canadian

  CNTR - Center

  CNTRD - Centered

  CNTRLN - Centerline

  CNTRS - Centers

  CNTRL - Central

  CNTY - County

  CNTYS - Counties

  CNVG - Converge

  CNVGG - Converging

  CNVGNC - Convergence

  CNVTN - Convection

  CNVTV - Convective

  CNVTVLY - Convectively

  CNFDC - Confidence

  CO - Colorado

  COMPAR - Compare

  COMPARG - Comparing

  COMPARD - Compared

  COMPARS - Compares

  COND - Conditions

  CONT - Continue

  CONTD - Continued

  CONTLY - Continually

  CONTG - Continuing

  CONTRAILS - Condensation Trails

  CONTS - Continues

  CONTDVD - Continental Divide

  CONUS - Continental U.S.

  COORD - Coordinate

  COR - Correction

  CPBL - Capable

  CRC - Circle

  CRCLC - Circulate

  CRCLN - Circulation

  CRNR - Corner

  CRNRS - Corners

  CRS - Course

  CS - Cirrostratus

  CSDR - Consider

  CSDRBL - Considerable

  CST - Coast

  CSTL - Coastal

  CT - Connecticut

  CTGY - Category

  CTSKLS - Catskills

  CU - Cumulus

  CUFRA - Cumulus Fractus

  CVR - Cover

  CVRD - Covered

  CVRG - Covering

  CVRS - Covers

  CYC - Cyclonic

  CYCLGN - Cyclogenesis

  D

  DABRK - Daybreak

  DALGT - Day light

  DBL - Double

  DC - District of Columbia

  DCR - Decrease

  DCRD - Decreased

  DCRG - Decreasing

  DCRGLY - Decreasingly

  DCRS - Decreases

  DE - Delaware

  DEG - Degree

  DEGS - Degrees

  DELMARVA - Delaware-Maryland-Virginia

  DFCLT - Difficult

  DFCLTY - Difficulty

  DFNT - Definite

  DFNTLY - Definitely

  DFRS - Differs

  DFUS - Diffuse

  DGNL - Diagonal

  DGNLLY - Diagonally

  DIGG - Digging

  DIR - Direction

  DISC - Discontinue

  DISCD - Discontinued

  DISCG - Discontinuing

  DISRE - Disregard

  DISRED - Disregarded

  DISREG - Disregarding

  DKTS - Dakotas

  DLA - Delay

  DLAD - Delayed

  DLT - Delete

  DLTD - Deleted

  DLTG - Deleting

  DLY - Daily

  DMG - Damage

  DMGD - Damaged

  DMGG - Damaging

  DMNT - Dominant

  DMSH - Diminish

  DMSHD - Diminished

  DMSHG - Diminishing

  DMSHS - Diminishes

  DNDFTS - Downdrafts

  DNS - Dense

  DNSLP - Downslope

  DNSTRM - Downstream

  DNWND - Down wind

  DP - Deep

  DPND - Deepened

  DPNS - Deepens

  DPR - Deeper

  DPNG - Deepening

  DPTH - Depth

  DRFT - Drift

  DRFTD - Drifted

  DRFTG - Drifting

  DRFTS - Drifts

  DRZL - Drizzle

  DSCNT - Descent

  DSIPT - Dissipate

  DSIPTD - Dissipated

  DSIPTG - Dissipating

  DSIPTN - Dissipation

  DSIPTS - Dissipates

  DSND - Descend

  DSNDG - Descending

  DSNDS - Descends

  DSNT - Distant

  DSTBLZ - Destabilize

  DSTBLZD - Destabilized

  DSTBLZG - Destablizing

  DSTBLZS - Destablizes

  DSTBLZN - Destablization

  DSTC - Distance

  DTRT - Deteriorate

  DTRTD - Deteriorated

  DTRTG - Deteriorating

  DTRTS - Deteriorates

  DURG - During

  DURN - Duration

  DVLP - Develop

  DVLPD - Developed

  DVLPG - Developing

  DVLPMT - Development

  DVLPS - Develops

  DVRG - Diverge

  DVRGG - Diverging

  DVRGNC - Divergence

  DVRGS - Diverges

  DVV - Downward vertical velocity

  DWNDFTS - Downdrafts

  DWPNT - Dewpoint

  DWPNTS - Dewpoints

  DX - Duplex

  E

  E - East

  EBND - East bound

  EFCT - Effect

  ELNGT - Elongate

  ELNGTD - Elongated

  ELSW - Elsewhere

  EMBDD - Embedded

  EMERG - Emergency

  ENCTR - Encounter

  ENDG - Ending

  ENE - East-northeast

  ENELY - East-northeasterly

  ENERN - East-northeastern

  ENEWD - East-northeastward

  ENHNC - Enhance

  ENHNCD - Enhanced

  ENHNCG - Enhancing

  ENHNCS - Enhances

  ENHNCMNT - Enhancement

  ENTR - Entire

  ERN - Eastern

  ERY - Early

  ERYR - Earlier

  ESE - East-southeast

  ESELY - East-southeasterly

  ESERN - East-southeastern

  ESEWD - East-southeastward

  ESNTL - Essential

  ESTAB - Establish

  ESTS - Estimates

  ETA - Eta model

  ETC - Et cetera

  ETIM - Elapsed time

  EVE - Evening

  EWD - Eastward

  EXCLV - Exclusive

  EXCLVLY - Exclusively

  EXCP - Except

  EXPC - Expect

  EXPCD - Expected

  EXPCG - Expecting

  EXTD - Extend

  EXTDD - Extended

  EXTDG - Extending

  EXTDS - Extends

  EXTN - Extension

  EXTRAP - Extrapolate

  EXTRAPD - Extrapolated

  EXTRM - Extreme

  EXTRMLY - Extremely

  EXTSV - Extensive

  F

  F - Farenheit

  FA - Aviation area forecast

  FAH - Farenheit

  FAM - Familiar

  FCST - Forecast

  FCSTD - Forecasted

  FCSTG - Forecasting

  FCSTR - Forecaster

  FCSTS - Forecasts

  FIG - Figure

  FILG - Filling

  FIRAV - First available

  FL - Florida

  FLG - Falling

  FLRY - Flurry

  FLRYS - Flurries

  FLT - Flight

  FLW - Follow

  FLWG - Following

  FM - From

  FMT - Format

  FNCTN - Function

  FNT - Front

  FNTL - Frontal

  FNTS - Fronts

  FNTGNS - Frontogenesis

  FNTLYS - Frontolysis

  FORNN - Forenoon

  FPM - Feet per minute

  FQT - Frequent

  FQTLY - Frequently

  FRM - Form

  FRMG - Forming

  FRMN - Formation

  FROPA - Frontal passage

  FROSFC - Frontal surface

  FRST - Frost

  FRWF - Forecast wind factor

  FRZ - Freeze

  FRZN - Frozen

  FRZG - Freezing

  FT - Feet

  FT - Terminal forecast

  FTHR - Further

  FVRBL - Favorable

  FWD - Forward

  FYI - For your information

  G

  G - Gust

  GA - Georgia

  GEN - General

  GENLY - Generally

  GEO - Geographic

  GEOREF - Geographical reference

  GF - Ground fog

  GICG - Glaze icing

  GLFALSK - Gulf of Alaska

  GLFCAL - Gulf of California

  GLFMEX - Gulf of Mexico

  GLFSTLAWR - Gulf of St. Lawrence

  GND - Ground

  GNDFG - Ground fog

  GRAD - Gradient

  GRDL - Gradual

  GRDLY - Gradually

  GRT - Great

  GRTLY - Greatly

  GRTR - Greater

  GRTST - Greatest

  GRTLKS - Great Lakes

  GSTS - Gusts

  GSTY - Gusty

  GV - Ground visibility

  H

  HAZ - Hazard

  HCVIS - High clouds visible

  HDFRZ - Hard freeze

  HDSVLY - Hudson Valley

  HDWND - Head wind

  HGT - Height

  HI - High

  HIER - Higher

  HIFOR - High level forecast

  HLF - Half

  HLTP - Hilltop

  HLSTO - Hailstones

  HLYR - Haze layer aloft

  HND - Hundred

  HR - Hour

  HRS - Hours

  HRZN - Horizon

  HTG - Heating

  HURCN - Hurricane

  HUREP - Hurricane report

  HV - Have

  HVY - Heavy

  HVYR - Heavier

  HVYST - Heaviest

  HWVR - However

  HWY - Highway

  I

  IA - Iowa

  IC - Ice

  ICG - Icing

  ICGIC - Icing in clouds

  ICGIP - Icing in precipitation

  ID - Idaho

  IL - Illinois

  IMDT - Immediate

  IMDTLY - Immediately

  IMPL - Impulse

  IMPLS - Impulses

  IMPT - Important

  INCL - Include

  INCLD - Included

  INCLG - Including

  INCLS - Includes

  INCR - Increase

  INCRD - Increased

  INCRG - Increasing

  INCRGLY - Increasingly

  INCRS - Increases

  INDC - Indicate

  INDCD - Indicated

  INDCG - Indicating

  INDCS - Indicates

  INDEF - Indefinite

  INFO - Information

  INLD - Inland

  INSTBY - Instability

  INTCNTL - Intercontinental

  INTL - International

  INTMD - Intermediate

  INTMT - Intermittent

  INTMTLY - Intermittently

  INTR - Interior

  INTRMTRGN - Intermountain region

  INTS - Intense

  INTSFCN - Intensification

  INTSFY - Intensify

  INTSFYD - Intensified

  INTSFYG - Intensifying

  INTSFYS - Intensifies

  INTSTY - Intensity

  INTVL - Interval

  INVRN - Inversion

  IOVC - In overcast

  INVOF - In vicinity of

  IP - Ice pellets

  IPV - Improve

  IPVG - Improving

  IR - Infrared

  ISOL - Isolate

  ISOLD - Isolated

  J

  JCTN - Junction

  JTSTR - Jet stream

  K

  KFRST - Killing frost

  KLYR - Smoke layer aloft

  KOCTY - Smoke over city

  KS - Kansas

  KT - Knots

  KY - Kentucky

  L

  LA - Louisiana

  LABRDR - Labrador

  LAT - Latitude

  LCL - Local

  LCLY - Locally

  LCTD - Located

  LCTN - Location

  LCTMP - Little change in temperature

  LEVEL - Level

  LFM - Limited Fine Mesh Model

  LFTG - Lifting

  LGRNG - Long range

  LGT - Light

  LGTR - Lighter

  LGWV - Long wave

  LI - Lifted Index

  LIS - Lifted indices

  LK - Lake

  LKS - Lakes

  LKLY - Likely

  LLJ - Low Level Jet

  LLWS - Low Level Wind Shear

  LLWAS - Low level wind shear alert system

  LMTD - Limited

  LMTG - Limiting

  LMTS - Limits

  LN - Line

  LN - Lines

  LO - Low

  LONG - Longitude

  LONGL - Longitudnal

  LRG - Large

  LRGLY - Largely

  LRGR - Larger

  LRGST - Largest

  LST - Local standard time

  LTD - Limited

  LTG - Lightning

  LTGCC - Lightning cloud-to-cloud

  LTGCG - Lightning cloud-to-ground

  LTGCCCG - Lightning cloud-to-cloud cloud-to-ground

  LTGCW - Lightning cloud-to-water

  LTGIC - Lightning in cloud

  LTL - Little

  LTLCG - Little change

  LTR - Later

  LTST - Latest

  LV - Leaving

  LVL - Level

  LVLS - Levels

  LWR - Lower

  LWRD - Lowered

  LWRG - Lowering

  LYR - Layer

  LYRD - Layered

  LYRS - Layers

  M

  MA - Massachusetts

  MAN - Manitoba

  MAX - Maximum

  MB - Millibars

  MCD - Mesoscale discussion

  MD - Maryland

  MDFY - Modify

  MDFYD - Modified

  MDFYG - Modifying

  MDL - Model

  MDLS - Models

  MDT - Moderate

  MDTLY - Moderately

  ME - Maine

  MED - Medium

  MEGG - Merging

  MESO - Mesoscale

  MET - Meteorological

  METRO - Metropolitan

  MEX - Mexico

  MHKVLY - Mohawk Valley

  MI - Michigan

  MID - Middle

  MIDN - Midnight

  MIL - Military

  MIN - Minimum

  MISG - Missing

  MLTLVL - Melting level

  MN - Minnesota

  MNLND - Mainland

  MNLY - Mainly

  MO - Missouri

  MOGR - Moderate or greater

  MOV - Move

  MOVD - Moved

  MOVG - Moving

  MOVMT - Movement

  MOVS - Moves

  MPH - Miles per hour

  MRGL - Marginal

  MRGLLY - Marginally

  MRNG - Morning

  MRTM - Maritime

  MS - Mississippi

  MSG - Message

  MSL - Mean sea level

  MST - Most

  MSTLY - Mostly

  MSTR - Moisture

  MT - Montana

  MTN - Mountain

  MTNS - Mountains

  MULT - Multiple

  MULTILVL - Multi-level

  MXD - Mixed

  N

  N - North

  NAB - Not above

  NAT - North Atlantic

  NATL - National

  NAV - Navigation

  NB - New Brunswick

  NBND - Northbound

  NBRHD - Neighborhood

  NC - North Carolina

  NCWX - No change in weather

  ND - North Dakota

  NE - Northeast

  NEB - Nebraska

  NEC - Necessary

  NEG - Negative

  NEGLY - Negatively

  NELY - Northeasterly

  NERN - Northeastern

  NEWD - Northeastward

  NEW ENG - New England

  NFLD - Newfoundland

  NGM - Nested Grid Model

  NGT - Night

  NH - New Hampshire

  NIL - None

  NJ - New Jersey

  NL - No layers

  NLT - Not later than

  NLY - Northerly

  NM - New Mexico

  NMBR - Number

  NMBRS - Numbers

  NMC - National Meteorological Center

  NML - Normal

  NMRS - Numerous

  NNE - North-northeast

  NNELY - North-northeasterly

  NNERN - North-northeastern

  NNEWD - North-northeastward

  NNW - North-northwest

  NNWLY - North-northwesterly

  NNWRN - North-northwestern

  NNWWD - North-northwestward

  NNNN - End of message

  NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

  NOPAC - Northern Pacific

  NPRS - Nonpersistent

  NR - Near

  NRLY - Nearly

  NRN - Northern

  NRW - Narrow

  NS - Nova Scotia

  NTFY - Notify

  NTFYD - Notified

  NV - Nevada

  NVA - Negative vorticity advection

  NW - Northwest

  NWD - Northward

  NWLY - Northwesterly

  NWRN - Northwestern

  NWS - National Weather Service

  NY - New York

  NXT - Next

  O

  OAT - Outside Air Temperature OBND - Outbound

  OBS - Observation

  OBSC - Obscure

  OBSCD - Obscured

  OBSCG - Obscuring

  OCFNT - Occluded front

  OCLD - Occlude

  OCLDS - Occludes

  OCLDD - Occluded

  OCLDG - Occluding

  OCLN - Occlusion

  OCNL - Occasional

  OCNLY - Occasionally

  OCR - Occur

  OCRD - Occurred

  OCRG - Occurring

  OCRS - Occurs

  OFC - Office

  OFP - Occluded frontal passage

  OFSHR - Offshore

  OH - Ohio

  OK - Oklahoma

  OMTNS - Over mountains

  ONSHR - On shore

  OR - Oregon

  ORGPHC - Orographic

  ORIG - Original

  OSV - Ocean station vessel

  OTLK - Outlook

  OTP - On top

  OTR - Other

  OTRW - Otherwise

  OUTFLO - Outflow

  OVC - Overcast

  OVNGT - Overnight

  OVR - Over

  OVRN - Overrun

  OVRNG - Overrunning

  OVTK - Overtake

  OVTKG - Overtaking

  OVTKS - Overtakes

  P

  PA - Pennsylvania

  PAC - Pacific

  PBL - Planetary boundary layer

  PCPN - Precipitation

  PD - Period

  PDS - Periods

  PDMT - Predominant

  PEN - Peninsula

  PERM - Permanent

  PGTSND - Puget Sound

  PHYS - Physical

  PIBAL - Pilot balloon observation

  PIBALS - Pilot balloon reports

  PIREP - Pilot weather report

  PIREPS - Pilot weather reports

  PLNS - Plains

  PLS - Please

  PLTO - Plateau

  PM - Post meridian

  PNHDL - Panhandle

  POS - Positive

  POSLY - Positively

  PPINE - PPI no echoes

  PPSN - Present position

  PRBL - Probable

  PRBLY - Probably

  PRBLTY - Probability

  PRECD - Precede

  PRECDD - Preceded

  PRECDG - Preceding

  PRECDS - Precedes

  PRES - Pressure

  PRESFR - Pressure falling rapidly

  PRESRR - Pressure rising rapidly

  PRIM - Primary

  PRIN - Principal

  PRIND - Present indications are

  PRJMP - Pressure jump

  PROC - Procedure

  PROD - Produce

  PRODG - Producing

  PROG - Forecast

  PROGD - Forecasted

  PROGS - Forecasts

  PRSNT - Present

  PRSNTLY - Presently

  PRST - Persist

  PRSTS - Persists

  PRSTNC - Persistence

  PRSTNT - Persistent

  PRVD - Provide

  PRVDD - Provided

  PRVDG - Providing

  PRVDS - Provides

  PS - Plus

  PSBL - Possible

  PSBLY - Possibly

  PSBLTY - Possiblity

  PSG - Passage

  PSN - Position

  PSND - Positioned

  PTCHY - Patchy

  PTLY - Partly

  PTNL - Potential

  PTNLY - Potentially

  PTNS - Portions

  PUGET - Puget Sound

  PVA - Positive vorticity advection

  PVL - Prevail

  PVLD - Prevailed

  PVLG - Prevailing

  PVLS - Prevails

  PVLT - Prevalent

  PWR - Power

  Q

  QN - Question

  QPFERD - NMC excessive rainfall discussion

  QPFHSD - NMC heavy snow discussion

  QPFSPD - NMC special precipitation discussion

  QSTNRY - Quasistationary

  QUAD - Quadrant

  QUE - Quebec

  R

  R - Rain

  RADAT - Radiosonde observation data

  RAOB - Radiosonde observation

  RAOBS - Radiosonde observations

  RCH - Reach

  RCHD - Reached

  RCHG - Reaching

  RCHS - Reaches

  RCKY - Rocky

  RCKYS - Rockies

  RCMD - Recommend

  RCMDD - Recommended

  RCMDG - Recommending

  RCMDS - Recommends

  RCRD - Record

  RCRDS - Records

  RCV - Receive

  RCVD - Received

  RCVG - Receiving

  RCVS - Receives

  RDC - Reduce

  RDGG - Ridging

  RDR - Radar

  RDVLP - Redevelop

  RDVLPG - Redeveloping

  RDVLPMT - Redevelopment

  RE - Regard

  RECON - Reconnaissance

  REF - Reference

  RES - Reserve

  RGL - Regional Model

  RGT - Right

  RHINO - RHI not operative

  RI - Rhode Island

  RLBL - Reliable

  REPL - Replace

  REPLD - Replaced

  REPLG - Replacing

  REPLS - Replaces

  REQ - Request

  REQS - Requests

  REQSTD - Requested

  RESP - Response

  RESTR - Restrict

  RGD - Ragged

  RGLR - Regular

  RGN - Region

  RGNS - Regions

  RH - Relative Humidity

  RIOGD - Rio Grande

  RLTV - Relative

  RLTVLY - Relativily

  RMN - Remain

  RMND - Remained

  RMNDR - Remainder

  RMNG - Remaining

  RMNS - Remains

  RNFL - Rainfall

  ROT - Rotate

  ROTD - Rotated

  ROTG - Rotating

  ROTS - Rotates

  RPD - Rapid

  RPDLY - Rapidly

  RPLC - Replace

  RPLCD - Replaced

  RPLCG - Replacing

  RPLCS - Replaces

  RPRT - Report

  RPRTD - Reported

  RPRTG - Reporting

  RPRTS - Reports

  RPT - Repeat

  RPTG - Repeating

  RPTS - Repeats

  RQR - Require

  RQRD - Required

  RQRG - Requiring

  RQRS - Requires

  RS - Receiver station

  RSG - Rising

  RSN - Reason

  RSNG - Reasoning

  RSNS - Reasons

  RSTR - Restrict

  RSTRD - Restricted

  RSTRG - Restricting

  RSTRS - Restricts

  RTRN - Return

  RTRND - Returned

  RTRNG - Returning

  RTRNS - Returns

  RUF - Rough

  RUFLY - Roughly

  RVS - Revise

  RVSD - Revised

  RVSG - Revising

  RVSS - Revises

  RW - Rain shower

  S

  S - South

  SA - Surface observation

  SAO - Surface observation

  SAOS - Surface observations

  SASK - Saskatchewan

  SATFY - Satisfactory

  SBND - South bound

  SBSD - Subside

  SBSDD - Subsided

  SBSDNC - Subsidence

  SBSDS - Subsides

  SC - South Carolina

  SCND - Second

  SCNDRY - Secondary

  SCSL - Standing lenticular stratocumulus

  SCT - Scatter

  SCTD - Scattered

  SCTR - Sector

  SD - South Dakota

  SE - Southeast

  SEC - Second

  SELS - Severe Local Storms Unit

  SELY - Southeasterly

  SEPN - Separation

  SEQ - Sequence

  SERN - Southeastern

  SEWD -Southeastward

  SFC - Surface

  SFERICS - Atmospherics

  SG - Snow grains

  SGFNT - Significant

  SGFNTLY - Significantly

  SHFT - Shift

  SHFTD - Shifted

  SHFTG - Shifting

  SHFTS - Shifts

  SHLD - Shield

  SHLW - Shallow

  SHRT - Short

  SHRTLY - Shortly

  SHRTWV - Shortwave

  SHRTWVS - Shortwaves

  SHUD - Should

  SHWR - Shower

  SHWRS - Showers

  SIERNEV - Sierra Nevada

  SIG - Signature

  SIGMET - Significant meteorological information

  SIMUL - Simultaneous

  SKC - Sky clear

  SKED - Schedule

  SLD - Solid

  SLGT - Slight

  SLGTLY - Slightly

  SLO - Slow

  SLOLY - Slowly

  SLOR - Slower

  SLP - Slope

  SLPG - Sloping

  SLT - Sleet

  SLY - Southerly

  SM - Statute mile

  SMK - Smoke

  SML - Small

  SMLR - Smaller

  SMRY - Summary

  SMS - Synchronus meteorological satellite

  SMTH - Smooth

  SMTHR - Smoother

  SMTHST - Smoothest

  SMTM - Sometime

  SMWHT - Somewhat

  SNBNK - Snow bank

  SND - Sand

  SNFLK - Snow flake

  SNGL - Single

  SNOINCR - Snow increase

  SNOINCRG - Snow increasing

  SNST - Sunset

  SNW - Snow

  SNWFL - Snowfall

  SOP - Standard operating procedure

  SP - Snow pellets

  SPCLY - Especially

  SPD - Speed

  SPDS - Speeds

  SPENES - Satellite precipitation estimate statement

  SPKL - Sprinkle

  SPKLS - Sprinkles

  SPLNS - Southern Plains

  SPRD - Spread

  SPRDG - Spreading

  SPRDS - Spreads

  SPRL - Spiral

  SQAL - Squall

  SQLN - Squall line

  SR - Sunrise

  SRN - Southern

  SRND - Surround

  SRNDD - Surrounded

  SRNDG - Surrounding

  SRNDS - Surrounds

  SS - Sunset

  SSE - South-southeast

  SSELY - South-southeasterly

  SSERN - South-southeastern

  SSEWD - South-southeastward

  SSW - South-southwest

  SSWLY - South-southwesterly

  SSWRN - South-southwestern

  SSWWD - South-southwestward

  ST - Stratus

  STAGN - Stagnation

  STBL - Stable

  STBLTY - Stability

  STD - Standard

  STDY - Steady

  STFR - Stratus fractus

  STFRM - Stratiform

  STG - Strong

  STGLY - Strongly

  STGR - Stronger

  STGST - Strongest

  STLT - Satellite

  STM - Storm

  STMS - Storms

  STN - Station

  STNS - Stations

  STNRY - Stationary

  SUB - Substitute

  SUBTRPCL - Subtropical

  SUF - Sufficient

  SUFLY - Sufficiently

  SUG - Suggest

  SUGG - Suggesting

  SUGS - Suggests

  SUP - Supply

  SUPG - Supplying

  SUPR - Superior

  SUPS - Supplies

  SUPSD - Supersede

  SUPSDG - Superseding

  SUPSDS - Supersedes

  SVG - Serving

  SVR - Severe

  SVRL - Several

  SW - Southwest

  SWD - Southward

  SWWD - Southwestward

  SW- - Light snow shower

  SW+ - Heavy snow shower

  SWLG - Swelling

  SWLY - Southwesterly

  SWOMCD - SELS Mesoscale Discussion

  SWRN - Southwestern

  SX - Stability index

  SXN - Section

  SXNS - Sections

  SYNOP - Synoptic

  SYNS - Synopsis

  SYS - System

  T

  T - Thunder

  TCNTL - Transcontinental

  TCU - Towering cumulus

  TDA - Today

  TEMP - Temperature

  THD - Thunderhead

  THDR - Thunder

  THK - Thick

  THKNG - Thickening

  THKNS - Thickness

  THKR - Thicker

  THKST - Thickest

  THN - Thin

  THNG - Thinning

  THNR - Thinner

  THNST - Thinnest

  THR - Threshold

  THRFTR - Thereafter

  THRU - Through

  THRUT - Throughout

  THSD - Thousand

  THTN - Threaten

  THTND - Threatened

  THTNG - Threatening

  THTNS - Threatens

  TIL - Until

  TMPRY - Temporary

  TMPRYLY - Temporarilly

  TMW - Tomorrow

  TN - Tennessee

  TNDCY - Tendency

  TNDCYS - Tendencies

  TNGT - Tonight

  TNTV - Tentative

  TNTVLY - Tentatively

  TOPS - Tops

  TOVC - Top of overcast

  TPG - Topping

  TRBL - Trouble

  TRIB - Tributary

  TRKG - Tracking

  TRML -Terminal

  TRMT - Terminate

  TRMTD - Terminated

  TRMTG - Terminating

  TRMTS - Terminates

  TRNSP - Transport

  TRNSPG - Transporting

  TROF - Trough

  TROFS - Troughs

  TROP - Tropopause

  TRPCD - Tropical continental

  TRPCL - Tropical

  TRRN - Terrain

  TRSN - Transition

  TRW - Thunderstorm

  TRW+ - Thunderstorm with heavy rain shower

  TSFR - Transfer

  TSFRD - Transfered

  TSFRG - Transfering

  TSFRS - Transfers

  TSHWR - Thundershower

  TSHWRS - Thundershowers

  TSNT - Transient

  TSQLS - Thundersqualls

  TSTM - Thunderstorm

  TSTMS - Thunderstorms

  TS - Thunderstorm with snow

  TS+ - Thunderstorm with heavy snow

  TSW - Thunderstorm with snow showers

  TSW+ - Thunderstorm with heavy snow showers

  TURBC - Turbulence

  TURBT - Turbulent

  TWD - Toward

  TWDS - Towards

  TWI - Twilight

  TWRG - Towering

  TX - Texas

  U

  UDDF - Up and down drafts

  UN - Unable

  UNAVBL - Unavailable

  UNEC - Unnecessary

  UNKN - Unknown

  UNL - Unlimited

  UNRELBL - Unreliable

  UNRSTD - Unrestricted

  UNSATFY - Unsatisfactory

  UNSBL - Unseasonable

  UNSTBL - Unstable

  UNSTDY - Unsteady

  UNSTL - Unsettle

  UNSTLD - Unsettled

  UNUSBL - Unusable

  UPDFTS - Updrafts

  UPR - Upper

  UPSLP - Upslope

  UPSTRM - Upstream

  URG - Urgent

  USBL - Usable

  UT - Utah

  UVV - Upward vertical velocity

  UVVS - Upward vertical velocities

  UWNDS - Upper winds

  V

  VA - Virginia

  VARN - Variation

  VCNTY - Vicinity

  VCOT - VFR conditions on top

  VCTR - Vector

  VDUC - VAS Data Utilization Center (NSSFC)

  VFY - Verify

  VFYD - Verified

  VFYG - Verifying

  VFYS - Verifies

  VLCTY - Velocity

  VLCTYS - Velocities

  VLNT - Violent

  VLNTLY - Violently

  VLY - Valley

  VLYS - Valleys

  VMC - Visual meteorological conditions

  VOL - Volume

  VORT - Vorticity

  VR - Veer

  VRG - Veering

  VRBL - Variable

  VRISL - Vancouver Island, BC

  VRS - Veers

  VRT MOTN - Vertical Motion

  VRY - Very

  VSB - Visible

  VSBY - Visibility

  VSBYDR - Visibility decreasing rapidly

  VSBYIR - Visibility increasing rapidly

  VT - Vermont

  VV - Vertical velocity

  W

  W - West

  WA - Washington

  WAA - Warm Air Advection

  WBND - West bound

  WDLY - Widely

  WDSPRD - Widespread

  WEA - Weather

  WFO - Weather Forecast Office

  WFOS - Weather Forecast Offices

  WFP - Warm front passage

  WI - Wisconsin

  WIBIS - Will be issued

  WINT - Winter

  WK - Weak

  WKDAY - Weekday

  WKEND - Weekend

  WKNG - Weakening

  WKNS - Weakens

  WKR - Weaker

  WKST - Weakest

  WKN - Weaken

  WL - Will

  WLY - Westerly

  WND - Wind

  WNDS - Winds

  WNW - West-northwest

  WNWLY - West-northwesterly

  WNWRN - West-northwestern

  WNWWD - West-northwestward

  WO - Without

  WPLTO - Western Plateau

  WRM - Warm

  WRMG - Warming

  WRN - Western

  WRMR - Warmer

  WRMST - Warmest

  WRMFNT - Warm front

  WRMFNTL - Warm Frontal

  WRNG - Warning

  WRNGS - Warnings

  WRS - Worse

  WSHFT - Wind shift

  WSHFTS - Wind Shifts

  WSFO - Weather Service Forecast Office

  WSFOS - Weather Service Forecast Offices

  WSO - Weather Service Office

  WSOS - Weather Service Offices

  WSTCH - Wasatch Range

  WSW - West-southwest

  WSWLY - West-southwesterly

  WSWRN - West-southwestern

  WSWWD - West-southwestward

  WTR - Water

  WTRS - Waters

  WTSPT - Waterspout

  WTSPTS - Waterspouts

  WUD - Would

  WV - West Virginia

  WVS - Waves

  WW - Severe Weather Watch

  WWAMKC - Status Report

  WWD - Westward

  WWS - Severe Weather Watches

  WX - Weather

  WY - Wyoming

  X

  XCP - Except

  XPC - Expect

  XPCD - Expected

  XPCG - Expecting

  XPCS - Expects

  XPLOS - Explosive

  XTND - Extend

  XTNDD - Extended

  XTNDG - Extending

  XTRM - Extreme

  XTRMLY - Extremely

  Y

  YDA - Yesterday

  YKN - Yukon

  YLSTN - Yellowstone

  Z

  ZL - Freezing drizzle

  ZN - Zone

  ZNS - Zones

  ZR - Freezing rain