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Interactive display

The interactive display on the front page shows an overview of current aviation weather observations and active SIGMETs and advisories. The following pieces of data are displayed:

  • METAR - Current METAR observations
    Figure 1: Station Model Plot
  • FltCat - Dots showing current flight conditions at that airport
    Figure 2: Flight category icon color
  • US SIGMETs - CONUS SIGMETs
  • I SIGMETs - International SIGMETs
    Figure 3: SIGMET polygon colors
  • G-AIRMETs - Graphical AIRMETs
  • Figure 4: G-AIRMET polygon colors
  • CWAs - CWSU Center Weather Advisories
    Figure 5: CWA polygon colors
  • PIREP-Ice - Icing PIREPs
    Figure 6: Icing PIREP symbols
  • PIREP-Turb - Turbulence PIREPs
    Figure 7: Turbulence PIREP symbols

URL Options

Here is a list of the URL options:

  • date=yyyymmddhhnn - This selects a specific date and time to display. The ADDS database stores roughly a days worth of data. Selecting a specific date will display observations and advisories valid for that time.
  • center=lat,lon - This will center the map at a specific latitude and longitude. The default is 39,-97.
  • zoom=level - This sets the zoom level. The default is 4. A higher number zooms in. A lower number zooms out.
  • basemap={light|dark|simple} - This selects the type of basemap. The default is light.
  • sat={on|off} - This turns the satellite layer on or off. The default is off.
  • radar={on|off} - This turns the radar layer on or off. The default is off.
  • metar={on|off} - This turns the METAR layer on or off. The default is off.
  • fltcat={on|off} - This turns the Flight Category layer on or off. The default is on.
  • sigmet={on|off} - This turns the US SIGMET layer on or off. The default is on.
  • isigmet={on|off} - This turns the International SIGMET layer on or off. The default is on.
  • gairmet={on|off} - This turns the G-AIRMET layer on or off. The default is off.
  • cwa={on|off} - This turns the Center Weather Advisory layer on or off. The default is on.
  • ipirep={on|off} - This turns the Icing PIREP layer on or off. The default is on.
  • tpirep={on|off} - This turns the Turbulence PIREP layer on or off. The default is on.
  • counties={on|off} - Turns county layer on or off. The default is off.
  • highways={on|off} - Turns highway layer on or off. These are primarily interstates. The default is off.
  • roads={on|off} - Turns roads layer on or off. These are primarily US and state highways plus some city streets. The default is off.
  • jetroutes={on|off} - Turns the top jetroutes layer on or off. The default is off.
  • firs={on|off} - Turns the FIR layer on or off. The default is off.
  • hover={on|off} - Turns on hover for features. The popups will come up when mouse hovers. Default is off.

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