When accuracy isn’t good enough

Hello everyone, This evening, I made a very interesting decision for our subscribers. Working with our CTO and programmer Ryan Hickman, we successfully transitioned using the FAA and aviation databases from governments around the world to plot our METARs, instead of using the database that the National Weather Service uses. This should show up globally […]

Why was there no (or why was there a) warning?

I’ve seen several very recent discussions on social media from non-meteorologists about why the National Weather Service didn’t issue a tornado warning on a storm. And, just the opposite…with a lack of a notable velocity couplet, a warning is issued. When situations like these come up, they can lead to very informative, instructional discussions…or go […]

Unit conversion in Gibson Ridge velocity and storm relative velocity products

Recently, a friend messaged me and said that the units on BV and SRV in the GRx programs are meters per second, instead of the desired knots, or MPH. This is correct. If you want knots or MPH, you need some things at the top of your customized velocity color table/palette file you are using […]