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WEATHER FORECAST [WXFCST]

Use to provide the commander with forecasted weather expected in the area of operation until normal weather communications can be established. Update forecasts at least every six hours. Reference: FM 34-81.

LINE 1 -- DATE AND TIME______________________________(DTG)

LINE 2 -- UNIT________________________________________(Unit Making Report)

LINE 3 -- LOCATION___________________________________(Center of Forecasted Weather Expressed Using UTM or Six-Digit Grid Coordinate With MGRS Grid Zone Designator)

LINE 4 -- VARIATION__________________________________(Weather Variation With Respect to Time: INTERMITTENT, GRADUAL, or TEMPORARY)

LINE 5 -- VALID_______________________________________(DTG Zulu Forecast is Effective)

LINE 6 -- UNTIL_______________________________________(DTG Zulu Forecast is No Longer in Effect)

LINE 7 -- CEILING_____________________________________(Lowest Forecast Ceiling in Hundreds of Feet Above
Ground Level)

LINE 8 -- COVER______________________________________(Total Sky Coverage in Eighths)

LINE 9 -- VISBY_______________________________________(Prevailing Visibility in Meters)

LINE 10 -- WEATHER___________________________________(Type of Weather Phenomena Being Forecast)

LINE 11 -- MAX _______________________________________(Maximum Temperature Forecasted in Degrees Celsius)

LINE 12 -- MIN________________________________________(Minimum Temperature Forecasted in Degrees Celsius)

LINE 13 -- FREEZE LEVEL ______________________________(Minimum Freezing Level in Thousands of Feet)

LINE 14 -- WIND ______________________________________(Direction and Variable Wind Direction in Degrees)

LINE 15 -- SPEED______________________________________(Maximum Sustained Wind Speed in Knots)

LINE 16 -- GUSTS______________________________________(Peak Gusts in Knots)

LINE 17 -- ALTIMETER_________________________________(Altimeter Setting in Hundredths of Inches of Mercury)

LINE 18 -- WIND@2000ft________________________________(Wind Direction and Speed at 2000 Feet)

LINE 19 -- WIND@5000ft________________________________(Wind Direction and Speed at 5000 Feet)

LINE 20 -- WIND@10,000ft______________________________(Wind Direction and Speed at 10,000 Feet)

LINE 21 -- WIND@15,000ft______________________________(Wind Direction and Speed at 15,000 Feet)

LINE 22 -- WIND@20,000ft______________________________(Wind Direction and Speed at 20,000 Feet)

LINE 23 -- NARRATIVE_________________________________(Free Text for Additional Information Required for Clarification of Report

LINE 24 -- AUTHENTICATION___________________________(Report Authentication)