Site Updates

April 2nd, 2021

Our radar database map has been updated with the option to toggle the range of publicly available imagery. Over time we will add more options to the map.

We still need to make some additional improvements to the dropsonde diagram in the recon system, including the text that appears when you move your mouse over the diagram.

March 7th, 2021

Further updates were made to the alpha version of our dropsonde diagram in the recon system. It now works in Internet Explorer 10 and 11. Additional updates were made improving the spacing of labels when the width of the diagram is small.

March 1st, 2021

We have released a new alpha version of our dropsonde diagram in the recon system. It now includes an early version of our hodograph.

February 16th, 2021

We have released an alpha version of our new dropsonde diagram. It is an early version of the diagram. It is now available in the recon system. We are still developing how text appears for data points. In the end, there will likely be an option to either view the hovering text somewhat like it appears now or to view data for a single temperature point in a popup window like how our model system charts work. We will continue to develop the diagram further over the next month or so.

February 2nd, 2021

Charting in the model system, as well as AXBT diagrams in the recon system, have received their final update for now. Work will now begin on the dropsonde diagram for the recon system. I am likely going to use skewt-js for the dropsonde diagram. A default example of it can be found here.

January 26th, 2021

The AXBT diagrams in the recon system have been updated.

January 17th, 2021

The new JavaScript charts have been updated to correct the previous issues mentioned. I also added the ability to save the chart as an image. I have not yet updated the new charting for AXBT diagrams. I will do that next and then will work on redesigning the dropsonde diagram to use JavaScript, rather than Flash which no longer works.

January 13th, 2021

Charts have been updated from Adobe Flash to JavaScript for wind, pressure and model error data in the model system. The charts were operating slow due to a feature that needs to be redesigned. The feature that allowed people to view model identifiers along a model line on the chart was using too much memory using the method that was being used. I removed that option for now. There are also two other minor issues. The grid alignment in the legend where model identifiers are needs to be corrected when model line identifiers are disabled in the chart based on options selected in the options panel. I also need to not have the legend expand fully for the model identifiers. They will be in a box in which you can scroll. I will replace AXBT water depth diagrams in the recon system in the next update. Then I will either work on the feature to show model identifiers or start work on a replacement for dropsonde diagrams.

January 11th, 2021

We have begun deploying some of the new JavaScript diagrams on our site which are replacing some of our Adobe Flash diagrams. So far only model wind and pressure diagrams have been replaced. Model error diagrams will be next, followed by AXBT water depth diagrams in the recon system. After that, we'll begin work on a replacement for the Adobe Flash dropsonde diagrams.

January 4th, 2021

We are currently working on updating Adobe Flash charting to JavaScript. We have a JavaScript chart that will work for wind, pressure, position error and intensity error data in the model system. The chart will also work for AXBT water depth data in the recon system. While we intend to have the charting replaced within the next week for those charting types, we have not yet worked on a dropsonde diagram for the recon system. We don't know when we will have a JavaScript alternative for dropsondes. When we do have one, it is likely to not have the features that our Adobe Flash diagram had, at least at first.

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