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Do you own a weather station?

We would like you to let us know if you have a weather station.
Lots of airports have a meteorologist making metars; but still lots of them don’t.

For the latter, we at Meteo·Mobile try to find other sources of meteorological information.

One such source is private weather stations that can be accessed remotely in some way (many modern Wx stations -like Joe’s Davis Vantage– have a web server embedded).

Another source of weather information is a webcam. Not all webcams are good for this (many point directly to the ground hiding the sky). Some webcams are combined with a weather station. Those are great!

When we find this type of accessible meteo stations, we list them in the nearby airports that don’t have metar info.

When an aviator looks for weather info for one of these airports she will at least find your weather station. That way she does get some weather info that most likely helps her make a sound decision about the flight she is about to start.

So, if you want to list your weather station in nearby airports and airfields, please let us know through a comment on this post, using our contact form, or e-mail us.

Thanks.

Metar

When you ask for a Metar, this is what you get:

metar

Above we can see the Metar itself with a couple of things that help better check that we’ve gotten what we were asking for. Name it the Date and age of the weather report. Also , if the weather report is ‘old’ we will get a red warning stating so.

Next, we get a series of links to get other Wx reports. You can get the Metar, the last 4 Metars, the Taf, All of the previous, or you can also ask for the Navigation info only.

Next, we’ll get the station’s information tha you can see here:

  • Station name and country
  • Current UTC time
  • ICAO and IATA designator for the airport
  • Links too the map and kml of the airport
  • GPS coordinates
  • Sunrise and Sunset times


Next, we’ll get the ‘Extra information‘. This a spaced reserved for pilot input; that’s where we hope that in the future you’ll find the other pilot’s advice on what to do when you go there. Anyone can use the Share your POI’s link to send us information (POI stands for Point Of Interest).
You can use that to send us:

  • Your club’s web site
  • Your favorite local FBO
  • Your local webcam

Here we have a link to all of the weather charts that include this particular airport and the Geographic information:

  • A Google map
  • A list of the nearby alternates (5 unless you specify differently in your settings)
    For each alternate you get it’s ICAO designator, the distance and true course FROM this airport.
    Also the type of alternates that you get depend on your settings. There, you can choose whether you want to see any airport or only those with weather information.

Now look at the alternate’s names.
You’ll see some are in lower case, those don’t have METAR reports. The ones in UPPER CASE do have METAR reports. And the ones underlined have extra information (supplied by other pilots).

And finally you get a form to ask for another Metar for another aiport.

Weather charts for the field

Some time ago, we started to think about Weather charts as something we could relate to each airfield.

We would need to be able to tell whether a particular airfield felt within the scope of an image.
Today, we think we’ve got it!
Now, when you check any airfield’s METAR, TAF or Nav, Meteo·Mobile checks for you which charts at our reach are related to that airfield.
You’ll see a new link that will take you to a list of weather charts specific for that airfield.
We really hope you enjoy it!
Check an example of these weather charts: Weather charts for EHAM