This is a list of acronyms and abbreviations SPC frequently uses in our
Weather station IDs referenced in SPC outlooks and other NWS products may
be found by state in this
List of Surface Stations by Greg Thompson of UCAR.
More glossary terms can be found in the
NWS Glossary page.
(A)ircraft (C)ommunications (A)ddressing and (R)eporting (S)ystem
(A)ircraft (M)eteorological (D)ata (R)elay
(A)t (O)r (A)bove
(A)t (O)r (B)elow
(ARK)ansas / (L)ouisian(A) / (MISS)issippi region
(ARK)ansas / (L)ouisian(A) / (TEX)as region
A specific configuration of the (W)eather (R)esearch and (F)orecasting (WRF) model. ARW stands for (A)dvanced (R)esearch (W)RF.