Why you might get mid-morning bumps

Every once in a while you will see a pilot weather report of moderate or even severe turbulence one to two thousand feet above the ground with no obvious explanation of why.  It’s in the mid-morning hours, the winds aloft are not all that remarkable, there are no mountains or convection nearby and not...

A preview of WeatherSpork version 4.4.0…

As we’re putting the finishing touches on WeatherSpork version 4.4.0 here’s a 5 minute video preview of several new features that will be part of this release.  If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute subscribe to our YouTube channel (http://youtube.com/weatherspork) as we release new WeatherSpork videos. “Most pilots are weatherwise, but...

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...

Spork meets Droid, Android, that is!

We are excited to let you know that we’ve just released our new app to Google Play for those that use an Android device.  With very few exceptions, the WeatherSpork app will have the same look and feel and has all the same features as our popular iOS and web-based versions of WeatherSpork.  So...

Rain showers should get your attention

Too many pilots see the word “showers” and think it’s just some harmless light rain event.  When, in fact, a forecast for showery precipitation should get your attention since rain showers are a result of a convective process.  In many cases, forecasters often use showery precipitation (SHRA or VCSH) when they have a fair...

New weather imagery for you jet jockeys

If you are flying in the flight levels this summer and especially the upper flight levels, we have some new static weather Imagery for you!  We recently added to WeatherSpork version 4.3.4 new guidance that is going to be very popular with you jet jockeys out there.   It’s from the High Resolution Ensemble Forecast (HREF) which...

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...

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