Tag Archives: LIFR

The Weather Heatmap

The Weather Heatmap

I think this is going to be one of your favorite destinations in Meteo·Mobile:

weather heatmap

In this map, you’ll be able to see where the weather is. You’ll notice that it is really simple to locate the weather systems in this new map.

Initially, when it loads, you’ll have two layers:

Flight Rules Satistics, better than ever!

I’ve just updated the way Flight Rules Statistics are shown on Meteo·Mobile.

You know that FRS (Flight Rules Statistics) are the percentage of time a Metar is VFR, MVFR, IFR or LIFR (according a standard categorization)

Thanks to a discussion on PilotsOfAmerica Forum, I realized the charts (in this previous version ) where not clear enough and redesigned them.

Now, when you access Flight Condition Statistics you’ll initially get the yearly information. Such as this:

KBOK Flight Rules Statistics

Clicking on the month’s name on the chart above, will Continue reading “Flight Rules Satistics, better than ever!” »

METAR: reloaded decoded

A Metar can get confusing at times, specially for newbies.
That’s when it is helpful to have a decoder handy.

The first version of Meteo·Mobile’s metar decoder has just been released today.
It’s far from perfect, but has some of the  more important pieces of information always present in a metar report.

While pilots start enjoying this first version, we are already working on the new one, with lots of additional information.

How do you get it? Easy!
Just look for the ‘decode’ link right next to the  Heading of the met report:

KMIA metar with decode link

And here is what you’ll see once you click on the decode link:

KMIA metar decoded

As you can see, so far, the decoded elements are:

  • flight conditions (lifr, ifr, mvfr, vfr)
  • Wind direction, average intensity and gusts
  • Ceiling
  • Visibility
  • Temperature
  • Dew Point
  • Relative humidity
  • QNH
  • Metar raw report