Question of the week: METAR sky condition

March 24, 2014

Question: You are planning a flight to an airport with a field elevation of 2,500 feet. Before you depart, you obtain a METAR which indicates the sky condition at your destination is “OVC030.” How high above the airport is the ceiling?

Answer: The ceiling is 3,000 feet above ground level (AGL). (Source: Aviation Weather Services, AC 00-45G, Page 3-12)

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