1st:    WIND DIRECTION and SPEED

2nd:  VISIBILITY

3rd:   CEILING

4th:   TEMPERATURE and DEW POINT

5th:   BAROMETRIC PRESSURE

That is the order.  Now lets make it easy to remember.

First,  place your right hand over your heart as you would for the “Pledge of Allegiance”. Then move your hand with all five fingers pointing straight away still bent at the elbow.  If you have moved your hand fast enough you have created wind.

1st is WIND, “Direction and Speed.”

Then make a finger gun with your index finger straight pointing away from you, look down the length of your finger, how far can you see.

2nd is “VISIBILITY.”

While your hand is in this position you are pointing. Everyone knows that pointing is rude. So point your finger straight up, not pointing at anyone, you are now pointing at the ceiling.

3rd is “CEILING”.  Remember for a cloud layer to be a ceiling it must be a “BOO” which is Broken, Overcast or Obscured, not listed as thin or partial. A low BOO should be scary to a VFR Pilot.

Now on some Cessna aircraft the temperature gauge is on the right passenger side up in the top of the window. So now you point at the temperature gauge for-

4th isTEMPERATURE and DEWPOINT.

And last take your pointy finger and point at the altimeter gauge for the last of the weather information.

5th is BAROMETRIC PRESSURE

So the order of the automated weather is:

1st WIND DIRECTION and SPEED

2nd VISIBILITY

3rd CEILING which is BOO

4th TEMPERATURE DEW-POINT

5th BAROMETRIC PRESSURE

Followed by pertinent aerodrome information.

This tip on remembering the order the weather is given should help to retain the information.

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