# How are cloud bases and tops reported on PIREPS?

Let's say I read a PIREP as follows...

KATL UA/OV KATL/TM 1522/FL080/TP C210/SK SCT013-TOP079/WX FV05SM
HZ/TA M04/WV 24540KT/TB LGT/RM IN CLR.


I'm in KATL where the field elevation is 1,026, so if I were reading a METAR that reported bases at 013 I'd expect to enter the clouds at 2,300' MSL. I'm reading a PIREP here though, so based on this am I expecting to enter the bases as 1,300 MSL or 1,300 AGL? I have the same question with the tops.

• KATL in a small plane? I feel for ya' man... – UnrecognizedFallingObject Apr 26 '16 at 0:57
• @UnrecognizedFallingObject It's just for the sake of the example, but yes I have been to KATL in a C-210. – ryan1618 Apr 26 '16 at 1:00