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Quiz: Do You Know The Answer To These 6 Instrument Weather Questions?

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  1. 1) You're climbing through 20,000 feet in your Boeing 737. According to this PIREP, what does it look like outside?

    The PIREP is reporting broken clouds with tops of 19,000 feet.

    The PIREP is reporting broken clouds with tops of 19,000 feet.

  2. 2) What is the visibility forecast to be at 0400Z?

    The visibility is forecast to be 1/4SM starting at 0100Z.

    The visibility is forecast to be 1/4SM starting at 0100Z.

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  3. 3) You're planning a flight along the southern coast of Oregon at 1900Z. What weather should you expect?

    The expected wither is broken to overcast skies at 4,000' and overcast skies at 6,000' with fog and snow.

    The expected wither is broken to overcast skies at 4,000' and overcast skies at 6,000' with fog and snow.

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  4. 4) What weather phenomenon is expected in this SIGMET?

    A widespread dust storm is expected.

    A widespread dust storm is expected.

  5. 5) What are the forecast winds for Aberdeen (ABR) at 30,000 feet?

    You subtract 50 from the direction, and add 100 to the speed. The winds are 140 @ 125 kts.

    You subtract 50 from the direction, and add 100 to the speed. The winds are 140 @ 125 kts.

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  6. 6) What is the weather going to be at 1000Z?

    From 0700Z, the visibility is forecast to be 1/4sm with light rain and fog.

    From 0700Z, the visibility is forecast to be 1/4sm with light rain and fog.

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Colin Cutler

Colin is a Boldmethod co-founder, pilot and graphic artist. He's been a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota, an airline pilot on the CRJ-200, and has directed development of numerous commercial and military training systems. You can reach him at colin@boldmethod.com.

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