October 2018 SporkNews

Greetings! If you are new to WeatherSpork, welcome to the family!  Congratulations, you are now officially a Sporkie!  This e-Newsletter will be emailed out at the beginning of each month to keep you updated on the progress of new features and content provided by WeatherSpork. We are listening and we’ve already received dozens of feature...

What’s an MCS? This is…

If you read any of the NWS discussions (such as the Area Forecast Discussion contained in Airports view of WeatherSpork), there’s no doubt that the acronym MCS is tossed around quite a bit during the warm season.  MCS stands for mesoscale convective system.  These are not just a complex of thunderstorms as they are...

Just raised the roof on WeatherSpork!

With WeatherSpork version 4.3.0, you now have the option of selecting FL450 as the upper limit on the clouds and weather display.  The upper limit on earlier releases was restricted FL200.  This will allow you to see winds (speed and direction) as well as clouds and advisories (G-AIRMETs and SIGMETs) that extend higher in...

Don’t forget the big weather picture!

One of the slickest features of WeatherSpork that many of our members are raving about is the vertical depiction within the route profile and meteogram views.  The route profile like the one shown below is an incredibly useful tool to visualize how the weather will impact your route in four dimensions (fourth dimension being...

SLD added to CIP/FIP severity Imagery

The Imagery view in WeatherSpork includes the latest automated analyses and forecasts for airframe ice.  These are referred to as the Current Icing Product (CIP) and Forecast Icing Product (FIP), respectively. Both the analysis and forecast have three basic components to include probability, severity and supercooled large drop (SLD) icing.  Based on WeatherSpork customer...

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...

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