Why is the METAR red, green, or blue?

Can anyone explain me,why some airports in the weather section have the METAR information with green, or red or even blue??!

20180327_073207|351x500

3 Likes

Green - VFR (Visual Flight Rules) more than 5 Nautical Miles of Visibility, Ceiling is greater that 3,000 Feet AGL.

Blue - MVFR (Marginal Visual Flight Rules) 3-5 Nautical Miles of Visibility, Ceilings are between 1,000 Feet and 3,000 Feet AGL.

Pink - IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) 3-1 Nautical Mile of Visibility, Ceilings are between 500 Feet and 1,000 Feet AGL.

Red - LIFR (Low Instrument Flight Rules) <1 Nautical Mile of Visibility, Ceiling is below 500 Feet.


Mark has a series of Tutorials that will help you further understand how METARS work.

DeerCrusher also has a Tutorial on understanding the colors as well 🙂


Have a great one!

Chris

12 Likes

Thanks for the reply. Really helpful…

3 Likes