Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Weather Stations

CalTopo now has a source for NOAA weather stations - some are in standard airport and urban locations, but a number of others are in quasi-backcountry locations useful for trip planning.  Note that the data is screen-scraped off of a web page rather than coming through a documented web service, so it may be less reliable than the SNOTel and water gauge layers.

available as a data overlay checkbox

Similar to the other data layers, at broad zoom levels only station locations are displayed, not station data.  Zooming in, stations with winds greater than 10mph are rendered with arrows showing the wind direction, while stations with light wind or no wind data are shown as black circles.  Mousing over a station brings up a tooltip with the last observation time:

As with SNOTel and stream gauges, clicking on a station brings up additional details and a link to the station's official observation pages.  The official pages contain additional information I'm not sourcing, like solar radiation, fuel moisture and cloud ceiling.

The details dialog also has links to government-sourced diagrams showing typical monthly daytime and nighttime wind patterns.

Between weather stations, SNOTel and stream gauges, CalTopo now provides hourly data from over 12,000 remote sensors nationwide!  As usual, please report any issues.


  1. Where do you get your feed for the Snotel?

  2. Many students ask how to write a good narrative essay. The first step here is to choose the topics for narrative essays. Then it will go much easier.

  3. hi was just seeing if you minded a comment. i like your website and the thme you picked is super. I will be back. folding twin bed frame

  4. Our firm has established itself as the most trustworthy assignment help firm in Australia and globally. Join these thousands of students and achieve high distinction in each and every one of your college tasks. Anyone can attempt writing on your behalf, however, the question is would you pay someone to do it for you without checking their credibility? This is the main reason why most students search for australia assignment help over the internet and choose only the most proficient and trusted academic writing experts. So, if you are searching for quality accounting assignment help australia you can find it right here from the local accounting assignment help experts.

  5. Awesome and very helpful post.
    Your article is so convincing that I couldn’t stop myself from appreciating this.
    It’s always a good idea to update your password regularly and to make sure it’s unique from other passwords you use. You should try one of them to Change AOL Password by yourself. If you have no recovery option or still have any queries/doubts related to Change AOL Email Password, you can get in touch with our technical team through live chat support.

  6. A printer going disconnected routinely happens as a result of differing conditions, especially the WIFI, network and force supply issues. How can I fix Brother Printer Offline it also has a lot of issues. Printer issues can be because of over-burden, or maybe it very well might be an issue with the driver, or the network might be going through some availability issues and furthermore free association may be the guilty party. Inconvenience can happen anyplace along the line, a netwrok equipment disappointment can't also be limited. The issue is different and just a basic appraisal can pinpoint the genuine reason, so healing measures can be taken up. Printers are delicate device that effectively responds and send a 'printer disconnected' message in any event, when there is just a little deviation in the force supply. This is innate in all printers on the grounds that a deficiency in force would normally influence the exhibition of the device. In certain examples a basic reboot of the device is everything is expected to turn it back on the web. Be that as it may if the 'disconnected' thing happened in light of the fact that the user rolled out certain improvements in the PC, it is a legitimate issue.