March 2018 SporkNews

Hello and welcome to WeatherSpork! March 1, 2018 was the public debut of WeatherSpork, your best online source for aviation weather and education.  At WeatherSpork, we couldn’t be more pleased at the response we’ve gotten thus far.  Over the last month we’ve received a ton of very positive feedback you can read here. A big thanks...

Weather weirdness explained

As you might imagine, I get a lot of questions from pilots about weirdness in the weather. They see something that doesn’t look quite right or doesn’t make logical sense and want to know more.  With a little forensic weather sleuthing, I can usually explain what’s going on.  Here’s one such request for more...

Release notes for v4.2.8

Fixed a bug where SIGMETs were not being filtered correctly in Route Profile and Meteogram views. Fixed a bug where incorrect destination airport sometimes appeared in Route Profile, Meteogram, and Map views. Additional minor bug fixes and usability improvements....

About “time” in WeatherSpork

It’s essential to know the valid time of any weather guidance you may use.  There are two choices in WeatherSpork for time, namely, device time (local time) and Zulu (GMT).  In WeatherSpork you will find times listed in many locations.  You have the option of displaying local or Zulu time.  You can make that...

Release notes for v4.2.5

ETD slider is now synchronized across all views in the app, and supports 30 minute increments. Fixed a bug where midpoints were being ignored when rendering terrain in Route Profile view. Additional minor bug fixes and usability improvements....

WeatherSpork’s simple design

WeatherSpork has a very elegant and simple design that is mission-oriented.  Even for the most technically-challenged pilot it will only take you a few minutes to harness its true power.  Furthermore, it’s designed to be nearly identical across platforms with very few exceptions.  So once you learn how to use the app on one platform, you...

Data outage in WeatherSpork

Currently there is a data outage in the weather imagery within WeatherSpork.  This has affected the GFS, NAM and RAP models.  For now we have removed the stale imagery from WeatherSpork. We are working to correct this issue.  We hope to have a solution in the next few days.  For now, if you would...

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