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...

New static Imagery from the HREF model

With WeatherSpork version 4.3.0, we’ve extended the static Imagery to include aviation forecasts from the High Resolution Ensemble Forecast (HREF) model.  The HREF is updated four times a day and provides a forecast lead time of 36 hours at one hour time increments.  In WeatherSpork you can find these in the Imagery view right...

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...

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...

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