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Digital Forecaster

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A weather forecasting tool

As of 2014-02-14, this project may now be found at http://www.austinsatmosphere.com.

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This product allows meteorologists and weather forecasters to view the latest weather maps, models and weather conditions. It also allows the user to convert a variety of units and solve several meteorological equations. Features currently in development:
- Ability to create your own PDF 48 hour forecast for distribution using Excel and MOS data.
- Switch back and forth between the same forecast hour in both GFS and NAM models to compare.
- Key controls to stop an animation at either the very first or last frame rather than step through all frames to get there.
- More meteorological equations to work with.
- Adding commas to long strings of digits for easier readability.
- More current weather maps to choose from.
- Ability to switch from metric to English units in the Current Weather window.
- Wind gusts to be displayed if present in the Current Weather window.
- Return/Enter key updates station ID in Current Weather window without having to manually click the button.

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Features

  • View/animate current weather maps
  • View current weather conditions for any 4-letter station ID
  • Compile your own distributable PDF 48-hour forecast in Excel based on current MOS data
  • Solve a variety of meteorological equations given certain variables (Ideal gas law, hydrostatic, hypsometric, etc.)
  • Convert between common units of distance, pressure, volume, temperature, weight and speed
  • View/control forecast model graphics (NAM & GFS)

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Intended Audience

Science/Research

Programming Language

Visual Basic .NET

Registered

2012-12-05
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