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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
    Example station model plot
    Figure 1: Station Model Plot
  • FltCat - Dots showing current flight conditions at that airport
    Flight category icon color key
    Figure 2: Flight category icon color
  • US SIGMETs - CONUS SIGMETs
  • I SIGMETs - International SIGMETs
    SIGMET color key
    Figure 3: SIGMET polygon colors
  • G-AIRMETs - Graphical AIRMETs
  • G-AIRMET color key
    Figure 4: G-AIRMET polygon colors
  • CWAs - CWSU Center Weather Advisories
    CWA polygon color key
    Figure 5: CWA polygon colors
  • PIREP-Ice - Icing PIREPs
    Icing PIREP symbol key
    Figure 6: Icing PIREP symbols
  • PIREP-Turb - Turbulence PIREPs
    Turbulence PIREP symbol key
    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.
  • time=hr - This selects the initial time on the time slider (def: 0).
  • timelabform={full|simple} - This selects time slider labels. Full shows -/+ hours from current. Simple shows just the time and "Forecast for" if it's a future time.
  • refresh=min - This sets the auto-refresh time interval (def: 5 min).
  • tz=tz - This sets the time zone to show in the date header. This can be "local" which is the browser time zone or "label,offset" which is the zone name and offset in hours. For example "CDT,-5". (def: UTC).
  • region=reg - This will center the map to a specific region. Options include: "conus", "us", "northeast", "ne", "southeast", "se", "northcentral", "nc", "southcentral", "sc", "northwest", "nw", "southwest", "sw", "alaska", "ak", "hawaii", "hi", "gulfmexico", "gmx", "caribbean", "car", "europe", "eur", "southamerica", "sam", "easia", "eas", "australia", "aus", "zab", "zau", "zbw", "zdc", "zdv", "zhu", "zfw", "zid", "zjx", "zkc", "zla", "zlc", "zma", "zme", "zmp", "zny", "zoa", "zob", "zse", "ztl" (def: none).
  • 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.
  • fullmode=(screen|window) - This sets the full screen mode. "screen" sets it to full screen. "window" sets it to fill the current browser window. The default is screen.
  • fullscreen=(on|off) - This sets the display to go into full window if fullmode=window.
  • 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.
  • satprod={ir|vis|wv} - Specifies the type of satellite image. The default is ir.
  • satopacity=# - Specifies the satellite image opacity (0=transparent to 1=opaque). The default is .5.
  • satlabform={on|simple|off} - Specifies the satellite label format. The choices are "on" which shows type of image and time, "simple" which shows only image type and "off" which shows no label. The default is "full".
  • satimg={on|off} - This turns the satellite image layer on or off. The default is off.
  • satimgtype={visfog} - Specifies the type of satellite image. The default is visfog.
  • satimgopacity=# - Specifies the satellite image opacity (0=transparent to 1=opaque). The default is .5.
  • satimglabform={on|simple|off} - Specifies the satellite label format. The choices are "on" which shows type of image and time, "simple" which shows only image type and "off" which shows no label. The default is "off".
  • rad={on|off} - This turns the radar layer on or off. The default is off.
  • radprod={rala|cref} - Specifies the type of radar image: "rala" for reflectivity at lowest altitude or "cref" for composite reflectivity. The default is rala.
  • radopacity=# - Specifies the radar image opacity (0=transparent to 1=opaque). The default is .75.
  • radlabform={on|full|simple|off} - Specifies the radar label format. The choices are "on" or "full" which shows type of radar and time, "simple" which shows only radar type and "off" which shows no label. The default is "full".
  • metar={on|off} - This turns the METAR layer on or off. The default is off.
  • metplot=param - This selects the display parameter. The default is model. Multiple parameters can be selected separated by commas. Options are:
    • model - station model, all on
    • temp - temperature
    • dew - dewpoint
    • rhum - relative humidity
    • alt - altimeter setting
    • vis - visibility
    • ceil - cloud ceiling
    • cover - cloud cover
    • wind - wind barb
    • wspd - wind speed
    • wgst - wind gust
    • cat - flight category
    • wx - weather symbol
    • id - station identifier
  • metdensity={-1|0|+1|+2} - The METAR data density. The greater the number the more stations will plot. The default is 0.
  • metdecoded={on|off} - Specifies to show decoded data in popup dialog box. The default is off.
  • metrawtaf={on|off} - Specifies to add TAF to popup dialog box. The default is off.
  • metscale=## - Specifies scale factor for the data icon. The default is 1.
  • fltcat={on|off} - This turns the flight category layer on or off. The default is on.
  • fcdensity={-1|0|+1|+2|+3} - The FltCat data density. The greater the number the more stations will plot. The default is +2.
  • fcvfr={on|off} - Specifies whether to display VFR stations or not. The default is off.
  • fctaf={on|off} - Specifies whether to display raw TAF in popup. The default is off.
  • fcscale=## - Specifies scale factor for the icon. The default is .8.
  • airep={on|off} - This turns the AIREP/PIREP layer on or off. The default is on.
  • airtype=param - This selects the type of AIREP data to display. The default is all. Multiple types can be selected separated by commas. Options are:
    • turb - Turbulence reports
    • icing - Icing reports
    • wx - Reports with weather (temp, clouds)
    • misc - Other reports
  • airtop=## - Specifies top level in hundreds of feet of AIREPs to display. The default is undef.
  • airbottom=## - Specifies bottom level in hundreds of feet of AIREPs to display. The default is undef.
  • airage=## - Specifies age in hours of AIREPs to display. The default is 1.5 (90min).
  • airinten=## - Specifies minimum intensity of AIREPs to display. Options are "all", "lgt" for light, "mod" for moderate and "sev" for severe. The default is all.
  • airscale=## - Specifies scale factor for the AIREP icon. The default is 1.
  • airnoneg={on|off} - Specifies not to plot PIREPs with negative turb and ice reports. The default is off.
  • sigmet={on|off} - This turns the SIGMET layer on or off. The default is on.
  • sigtype=param - Specifies the types of SIGMETs to display. The default is all. The types are:
    • trop - tropical cyclone
    • conv - convective
    • turb - turbulence
    • ice - icing
    • ifr - IFR
    • va - volcanic ash
  • sigopacity=# - Specifies the SIGMET polygon opacity (0=transparent to 1=opaque). The default is .75.
  • sigheight={on|off} - This turns the SIGMET height labels on or off. The default is off.
  • gairmet={on|off} - This turns the G-AIRMET layer on or off. The default is off.
  • gairtype=param - Specifies the types of G-AIRMETs to display. The default is all. The types are:
    • turb-hi - high level turbulence
    • turb-lo - low level turbulence
    • llws - low level wind shear
    • sfc-wind - high surface winds
    • icing - icing
    • fzlvl - freezing levels
    • ifr - IFR
    • mtn - mountain obscurations
  • gairopacity=# - Specifies the G-AIGMET polygon opacity (0=transparent to 1=opaque). The default is .25.
  • cwa={on|off} - This turns the CWA layer on or off. The default is on.
  • cwatype=param - Specifies the types of CWAs to display. The default is all. The types are:
    • conv - convective
    • turb - turbulence
    • ice - icing
    • ifr - IFR
    • pcpn - precipitation
  • cwaopacity=# - Specifies the CWA polygon opacity (0=transparent to 1=opaque). The default is .75.
  • 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 jetroutes layer on or off. The default is off.
  • firs={on|off} - Turns the ARTCC/FIR layer on or off. The default is off.
  • metric={on|off} - Specifies to display data in metric units. The default is off.
  • mouseformat={deg|dm|dms} - Specifies to format for the mouse location: degrees, degree/frac. minute, degree/minute/second. The default is deg.
  • level=## - Specifies value of the level in the level slider. The default is none.
  • hover={on|off} - Turns on hover for features. The popups will come up when mouse hovers. Default is off.

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