C10: Weather Conditions
The prevailing atmospheric conditions that existed at the time of the crash.
(From State Police Instruction Manuals): This element should be coded without regard to whether or not weather conditions contributed to the cause of the accident.
This element is divided into Subfield 1 and Subfield 2. They share the same attributes for recording up to two applicable weather conditions.
Subfield 1 Weather Conditions:
- Fog, Smog, Smoke
- Sleet, Hail (freezing rain or drizzle)
Subfield 2 Weather Conditions:
- Blowing Snow
- Severe Crosswinds
- Blowing Sand, Soil, Dirt
(From State Police Instruction Manuals): if the code "Other" is used it is recommended that it be explained in the narrative.
Important for management/administration and evaluation. Critical for prevention programs and engineering evaluations.