I need help decoding this data. Unfortunately it isn't comma or tab delimited. Each line is a new line and needs to be decoded. I've been using inStr but there is a section of weather events I'm not sure what is the way to search through the string to find the various events... Some of the trouble is the qualifier that has no sign (moderate). There are some examples in the .xls file I included...
Sometimes its -SN, -SHSN, -VCSG
I'm gonna lose my mind lol...
QUALIFIER: Intensity or Proximity
"-" Light "no sign" Moderate "+" Heavy
VC Vicinity: but not at aerodrome. Between 5 and 10SM of the point(s) of observation
MI Shallow BC Patches PR Partial TS Thunderstorm
BL Blowing SH Showers DR Drifting FZ Freezing
DZ Drizzle RA Rain SN Snow SG Snow grains
IC Ice crystals PL Ice pellets GR Hail GS Small hail/snow pellets
UP Unknown precipitation in automated observations
BR Mist(>= 5/8SM) FG Fog(< 5/8SM) FU Smoke VA Volcanic Ash
SA Sand HZ Haze PY Spray DU Widespread dust
SQ Squall SS Sandstorm DS Duststorm PO Well developed dust/sand whirls
FC Funnel cloud +FC tornado/waterspout
”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.
-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros
With your subscription - you'll gain access to our exclusive IT community of thousands of IT pros. You'll also be able to connect with highly specified Experts to get personalized solutions to your troubleshooting & research questions. It’s like crowd-sourced consulting.
We can't always guarantee that the perfect solution to your specific problem will be waiting for you. If you ask your own question - our Certified Experts will team up with you to help you get the answers you need.
Our certified Experts are CTOs, CISOs, and Technical Architects who answer questions, write articles, and produce videos on Experts Exchange. 99% of them have full time tech jobs - they volunteer their time to help other people in the technology industry learn and succeed.
We can't guarantee quick solutions - Experts Exchange isn't a help desk. We're a community of IT professionals committed to sharing knowledge. Our experts volunteer their time to help other people in the technology industry learn and succeed.