The 3 Types of Visibility in Metars

The visibility portion of the METAR can be coded in many different ways.

Statute miles:
CYPO 150200Z AUTO 36014G23KT 1SM -SN VV013 M12/M14 A2965 RMK SLP047

Meters:
ZWWW 150100Z 08002MPS 040V200 1600 BR BKN006 M03/M05 Q1026 BECMG TL0150 1300 BR

Runway Visual Range (RVR):
KPIT 151124Z 28016G20KT 2 3/4SM R28R/2600FT TSRA OVC01OCB 18/16 A2992 RMK SLPO13 T01760158

All of the above airports are in IMC (Instrument Meteorological Conditions).

March 15, 2019 by Kyle Boas