A number of manned weather observation stations were recently decommissioned. Some of the departing human observers added a few words of parting to their final weather reports, before passing the anemometer over to the automated equipment. Whether autostations do an adequate job of reporting the weather is open to debate, but I'm sure they can't match the humans' sense of humour.
METAR CYHU 192200Z 19008KT 1SM -SN VV016 M10/M12 A2990 RMK SN8 LAST MANNED OB FOR EVER. GOD SAVE THE AIRMEN. SLP128=
METAR CYXD 200600Z 04006KT 2SM -FZRA BR BKN005 OVC030 M07/M10 A2984 RMK SF6SC2 LAST HUMAN OBSERVATION AT CYXD - FOR NOW SLP147=
METAR CYXR 200200Z 34014KT 15SM SKC M21/M24 A3003 RMK LAST HRLY OBS - EVER - STATION CLOSING AT THIS TIME YXR 1938-2005 R.I.P. A. MCKALE STN MGR SLP193=
METAR CYHD 200300Z CCA 05004KT 15SM -SN OVC039 M19/M23 A3019 RMK SC8 MOON DMLY VISBL LAST OBSERVATION BY YHD WX STAFF AWOS TAKING OVER GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD SLP273=
I notice that the last one is a CCA - a corrected version of the original issue. I wonder if the correction was to add the remark, or to tone it down.
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