The RCAM (runway condition assessment matrix)generates a runway condition code (RCC) related to the slipperiness of the surface. Airport managers are only supposed to issue these FICONs for the active runways, and only for one direction. The RCC code will consist of three numbers separated by slashes (example: 3/4/5). Each number relates to the slipperiness level of the touchdown, midpoint, and rollout thirds of that runway. The RCC code levels are zero (absolutely no traction) through six (bone dry). At least 25 percent of the surface must be affected for the computer to generate an RCC code. If there are only a few spots of snow, water, ice, or whatever along the surface, the contaminants will be reported, but a code will not be generated.

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