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NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Weather Type’

NFIRS Coding

Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Weather Type’ element, including any “other” values in case none of the preselected choices match:

All values for Weather Type

Weather Type  Code 
Clear, Less Than 1/10 Cloud Cover 10
Scattered Clouds, 1/10 To 5/10 Cloud Cover 11
Broken Clouds, 6/10 To 9/10 Cloud Cover 12
Overcast, Over 9/10 Cloud Cover 13
Foggy 14
Drizzle or Mist 15
Rain 16
Snow or Sleet 17
Shower 18
Thunderstorm In Progress 19
Other Weather Type 00

Transactions containing ‘Weather Type’

A few NFIRS elements are reused accross a number of transactions, but typically the value is captured by one transaction only.

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Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
Expected Length 2
Element Type Coded Field - The coded field relating to an entry in the code table. Most coded fields allow for Plus+ One codes. For these fields the expected length of the coded entry is depicted as (National length OR Plus+ One length). Only fields with this notation in the expected length column allow for Plus+ One definitions. If the user has not provided information, an empty field should be transmitted.
 
 

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