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Metar Alerts now with Crosswind Alerts

I’ve just included another parameter for you to configure your Metar Alerts: Crosswind.

The crosswind considered at the computation is that at the runway with least crosswind, if there is more than one runway.

You can see how to configure this new alert parameter in the original Metar Alerts post.

I really hope you enjoy getting an email whenever the crosswind at our favorite airport goes above your personal limit. Let me know how you use it!

Runway directions and crosswinds

A couple of days ago, I’ve included support for runways and their directions in Meteo·Mobile. That is for most of the airports on our database.

Currently 4.759 airports feature their runway directions for a total of 7.092 runways (hey! that averages almost 1,5 runways per airport)

For runway directions to be really useful, that’s meant adding airport variation to the airports database, too. Why? Because runway directions are magnetic, and METAR winds are true (see this post on wind profiles).

This opens the door for plenty of new features Continue reading “Runway directions and crosswinds” »

Wind Map Overlay improved

I’ve just pushed the Wind Profile Map Overlay a bit further.

Go to your favorite airport’s wind profile map overlay. You need to go to the wind statistics first), or -as I do- go to your airport’s METAR (or whatsoever) and from there click on the “wind stuff” icon:

Wind Profile Icon

Ok, here’s an example. In the picture you can see Funchal’s Wind Profile Map Overlay:

wind profile map overlayNotice a couple of different things Continue reading “Wind Map Overlay improved” »