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...

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...

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...

What’s ahead for WeatherSpork

Since formally releasing the app on March 1, we’ve gotten a ton of feedback that the app is awesome.  First, we’d like to thank you for giving it a try!   Many of you requested several new features that we’re working to implement right now.   We are really just in the beginning stages of development,...

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