8/21/2021

Wrngs Winter Solsticewrenegade Stables


    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 - Anomalous 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


    BACLIN - Baroclinic
    BAJA - Baja California
    BATROP - Barotrophic
    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
    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 - 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 - Chesapeake
    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 - Canceled
    CNCLG - Canceling
    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


    DABRK - Daybreak
    DALGT - Daylight
    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 - Dew point
    DWPNTS - Dew points
    DX - Duplex


    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 - Fahrenheit
    FA - Aviation area forecast
    FAH - Fahrenheit
    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 - 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


    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


    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


    JCTN - Junction
    JTSTR - Jet stream


    KFRST - Killing frost
    KLYR - Smoke layer aloft
    KOCTY - Smoke over city
    KS - Kansas
    KT - Knots
    KY - Kentucky


    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 - Longitudinal
    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


    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 - 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


    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


    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 - Possibility
    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


    QN - Question
    QPFERD - NMC excessive rainfall discussion
    QPFHSD - NMC heavy snow discussion
    QPFSPD - NMC special precipitation discussion
    QSTNRY - Quasi stationary
    QUAD - Quadrant
    QUE - Quebec


    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 - Relatively
    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 - 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 - Synchronous 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 - 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 - Temporarily
    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 - Transferred
    TSFRG - Transferring
    TSFRS - Transfers
    TSHWR - Thundershower
    TSHWRS - Thundershowers
    TSNT - Transient
    TSQLS - Thunder squalls
    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


    UDDF - Up drafts 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


    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 - 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


    XCP - Except
    XPC - Expect
    XPCD - Expected
    XPCG - Expecting
    XPCS - Expects
    XPLOS - Explosive
    XTND - Extend
    XTNDD - Extended
    XTNDG - Extending
    XTRM - Extreme
    XTRMLY - Extremely


    YDA - Yesterday
    YKN - Yukon
    YLSTN - Yellowstone


    ZL - Freezing drizzle
    ZN - Zone
    ZNS - Zones
    ZR - Freezing rain

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Plants of the Winter Solstice

By Larry Stritch

Many plants play an important role in many of our holiday traditions celebrating the season surrounding the winter solstice. Winter solstice, occurring on or around December 21st, is the first day of winter, the shortest day and the longest night of the year. To early cultures, the winter solstice was a day of both apprehension and celebration of the cold, dark winter and the promise of longer, warmer days to come.

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly

In ancient cultures, the holly tree symbolized the waning sun commencing with the summer solstice and the oak tree symbolized the waxing sun commencing with the winter solstice. The Druids believed holly’s evergreen nature made it sacred and that it remained green throughout winter to keep the earth beautiful at a time when deciduous trees shed their leaves.

American holly (Ilex opaca). Photo by Larry Stritch.

Traditional Christmas card with holly and mistletoe. Circa 1880s.

Holly was used for decoration throughout homes, hanging boughs of it over entrances to peoples’ homes or as wreaths of holly that were hung on doors. Placing a ring of holly on doors originated in Ireland. Holly, green with red berries, was one of the few plants still beautiful at this time of year. It gave the poor a means of decorating their dwellings. Decorating one’s home with holly was believed to bring protection and good luck to the inhabitants in the coming year.

The Yule Log

The Yule log is a large log that is burned in the hearth as part of a Yule, or Christmas, celebration or with Winter Solstice festivals. “Yule log” may also refer to log-shaped Christmas cakes.

Hauling the yule log. From Chambers Book of Days (1832).

Historically, the Yule log tradition may have included an entire tree or the largest log available to be burned in the fire hearth. Historians believe the tradition was derived from pagan worship rites, representations of health and fertility, rituals asking for blessings and protection, festivals celebrating the winter solstice, or was simply for decoration and practical use.

Some traditions included starting the Yule log fire with the remnant of the previous year's log, to bring prosperity and protection from evil. After the celebration, pieces of the Yule log would be saved to start the fire of next winter’s solstice Yule log. In some European traditions, oak was the preferred species for the Yule log, as it represented the waxing sun, symbolized endurance, strength, protection, and good luck to people in the coming year.

A Mushroom's Influence upon Winter Solstice Celebrations

The collection, preparation, and use of fly agaric mushrooms (Amanita muscaria) were central to many northern European and Asian peoples’ winter solstice celebrations and ceremonies. In the days leading up to the winter solstice, the fly agaric mushroom often appears under trees, mostly firs and spruces. Fly agaric is poisonous and has hallucinogenic properties.

Fly agaric mushroom (Amanita muscaria). Photo by Gail Lowe.

Christmas card displaying the hanging of Amanita muscariaA note to colleaguesthoughtfull english. on a door.

The rituals surrounding the use of these mushrooms may have been harbingers of our modern traditions. A side effect of eating fly agaric mushrooms was a rosy, red flush to the cheeks and face, as well as hallucinations. This may have given rise to the representations and unusual abilities of some of the season's figures (i.e., Santa Claus).

Common winter rituals also included the drying and stringing of fly agaric mushrooms near the hearth. Many people all over the world still decorate the family hearth and Christmas tree with strings of popcorn, cranberries, and mushroom ornaments. It is a reminder that many winter solstice traditions have surprisingly long-forgotten histories brought forward into modern festivities.

Mistletoe

Mistletoe, long associated with winter holiday traditions, is the common name for several families of poisonous, evergreen parasitic plants that grow attached to and penetrating the branches of a tree or shrub. The mistletoe plant that is commonly used as a Christmas decoration in North America is generally one of a number of Phoradendron species.

The ancient Greeks, Druids, Celts, and Norse revered mistletoe as sacred, having traditions regarding its collection and use for protection, blessing, and medicine. According to some Christmas customs, believed to have originated with Norse legends, couples who meet under hanging mistletoe are obliged to kiss, plucking a single white berry from the bush until the final berry is removed.

Mistletoe fruit and leaves. Photo by Steve Baskauf.

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Mistletoe attached high in the branches of an oak tree. Photo by Steve Baskauf.

The Yule Tree

The “Yule tree,”, or Christmas tree, is a decorated tree, usually an evergreen conifer species, such as pine, fir, cedar, juniper, or spruce. The tradition has origins with ancient civilizations in the middle east, Asia, and Europe. Our modern custom flourished in Germany and spread to other European nations and North America in the 19th century. The Yule tree's brightly colored decorations and lights symbolized stellar objects, spirits of those who died, religious events and figures, and provided edible treats.

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Christmas tree (Fraser fir, Abies fraseri). Photo by Larry Stritch.

Cutting a tree for the holidays on the national forest is a family affair.

Many families begin their holiday seasons by cutting their own Christmas tree from the national forests. All you need is a permit purchased from a local Forest Service office and you may cut and remove a tree from designated areas on National Forest land. Also, take a look at these articles and videos:

Capitol Christmas Tree

The annual lighting of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is an honored tradition of more than 50 years. In fact, the “People’s Tree” dates back to 1964 when Architect of the Capitol J. George Stewart, at the suggestion of the Speaker of the House John W. McCormack, established the yearly tradition of decorating a tree on the West Front Lawn. Since 1970, the USDA Forest Service has provided the trees. Each year a different national forest has been invited to provide “The People’s Tree” to celebrate the holidays. The Forest Service also works with state forests to provide smaller companion trees for offices in Washington, D.C.

“The People’s Tree” Lights up the Capitol

This year, the nation viewed the lighting of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree virtually. (USDA Forest Service photo)

In fact, the planning for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree started over a year ago, as the 60-foot-tall blue spruce from the Carson National Forest in New Mexico was making its arrival in Washington D.C. The journey this year began with the employees of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests in western Colorado.

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The National Christmas Tree

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Do not confuse The Capitol Christmas Tree with The National Christmas Tree. The National Christmas Tree is planted near the White House at the Ellipse and is lighted every year by the president and first lady. The National Christmas Tree is a Colorado blue spruce planted on the Ellipse in 1978.