Question

Help decoding metar "+TSRA "?

the metar states "+TSRA "

What type of thunderstorms were reported?

a)With light rain

b)With increasing rain

c)With moderate rain

d)With heavy rain

Answers

Refer to the METAR/TAF Conversion card.

see:

QUALIFIER

Intensity or Proximity

and WEATHER PHENOMENA

Precipitation

+TSRA= Thunderstorm(s) with heavy rain.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/oso/oso1/oso12/d…

@ Nate, it would do you good to read my referenced guide, the qualifier (- or +) attaches to the form of precipitation not to the Descriptor

#1

Short answer

Heavy Thunderstorm with rain shower

Why?

- means light, + means heavy, and nothing means moderate

TS = thunderstorm and RA = rain

I hope this has helped!

#2